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2011-08-09 12:21:21

To help farmers make the best use of limited irrigation water in the arid West, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) researchers are helping farmers determine how much water major crops actually need. Tom Trout, research leader of the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Water Management Research Unit (WMRU) in Fort Collins, Colo., and his colleagues are measuring crop water-use efficiency not by the traditional measure of crop yield per drop of irrigation water applied, but instead yield per...

2011-07-27 00:01:20

Investment in water related infrastructure could nearly double during the mining industry's current boom, suggests a new report from Global Water Intelligence (GWI). "ËœWater for Mining: Opportunities in scarcity and environmental regulation', published this month, focuses on the key growth areas of the mining industry's unprecedented development - water supply, reuse, metal recovery, effluent treatment and brine management. Oxford, UK (PRWEB) July 26, 2011 Investment in water...

2011-07-20 00:00:31

The International Desalination Association has released a "blue paper" outlining strategies to minimize potential effects from desalination on the Gulf. The paper is based on 12 months of work done by members of IDA's global Environmental Task Force and discussions among regulators, scientists, engineers, water producers, environmentalists, members of the desalination industry and academics who attended the landmark Environmental Symposium on Desalination and the Gulf held in Bahrain....

2011-07-01 00:13:23

Israel currently leads the change in the global approach to marketing new and innovative technologies in the water industry. Israel is recognized for water technologies such as Smart Irrigation Solutions, Water Resource Management, Combating Leaky Infrastructure, Water Treatment, Desalination and Water Security. The introduction of these technologies into foreign countries will be done with support, promotion and mutual collaboration from Governments, Water Companies and International...

2011-06-21 08:46:00

BEIJING, June 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- Tri-Tech Holding Inc. (NASDAQ: TRIT), a premier Chinese company that provides leading turn-key solutions in China for water resources, water and wastewater treatment, industrial safety and the pollution control markets, announced today that its subsidiary, Tri-Tech High-Tech (Beijing) Co. Ltd. ("Tri-Tech Beijing") has agreed to acquire 51% of Beijing Huaxia Yuan Jie Water Technology Co., Ltd. ("Yuan Jie Water"). Yuan Jie Water is a...

2011-06-15 17:32:00

LONGMONT, Colo., June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Water restrictions in West Palm Beach, Fla., have pushed several communities into a severe crisis situation and KISSS(TM) America, manufacturer and distributor of sub-surface, sustainable irrigation systems, offers a viable and cost saving solution with up to 50 percent water savings. Implications of reduced watering cost hundreds of thousands of dollars for repairs or replacement and could impose health and public safety concerns....

2011-03-22 16:04:34

Global water research grows nearly 30 percent annually during past decade The report "Confronting the Global Water Crisis through Research "“ 2010", carried out by Elsevier and released today, reveals the increasingly international and strategic nature of water resources research. Examining major trends in water research at the international, national and institutional levels, the report highlights the escalation in the article output of countries conducting water resources research and...

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2011-03-21 14:26:40

The United Nations said on Monday that 50 percent of water resources are wasted in Iraq, where six million people have no access to clean water. "Iraq faces difficulties in meeting the target of 91 percent of households using a safe drinking water supply by 2015," due to decades of conflict, sanctions and neglect, the UNICEF children's fund said in a statement. "Iraq's average water production level per person, at 86 gallons per capita per day, is considered high by international standards...

2011-03-21 12:03:00

Study indicates need for sustainable water models at all levels of society Half of world economy could be affected by water scarcity CHICAGO, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Unless more sustainable water resource management practices are adopted by companies and individuals, almost half of the global economy and more than half of the world's population will be exposed to severe water scarcity by 2050, according to research released today by Veolia Water. New research modeling...

2011-03-16 14:34:00

Top scientists call boreal protection a global priority OTTAWA, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A first of its kind report by the Pew Environment Group reveals that Canada's boreal, the world's largest intact forest and on-land carbon storehouse, contains more unfrozen freshwater than any other ecosystem. As United Nations' International Year of Forests and World Water Day coincide, world leaders are grappling with water scarcity and pollution - and scientists are calling boreal...


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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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