Andrei Borisenko: Thirst on Earth and in Space is Felt Absolutely the Same

Millions of boys dream of space, and he was there twice. However, with the Hero of Russia, the pilot-cosmonaut Andrei Borisenko, we managed to meet not at the launch pad, and not in the Museum of Astronautics. Recently he took part in the sailing regatta "Royal Space Regatta", held in St. Petersburg. What are the similarities between the profession of an astronaut and a sailor? What is the taste of "cosmic" coffee? How soon will we colonize the moon? Andrei told us about this in an interview to our site.

The History of Protection: How Petersburg Was Saved from Floods

The Northern capital, built in the delta of Neva, always had uneasy relations with the river and the sea. For all its history the city has experienced more than 300 floods! The threat of flooding has always been real, and all this time rulers and scientists have devised ways to prevent destruction and sacrifice. This we tell in the next Water-gallery.

William Verbek: «Urban residents need to reconnect with water».

Recently, William Verbek, an architect, a scientific consultant of UNESCO, a flood protection specialist who has worked not only in Holland, but also in many other countries of the world, visited St. Petersburg. At a lecture in Ohta Lab, he talked about how to make the relationship between water and the city harmonious. It turned out that Rotterdam and St. Petersburg have similar difficulties, and that we all step on the rake, neglecting the environment. But it's still not too late to fix it.

Salt of the Earth: Dead Sea and Other Amazing Lakes

Salty lakes on our planet are not uncommon, although many of us think that there are much more freshwater ones. These lakes may look like small seas or as very modest ponds, but the size here is not the main thing. Each one has a unique ecosystem, and each one has its own mystery. They can be admired, they can get the right substances, they will help to improve health and tell about the past of the Earth. So, we represent TOP-9 amazing salt lakes.

Dmitry Puchkov: «After Us There Will Be No Flood, Because Water Ends»

If you've ever watched a movie in the Goblin translation, then you do not need to explain who Dmitry Puchkov is. Now he is engaged in movies, writes books and shoots his own programs, and once worked as a policeman. However, during his life Dmitry managed to change many professions, and one of them is a hydrogeologist. About this, as well as about the ecology and water saving, the famous Goblin told in an interview to our website.

Special Report: How Crayfishes Work at Wastewater Treatment Plants

Nevsky Crayfish is not only our main character and representative in social networks. He is also a well-deserved worker - along with other crayfishes he controls the quality of water treatment in the South-West treatment facilities of St. Petersburg Vodokanal. When does Nevsky Crayfish go on vacation? Why do we need to change our crayfish on the outlandish ones, and how is the biomonitoring system arranged? Nevsky Crayfish will tell and show you right now.

Adventures of Kroshik: The Seal Pup has Returned to People

Ladoga seal pup Kroshik, the patient at the Center for Study and Conservation of Marine Mammals, is very glad that people are taking care of him again. He loves when he is p and scratched. The story with his release into the wild ended like this: «I'm Kroshik, I do not want to go to Ladoga, I want to be put on hands». He became a real star, and now everyone who follows his adventures, are waiting for what will happen next...

Solar Impulse: Clean technologies are profitable and effective!

Solar Impulse 2 is the world first solar-powered aircraft that has made a round-the-world trip and crossed the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. In the pilot's seat were alternately Bertrand Piccard, the author of the idea, hereditary balloonist, and engineer Andre Borschberg. The team of Solar Impulse, a unique and eco-friendly Swiss project, shared with us the basic principles of work and plans for the future.

Seal Kindergarden 2017: Summing Up the Season

Neva Crawfish Against Garbage: Cleaning on the Upper Suzdal Lake

June 3, 2017, on the International Day for the Purification of Reservoirs, our team has joined the cleaning on the bank of the Upper Suzdal Lake, and representatives of the diving clubs have put the bottom in order. The participants of our action and all interested became heroes of the mini-film, which we offer to your attention.

Water Properties: Ordinary Miracles in Our Lives

Peter McBride: «We Must Remember that Tap is not Water Source»

The National Geographic photographer, director, writer and active protector of water bodies, Peter McBride is known all over the world for his stunning pictures and documentaries about nature. He walked the whole Grand Canyon and sailed from the mouth to the source along the two rivers - Colorado and Ganges - to show how vulnerable their ecosystems are. Peter told us about how he had become a «clean water hero» and how important it was to take care of the most valuable resource of the planet.

Nevsky Crawfish: My Greatest Love is Water

On March 22, the main hero of the Da-Voda website celebrates his birthday. On this occasion we have decided to conduct a "hotline" and asked friends of the Nevsky Crayfish to ask him questions in social networks - about the biomonitoring service, about the water supply and sewerage of St. Petersburg, about saving water and protecting rare species of pinnipeds. We publish the answers here.

To Stop the Desert: Innovative Landscaping Projects

For millions of people on the planet "desert" is a terrible word, a synonym for hunger, thirst and death. Huge areas lacking water, and hence life, just keep growing and growing, and until recent times nothing could be done about it. Our current Water-gallery presents projects that have challenged the drought, as well as people that turn dead lands into blooming oases in the most unusual ways.

Eternal Warmth: Most Unusual Geothermal Wellsprings

Water is the substance that gives life. Even if it is coming from the earth like a scalding fountain. Even in ancient times, people found the use of geothermal sources. And to the XXI century the scope of their application has grown from baths to power plants that produce environmentally friendly energy. The most amazing objects will be discussed in today's Water-gallery.

Specific Hazards: Getting Rid of Hazardous Waste

Many of us from childhood were accustomed to think of a bucket under the sink as universal container, where you can throw anything you want. But not every device or tube can be disposed with other household waste. Read our tips and learn what to do with harmful waste to leave future generations clean air and water.

Water World: Creating an Ecosystem in Aquarium

Aquarium fish is one of the most popular pets which can be easily explained: they are beautiful, and, at a first glance, unpretentious. Indeed, they do not need to walk, they don't chew the shoes and not tear off the wallpaper. But every aquarist needs to understand that in his hands there's an ecosystem in miniature, which need to be taken care of. How to do it right? Read our tips and find out!

Artificial Islands: Technology in Alliance with Nature

Are there any deserted Islands in the middle of Europe? Is it possible to create an island of dust, and how the island inside out looks like? Artificial Islands, man-made pieces of land, often appear in extremely harsh conditions. The most beautiful and unusual of them, real and projected, are today in our Water-gallery.

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