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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.

Nature by design

Ecologists don’t just work in the wilderness. Urban ecologists at ASU’s CAP LTER are helping us to understand how humans and nature interact in the city, and to maximize the benefits we get from our environment.

Contami-Nation! A history of pollution and clean-up

The rise of industrial-scale chemical compounds has helped increase our quality of life, but it has also contributed to pollution and contamination of our air and water.

Students clean wastewater with bacteria

A team of students has developed technology that uses bacteria to clean wastewater. In the process, it produces hydrogen gas, a renewable energy resource.

Water forum: Supply and demand

How will the Colorado River Basin continue to supply water for an ever-expanding population? A comprehensive three-year study on the future availability of the water by U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has determined that water reuse will be key.

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