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How John Snow Changed the Way We Look at Water Supply Systems, Microorganisms, and Infectious Diseases with Data Mapping.

  From editor: Hearing the name ‘Jon Snow’ may bring Kit Harington’s face to the forefront of many people’s mind as an important character in ‘Game of Thrones’ but, for water treatment and public health professionals, there is another iconic ‘John Snow’ that may come to mind. Dr. John Snow, an English physician born in… Read More

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Innovation Is All Around Us

  Many people who read through news articles, especially in the water industry, will understand me when I say it seems that only negative things are happening. Flint is in a water crisis, brain eating amoebas are making people sick, and lots of people are under boil-water advisories. These stories are very important to help… Read More

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Water vs. Climate Change

  Recently, the United Nations held a conference in Morocco related to climate change issues. The location of the conference had significant meaning because Africa has become a bellwether for the rest of the world when it comes to climate change. Desertification and rising sea levels both impact countries all over that continent. Water scarcity… Read More

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It’s All in How You Look at Things.

  We’ve all seen, or at least heard of, the 100-year-old optical illusion of the duck/rabbit photo. The premise is simple, different people see a duck first, some see a rabbit, while still others can see both.   This proves that everybody views the world a little differently, in everything from philosophy to everyday objects. What… Read More

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Top Monitoring Tools for Membrane Bioreactors

  With increasing pressure on water resources, efficient and reliable wastewater treatment systems are crucial. Plants are searching for solutions that offer a smaller footprint and higher quality effluent. Over the last 15 years, membrane bioreactors (MBRs) have become increasingly common in both municipal and industrial wastewater treatment plants and help mitigate against effluent suspended… Read More

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California’s Water Woes

  The ongoing drought in California has been making news now for several years. State officials have been scrambling to find ways to use less and recover more water. It hasn’t been an easy job. People are still flocking to California to live and key industries, like agriculture, need huge amounts of water to sustain… Read More