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2013-02-26 11:57:58

Expert panel report on sustainable management of water in the agricultural landscapes of Canada Canadian agriculture is faced with great opportunities, but also challenged by water-related risks and uncertainties. An expert panel convened by the Council of Canadian Academies has found that water and land resources in Canada can be more sustainably managed by developing forward-thinking policies and effective land and water management strategies, adopting effective governance mechanisms,...

2013-01-20 23:02:23

American Water Resources Association (AWRA) Report Recommends U.S. Water Management Goals and Policies be Organized around Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) Middleburg, VA (PRWEB) January 20, 2013 The Policy Committee of the American Water Resources Association (AWRA) recently released its first national report examining the challenges and successes of integrated water resources management (IWRM) here in the United States. In 2011, the AWRA Board of Directors commissioned two...

2012-12-27 14:36:40

The discovery of ℠wonky holes´ — strange freshwater seeps resembling miniature volcanoes on the seafloor — is giving Australian water scientists important new insights into the nation´s groundwater resources, and how they may be used by coastal communities. Wonky holes — named by fishermen whose nets they snagged, threatening to capsize their boats — were first found in a 60 km-wide strip fringing the Great Barrier Reef (GBR) coastline. These...

Water Resources Monitored In The Mediterranean
2012-12-19 12:38:59

ESA The effects of climate change, population growth and economic development in the Mediterranean are posing a threat to the water supply in the region. As part of ESA´s TIGER initiative, satellite data are supporting water management by identifying water resources. The demand for water is growing around the Mediterranean and is especially crucial in areas that do not receive regular rainfall. This is especially true for the southernmost parts of Europe and the countries lying...

2012-11-26 14:16:53

Australia should prepare now for dry times ahead by ℠banking´ its water underground when rainfall is plentiful, according to an important new scientific study. "There is enormous national potential to store surplus water in aquifers, ensuring sufficient water is available for cities, homes, industry, farming and the environment when drought strikes", says researcher Andrew Ross of the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT). “We need to start...


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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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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'