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Satellite Flood Maps Reach Crisis Teams Through The Internet
2013-09-27 12:09:40

ESA Building on its use of satellites for responding to disasters, ESA has helped to create a service that makes flood maps available simply via the Internet. Floods can be devastating, as seen recently in Germany and central Europe. Knowing the extent of a flood and understanding how it might develop is essential for teams responding to the emergency. Traditionally, this is often worked out using ground and airborne sensors along with historical flood maps. Invariably, these...

2013-09-25 08:33:10

ZURICH, September 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Swiss start-up PlantCare has successfully developed an intelligent, self-learning irrigation control system. Experts believe this innovation can achieve the same or even higher crop yields while consuming less water and, at the same time, help combat the increasing shortage of water. According to Professor Rolf Krebs at the Zurich University of Applied Science: "Experiments show that the PlantCare technology represents a new milestone...

2013-09-20 16:22:07

Measure Also Strengthens District's Ability to Protect Customers' Rates LAKEWOOD, Calif., Sept. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Water Replenishment District (WRD) of Southern California is urging Gov. Jerry Brown to sign into law a measure to enhance WRD's ability to protect the groundwater supply for one in ten Californians and stem the abuse of pumping groundwater without payment. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110121/DC34153LOGO) "SB 620 will give WRD the...

2013-09-17 16:20:42

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today announced that the Commonwealth Financing Authority has approved nearly $2.6 million through the H2O PA program to fund the construction and repair of flood control projects that will impact more than 244 businesses and 1,675 residents in Bradford, Chester and Potter counties. "While we cannot prevent natural disasters from happening, we are committed to providing support to help communities...

2013-09-12 23:22:11

Massachusetts has been in the middle of countless storms this month and flash floods are becoming an all too common problem for homeowners. Chatham, MA (PRWEB) September 12, 2013 Labor Day weekend and the first few days of September have proven to be wet and stormy for Central and Eastern Massachusetts. As a result, flash flood warnings have been issued repeatedly for most of the state, reported the Boston Globe on September 2, 2013. Between the humidity, the wind gusts, hail and heavy...

2013-09-09 12:21:31

HARRISBURG, Pa., Sept. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection encourages the public to protect public health and the environment by taking part in a statewide celebration of "Protect Your Groundwater Day" tomorrow, Sept. 10. "Clean water is one of our most precious assets," acting DEP Secretary Chris Abruzzo said. "Every Pennsylvanian can take a few easy steps and play a part in keeping our water clean. Let's not take our resources for granted." In...

2013-09-06 23:19:37

Portable water filtration company, SureAqua, have released a new article discussing the role Floods play in the World Water Crisis. (PRWEB) September 06, 2013 Floods effect a total of 2,809,481,489 people each year, killing on average 2887 people per year according to Prevention Web flood disaster statistics. As the World Water Crisis continues, portable water filtration company, SureAqua, are scraping the surface to find out just the extent to which floods play a role in the water...

2013-08-29 12:22:18

SHENYANG, China, Aug. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NF Energy Saving Corporation (NASDAQ: NFEC) ("NF Energy" or the "Company") is a leading energy saving services and solutions provider for China's power, petrochemical, coal, metallurgy, construction, and municipal infrastructure development industries. Recently, the Company delivered an order to the Beijing South Canal of the National South-to-North Water Diversion Project. The order included 2 sets of jumbo-sized electric butterfly...

Submarine Canyons Important Source Of Marine Invertebrate Diversity, Abundance
2013-08-28 11:44:54

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Submarine canyons play an important role in maintaining high levels of biodiversity of small invertebrates in the seafloor sediments of the main and northwestern Hawaiian Islands, according to research from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. What’s more, scientists have used this data to draw new connections between the levels of faunal diversity and the heterogeneity of submarine canyon landscapes at various spatial scales. “Submarine canyons...

2013-08-27 23:04:29

Bio Logic Aqua founder and water entrepreneur Sharon Kleyne interviews Water Finance author, Neil Grigg, PhD. Grants Pass, OR (PRWEB) August 27, 2013 The world’s fresh water supply is large enough, and the technology is advanced enough, to solve the growing global fresh water supply crisis. Far less hopeful, according to water entrepreneur and founder of Bio Logic Aqua Research, Sharon Kleyne, and author Neil Grigg, PhD., is the willingness of our leaders to commit, cooperate 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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