Harvey, P.J., et.al., Environmental Research, 151:275-285, November 2016 This study examines arsenic, copper, lead and manganese drinking water contamination at the domestic consumer’s kitchen tap in homes of New South Wales, Australia. Analysis of 212 first draw drinking water samples shows that almost 100% and 56% of samples contain detectable concentrations of copper and lead, respectively. Of… Read More


Ayuso, R.A., and Foley, N.K., Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 170:125-147, November 2016 Isotopic discrimination can be an effective tool in establishing a direct link between sources of Pb contamination and the presence of anomalously high concentrations of Pb in waters, soils, and organisms. Residential wells supplying water containing up to 1600 ppb Pb to houses built on the… Read More


While reuse wastewater has succeeded in nations such as Singapore and Namibia, it has struggled to take off in India. Facing increasing urban populations and water demands, what is holding it back? A new report from PwC hopes to reveal more. Source: Industrial Water News… Read More


A new study from Duke University suggests that naturally occurring brines, not man-made fracking fluids, account for most of the wastewater coming from hydraulically fractured unconventional oil and gas wells.  Source: Industrial Water News… Read More