MIT engineers make filters from tree branches to purify drinking water

Prototypes tested in India show promise as a low-cost, natural filtration option.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
March 25, 2021 ~8 min

Study finds potential in brackish groundwater desalination | MIT News

Water-starved areas could find new sources by desalinating water that’s much less salty than seawater.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
July 4, 2018 ~8 min

J-WAFS awards over $1.3 million in fourth round of seed grant funding | MIT News

Eleven principal investigators from six MIT departments will receive grants totaling over $1.3 million, overhead free, for research on food and water challenges.

Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab • mit
May 25, 2018 ~12 min

Workshop explores intertwined future of food production, water, and climate | MIT News

Choices by consumers and farmers can help limit global warming, but climate change may also curtail those choices in the future.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
May 11, 2018 ~6 min

3Q: Hazel Sive on MIT-Africa | MIT News

Faculty director discusses the future of the initiative and Africa’s position as a global priority for the Institute.

Sarah McDonnell | MIT News Office • mit
May 7, 2018 ~7 min

Simple, low-cost E. coli test wins MIT Water Innovation Prize | MIT News

Nine student teams pitched solutions to global water issues at annual event.

Rob Matheson | MIT News Office • mit
April 6, 2018 ~8 min

MIT’s growing global leadership in water achieves industry recognition | MIT News

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.

Andrea Sutton | Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab • mit
Feb. 21, 2018 ~7 min

Deshpande Center and J-WAFS announce fall 2017 research grants | MIT News

Twenty-two research teams receive $1,443,000 to develop new technological innovations.

School of Engineering • mit
Oct. 17, 2017 ~13 min

Toward efficient high-pressure desalination | MIT News

Surprisingly, pressurization isn’t to blame for fouling of membranes, study finds.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 15, 2017 ~7 min

Why researchers should step out of the lab | MIT News

Project reveals benefits of communicating with industry when conducting research.

David L. Chandler | MIT News Office • mit
Oct. 4, 2017 ~8 min