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2009-11-15 12:31:09

Researchers in MIT's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering believe they have pinpointed a pathway by which arsenic may be contaminating the drinking water in Bangladesh, a phenomenon that has puzzled scientists, world health agencies and the Bangladeshi government for nearly 30 years. The research suggests that human alteration to the landscape, the construction of villages with ponds, and the adoption of irrigated agriculture are responsible for the current pattern of arsenic...

2009-10-31 10:18:40

Although declining streamflows and half-full reservoirs have gotten most of the attention in water conflicts around the United States, some of the worst battles of the next century may be over groundwater, experts say "“ a critical resource often taken for granted until it begins to run out. Aquifers are being depleted much faster than they are being replenished in many places, wells are drying up, massive lawsuits are already erupting and the problems have barely begun. Aquifers that...

2009-10-13 11:00:00

YORK, Pa., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pointing to the findings of a national report issued today, Governor Edward G. Rendell said hydropower holds tremendous potential for generating clean energy and creating jobs for Pennsylvania and the nation. "America has only just begun to understand the potential of hydropower," said Governor Rendell as he visited Voith Hydro, an innovative manufacturing facility that produces cost-effective hydroelectric generators and turbines used to...

2009-10-08 11:50:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue. Reportlinker Adds Hydropower Energy Technologies Worldwide: Large, Small, Mini, Micro and Pico http://www.reportlinker.com/p0154015/Reportlinker-Adds-Hydropower-Energy-Technologies-Worldwide-Large-Small-Mini-Micro-and-Pico.html This research report on Hydropower Energy presents an in-depth analysis of the development, applications, products, manufacturers,...

2009-10-06 07:30:00

SHENYANG, China, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- NF Energy Saving Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: NFEC; "NF Energy"), a Chinese leader in energy efficient flow control systems, today announced it has been selected to provide a US $700,000 energy-efficient flow control system for a Russian Hydro Power Plant. Upon successful completion of the project, the company is expected to sign an additional contract with the Russian Hydro Power Plant to supply additional energy-efficient flow...

2009-10-02 16:26:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Honorable Jo-Ellen Darcy was sworn in today as the U.S. Army's 11th Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works (ASA(CW)) in a Pentagon ceremony. Secretary of the Army John McHugh conducted the swearing-in ceremony. "I am tremendously honored to have this opportunity to serve as the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works," said Darcy. "America is faced with many challenges in how to best conserve, protect, enhance and use...

2009-08-17 11:20:26

A utility official in Albuquerque says parks in the area are among 26 grassy locations to be watered with treated sewage. John Stomp, water resources manager for the Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority, said a plan to use treated sewage at the 26 locations is part of a $26 million project by the state, the Albuquerque Journal said Monday. Stomp said the project will help the utility limit its groundwater pumping, relieving the strain on Albuquerque's underground aquifer....

2009-08-12 15:16:05

Scientists using satellite data say they've determined northern India's groundwater has been declining by as much as 1 foot per year during the past decade. The researchers, led by Matt Rodell of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, blame the water loss nearly entirely on human activity. Hydrologists said they determined more than 26 cubic miles of groundwater disappeared from aquifers in areas of Haryana, Punjab, Rajasthan and India's capitol territory of Delhi between 2002 and 2008. That's...

2009-08-12 12:52:46

Using satellite data, UC Irvine and NASA hydrologists have found that groundwater beneath northern India has been receding by as much as 1 foot per year over the past decade "“ and they believe human consumption is almost entirely to blame.More than 109 cubic kilometers (26 cubic miles) of groundwater disappeared from the region's aquifers between 2002 and 2008 "“ double the capacity of India's largest surface-water reservoir, the Upper Wainganga, and triple that of Lake Mead, the...

2009-07-31 08:55:33

To counter salination of its coastal acquifer, Israel's National Water Authority has authorized a $131.3 million project, a report said. The project calls for drilling ground water reserves at 35 sites from north of Ashdod to Sderot, and the water carrying salts and other minerals, will be pumped to desalination plants and turned into drinking water, Haaretz said Friday. The salt residue from the process will be pumped out to sea, the paper said. Israel's coastal aquifer is seriously...


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