Said and Done for June/July 2012
July 16, 2012Digest of MIT humanities, arts and social sciences
A new approach to water desalination
July 1, 2012Graphene sheets with precisely controlled pores have potential to purify water more efficiently than existing methods.
Double the benefits: clean energy also saves water
June 17, 2012NREL-MIT study shows an 80 percent renewable energy standard cuts water use in half.
Inventor honored for bridging innovation and humanitarianism to help millions globally live safer lives
May 2, 2012Dr. Ashok Gadgil Receives $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for Global Innovation for Scientific Solutions to the Global Water Crisis, and Energy and Fuel Efficiency
Using new technology to measure nitrogen in coastal surface waters
April 3, 2012MIT Sea Grant-funded researcher, Matt Charette, is addressing the degradation of coastal waters in New England.
Sometimes the quickest path is not a straight line
March 8, 2012New methods and software developed at MIT can predict optimal paths for automated underwater vehicles.
In the World: How rainwater can meet clean-water needs
March 5, 2012Rainfall can provide an alternative to polluted groundwater in developing countries, but systems are needed to keep it clean.
A climate window in the Southern Ocean
February 28, 2012An updated circulation model reveals the Southern Ocean as a powerful influence on climate change.
Reilly joins Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Advisory Board
May 24, 2011Will work with experts around the world to address global food issues
In the World: New water-filter factory in Ghana
May 5, 2011After years of development, production of ceramic-pot water filters should soar with opening of new facility.
Out of thick air
April 20, 2011MIT graduate student is working to make water available for the world’s poor by refining the tools and techniques of fog harvesting.
Study: U.S. drought risk to increase with climate change
April 19, 2011While impacts will vary by region, projections indicate that drought frequency will increase throughout most of the contiguous United States.
Recent nuclear science and engineering graduate awarded Shull fellowship
January 31, 2011Yang Zhang wins prestigious Oak Ridge National Laboratory honor.
A life filled with firsts
January 26, 2011Ellen Swallow Richards, MIT’s first female graduate and faculty member, opened the door for women in science, and founded ecology and home economics along the way.
Minor changes in precipitation may have major impact on groundwater supplies in arid regions
December 6, 2010Crops and timing of storms amplify role played by rainwater.
Food and Water
November 24, 2010Researchers model the effects of competition for global water resources on agriculture.
CEE's Eric Adams receives the Ig Nobel Prize in chemistry
October 21, 2010Environmental engineers share prize with BP for work that proved oil and water really do mix
Professor Ronald Ballinger appointed to MWRA Independent Review Panel
June 30, 2010Will investigate what caused breach in major eastern Massachusetts water line in early May