“In the long run, a sprinkling of competition might be introduced to the upstream market. The hope is to encourage more localised water trading between suppliers.”
This week’s print and online edition of The Economist features an analysis of the competition over water in Britain since it was privatised in 1989.
“Global efforts to provide improved water and sanitation for all are gaining momentum, but serious gaps in funding continue to hamper progress.”
The biannual UN report, Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS 2014), has found that there are serious funding shortfalls when it comes to addressing this problem.
“His machine – a finalist for the 2014 Dyson award – uses thermoelectric cooling – pumping heat from one side to another – to condense the air. Powered by solar panels, the device pulls air inside, cools it and extracts the moisture.”
A student has created a water bottle which extracts drinkable water from the air as you cycle, reports The Huffington Post.
“The City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to advance a $2.5billion plan to recycle wastewater, the latest example of how California cities are looking for new supplies amid a severe drought.”
The Southern Californian city of San Diego is to recycle sewage to make up for a devastating shortage of water, The Daily Mail reports.
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