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Sewer Drones set to take over one of the Smelliest Jobs

The job of ​sewer workers ​in Barcelona ​could be about ​to become much ​easier with the ​aid of a fleet ​of unmanned ​aerial vehicles (sewer drones) ​tasked with ​inspecting the ​city’s vast ​network of ​underground ​tunnels. ​Sewer drones could ​take over the ​tricky ​inspection work ​within two ​years, if a ​scheme in ​Barcelona, Spain gets ​the go-ahead.​ The plan is ​to launch a ​fleet of flying ​”sewer drones” ​which would ​inspect the ​state of the ​city’s ​sewers, as well ​as measuring ​air and water ​quality and ​keeping track ​of the state of ​the walls and ​blockages. ​ Continue reading

Removing Toxic Algae from Drinking Water

The Water Research Foundation (WRF), a leading sponsor of research supporting the water community, has released findings of a study addressing effective removal methods for cyanobacteria and other toxic algae from drinking water. The prevalence of drinking water source contamination by cyanobacterial blooms continues to increase, aided by changing climate, continued urbanization and increased nutrient loading of source waters. Continue reading

112 Million Nigerians Lack Access to Basic Sanitation

Water Aid Nigeria, an international non-governmental organisation has put the number of people in Nigeria with lack of access to basic sanitation at 112 million. The policy Adviser of the organization, Mr Saheed Mustapha who said this an interview with newsmen in Abuja also restated the commitment of the organization to increasing access to water in the rural areas. Mr Mustapha said that the 112 million of people was a two third of the nation’s population, adding that the group was committed to ensuring that more people especially in the rural areas have access to water. Continue reading

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