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Forecasting Future Water Levels Of Crucial Agricultural Aquifer
2013-08-27 06:24:50

Kansas State University If current irrigation trends continue, 69 percent of the groundwater stored in the High Plains Aquifer of Kansas will be depleted in 50 years. But immediately reducing water use could extend the aquifer's lifetime and increase net agricultural production through the year 2110. Those findings are part of a recently published study by David Steward, professor of civil engineering, and colleagues at Kansas State University. The study investigates the future...

2011-12-20 15:18:25

Retreating glaciers threaten water supplies Glaciers are retreating at an unexpectedly fast rate according to research done in Peru's Cordillera Blanca by McGill doctoral student Michel Baraer. They are currently shrinking by about one per cent a year, and that percentage is increasing steadily, according to his calculations. But despite this accelerated glacial shrinking, for the first time, the volume of water draining from the glacier into the Rio Santa in Northern Peru has started...

2010-07-29 18:47:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- California American Water is encouraging its Sacramento customers to be mindful of their water consumption during the summer, particularly outdoor use. "We had a cool, wet spring, which has helped the region's water supply, however, that doesn't mean we can ease up on being water efficient," said Andy Soule, California American Water's Northern Division general manager. "Conservation is important during the summer and residents can...

2010-07-13 12:54:00

IMPERIAL BEACH, Calif., July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As warmer weather and longer and drier days set in, California American Water is encouraging its San Diego County service district customers to be particularly mindful of their water consumption - especially outdoors. "Water consumption generally reaches its peak in July or August. This is the time of year that we see a dramatic increase in water use, which is clearly the result of warmer summer weather. Most of the increased...

2010-07-13 12:54:00

ROSEMEAD, Calif., July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As warmer weather and longer and drier days set in, California American Water is encouraging its Los Angeles County service district customers to be particularly mindful of their water consumption - especially outdoors. "Water consumption generally reaches its peak in July or August. This is the time of year that we see a dramatic increase in water use, which is clearly the result of warmer summer weather. Most of the increased use is...

2010-07-13 12:51:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., July 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- As warmer weather and longer and drier days set in, California American Water is encouraging its Ventura County service district customers to be particularly mindful of their water consumption - especially outdoors. "Water consumption generally reaches its peak in July or August. This is the time of year that we see a dramatic increase in water use, which is clearly the result of warmer summer weather. Most of the increased use is...

2010-04-02 16:39:00

CLOVIS, N.M., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- On March 31, 2010, the New Mexico Office of State Engineer approved an emergency authorization relating to New Mexico American Water's application to combine water rights for wells producing potable water for the Clovis water system. New Mexico American Water filed the application on July 30, 2008 and anticipated the need for emergency authorization at that time in anticipation of possible water shortages in the Clovis area as a result of the...

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...

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2009-08-03 17:00:00

August is a peak water-use period, but the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says a few simple tricks could save up to $110 annually on water bills. Peak water use can be expensive, taxes local water systems, and threatens future water supply and quality, Peter S. Silva, EPA's assistant administrator for water, said Monday in a release. A few simple changes can help consumers reduce their water bills, and in turn, save them money. An American household uses about 260 gallons per day on...

2009-06-30 09:00:06

In this months PLoS Medicine Editorial, the editors argue that"”despite recent international objections"” access to clean water should be recognised as a human right.At the March 2009 United Nations (UN) meetings, coinciding with the World Water Forum, Canada, Russia, and the United States refused to support a declaration that would recognize water as a basic human right. But this flies in the face of considerable evidence that access to water, which is essential for health, is...


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