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Managing Future Of Colorado River Flows
2013-06-25 13:09:31

University of Washington The Colorado River provides water for more than 30 million people, including those in the fast-growing cities of Las Vegas, Phoenix and Los Angeles. Increasing demand for that water combined with reduced flow and the looming threat of climate change have prompted concern about how to manage the basin’s water in coming decades. In the past five years, scientific studies estimated declines of future flows ranging from 6 percent to 45 percent by 2050. A paper by...

2013-06-24 19:42:05

Leonardo da Vinci once remarked “we know more about celestial bodies than the Earth underfoot”, and in 500 years not a lot has changed - especially where most of our fresh water is concerned. Now a team of researchers from the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT) is boldly going where no-one has yet gone before – into the densest layers of rock, sediment and clay that rule the fate of 97 per cent of the Earth’s fresh water. Engineers Dr Wendy Timms, Dr...

Environment Harmed More Than Expected From Small Dams On Chinese River
2013-05-30 13:07:00

American Geophysical Union A fresh look at the environmental impacts of dams on an ecologically diverse and partially protected river in China found that small dams can pose a greater threat to ecosystems and natural landscapes than large dams. Although large dams are generally considered more harmful than their smaller counterparts, the research team´s surveys of habitat loss and damage at several dam sites on the Nu River and its tributaries in Yunnan Province revealed that,...

2013-05-09 23:50:48

As Drinking Water Week (May 5 — 11) continues, Clean Water Systems & Stores Inc joins the American Water Works Association and water professionals across North America in highlighting the importance of getting to know your local water resources. Santa Cruz California (PRWEB) May 08, 2013 As Drinking Water Week (May 5 — 11) continues, Clean Water Systems & Stores Inc joins the American Water Works Association and water professionals across North America in highlighting...

2013-04-10 10:44:17

Australian scientists have devised a way to model polluted groundwater with computer simulation — and better protect the Earth´s main fresh water supply. Researchers at the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT) have developed a new model to predict where — and how fast — polluted groundwater can move from a contaminated site, allowing water managers to better locate and clean up the water. This could help defeat an emerging threat beneath...


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