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    • Carbonated water

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    • Drinking fountains

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    • Mineral water

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    • Drinking water regulation

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    • Water filters

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    • Drinking water

    • Drinking water, also known as potable water or improved drinking water, is water that is safe to drink or to use for food preparation, without risk of health problems. Globally, in 2015, 91% of people had access to water suitable for drinking. Nearly 4.2 billion had access to tap water while another 2.4 billion had acc ... Read »


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    • Ain (spring)

    • An ain is a spring in North Africa, which reaches the surface as a result of an artesian basin and is of particular importance in arid regions. It can produce a flow of water directly or result in evaporitic saline crusts. Known examples are found in the oases of the Tunisian region of Bled el Djerid and in the entire ... Read »


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    • Air well (condenser)

    • An air well or aerial well is a structure or device that collects water by promoting the condensation of moisture from air. Designs for air wells are many and varied, but the simplest designs are completely passive, require no external energy source and have few, if any, moving parts. Three principal designs are used ... Read »


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    • Atmospheric water generator

    • An atmospheric water generator (AWG) is a device that extracts water from humid ambient air. Water vapor in the air is condensed by cooling the air below its dew point, exposing the air to desiccants, or pressurizing the air. Unlike a dehumidifier, an AWG is designed to render the water potable. AWGs are useful where p ... Read »


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    • Biosand filter

    • A biosand filter (BSF) is a point-of-use water treatment system adapted from traditional slow sand filters. Biosand filters remove pathogens and suspended solids from water using biological and physical processes that take place in a sand column covered with a biofilm. BSFs have been shown to remove heavy metals, turbi ... Read »


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    • Canned water

    • Canned water is drinking water packaged in tin cans or beverage cans, a less common alternative to bottled water. Canned water is used primarily where storage or distribution systems are set up for cans, or when canning systems are used to make emergency water supplies. Water was stored in steel cans, lined with plast ... Read »


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    • Chloramine

    • Chloramine

      Chloramines are derivatives of ammonia by substitution of one, two or three hydrogen atoms with chlorine atoms: monochloramine (chloroamine, NH2Cl), dichloramine (NHCl2), and nitrogen trichloride (NCl3). The term chloramine also refers to a family of organic compounds with the formulas R2NCl and RNCl2 (R is an organic ... Read »


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    • Contrex

    • Contrex is a brand of mineral water owned since 1992 by Nestlé Waters, a branch of the Swiss group Nestlé, and is part of the Vittel mineral water company that includes Vittel and Hépar. The water, whose source is located in Contrexéville in the French département of Vosges, was discovered by Dr. Bagard, ... Read »


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    • Disinfection by-product

    • Disinfection by-products (DBPs) result from chemical reactions between organic and inorganic matter in water with chemical treatment agents during the water disinfection process. Chlorinated disinfection agents such as chlorine and chloramine are strong oxidizing agents introduced into water in order to destroy pa ... Read »


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    • Distilled water

    • Distilled water is water that has had many of its impurities removed through distillation. Distillation involves boiling the water and then condensing the steam into a clean container. Drinking water has been distilled from sea water since at least about AD 200, when the process was clearly described by Alexander ... Read »


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    • Drinking fountain

    • A drinking fountain, also called a water fountain or bubbler, is a fountain designed to provide drinking water. It consists of a basin with either continuously running water or a tap. The drinker bends down to the stream of water and swallows water directly from the stream. Modern indoor drinking fountains may incorpor ... Read »


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    • Drinking water quality standards

    • Drinking water quality standards describes the quality parameters set for drinking water. Despite the truism that every human on this planet needs drinking water to survive and that water may contain many harmful constituents, there are no universally recognized and accepted international standards for drinking water. ... Read »


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    • Dune water

    • Dune water is drinking water which has been pumped up from the dunes. Fresh rainwater filters through the sandy dunes and floats on top of the salt water from where it can be pumped up, purified, and used as fresh drinking water. In 1851 a dune water company, Amsterdamsche Duinwater-Maatschappij, was founded in Am ... Read »


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    • Failures of water supply and sanitation systems

    • Failures of water supply and sanitation systems describes situations where water supply and sanitation systems (also called WASH systems) have been put in place (for example by the government or by non-government organizations (NGOs) but have failed to meet the expected outcomes. Often this is due to poor planning, ins ... Read »


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    • First Vienna Mountain Spring Pipeline

    • The First Vienna Mountain Spring Pipeline (I. Wiener Hochquellenwasserleitung) is a major part of Vienna's water supply and was the first source of safe drinking water for that city. The 95 km long line was opened on 24 October 1873, after four years of construction. Today, it delivers 62 million cubic meters of wat ... Read »


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    • Flushing hydrant

    • A flushing hydrant is a hydrant that is used for a water line of silt, rust, debris, or stagnant water. Many water utilities use standard fire hydrants for flushing their lines. Specialized flushing hydrants are often smaller and less expensive than a fire hydrant to reduce cost where fire fighting use is not needed o ... Read »


