#Waterroundup for October 31st, 2018

What does Infrastructure, Newark, Venice, Construction and Nutrients from Seafood have in common? They all are the topics of this weeks, weekly water roundup.

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The world is changing, so should the water infrastructure. The World Health Organization estimates that 2.1 billion people lack access to safe and available drinking water at home. Austin, Texas, has recently become filled with water insecure people, due to water treatment systems that are overwhelmed with flood-caused sedimentation.

In Echo of Flint, Mich., Water Crisis Now Hits Newark

NEWARK – For nearly a year and a half, top officials in Newark denied that their water system had a widespread lead problem, despite ample evidence that the city was facing a public health crisis that had echoes of the one in Flint, Mich.

City officials continued to tell Newark residents that there was no problem with the drinking water. However, the levels of lead had risen, and once the officials had admitted that there was a problem, it was already too late. Newark residents continued to consume lead, from their drinking water; thus increasing the risk of major health issues.

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Olive Hill started discussing the issues pertaining to the old water lines and how they will move forward. The development agreement is with Harshaw Trane, as they look to create a preliminary design for a new water treatment plant and construction timeline.

New research recovers nutrients from seafood process water

Process waters from the seafood industry contain valuable nutrients, that could be used in food or aquaculture feed. But currently, these process waters are treated as waste. Now, a research project from Chalmers University …

The seafood industry creates process waters, which contains valuable nutruients. Currently, the process waters is being treated as waste, but can be used in food or aquaculture feed. A new study done by Chalmers University of Technology, shows that the process water can actually be recycled and the nutrients can go back into the food chain.

Elites and Amateurs Wade Through Ankle-Deep Water to Finish Venice Marathon

Every marathon is a battle-against physical and mental fatigue, the course’s terrain, fellow runners, and unforgiving weather. But at least that weather is usually coming from above. Not the case at this Sunday’s Venice Marathon. Swaths of the course’s final leg were flooded with ankle-deep water, forcing participants, including the elite field, to splash their way to the finish.

On October 28th, 2018, the Venice Marathon took place. While running 26.2 miles is already not for the faint of heart, elite and amateur runners were forced to run through flood waters, that reached up to their ankles. Officials later announce that the city was more than 75% flooded.

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