water shortage


So what exactly happened in Portland? Over the Memorial Day holiday weekend, E. Coli was found in samples taken of the area’s drinking water supply, leading to a boil water alert for over 650,000 residents.

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Only one percent of the world’s water is safe to drink.  As our climate changes, unfortunately, this could represent a peak. In the video above, Rachel Schoutsen from The Weather Network hears from Ryan Ness, Senior Manager of Research and Development with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority.  Ness shares more on how climate change […]

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Beer is 90% water.  The balance of its ingredients, specifically hops and barley, are at constant supply risk in the event of any water shortage.  And those water shortages are becoming more common.  As such, the beer and brewing industry has long been out-front on issues related to water sustainability. In honor of today being […]

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Water shortages worldwide mean that almost one billion lack access to clean drinking water.  “Water is going to be this century’s oil,” says Hessy Taft, narrator of video above. “We really need to do something. Business as usual cannot continue. We need to try to find solutions.” Published this week by Bytesize Science, the video […]

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