Latest Water resources Stories

2014-07-24 23:09:37

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Water and Wastewater Treatment Equipment markets. Global market for Water and Wastewater Treatment Equipment is forecast to reach US$53.4 billion by 2020, buoyed by increasing population, urbanization, improving manufacturing activity, and rising oil and gas production, among others. San Jose, California (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 Water and wastewater treatment refers to enhancing the quality of water by eliminating contaminants,...

Mathematicians Help Drought-weary Berry Growers In California Address Water Issues
2014-07-02 03:49:13

Ivy F. Kupec, National Science Foundation It's just not summer without a piece of strawberry shortcake. Pinches of sugar release a flood of fragrant juices that pinken clouds of whipped cream and salty sweet cake on a sweltering day for a refreshing dessert that says, "Yes, summer has arrived." Just as representative of this season's delights are those joys we associate with water: sparkling swimming pools, cooling mists of summer hoses and the scent of warm pavement suddenly accosted...

2014-06-18 12:26:27

The Water Council will serve as headquarters MILWAUKEE, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS), a global collaboration of leaders in sustainable water resource management, today announced an agreement with The Water Council to represent AWS in North America. This announcement builds on recent commitments from top corporations, including Nestlé and General Mills to support AWS, and on the recent launch of the AWS International Water...

2014-06-03 23:01:49

Large cities occupy only 1 percent of global land surface, but draw water from almost half of that surface Arlington, VA (PRWEB) June 03, 2014 The Nature Conservancy announced the publication of the first global database of urban water sources and stress today in Global Environmental Change. The study estimates that cities move 504 billion liters of water—enough to fill 200,000 Olympic swimming pools—a distance of 27,000 kilometers every day. Laid end to end, all those canals and...

2014-05-30 23:05:04

PUC-granted rate increases will allow players to raise their rates, supporting overall revenue growth. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the Water Supply & Irrigation Systems industry in its growing industry report collection. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 The Water Supply and Irrigation Systems industry's performance has grown at a steady rate during the past five years. Revenue is expected to increase at an average rate during the...

2014-05-27 12:34:03

BURNABY, British Columbia, May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Industrial Sector Continues to Remain Largest End User for Global Water Pumps Market The global water pumps market is growing rapidly on account of strong demand from the developing countries such as China and India. These emerging economies are witnessing rising urbanization and industrialization, which is leading to increasing water scarcity, and as a result pushing the demand for water recycling projects. Rising...

2014-05-23 08:22:01

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After the rains and flooding that early spring weather brought to many parts of the U.S., now is the best time for water well owners to perform annual maintenance on their water wells and septic systems, according to the wellcare® Well Owners Network, a free resource for water well maintenance, testing and education made available through the Water Systems Council. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140522/90720 The wellcare®...

2014-05-16 23:09:17

New Technologies Leading to More Efficiency (PRWEB) May 16, 2014 An often overlooked issue that still plagues humanity today is the need for clean water for drinking, and irrigating farms across the world. Humanity has always populated areas where water resources were rich for growing crops and daily use. This is likely the reason for early modern settlements on the Nile river and other water rich ancient areas. People are able to live in areas that were off limits even a few decades ago...

2014-05-05 16:21:59

CWF-Led Stakeholder Dialogue Demonstrates Mounting Support for Improved Groundwater Management SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The California Water Foundation (CWF), a nonpartisan and independent organization dedicated to addressing the state's water needs, today released a report of findings and recommendations to achieve sustainable groundwater management in California. The report is based on an ongoing stakeholder dialogue that was launched earlier this year by...

2014-04-11 04:20:05

DUBLIN, Ireland, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/xdztl3/water_shortage_to) has announced the addition of the "Water Shortage To Hit Power Sector In India: Is There Is Enough Water To Support India's Power Expansion?" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/xdztl3/water_shortage_to ] report to their offering. <start_newscom> (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Why...

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Water Pollution
2013-03-25 12:43:15

Water pollution is the contamination of bodies of water including rivers, oceans, lakes, aquifers and groundwater. Water pollution is when pollutants are discharged directly or indirectly into a body of water without adequate treatment to remove harmful compounds. Water pollution affects the plants and organisms that reside in these bodies of water. In almost all of the cases the effect is damaging not only to individual species and populations, but to the natural biological communities as...

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