Water-starved areas could find new sources by desalinating water that’s much less salty than seawater.
July 4, 2018 • ~8 min
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Eleven principal investigators from six MIT departments will receive grants totaling over $1.3 million, overhead free, for research on food and water challenges.
May 25, 2018 • ~12 min
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Choices by consumers and farmers can help limit global warming, but climate change may also curtail those choices in the future.
May 11, 2018 • ~6 min
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Faculty director discusses the future of the initiative and Africa’s position as a global priority for the Institute.
May 7, 2018 • ~7 min
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Nine student teams pitched solutions to global water issues at annual event.
April 6, 2018 • ~8 min
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Water industry publication recognizes J-WAFS director John Lienhard and other influential water sector leaders with strong connections to MIT, in 2018 Top 25 list.
Feb. 21, 2018 • ~7 min
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Twenty-two research teams receive $1,443,000 to develop new technological innovations.
Oct. 17, 2017 • ~13 min
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Surprisingly, pressurization isn’t to blame for fouling of membranes, study finds.
Oct. 15, 2017 • ~7 min
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Project reveals benefits of communicating with industry when conducting research.
Oct. 4, 2017 • ~8 min
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MIT researchers supported by J-WAFS present results of their work on food and water security.
Sept. 21, 2017 • ~7 min
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