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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...

2010-09-25 00:27:08

In recent decades, the rate at which humans worldwide are pumping dry the vast underground stores of water that billions depend on has more than doubled, say scientists who have conducted an unusual, global assessment of groundwater use. These fast-shrinking subterranean reservoirs are essential to daily life and agriculture in many regions, while also sustaining streams, wetlands, and ecosystems and resisting land subsidence and salt water intrusion into fresh water supplies. Today, people...

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. The award recognizes institutions whose significance and contributions to the community continue to advance the water reuse industry. The award was presented at the 25th Annual WateReuse Symposium in Washington,...

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. The event was designed to update local officials on current federal and local water projects and legislation designed to address the State's water challenges. Congresswoman Linda Sanchez (D-39), member of the...

2010-06-20 17:57:00

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., June 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Several environmental and engineering professionals from Malcolm Pirnie, Inc. will be sharing their extensive knowledge and innovative, real-world case studies with industry leaders at ACE 2010, the annual conference and exposition of the American Water Works Association (AWWA), in Chicago, Ill., June 20-24. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100201/LA46758LOGO) (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100201/LA46758LOGO) Malcolm...

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. It is also likely that future water resources in the Kabul Basin will be reduced as a result of increasing air temperatures associated with global climate change. These are the findings of a new study conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey. The study estimates that at least 60 percent of shallow...

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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. A new Brigham Young University study indicates that the water arriving at Ash Meadows is completing a 15,000-year journey, flowing slowly underground from what is now the Nevada Test Site. The U.S. government tested nuclear bombs there for four decades, and a crack in the Earth's crust known as the...


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negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.