Desalination Produces 50 Percent More Toxic Brine Than Previously Thought

The world’s desalination plants, which use energy intensive processes to remove salt from water, produce enough toxic brine each year to cover all of Florida under a foot of water.


3D Printing Membranes Could Change Water Treatment As We Know It

Researchers took stock of 3D printing resources to see how membranes could be churned out with a printer


Perth is Sucking Up Its Groundwater and Sinking Into a Hole

Not as fast as Mexico City, but fast enough for people to be talking about it.


This Swimsuit Is Made Out of Pollutant-Absorbing Supermaterial

So you can clean the sea as you swim.


Here's Why Desalination Won't Help Drought-Stricken California

Turning sea water into drinking water is expensive and can't supply the state's inland agricultural sector, which consumes 80 percent of California's water.


Acute Water Shortage Leads to State of Emergency in the Maldives

Several countries are transporting water and other aid to the Indian Ocean nation, but climate change could prove to be its greatest long-term challenge.


Watch MIT's Amazing Fog Harvesters Produce Fresh Water in the Atacama Desert

The Atacama Desert on the coast of Chile is home to one of the driest regions on Earth.