Harnessing bacteria that produce electricity and break down organic waste, a European research project is developing a new, environmentally friendly way to purify sewage water in small communities.
Does this look like sewage treatment plant to you?
This edition of Futuris visited a factory in Belgium which specialises in dyeing fabrics.
Would you drink this water?
Maintenance workers have arrived at the Ain al-Fija water spring. They will start work on repairing the damage caused by the fighting between rebels and government forces.
A railway bridge in southern Chile collapsed under the weight of a freight train that was passing over it.
Contaminated components can be found in the mud of the northern part of the artificial lake.
US Congress members have called for a state governor and a watchdog chief to resign for failing to prevent a contaminated drinking water scandal
Health officials in the US state of Ohio have warned its residents in the village of Sebring not to drink tap water because of high levels of lead
A water pollution scandal in the US has risen to the surface of this year’s presidential campaign. Lead-contaminated drinking water was piped to
In an increasingly drought-hit world recycling water is hugely important. A European research project is helping the cause
Pour some filthy water in the dirt, pump it back from a well – you can drink it! How did is get clean? Alfieri Pollice, a researcher in waste water
The surging global demand for water will see some 30 countries facing extreme water stress by 2040, according to the latest World Resources Institute
Workers from an environmental protection team have accidentally caused an environmental disaster – releasing millions of litres of toxic wastewater
This edition of Futuris explores how new technologies can help recycle the water used in chemical plants to make these more environmentally friendly.
Rio de Janeiro’s governor has admitted that a pledge to clean up waterways ahead of next year’s Olympic Games will not be fully met. It comes as
Lake Baikal, the world’s largest freshwater lake is under threat. It lies around 5,000 kilometres east of Moscow and holds about one fifth of the
Almost 100 million Europeans do not have access to safe, reliable water.
As conventional methods of detecting pathogens can be complex and take
This is not an excuse to only drink alcohol beverage and stop showering. The fact is that an estimated 100 million Europeans lack safe and reliable
New technology for water purification has been developed based on UV-LED and photocatalysis.
The water purification device is the work of a