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2013-08-20 10:28:15

Scientists have devised a better way to protect groundwater from acids, heavy metals and toxic chemicals, helping to secure the Earth’s main freshwater supply. The advance is a major step towards shielding groundwater from mining, industrial and domestic waste, all of which can contaminate the water for decades, rendering it unusable and undrinkable. A team led by Professor Derek Eamus at The National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT) and University of Technology...

2013-08-19 15:23:59

Climate change combined with rapid population increases, economic growth and land subsidence could lead to a more than nine-fold increase in the global risk of floods in large port cities between now and 2050. 'Future Flood Losses in Major Coastal Cities', published in Nature Climate Change, is part of an ongoing project by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to explore the policy implications of flood risks due to climate change and economic development. This...

2013-08-15 23:29:05

Creeks and streams are prime sources for the formation of flash floods. A water restoration provider explains the danger and how to avoid becoming a victim. Cleveland OH (PRWEB) August 15, 2013 Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage restoration services in the United States, is warning community residents on the dangers of flash flooding, particularly in areas where creeks and streams may be located. Severe weather season means strong potential for flooding, and...

2013-08-12 23:19:45

Crisis Far More Urgent than Even Jay-Z May Realize Says Water Researcher Sharon Kleyne Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) August 12, 2013 Rapper and philanthropist Jay-Z is on the right track with his campaign to help people become involved with the global water crisis, reports water researcher Sharon Kleyne. While Kleyne has only high praise for the hip-hop star, she believes that his “Water for Life” campaign doesn’t go far enough and that too many people, including Jay-Z, remain uneducated...

2013-08-09 10:12:52

Texas is one of the most flood-prone states in the nation Periodic flooding in Texas—one the most flood-prone states in the nation—cannot be firmly linked to climate change due to numerous dams and other manmade structures introduced over the years, according to a University of Iowa study. The researchers also found that tropical cyclones are less responsible for major floods in the region than in the eastern United States. The study, which looked at 70 years of records, appears...

2013-08-07 23:25:33

Summer is the peak season for severe weather, which means flooding. A water restoration provider offers recommendations on stabilizing a home or business following a flood. Cleveland, OH (PRWEB) August 07, 2013 Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of flood damage repair and restoration in the United States, is offering tips to property owners on handling flood cleanup basics. Summer is the peak time for severe weather, which can often trigger flooding, and it is important to...

2013-08-07 23:22:39

Sharon Kleyne’s Mission Would Make Fresh Water Access and Quality World’s Top Priority Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) August 07, 2013 Between 1950 and 2000, there were 1,850 conflicts in the world involving disputes over access to the water in lakes and rivers that cross international boundaries. According to Water and Health Researcher Sharon Kleyne, the number of water disputes becomes much higher when water conflicts within countries are included. With safe fresh water becoming...

2013-07-30 23:28:26

The Water Powered Backup Sump Pump That Meets the Needs of the Easy to Install, D-I-Y Market to Reach New Markets by the End of 2013 Buffalo, NY (PRWEB) July 30, 2013 In response to recent customer feedback, indicating difficulty in finding affordable installers, Base Products Corporation has designed the Do-It-Yourself Basepump RB750-EZ. The company has lead the way in the last few years after having introduced its Basepump RB750 water powered backup sump pump to the market back in the...

2013-07-29 23:04:57

The premium and naturally alkaline artesian water announces a distribution agreement with one of America’s top ten beer distributors. Covington, LA (PRWEB) July 29, 2013 Evamor®, an alkaline water with the highest natural pH among domestic brands, today announced a distribution agreement with Crescent Crown Distributing Co., Inc. Crescent Crown will deliver Evamor to retail, convenience and on-premise channels in Louisiana. Crescent Crown becomes a powerful distribution partner...

2013-07-27 23:03:26

The first order of business in water restoration is safety. A restoration provider explains the protocols that are required following any sort of water or flood damage. Cleveland OH (PRWEB) July 27, 2013 Restoration Local, one of the leading providers of water damage repair and restoration services in the United States, is offering tips to property owners on proper safety protocols to be followed in the wake of water or flood damage to homes or businesses. Most flood related injuries and...


Latest Hydrology Reference Libraries

Endorheic Basin
2013-04-18 22:40:14

An endorheic basin, from the Ancient Greek endon, meaning “within” and rhein, meaning “to flow”, is a closed drainage basin that holds onto water and does not allow outflow to other external bodies of water, such as oceans or rivers, but joins instead into lakes or swamps, seasonal or permanent, that equilibrate via evaporation. Basins such as these might also be referred to as closed or terminal basin or as internal drainage systems. Usually, water that has built up in a drainage...

Precipitation Record For Spokane WA Area First Six Months Of 2012
2012-07-01 11:32:28

January 2012: Started out dry as the area only received 1.06in of rainfall which is about .76in below normal leading to an annual deficit of .76in. February 2012: Followed in January’s footsteps as being dry again; the area got only .99in of rainfall which lead to the annual deficit becoming 1.01in. March 2012: The area received a nice welcoming 3.29in of rainfall on the month which is about 1.92in above normal and brought the annual amount back to a positive 1.08in. April 2012:...

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2009-07-06 18:07:31

A drainage divide, water divide, divide, or watershed is the line that separates neighboring drainage basins. In flat country the divide may be invisible (just a notional line on the ground either side of which water starts its journey to different waterways). While, in hilly country, the divide lies along peaks and ridges. Drainage divides are important geographical, and sometimes political boundaries. Roads and railways often follow divides to minimize slopes and marshes and rivers....

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2009-07-06 17:58:20

The water cycle (or hydrologic cycle) describes the continuous movement of water above, below, and on the planet. Since the water cycle is in fact a "cycle", there is no beginning or end. Water exists in three states: liquid, vapor, and ice. Although the balance of water on our planet is fairly constant, individual water molecules may come and go. The water cycle is driven by the sun. The sun heats the oceans and allows water to evaporate into the air. The sun also heats snow and ice which...

Environmental Science
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Environmental science is a science that contains a wide range of scientific disciplines. These disciplines are grouped together based on the natural environment which they encompass and interact with. These sciences include physical, chemical, and biological components. Environmental science provides an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the environmental systems. The most common way environmental science is studied is through the work of one individual or small team drawing on the...

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