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Image 1 - Following A Watershed's Winding Path To Sustainability
2012-03-11 07:17:32

National Science Foundation "Water, Sustainability and Climate" award fosters new view of urban rivers, lakes Cherokee Marsh, it's called, this sunken enclave surrounded by cattails and bulrushes.  The marsh is a mere dot on a map of the state of Wisconsin, but its importance reaches far beyond the wetland's edge. The Yahara River flows through Cherokee Marsh, swirling through coontail, sago pondweed, glade mallow and other plant species along the Yahara watershed as it goes. ...

2012-03-09 08:00:00

AWRA's first of its kind forum will bring together Google Geospatial Team, Microsoft Research Connections, U.S. Geological Survey, and other national and international experts to explore what's possible. Middleburg, VA (PRWEB) March 09, 2012 Rapid and timely response to large-scale water-related emergencies is becoming dependent upon the coupling of two things: the availability of advanced geospatial information services (GIS) linked to water and climate data, and the accessibility of...

2012-02-15 23:06:03

More than 1 in 3 counties in the United States could face a "high" or "extreme" risk of water shortages due to climate change by the middle of the 21st century, according to a new study in ACS's Journal of Environmental Science & Technology. The new report concluded that 7 in 10 of the more than 3,100 U.S. counties could face "some" risk of shortages of fresh water for drinking, farming and other uses. It includes maps that identify the counties at risk of shortages. In the analysis,...

2012-02-13 13:14:18

In the heart of the Mojave Desert vast torrents of water flow freely in massive fountains, pirate lagoons, wave machines and casino waterfalls: the prodigality that characterizes Las Vegas is sucking America dry, says one of the world´s leading water authorities. The issue of overexploitation of precious groundwater resources in an arid land faces Australia too, cautions Robert Glennon, Professor of Law at the University of Arizona and author of the book Unquenchable: America´s...

2012-01-16 11:00:07

Groundwater will be a major determinant of Australia´s future as the climate warms and our population swells, a leading water scientist cautioned today. “Groundwater makes up 97% of the fresh water on the planet. It currently supplies around 20% of humanity´s drinking water and 30% of our total water use,” says Professor Craig Simmons, Director of the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT). “However it will be far more important in...

2012-01-09 12:44:38

International water scientists today issued a call for action over the growing threat to the world´s groundwater supplies from over-extraction and pollution. Water supplies will begin running out in critical regions where they support cities, industries and food production by 2030 unless urgent steps are taken to better manage the resource, they cautioned. “The world has experienced a boom in groundwater use, more than doubling the rate of extraction between 1960 and 2000...


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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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