fresh water

UN chief warns of serious clean water shortages by 2050

The secretary-general said the United Nations is ready to engage in preventive diplomacy to keep the competition for water from sparking conflicts.

Jun 07, 2017, 15:16 PM IST

New tech can extract fresh water from waste brine

The research, published in the journal Nature Nanotechnology, involves the development of a carbon nanotube-based heating element that will vastly improve the recovery of fresh water during membrane distillation processes.

May 30, 2017, 16:13 PM IST

'Start up nation' Israel now grows gold in the desert

The tiny country of Israel is woefully short of cultivable land and fresh water, yet today using modern scientific tools, it has literally been able to bloom gold in the hot Negev Desert.

Aug 23, 2015, 13:12 PM IST

Moroccan villagers harvest fog for water supply

Green technology to turn fog into fresh water straight from the tap has put an end to exhausting daily treks to distant wells by village women in southwest Morocco.

Jun 19, 2015, 09:43 AM IST

World Environment Day 2015: We are running out of water!

Leonardo da Vinci truly claimed that 'water is the driving force of all nature'. It's needless to reiterate the above statement as we all know the significance of this precious resource!

Jun 04, 2015, 19:05 PM IST

New method of desalination gives 40 nanolitres of fresh water per minute

Chemists at the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Marburg in Germany have introduced a new method for the desalination of seawater.

Jun 28, 2013, 14:00 PM IST

Fresh water from rivers and rain can intensify hurricanes by 50%

When hurricanes blow over ocean regions swamped by fresh water, the conditions can unexpectedly intensify the storm, according to an analysis of tropical cyclones.

Aug 14, 2012, 19:31 PM IST

Large dome of fresh water detected in Arctic Ocean

With the help of ESA satellites, scientists have discovered that a large dome of fresh water has been building up in the Arctic Ocean over the last 15 years.

Jan 23, 2012, 20:24 PM IST

Changing rainfall pattern may deprive billion people of water

A changing rainfall pattern may deprive a billion people of fresh water in the tropics and subtropics in the coming decades, according to the latest research.

Aug 10, 2009, 11:22 AM IST