Matt Damon and Gary White on worldwide initiative for clean water


Oscar-winner Matt Damon is working to bring clean water to everyone worldwide. In 2009 he co-founded Water.org with longtime water expert and engineer Gary White. Their goal is to help the more than 660 million people without access to safe water. Damon and White join “CBS This Morning” to discuss their latest initiatives on World Water Day.

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Clean Water, for Canada, for the World


Game-changing research for game-changing policies. When a challenging global issue—like water—is ripe for transformation through creative policies and innovative approaches, IISD’s evidence-based experience can be a game-changer.

To advance concrete and innovative solutions, IISD assumed management of Canada’s unique Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA) in 2014. From acid rain to the effects of mercury and phosphates in our waters, this world-renowned ecosystem of 58 interconnected lakes in Northern Ontario is a living laboratory for water science that provides the backbone for practical watershed policies and freshwater science centres around the world.…

Innovations in Clean Water Technology: Desalination


One of the leading solutions to the urgent need for drinkable water in many areas of the world is desalination. One of the leaders in this technology is the lab of John Lienhard V, Collins Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Professor Lienhard explains the different types of desalination and the recent developments that make this technology so promising.

This talk was taped December 20, 2011.…

Clean Water Has Bugs In It – Stoneflies and Water Quality


Clean water has bugs in it, says BYU Biology Professor Riley Nelson
Stoneflies used as a tool to monitor water quality

To fishermen, a stonefly is "bait," the kind that brings in the trophy fish. But to entomologist Riley Nelson, the stonefly is an important environmental indicator. If you see stoneflies in a river or stream, he says, the water is good.

"Of all the insects that live in water, stoneflies are the kind that require the cleanest water," says Nelson, a Brigham Young University professor of biology. "Most people would be surprised to find out how many beautiful insects …