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2010-12-14 08:37:06

By Susan Young, Stanford University When you dive into that salad full of lettuce grown in the American West, there's a good chance you are enjoying the product of irrigation from an underground water source. These hidden groundwater systems are precious resources that need careful management, but regulatory groups have a hard time monitoring them, owing to a lack of accurate data. Now, scientists at Stanford have found a way to cheaply and effectively monitor aquifer levels in agricultural...

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2010-12-01 06:48:47

Human activities played important role in the evolution of watersheds Once lost in the mists of time, the colonial hydrology of the northeastern U.S. has been reconstructed by a team of geoscientists, biological scientists and social scientists. The results, which extend as far back as the year 1600, appear in the current issue of the journal Environmental Science & Technology (ES&T). The findings provide a new way of uncovering the hydrology of the past, and will lead to a better...

2010-11-15 19:40:10

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a sensor that allows engineers to assess the scour potential of soils at various depths and on-site for the first time "“ a technology that will help evaluate the safety of civil infrastructure before and after storm events. Scour, or erosion of soil around structures due to water flow, is responsible for a wide range of critical infrastructure failures "“ from unstable bridges to the levees that gave way in the wake...

2010-11-12 11:40:00

BEIJING, Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Tri-Tech Holding Inc. (Nasdaq: TRIT), a premier Chinese company that provides leading turn-key solutions in China for water resources, water and wastewater treatment, industrial safety and the pollution control markets, announced today that Tri-Tech and its subsidiary Yanyu will participate in the( )5th International Water Summit Forum of China in Beijing on November 17 and 18, 2010. The forum is hosted by the Water Resources Division...

2010-11-05 17:39:00

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif., Nov. 5, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The California - Nevada Section of the American Water Works Association is now recruiting applicants for the position of Executive Director. The Executive Director will be responsible for conducting, managing, and directing all aspects of the Section's business operations as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Key to this position will be the ability to implement the strategic goals identified by the Board of Directors, developing...

2010-11-03 00:00:41

The American Water Works Association (AWWA) today announced it will lead a ground-breaking new study on how municipalities forecast water demand within the context of anticipated climate change. Washington, DC (Vocus) November 2, 2010 The American Water Works Association (AWWA) today announced it will lead a ground-breaking new study on how municipalities forecast water demand within the context of anticipated climate change. The project, funded by a grant from the National Oceanic and...

2010-10-29 13:35:01

The nation's top groundwater experts gather in Canberra on Monday for the first national summit on threats, opportunities and policy solutions for one of our most vital resources. The Challenge of Sustainable Management will be held at the National Convention Centre in Canberra from October 31 to November 4, 2010. Organised by the Geological Society of Australia (GSA) in conjunction with the International Association of Hydrogeologists (IAH), conference highlights include:"¢ The World...

2010-10-19 17:57:00

LAKEWOOD, Calif., Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) Director Lillian Kawasaki has been appointed to the California Water Update Plan 2013 Public Advisory Committee (PAC) to help address the state's serious water challenges. Kawasaki, who is Vice President of the WRD Board, was appointed to the PAC because of her extensive water agency experience as well as her background as an environmental administrator. She was the first General...

2010-09-30 11:23:00

BOSTON, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, September 28, 2010, New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, spoke from the roof of P.S. 118 in Queens on technologies that the City will be considering to reduce stormwater flow impacts to wastewater treatment plants. One of the technologies, blue roofs, uses site-specific retention systems to mechanically slow the release of stormwater from roof surfaces to stormwater collection systems, thereby, reducing storm flows to the City's 14...

2010-09-27 17:31:54

Elevated concentrations of nitrogen and phosphorus, nutrients that can negatively impact aquatic ecosystems and human health, have remained the same or increased in many streams and aquifers across the Nation since the early 1990's, according to a new national study by the U.S. Geological Survey. "This USGS report provides the most comprehensive national-scale assessment to date of nitrogen and phosphorus in our streams and groundwater," said Marcia McNutt, USGS Director. "For years we have...


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