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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.

Testing the waters of global perception

Beliefs and experiences related to water can vary tremendously across cultures. Understanding how human perceptions influence the success of conservation and distribution strategies can help us do a better job of ensuring access for all.

A global look at how we treat water

People’s attitudes and perceptions affect conservation efforts as much as scientific knowledge. ASU students are exploring how different cultures perceive wastewater reuse.

New frontiers in health: antimicrobials

Chemicals we use every day often evade current water treatment processes, threatening the security of our water supply.

The breathing ocean

Susanne Neuer is a marine biologist at ASU who studies the ocean's role in mitigating the effects of climate change, and the microscopic organisms that make it possible for oceans to absorb excess atmospheric CO2.

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