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US pair win 2017 Stockholm Junior Water Prize

US pair win 2017 Stockholm Junior Water Prize

Blog posts   •   Aug 30, 2017 07:20 EDT

Ryan Thorpe and Rachel Chang from the USA win the 2017 Stockholm Junior Water Prize for their novel approach to detect and purify water contaminated with Shigella, E. coli, Salmonella, and Cholera.

Towards a more water wise world

Towards a more water wise world

Blog posts   •   Aug 28, 2017 06:07 EDT

Thousands of water experts, decision makers and business innovators meet this week in Stockholm, Sweden, as part of World Water Week 2017. As a thought leader in innovating residential water purification solutions that address key drinking water concerns, Bluewater says thoughtless contamination of water resources everywhere in the planet needs to be addressed.

Bluewater Backs UN 's Declaration of War on Ocean Plastic

Bluewater Backs UN 's Declaration of War on Ocean Plastic

Blog posts   •   Jul 09, 2017 09:13 EDT

With over 8 million tonnes of plastic leaking into the ocean each year – equal to dumping a garbage truck of plastic every minute, according to the United Nations – Swedish water purification company Bluewater has made stopping the unfettered use of disposable plastic bottles a cornerstone of its business mission.

Bluewater supports World Oceans Day

Bluewater supports World Oceans Day

Blog posts   •   Jun 07, 2017 09:02 EDT

Let’s all join the fight against plastic in our oceans for a better f

How safe is our tap water really?

How safe is our tap water really?

Blog posts   •   May 07, 2017 09:00 EDT

Several studies in recent months have provided evidence that pesticides used by farmers may now be finding their way into tap water, which has been described as 'alarming' by environmentalists.

Time to turn back the tide of plastics

Time to turn back the tide of plastics

Blog posts   •   Mar 25, 2017 10:17 EDT

Our oceans are being choked by plastics of every kind, which are slowly poisoning all living things in marine habitats. Bluewater opposes the use of single-use plastic bottles and asks governments and city authorities worldwide to introduce deposit return schemes for plastic bottles and encourage comprehensive plastic waste collection systems.

Bluewater Marks International Women's Day

Bluewater Marks International Women's Day

Blog posts   •   Mar 08, 2017 05:59 EST

Bluewater is marking International Women's Day today because we believe that in 2017 it is not just that women and girls spend over 200 million hours (that's 8.3 million days, or over 22,800 years, according to UNICEF), every day collecting water - which is a colossal waste of their valuable time.

World Ocean Summit

World Ocean Summit

Blog posts   •   Feb 23, 2017 05:20 EST

Over 360 global leaders from government, industry, multilateral organisations, the scientific community and civil society are gathered on Bali, Indonesia, for the Economist's World Ocean Conference, a constructive and solution-focused approach to find how to finance a sustainable ocean economy.

Water quality champion Joan Rose receives 2016 Stockholm Water Prize

Water quality champion Joan Rose receives 2016 Stockholm Water Prize

Blog posts   •   Sep 25, 2016 00:35 EDT

Professor Joan B. Rose wins the 2016 Stockholm Water Prize for her tireless contributions to global public health.

What's in your bath water?

What's in your bath water?

Blog posts   •   Sep 03, 2016 03:26 EDT

​U.S. website ​whatsinmywater.com warns people they need to be cautious about what may be getting into their tap water and could potentially threaten health and wellbeing.

Nightmare Bacteria' Discovered At SoCal Sewage Plant Wastewater

Nightmare Bacteria' Discovered At SoCal Sewage Plant Wastewater

Blog posts   •   Jun 22, 2016 10:31 EDT

News reports from California tell how so-called “nightmare bacteria” capable of killing almost half of its victims has been found in a wastewater treatment plant in Southern California - and, the scary thing is that sewage plants seem unable to kill it with existing chemicals.

A tap full of worms...

A tap full of worms...

Blog posts   •   Sep 17, 2015 06:48 EDT

​We've heard of a can of worms, but what about a tap full of worms?

Tap drinking water worries

Tap drinking water worries

Blog posts   •   Sep 11, 2015 07:03 EDT

The U.S. Water Quality Association (WQA) has unveiled the results of its '2015 Study of Consumers' Opinions and Perceptions Regarding Water Quality', in which 56 percent of respondents described themselves as "concerned" or "very concerned" with the quality of water. .

Want to know what really could be in your tap drinking water?

Want to know what really could be in your tap drinking water?

Blog posts   •   Aug 27, 2015 02:31 EDT

At Bluewater, we are giving away 200 copies of the top-selling digital book 'What's in my water' by American author David De John...

U.S. facing worst drought in 1,000 years, new study says

U.S. facing worst drought in 1,000 years, new study says

Blog posts   •   Apr 27, 2015 19:50 EDT

American’s may have to get used to droughts as a way of life, according to a new paper published by researchers at a leading university.

Drain on water

Drain on water

Blog posts   •   Mar 21, 2015 20:57 EDT

World​ faces a 40% shortfall in water in 15 years unless countries dramatically change their use of the resource, says UN.

What's the difference between 'filtering' and 'purifying' water?

What's the difference between 'filtering' and 'purifying' water?

Blog posts   •   Oct 18, 2014 09:16 EDT

The big difference between 'filtering' and 'purifying' water is that a filter just reduces the taste of some chemicals, while a water purifier removes chemicals and toxic metals as well as viruses, bacteria, and protozoa that filters don't remove.

Hospital water taps contaminated with bacteria

Hospital water taps contaminated with bacteria

Blog posts   •   Sep 15, 2014 05:44 EDT

New research finds significantly higher levels of infectious pathogens in water from faucet taps with aerators compared to water from deeper in the plumbing system. Contaminated water poses an increased risk for infection in immunocompromised patients.

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World Water Week Kicks Off In Stockholm

Blog posts   •   Sep 01, 2014 10:11 EDT

'Energy and water' is the key focus of the World Water Week that is being staged this week in Stockholm, Sweden, the home of Bluewater.

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Over 24,500 worrying chemicals found in bottled water

Blog posts   •   Aug 24, 2014 12:39 EDT

German researchers in a study last year found over 24,500 chemicals in bottled water. And, apparently, some of those chemicals can act like potent pharmaceuticals in our body.