Dear readers, Welcome to the digital version of Evonik Magazine’s issue on the theme of water.
The word “water” is derived from the Old English “wӕter,” which is from the Proto-Germanic “watōr”
How effective was the UN Ocean Conference? Where is the soccer star Neven Subotic digging wells?
From a German lifeguard to a Norwegian billionaire: For these individuals, water is inspiration.
Are wars over water looming all over the world? The scientist Martin Keulertz says, “Water is growing scarcer and more fiercely contested”
High tech and mud: Can the struggle against the water crisis be won?
From an underwater restaurant in the Maldives to a geothermal power plant in Mexico: Fascinating worlds.
One fourth of the Netherlands lies below sea level. The Dutch defy floods and storms – and even put them to good use.
Thanks to clever marketing that started in the 1970s, mineral water has become a global mass phenomenon.
How much water is needed to produce a pair of jeans? How expensive is drinking water?
The Nile, which is 7,000 kilometers long, has been and still is a crucial economic factor.
Is water a commodity or a human right? Achim Drewes from Nestlé and Benjamin Adrion from Viva con Agua discuss this question.
Good ideas: A simple method for disinfecting drinking water and a way to grow vegetables in processed groundwater.
Singapore shows how the water problems of the future could be solved.
Superabsorbers can do more than just making diapers watertight. For example, they can make dirty water drinkable.
In his childhood, the Canadian Ryan Hreljac started collecting money for digging wells—by now he has $10 million in donations.