Tag: Water Scarcity

From Water Technology Magazine on September 27: “It’s no secret that the demand for hydraulic fracturing in the Permian Basin is on the rise. What is less commonly understood is how the high completion activity is affecting water demand in the area. For example, a fracturing job in the Permian today typically requires between 300,00 […]

Yuck! When you think of contaminated water systems, leaky pipes and other bad news about drinking water, you may think Bangladesh, India, or Mexico, but the good old USA is just as guilty of bad water infrastructure – in its smaller communities. Navid Saleh, a professor of civil and environmental engineering at the University of […]

It’s news, but it’s not surprising news – the American West is not just experiencing drought. (Drought is a temporary condition.) We are going through aridification – the period of transition when a location becomes increasingly and permanently water scarce. How will our western states survive? What can we do to prepare for this coming challenge? […]

A lack of safe drinking water hurts both male and female, but it’s particularly hard on women and girls! UN Water explains the reasons why: “In many countries, the presence or absence of a safe and sufficient water supply and improved sanitation facilities has a disproportionate effect on the lives of women and girls for […]