Thursday, June 14, 2012

Clean water, please!

As someone who relies on a well for my drinking water, I'm very aware about how we treat our water and do everything to prevent contaminating the groundwater. Most folks just rely on the water treatment plants in their cities, which is to be expected. But that's also why many folks have little to no idea of how much water is contaminated on a daily basis around the world, often times from industrial settings.

Dr. Brent Wootton at the CAWT
Thankfully, there are groups like the Centre for Alternative Wastewater Treatment (CAWT) in Lindsay, Ontario, that are working specifically on tackling water treatment issues. In particular, they're coming up with innovative, environmentally-sound and cost-effective strategies. I had a chat with the centre's director and senior scientist, Dr. Brent Wootton, for the Canada Foundation for Innovation. See what's happening on the water front!

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