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    • Global Water Foundation

    • Global Water Foundation

      The Global Water Foundation (GWF) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to delivering clean water and sanitation to the world's neediest communities. Professional tennis player Johan Kriek founded the organisation in 2005 after attending meetings of the World Economic Forum in Cape Town, South Africa. The goals of the ... Read »


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    • H2NO

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      H2NO refers to an upselling campaign by Coca-Cola to dissuade consumers from ordering tap water drinks at restaurants, and to instead order more profitable soft drinks, non-carbonated beverages, or bottled water. The campaign's title, H2NO, reflects the program's purpose, which is to have customers say No to H2O, the c ... Read »


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    • Ice pigging

    • Ice Pigging is the process in which an ice slurry is pumped into a pipe and forced along inside in order to remove sediment and other unwanted deposits to leave the pipe clean. It has many applications in the water, sewage and food industries. The University of Bristol has held many laboratory trials to investigate var ... Read »


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    • Injection well

    • An injection well is a device that places fluid deep underground into porous rock formations, such as sandstone or limestone, or into or below the shallow soil layer. The fluid may be water, wastewater, brine (salt water), or water mixed with chemicals. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines an inj ... Read »


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    • Integrated biotectural system

    • The Integrated Biotectural System or IBTS-Greenhouse is a holistic concept developed for hot arid deserts. It relies on a new quality of systems integration including architectural, technological and natural elements. In this case it means the combination of farming and living in one building, as well as desalination o ... Read »


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    • International Drinking Water Decade, 1981–90


    • International trade and water

    • International trade and water is a term that is used to describe the relationship between international trade and the water being used by humans. The substantial increase in human population during the 20th century combined with rapid increases in overall global economic development has resulted in rising challenges fo ... Read »


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    • Johad

    • A johad (Hindi: जोहड) is a rainwater storage tank principally used in the state of Harayana and Rajasthan, India, that collects and stores water throughout the year, to be used for the purpose of drinking by humans and cattle. In many parts of the state, the annual rainfall is very low (between 450 ... Read »


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    • LifeSaver bottle

    • Lifesaver Bottle

      The Lifesaver bottle is a portable water purification device. The bottle filters out objects larger than 15 nanometres. After the 2004 Asian tsunami and Hurricane Katrina disaster in the U.S., Michael Pritchard, a water-treatment expert in Ipswich, England began to develop the Lifesaver bottle after hearing the ... Read »


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    • LifeStraw

    • The LifeStraw is a water filter designed to be used by one person to filter water for drinking. It filters a maximum of 1000 litres of water, enough for one person for one year. It removes almost all of waterborne bacteria and parasites. In addition to the classic LifeStraw, the manufacturer also produces other styles ... Read »


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    • Lithia water

    • Lithia water is defined as a type of mineral water characterized by the presence of lithium salts (as lithium carbonate or lithium chloride). Natural lithia mineral spring waters are rare and there are few commercially bottled lithia water products. Between the 1880s and World War I, the consumption of bottled lithia ... Read »


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    • Living Waters for the World

    • Living Waters for the World (LWW) is a faith-centered humanitarian organization that trains and supports volunteer teams to provide sustainable access to clean water through the fostering of long-term, mutually beneficial relationships between the volunteers and communities in need. LWW began as a mission outreach of t ... Read »


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    • Meltwater

    • Meltwater is water released by the melting of snow or ice, including glacial ice, tabular icebergs and ice shelves over oceans. Meltwater is often found in the ablation zone of glaciers, where the rate of snow cover is reducing. Meltwater can be produced during volcanic eruptions, in a similar way in which the more dan ... Read »


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    • Millbank bag

    • A Millbank bag is a portable water filtration device made of tightly woven canvas made for outdoor use. They are light, compact and easy but slow to use. The bag is filled with water, which filters through the canvas by gravity. It is useful for removing sediment and organic matter but the water may require further ste ... Read »


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    • Mineral spring

    • Mineral springs are naturally occurring springs that produce water containing minerals, or other dissolved substances, that alter its taste or give it a purported therapeutic value. Salts, sulfur compounds, and gases are among the substances that can be dissolved in the spring water during its passage underground. Min ... Read »


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    • Multiple-effect humidification

    • Multiple-effect humidification (MEH) is a method used for thermal desalination of sea water. It uses multiple evaporation–condensation cycles at separate temperature levels to minimize the total energy consumption of solar humidification processes. ... Read »


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    • Museum of Drinking Water

    • Museum of Drinking Water

      Coordinates: 25°00′47″N 121°31′48″E / 25.01306°N 121.53000°E / 25.01306; 121.53000 The Museum of Drinking Water (Chinese: 臺北水道水源地; pinyin: Táiběi Shuǐdào Shuǐyuándì) is a museum about drinking water in Zhongzheng ... Read »


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    • Portable water purification

