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Yale News // Using solar power to bring clean drinking water to remote areas

By William Weir. Using solar energy and nanoparticles to make saltwater drinkable, researchers from Yale and Rice University have developed a system that could potentially be used off-grid in remote areas or in domestic settings. The system, known as nanophotonics-enabled solar membrane distillation (NESMD), incorporates a porous membrane with carbon black nanoparticles.

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الوكالة الوطبية للإعلام // أبي خليل خلال مؤتمر الترابط بين المياه والغذاء والطاقة: الوزارة تسعى إلى تأمين موارد اضافية

Lebanese Minister of Energy & Water Cesar Abi Khalil’s remarks during “Water, Food & Energy Nexus in the Face of Global Changes: Sustainability or Extinction of Future Generations,” a conference held in Lebanon on World Water Day.

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Australian Water Association // Blockchain tech brings industry closer to water-energy nexus

Industry may be one step closer to realising the water-energy nexus thanks to a two-year project that aims to deliver renewable energy and sustainable water supply with the help of blockchain technology.

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U.S. News // US Utilities Find Water Pollution at Coal Ash Dumps

By Matthew Brown and Sarah Rankin, via AP. Major utilities are finding evidence of groundwater contamination at coal-burning power plants across the U.S. where landfills and man-made ponds have been used for decades as dumping grounds for coal ash.

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The Economist // What fuel, bread and water reveal about how Egypt is mismanaged

Egyptians are addicted to subsidies that make them poorer. Three commodities—fuel, bread and water—illustrate the problem that price controls and subsidies, which have existed since the 1920s, are costly, inefficient and have unintended consequences.

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Foundation EURACTIV // How Europe can make its water sector energy neutral

Opinion by Mads Warming. The new EU Drinking Water Directive could be the tool to reduce water losses, cut energy consumption and deliver a better quality of water.

 

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Konrad Adenauer Foundation // „Make Water not War“

There can be no talk of mutual trust between Israel and Palestine: US President Trump has just recognized Jerusalem as the Israeli capital and wants to transfer the US Embassy of Tel Aviv there, causing violent protests and violence in the region. From a new Intifada the Palestinians are far away. But beyond the political conflicts, there is still a great deal of willingness for cross-border cooperation in selected policy fields: the region can only meet the serious lack of water and increasing...

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The Nexus: Efficient Approaches

The Sim4nexus and Magic consortia outlines how detailed understanding of the Nexus – water, land, energy, food, climate – can facilitate decision making. Even though the concept of the integrated management of natural resources such as water, energy, food and land has been in use for years, the complex interlinkages and interdependencies amongst these individual resources have not been given due importance in the development and implementation of this concept.

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World Bank Blog // Taking a Holistic Approach to Water Management in India

For the first time in India, two hydrology projects – Hydrology I (1995-2003) and Hydrology II (2006-2014) – supported by the World Bank, have introduced new systems and technology that give reservoir managers an accurate picture of the water situation unfolding in their region. These systems have also laid the foundation for a comprehensive knowledge base that can improve the overall management of water resources in the country.

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Horizon // Jordan joins Mediterranean research effort to tackle water, food insecurity

Jordan has become the 19th country to sign up to an international research effort to tackle water scarcity and food insecurity in the Mediterranean region. The agreement was signed in a ceremony at the World Science Forum in Jordan on 10 November. Once it is ratified by Jordan and the EU, the country will join a list of partners including Israel, Algeria, Tunisia and Turkey, who have agreed to work together to develop ways to meet the growing challenges of climate change, population growth and...

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