Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016

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UCRC to offer $1.8M to leave water in the Colorado

Deseret News

Deseret News

Drought is turning the nation's largest reservoir dry — Lake Mead reached its lowest levels this summer since the 1930s — and Lake Powell is limping along, just a little over half full. That scenario is prompting the Upper Colorado River Commission to offer $1.8 million in funding for pilot projects in which users in the upper basin states of Utah, Colorado, Wyoming and New Mexico voluntarily reduce their demand on the Colorado River.

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Beer wastewater used to make batteries

Utility Dive

Beer and science don’t always go together, but researchers at the University of Colorado-Boulder have come up with a way to use the wastewater from beer to improve the cultivation of chemicals used in making lithium-ion battery components. It could provide a more efficient and potentially cheaper source for electrode production.

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Floating new ideas for water solutions

Arizona State University

From desalination to homes with dual pipe systems, scientists and policy analysts are exploring innovative and wide-ranging strategies. This is the second in a three-part series examining the work that Arizona State University is doing in the realm of water as a resource in the arid West. PART ONE / PART THREE

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