The papers in this issue of The Bridge describe some recent advances in the search for water, in the distribution and treatment of water and wastewater, and in the modeling of complex water systems. Addressing these problems will require that engineers work closely with social, ecological, legal, and financial experts and with all levels of government.

Articles
  • [Periodical Article]

    Arsenic Filters for Groundwater in Bangladesh: Toward a Sustainable Solution

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    Author: Abul Hussam, Sad Ahamed, and Abul K.M. Munir

    Technologies for Clean Water

    Release date: Fall 2008

    Volume: 38

    Number: 3

  • [Periodical Article]

    Living with a Changing Water Environment

    Networks of volunteers working within a common framework to improve water quality can transcend geopolitics. Water, like all things on planet Earth, is changing. But the changes in water resources are attributable primarily to human activities , not natural causes. Four major factors ... Read More

    Author: Jerald L. Schnoor

    Technologies for Clean Water

    Release date: Fall 2008

    Volume: 38

    Number: 3

  • [Periodical Article]

    New Approaches and Technologies for Wastewater Management

    Integrated closed-loop systems for recycling water and waste material can meet consumer demands and satisfy environmental imperatives. In the past decade, practical applications of a variety of new wastewater-treatment technologies, such as membrane filtration systems and advanced ... Read More

    Author: Glen T. Daigger

    Technologies for Clean Water

    Release date: Fall 2008

    Volume: 38

    Number: 3

  • [Periodical Article]

    Remote Sensing of the Earth: Implications for Groundwater in Darfur

    Satellite images and sophisticated mapping techniques are revealing new sources of fresh water in surprising places. Images of Earth from space have improved steadily during the past 40 years. In the mid-1960s, photographs taken by astronauts of the Gemini, Apollo, Skylab, and Apollo-Soyuz ... Read More

    Author: Farouk El-Baz

    Technologies for Clean Water

    Release date: Fall 2008

    Volume: 38

    Number: 3

  • [Periodical Article]

    Water-Distribution Systems: The Next Frontier

    Water-distribution systems, the last barriers in the water-treatment process, are vital to protecting public health. Technologies for treating drinking water have advanced significantly over the past century. Today the availability of abundant, clean, safe drinking water, on demand at every ... Read More

    Author: Vanessa Speight

    Technologies for Clean Water

    Release date: Fall 2008

    Volume: 38

    Number: 3

  • [Periodical Article]

    Water Resource Management Models

    Water-resource models have been used to inform decisions about water supplies, ecological restoration, and water management in complex regional systems. Water-resources development projects inevitably include economic, environmental, and social considerations, as well as computer-based ... Read More

    Author: Daniel P. Loucks

    Technologies for Clean Water

    Release date: Fall 2008

    Volume: 38

    Number: 3

  • [Periodical Article]

    Water: Advances in the Supply and Management of a Vital Resource (Editorial)

    Editor’s Note We cannot live without water, and our civilization would collapse without it. But water can also destroy us and our way of life, because, since neolithic times, people have tended to settle near water—on deltas, near rivers, and along coastlines. It has been ... Read More

    Author: George Bugliarello

    Technologies for Clean Water

    Release date: Fall 2008

    Volume: 38

    Number: 3