    • Portable water purification devices – better described as point-of-use (POU) water treatment systems and field water disinfection techniques – are self-contained, usually hand-carried units used by recreational enthusiasts, military personnel, survivalists and people without access to water supply ser ... Read »


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    • Purified water

    • Purified water is water that has been mechanically filtered or processed to remove impurities and make it suitable for use. Distilled water has been the most common form of purified water, but, in recent years, water is more frequently purified by other processes including capacitive deionization, reverse osmosis, carb ... Read »


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    • Safe household water storage

    • Safe household water storage is a critical component of a Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage (HWTS) system being promoted by the World Health Organization (WHO) worldwide in areas that do not have piped drinking water. In these areas it is not uncommon for drinking water to be stored in a pot, jar, crock or oth ... Read »


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    • Safe Water Network

    • Safe Water Network

      Safe Water Network is a nonprofit organization co-founded in 2006 by actor and philanthropist Paul Newman along with other civic and business leaders. The organization was founded to help address the evidence gap in off-grid water systems as to what was working, what wasn’t and why. Today Safe Water Network works ... Read »


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    • Solar humidification

    • The solar humidification–dehumidification method (HDH) is a thermal water desalination method. It is based on evaporation of sea water or brackish water and consecutive condensation of the generated humid air, mostly at ambient pressure. This process mimics the natural water cycle, but over a much shorter time fra ... Read »


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    • Sole Source Aquifer

    • A Sole Source Aquifer (SSA) is an aquifer that has been designated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as the sole or principal source of drinking water for an area. By definition, SSA is an aquifer that supplies at least 50% of the drinking water consumed in the area overlying the aquifer. There ... Read »


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    • Spring (hydrology)

    • A spring is any natural situation where water flows from an aquifer to the Earth's surface. It is a component of the hydrosphere. A spring may be the result of karst topography where surface water has infiltrated the Earth's surface (recharge area), becoming part of the area groundwater. The groundwater then trave ... Read »


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    • Tap water

    • Tap water (running water, city water, municipal water, etc.) is water supplied to a tap (valve). Its uses include drinking, washing, cooking, and the flushing of toilets. Indoor tap water is distributed through "indoor plumbing", which has existed since antiquity but was available to very few people until the second ha ... Read »


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    • WASH

    • WASH (also called Watsan, WaSH or WSH) stands for "Water, Sanitation and Hygiene" - several interrelated public health issues that are of particular interest to international development programs. Affordable access to WASH is a key public health issue, especially in developing countries. Several international developm ... Read »


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    • Water cooler

    • A water cooler or water dispenser is a device that cools and dispenses water. They are generally broken up in two categories: bottleless and bottled water coolers. Bottleless water coolers are hooked up to a water supply, while bottled water coolers require delivery (or self-pick-up) of water in large bottles from vend ... Read »


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    • Water testing

    • Water testing is a broad description for various procedures used to analyze water quality. Millions of water quality tests are carried out daily to fulfill regulatory requirements and to maintain safety. Testing may be performed to evaluate: Government regulations related to water testing and water quality for so ... Read »


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    • Waterborne diseases

    • Waterborne diseases

      Waterborne diseases are caused by pathogenic microorganisms that most commonly are transmitted in contaminated fresh water. Infection commonly results during bathing, washing, drinking, in the preparation of food, or the consumption of food that is infected. Various forms of waterborne diarrheal disease probably are th ... Read »


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    • Watermaker

    • A watermaker is a device used to obtain potable water by reverse osmosis of seawater. In boating and yachting circles, desalinators are often referred to as "watermakers". Many versions are used by long-distance ocean cruisers. The devices can be expensive to buy and maintain, but are a huge advantage because of t ... Read »


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    • Weight loss effects of water

    • The apparent weight loss effects of water have been subject to some scientific research. This evidence has been used by some of the scientists who worked on this research, and by others, to bolster suggestions that people who are trying to lose weight can benefit from augmenting – but not replacing – their d ... Read »


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    • Wilderness-acquired diarrhea

    • Wilderness-acquired diarrhea – also known as wilderness diarrhea, or backcountry diarrhea – is a variety of traveler's diarrhea in which backpackers and other outdoor enthusiasts are affected. Potential sources are contaminated food or water, or "hand-to-mouth", directly from another person who is infected. C ... Read »


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    • Wishing Well: Water for the World

    • Wishing Well: Water for the World is 501(c)(3) public charity, based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Wishing Well: Water for the World was founded by college students at Pepperdine University in spring of 2006, the headquarters then moved to Oklahoma Christian University in the fall of 2006. Wishing Well: Water for the Wor ... Read »


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    • Zip Industries

    • Zip Industries is a privately owned Australian business founded by Michael Crouch AO. It makes and markets Australian-designed and Australian-made instant boiling water systems. These are sold in more than seventy countries, where they are specified for use in kitchens, in hospitals, universities, schools and public bu ... Read »


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