Entries by Alexandre Campos

Recycling water, an alternative to its scarcity

 Reclaimed water is a valuable resource that can be used in several human activities to overcome water scarcity. Overexploitation and increasing contamination of water make it essential to find alternatives to ensure water conservation and availability for future generations. Water reclamation involves the treatment of water so that water can recover its original quality. Therefore, […]

Water, an important element for agriculture

Agriculture and livestock are responsible for 90% of worldwide freshwater consumption. Water is an essential resource for life, however, only 0.5% of the total amount of water on the planet is suitable for human consumption. Agriculture and livestock are responsible for 90% of worldwide freshwater consumption. Agriculture land in Arequipa, Peru, a semi-arid region. Source: […]

Water pollution. Facts you should know.

Water is a natural resource essential for life. However, pollution and overuse is endangering this resource. Water pollution occurs when contaminants are released into the water. The contaminants can be physical, chemical, and/or biological, resulting in the degradation of the water quality. In extreme cases, it can become a dangerous resource for humans. In some […]

Water monitoring: an important activity

Periodic water monitoring is important to assess water quality. Blooms of toxic cyanobacteria threaten aquatic ecosystems. Therefore, monitoring is important to predict and manage these events. The monitoring of water bodies begins with planning, obtaining geographical information of the study area, defining sample frequency, selecting methods, and finally organizing the sampling campaigns. The sampling team […]

Conserving Water: Challenge of the 21st Century

Only 0.5% of the world’s water is available as freshwater for our consumption. This same freshwater is affected by pollution, climate change and excessive use The water resources of our planet essentially consist  of freshwater and saltwater. Together, these waters cover around 71% of the earth’s surface. However, the freshwater that we consume and use […]