The American Chemical Society (ACS) has launched” Sustainable Water,” a web-based toolkit featuring an anchor video and dozens of other resources to foster greater understanding of the challenges in providing a sustainable supply of clean water and the possible scientific solutions.
The video notes that at least 80 countries already have water shortages that threaten human health and economic activity. Almost 1 billion people lack reliable access to clean drinking water, and the situation may worsen with population growth and global climate change, according to ACS.
The video focuses on possible solutions to the water sustainability crisis, including conservation, desalinating salty water and recycling and reusing water from municipal sewage treatment plants. The website’s resources include links to ACS press releases, Congressional briefings and news articles.
The toolkits address the science of global climate science, finding sustainable sources of energy, the quest for a sustainable supply of fresh water and federal R&D funding.
An additional toolkit on sustainability in the global food supply will be available later in 2013.
For more information, visit www.acs.org.