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2010-09-13 15:00:00

Pre-eminent Association Recognizes WRD Innovative Water Projects LAKEWOOD, Calif., Sept. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The pre-eminent WateReuse Association has named the Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) the WateReuse Institution of the Year for 2010.

2010-09-09 20:52:00

Federal Funds Awarded to Help Develop Local Water Supplies LAKEWOOD, Calif., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congresswoman Grace Napolitano (D-38th) today announced the award of $300,000 in 2010 WaterSmart funding to the Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD).

2010-09-08 13:32:41

Rising sea levels and coastal development are threatening coastal freshwater wetlands with saltwater intrusion.

2010-08-27 18:45:00

Event highlights So Cal's Water Challenges and WRD Innovative Solutions LAKEWOOD, Calif., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Local leaders and community stakeholders packed the Water Replenishment District of Southern California's (WRD) headquarters for the 2nd Water 101 Forum.

2010-07-20 18:11:00

LAKEWOOD, Calif., July 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last week the Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) Board of Directors unanimously approved additional funding to Maywood's Mutual Water Company No.

2010-06-16 23:09:42

In the next 50 years, it is estimated that drinking water needs in the Kabul Basin of Afghanistan may increase sixfold due to population increases resulting from returning refugees.

2010-06-14 15:00:29

Research finds little to no transport of microbes from cow pastures into groundwater.

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2010-06-04 07:10:00

Every minute, 10,000 gallons of water mysteriously gush out of the desert floor at a place called Ash Meadows, an oasis that is home to 24 plant and animal species found nowhere else in the world.

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2010-06-02 07:50:00

Over 100 million people in rural southern Asia are exposed every day to unsafe levels of arsenic from the well-water they drink.

2010-05-27 17:35:23

An estimated 60 million people in Bangladesh are exposed to unsafe levels of arsenic in their drinking water, dramatically raising their risk for cancer and other serious diseases.


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Water Pollution
2013-03-25 12:43:15

Water pollution is the contamination of bodies of water including rivers, oceans, lakes, aquifers and groundwater. Water pollution is when pollutants are discharged directly or indirectly into a body of water without adequate treatment to remove harmful compounds. Water pollution affects the plants and organisms that reside in these bodies of water. In almost all of the cases the effect is damaging not only to individual species and populations, but to the natural biological communities as...

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2009-07-06 17:58:20

The water cycle (or hydrologic cycle) describes the continuous movement of water above, below, and on the planet. Since the water cycle is in fact a "cycle", there is no beginning or end. Water exists in three states: liquid, vapor, and ice. Although the balance of water on our planet is fairly constant, individual water molecules may come and go. The water cycle is driven by the sun. The sun heats the oceans and allows water to evaporate into the air. The sun also heats snow and ice which...

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  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
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The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.