Day Zero

In early 2018, Cape Town announced Day Zero, a date when its reservoirs would run so dry that it would cut off municipal water to its residents. While that date has been delayed, water scarcity is still a global issue, and conservation, desalination, and water reuse efforts are critical to staving off future Day Zeros.
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The International Desalination Association handbook reports project that 2019 will see the most growth in seawater desalination since the late 2000s
The International Desalination Association handbook reports project that 2019 will see the most growth in seawater desalination since the late 2000s.
Jan 14 2019
The International Desalination Association (IDA) and Global Water Intelligence (GWI) have released the latest market overview for the worldwide…
Jan 14 2019
A municipality has requested emergency water help from charity organization Gift of the Givers in Cape Town, South Africa. The request would help…
Envirosight Partners with Jet Vac Equipment
Envirosight New Jersey direct sales manage Bruce Kosensky (left) poses for a photo with Adam Emusov, Vice President of Sales at Jet Vac (right).
Jan 11 2019
Editor's Note: Each week, Water & Wastes Digest will post an aggregate of business news briefs and networking news items to keep you informed on…
Dec 6 2018
A quick look at the Desert Mountain Golf Club may suggest that it is a waste of water, but upon inspection of its water conservation practices, that…
Dec 6 2018
The Scottsdale Water Campus has been on the cutting edge of water reuse and advanced water treatment technologies. Operators at the plant understand…
Dec 6 2018
In the past decade, the West Coast has witnessed one of the longest and severest droughts in its history. The levels of Lake Mead and Lake Powell—…
Dec 6 2018
In Gilbert, Ariz., city officials have touted the Water Wise program for residential and commercial water users. Through the program, neighborhoods…
Dec 4 2018
Arizona DEQ talks about the strategies it has implemented to combat water scarcity, including the Pure Brew Challenge, which tasked local beer…
U.S. federal government report says climate change is leading to more droughts and increasing risk of severe floods
U.S. federal government report says climate change is leading to more droughts and increasing risk of severe floods.
Nov 28 2018
Climate change will be a problem for everyone alive today, according to the National Climate Assessment. The U.S. federal government’s latest roundup…
Nov 2 2018
Clean water is the world’s most precious resource. It is necessary for the well-being of both humans and the environment, but in recent years, it has…
Nov 2 2018
The water industry is changing due to scarcity issues and new regulations, and consequently, many commercial and industrial applications that depend…
Austin residents no longer need to boil water before drinking it
Austin residents no longer need to boil water before drinking it.
Oct 29 2018
On Oct. 25, Water & Wastes Digest reported that Austin, Texas was facing water shortages and residents were told to boil their tap water. It is…
The city of Austin prohibited all outdoor water use until further notice
The city of Austin prohibited all outdoor water use until further notice.
Oct 25 2018
In Austin, Texas, the Travis County emergency management officials told residents on Oct. 23 that they need to boil their tap water for the next…
Plan to send treated wastewater into the Concho River for potable reuse.
Plan to send treated wastewater into the Concho River for potable reuse.
Oct 5 2018
The Concho River Water Project “is a move to extend San Angelo’s sources beyond its lakes and the Hickory Aquifer,” according to a city news release…
The U.S. Department of Energy awarded $21 million to fund advancements in solar-thermal desalination technologies.
Solar panels tucked under a blue sky with scattered white clouds.
Jul 2 2018
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $21 million for new projects to advance solar-thermal desalination technologies. These 14 projects are…
Jun 4 2018
The water supply in Shimla, India, has been critically low for three years, but the city’s supply ran out entirely on May 20, 2018. The city is host…
May 25 2018
With the onset of Day Zero in Cape Town, global water concerns were brought to the forefront in the midst of a water crisis of unprecedented scale.…
Apr 10 2018
When I started planning my print coverage for Cape Town, the situation in the coastal city seemingly was dire. The reservoir was expected to fall…
Apr 10 2018
In Cape Town, South Africa, Day Zero is a moving target. What once was seen as an inevitable has been pushed later and later in the year. However,…
Apr 10 2018
I can recall, back in the early 1980s during my primary school years, being called by the headmaster of our school to attend a meeting with my fellow…
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