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2014-03-07 23:21:58

Bio Logic Aqua Research Founder Sharon Kleyne Notes 50th Anniversary of California State Water Project and “Genius” of Former Gov. Pat Brown. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) March 07, 2014 California is experiencing the worst extended drought in the state’s history, with no end in sight. According to radio host and water champion Sharon Kleyne, without the foresight of former California Governor Edmund G. “Pat” Brown, who established the California State Water Project (SWP) 50 years...

2012-12-20 16:21:20

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- To mark the upcoming centenary of the Los Angeles Aqueduct (11.5.2013), the Metabolic Studio is awarding grants to the following organizations to realize projects that will bring consciousness to the impact and importance of this monumental piece of hydraulic engineering. The Metabolic Studio convened Chora Council 2012: a unique team of civic, tribal, educational, environmental, museum and nonprofit leaders from along the Aqueduct's 223-mile length...

2012-05-11 02:24:17

BEAUFORT, S.C., May 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Roman Engineering "By 345 A.D. Rome was supplied with fresh water from eleven aqueducts, some over 30 miles away. Not only was fresh water supplied for the many public fountains throughout Rome, but it was distributed in constant volume to public bathhouses, government facilities, and individual homes. In addition, enough water was supplied to flush the sanitary out as well," remarks Paul Gogulski, P.E., President of Gogulski & Associates,...

2012-03-16 23:02:38

Maintaining infrastructure is not just about superhighway bridges and airport landing strips. The example of the newly reconstructed historic Ohio & Eire Canal aqueduct shows that modern concrete waterproofing technology from Penetron can also bring American history back to life. East Setauket, NY (PRWEB) March 15, 2012 Every schoolchild is familiar with the Erie Canal. An key part of this canal was the Ohio & Erie Canal network in Ohio that connected small townships and farms to...

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2010-05-12 05:55:00

On Tuesday, archeologists said they have uncovered a 14th-century aqueduct that supplied water to Jerusalem for about 600 years along a route dating back to the time of Jesus. Photographs from the late 19th century showed the aqueduct in use by the city's Ottoman rulers, about 600 years after its construction in 1320.  The photo shows an inscription dating back to the early days of the aqueduct. The aqueduct was found during repairs to the city's modern-day water system.  Yehiel...

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2010-05-04 14:38:57

A water feature found in the Maya city of Palenque, Mexico, is the earliest known example of engineered water pressure in the new world, according to a collaboration between two Penn State researchers, an archaeologist and a hydrologist. How the Maya used the pressurized water is, however, still unknown. "Water pressure systems were previously thought to have entered the New World with the arrival of the Spanish," the researchers said in a recent issue of the Journal of Archaeological...

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2010-01-31 07:00:00

Two British filmmakers claim to have found the headwaters of Aqua Traiana, a 1,900-year-old aqueduct built by the Emperor Trajan in 109 A.D. The long-sought source of the aqueduct that brought clean fresh water to ancient Rome lies beneath a pig pasture and a ruined chapel near the Italian capital. Edward O'Neill told the AFP news agency, "The existence of the aqueduct was known, but we thought it was from the medieval era." "Not only is it Roman, but it is from Trajan's time and we found its...

2009-08-19 13:52:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Aqueduct Gaming LLC, a coalition of New York companies bidding for the right to redevelop and operate video lottery gaming at Aqueduct Racetrack, today released details of its proposal aimed at ensuring that Queens' community character and concerns are fully addressed in the project. Aqueduct Gaming's plan includes several features and initiatives based on community discussions and research completed last week by the Siena College Research Institute. In a...

2009-07-09 06:15:00

NEW YORK, July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- On Monday, July 27th at 12 Noon, a broad and diverse spectrum of New Yorkers who earn their livelihoods by working at the stables and farms of New York thoroughbred breeders will be taking their case directly to Albany to convince them to act on video lottery terminals (VLTs) already approved for Aqueduct Racetrack, and help save their careers. Going door to door in the Albany Legislative Office Building members of the equine industry will leave horse shoes...

2008-06-18 18:00:00

By BEN SCHOFIELD WATER giant United Utilities (UU) are planning a 33-mile pipeline linking Liverpool and Greater Manchester. The company is in talks with more than 200 landowners and the eight councils along the proposed route. The pounds 125m scheme will be one of the biggest engineering projects the water company has ever attempted, linking Prescot reservoir in Merseyside with Woodgate Hill reservoir in Bury, Greater Manchester. Ian McAulay, UU's managing director of capital...