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Making rice green

Traditional rice farming techniques are not sustainable. But how do you change a process that’s deeply ingrained in culture, for a crop that nourishes half the world?

Safe, sustainable science earns researcher praise

Gary Moore, recipient of the 2018 University Laboratory Safety Award, uses water efficient technology in his nanomaterials lab to protect both the people inside and the world outside.

ASU KEDtalk: Water, a pricing paradox

Water is cheap. It falls from the sky. But the infrastructure to store, transport and clean it is expensive. Michael Hanemann brings the true cost to the surface and explains why it’s going to get higher.

Cisco Innovation Challenge helps students launch their ventures

Maricopa Community College students pitched ideas ranging from novel water-saving solutions to home health tests in a seed-funding competition designed to grow their innovative ventures.

ASU KEDtalk: What soap leaves behind

Some soaps leave a residue that reaches far beyond your shower door. Rolf Halden tells us about the unexpected consequences of our obsession with antimicrobials and where we go from here.

ASU KEDtalk: Charting a course for Colorado River water

We’ve portioned out more of the Colorado River’s water than it can deliver. How do we navigate the rapids of water management without capsizing under growing demand? Dave White of ASU’s Decision Center for a Desert City explains how to stay afloat.

Quenching a thirst for human rights

The United Nations says clean water is a universal human right, but millions of people still lack access to it. ASU researchers are studying court cases from around the world to learn how the law can be used to advance the right to water.

Soap’s dirty secret

Antimicrobial consumer products are ineffective and pose a serious environmental hazard. Research from ASU is informing efforts to regulate those pervasive chemicals.

Water water everywhere (nor any drop to drink)

Built in a lake basin, Mexico City experiences destructive flooding, but also struggles with access to clean water. ASU researchers are studying the complex choreography of natural environment, physical infrastructure and human decision-making that contribute to both.

ASU-produced documentaries to travel with Smithsonian exhibit

As the country continues to explore solutions to secure its water future, a deeper dive into the history of the vital resource and its management in various regions may help inform and shape our ideas for the future.

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