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Image 1 - Managing Our Water Resources From Space
2012-03-23 03:43:37

Today is World Water Day, and satellite observations are indispensible for monitoring our water resources. ESA´s TIGER initiative is supporting Africa in monitoring precious water assets by exploiting satellite information. The demand for water is growing inexorably. Access to water is vital — not only for drinking, but also for agriculture, energy and sanitation. In certain regions of the world, water scarcity is caused by population growth, climate conditions and increasing...

2012-03-01 01:51:37

There are no legal limits for uranium concentrations in water in the EU Monitoring the construction of wells, avoid over-exploiting cold groundwater close to hot groundwater, and controlling mineral water extraction. These are the recommendations from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and the University of Barcelona, after analysing the contamination of La Selva geothermal system, above all by arsenic pollution. In this region, which is known for its spa resorts and bottling plants,...

2012-02-21 14:04:42

Human activity is likely a greater threat to coastal groundwater used for drinking water supplies than rising sea levels from climate change, according to a study conducted by geoscientists from the University of Saskatchewan and McGill University in Montreal. Grant Ferguson from the U of S Department of Civil and Geological Engineering worked with Tom Gleeson from McGill's Department of Civil Engineering to examine data from more than 1,400 coastal watersheds. What they found was that...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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