Water White Papers

For Sigma Xi’s Critical Issues in Science series 2008 was the Year of Water. We solicited white papers of 1,000 words or less on related topics, written to persuade to a point of view, outlining a problem and prospective solutions. Suggested topics included water conservation, water and global poverty, water supply safety, the impact of global warming on coastlines and technological advances in water purification, among others. The following white papers were not subjected to peer review, and the views expressed in them are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of Sigma Xi.