The newest California water-worry is the megastorm
Research from UCLA and other sources recently predicted another “big one” to hit the West Coast. This time, it’s not an earthquake, but a “megastorm.” Such a flood typically hits California every 100 to 200 years, but the dynamics and frequency of this storm will be exacerbated by climate change...
Microbes can degrade the toughest PFAS
Under anaerobic conditions, common microbial communities can break the ultra-strong carbon-fluorine bond
PFAS chemicals do not last forever
The use of sulfite and iodide under ultraviolet light can destroy PFAS in water in a few hours
It's more than hot. It's dangerous.
It's the time of year when Inland Southern California becomes a 27,000-square-mile skillet. We asked UC Riverside physicians how to stay safe and hydrated.
Cleaner water through corn
Activated carbon made from corn stover filters 98% of a pollutant from water
Common pipe alloy can form cancer-causing chemical in drinking water
Water disinfectant reacts with chromium in iron pipes to form hexavalent chromium
Shrub encroachment on grasslands can increase groundwater recharge
Vegetation changes can outweigh climate change in rangeland water budgets
Rethinking (waste)water and conservation
A team of UCR water economists finds certain types of water conservation could have unintended consequences
Removing the novel coronavirus from the water cycle
Scientists call for more research to understand whether water treatment methods kill the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic
A possible end to ‘forever’ chemicals
Excess electrons could help break the strong chemical bonds in products that contaminate water supplies
More than $1 million in grants for computational chemistry and materials science
The research will improve understanding of catalysis and develop new photodetection technologies
Nanofiber filter improves rural water treatment
An electrospun nanofiber uniquely suited to removing nitrogen and phosphorous could help prevent nitrate contamination of drinking water in small, rural communities most at risk