Going with the Flow: Using Tech to Manage and Protect Dwindling Water Supplies

Monday, March 16, 2009 - 15:07 in Earth & Climate

An estimated one billion people currently do not have access to safe drinking water, and nearly half of the world's population will live in places with water shortages, according to a new United Nations report. In an effort to protect current water supplies and find new ones, scientists, politicians and environmentalists are huddling this week at the 5th World Water Forum in Istanbul, Turkey. Top on their agenda: new technology that holds the promise of protecting natural water habitats from pollution as well as tech that purifies current water systems better and helps tap into new potential sources of drinking water. [More]

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