Topic: Water

Nature Has Greatest Influence on Water in Colorado River

Dec. 10, 2015
Lake Mead

Researchers have found that the water supply of the Colorado River basin, a vital source of water in the Southwest, is influenced more by wet-dry periods than by human use, which has been stable during past decades.

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Texas Must Store More Water During Floods For Future Use

June 24, 2015
Road Water

What is obvious is that the recent floods were devastating and underscores the need to be better prepared in not only monitoring, but also keeping as much of that water as possible.

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What Every Texan Needs to Know About "Toilet to Tap" Water

Aug. 1, 2014
What Every Texan Needs to Know About "Toilet to Tap" Water

Direct potable reuse projects, or putting treated municipal wastewater directly back into the same city's drinking water supply, are creating headlines all over the Southwest and especially in Texas where the City of Big Spring is already doing it, and Wichita Falls just started.

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UT Professor to Discuss the Interdependence of Energy and Water

Aug. 5, 2013

Contact: Faith Singer-Villalobos, 512.232.5771

Date: Aug. 5, 2013

Event: "A Thirst for Power: The Global Nexus of Energy and Water" with Michael Webber, Cockrell School of Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin

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Chemists Work to Desalt the Ocean for Drinking Water, One Nanoliter at a Time

June 27, 2013

[caption id="attachment_40911" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="A prototype "water chip" developed by researchers at The University of Texas at Austin in collaboration with a startup company."]water chip, Electrochemically Mediated Seawater Desalination[/caption]

By creating a small electrical field that removes salts from seawater, chemists at The University of Texas at Austin and the University of Marburg in Germany have introduced a new method for the desalination of seawater that consumes less energy and is dramatically simpler than conventional techniques. The new method requires so little energy that it can run on a store-bought battery.

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