Content to: Water supply

New Satellite Technology constellr Reduces Water Consumption in Agriculture

The constellr satellite system with infrared measuring instrument is intended to help make the irrigation of fields more sustainable.

GlobeWQ and Lake Victoria: How to Measure Water Quality by Satellite

Modern satellites can help us to monitor water quality in bodies of water. The world's second largest lake shows how this works.

Drinking Water: Is It Time to Tap Out Bottled Water?

Water, water everywhere... By now, we know full well that our obsession with bottled water is damaging the planet. But, is it damaging us, too?

Ghana’s Citizen Science Strategy to Track Plastic Pollution at Home and Abroad

Ghana's initiative to monitor and report marine plastic pollution using data generated by the public represents a milestone in citizen science.

Save Water: How to Reduce Your Water Footprint

Water is a finite resource, and you probably consume more than you think. Here are the basics you need to know for reducing your water footprint.

Taking Inspiration From Forests Could Increase Our City’s Resistance to Climate Change

Extreme weather conditions such as drought and heavy rain are becoming more frequent and are likely to increase even more in the future — but what is the best way to deal with them?

Tiny, Colourful Particles Offer Hope for Drought-Stricken Crops

Researchers at Cornell University have developed nanoscale sensors that help breeders select water-efficient crops, enhancing their resilience against droughts caused by climate change.

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The Steady Drip: How “Smart Water Monitoring” Could Equip Our Water Supply for the Future

Forecasts have been pointing out for years that water scarcity will become a problem. Here's one start-up's smart solution.

New Denser-Than-Water Fluid Could Make Pumped Hydro Cheaper and More Efficient

Can you have hydro storage without water? A British start-up is looking to open up the potential of pumped hydro renewable energy storage.