Environment, Water Quality

The Hard and Soft of Freshwater

Legend for map: Changes in salinity of U.S. inland waters where warmer colors indicate increasing salinity and cooler colors decreasing salinity. Dots are USGS sampling sites (Map by Ryan Utz, Chatham University).I remember when my parents bought a water softener after a family move. We had never had…

By Mike Pace-
Water Productivity

The Challenge of Raising Water Productivity

The world faces significant water challenges. There is a finite volume of fresh water that is accessible for human use, and we live in a world that has been steadily growing. The global economy is 7 times larger than it was in 1960, and the world population is more than…

By Peter Debaere-
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