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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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 27 2018
In this special episode of Talking Under Water: One Water, One Podcast, Water & Wastes Digest Managing Editor Bob Crossen, Water Quality Products…
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…
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