Sustainable Water

Resources for understanding the challenges in providing a sustainable supply of clean water and the solutions


Billions of people around the world are facing shortages of clean water. At least 80 countries already have water shortages that threaten human health and economic activity. Almost one billion people lack reliable access to clean drinking water. And the situation may worsen with population growth and global climate change.

Introduction: The Global Water Crisis

A video explaining the cause and impact of water scarcity and the sustainable measures used and needed to address it.

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ACS Sustainable Water Resources

Take a tour of ACS journal articles, presentations, and other resources related to sustainable water topics.

Responding to the Challenge

Press Releases & Other Print
Congressional Briefings & Other Presentations
Chemical & Engineering News

Water-Borne Diseases

Press Releases & Other Print
Chemical & Engineering News
Videos

Vimeo ID: 23014597

Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions Podcasts
  • Supplying Safe Drinking Water: New analysis of drinking water-related gastrointestinal illness

Water Treatment & Purification

Press Releases & Other Print
Chemical & Engineering News
Videos

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Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions Podcasts
  • Supplying Safe Drinking Water: Leveraging bacteria in drinking water to benefit consumers
  • Supplying Safe Drinking Water: “Miracle tree” substance produces clean drinking water inexpensively and sustainably
  • Developing new materials: Using banana peels to purify water
  • Supplying Safe Drinking water: Electrified nano filter promises to cut costs for clean drinking water
  • Supplying Safe Drinking Water

Water Shortages

Press Releases & Other Print
Chemical & Engineering News

Water Desalination

Press releases and other print
Chemical & Engineering News
Videos
Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions Podcasts
  • Water Desalination: Fresh Water from the Sea

Water Pollution

Press Releases & Other Print
Chemical & Engineering News
Global Challenges/Chemistry Solutions Podcasts
  • Supplying Safe Drinking Water: Don’t blame The Pill for estrogen in drinking water
Blog Post

Oil Spills and Clean-Ups

Press Releases & Other Print
Chemical & Engineering News
Videos

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