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2012-03-29 12:27:08

Simultaneously attaining a reliable water supply for California and protecting and rehabilitating its Bay-Delta ecosystem cannot be realized until better planning can identify how trade-offs between these two goals will be managed when water is limited, says a new report from the National Research Council. Recent efforts have been ineffective in meeting these goals because management is distributed among many agencies and organizations, which hinders development and implementation of an...

2012-03-24 04:46:39

A new method to make better use of vast amounts of data related to global geography, population and climate may help determine the relative importance of population increases vs. climate change. While several recent studies suggest that much of the world is likely to experience freshwater shortages as the population increases and temperatures rise, determining the relative impact of each has been difficult. An Oak Ridge National Laboratory paper published in Computers & Geosciences...

2012-03-23 23:03:25

Managing our water resources through effective partnerships is critical to our health and safety. On March 22, World Water Day, the United States took a stand to mobilize partnerships to address the current global water crisis. AWRA has supported a multidisciplinary approach to managing water resources since 1964 and applauds the United States Water Partnership (USWP) proposed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. (PRWEB) March 23, 2012 On March 22, World Water Day, Secretary of State...

2012-03-21 22:20:53

STOCKHOLM, March 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The International Water Management Institute (IWMI), with headquarters in Colombo, Sri Lanka, has been named the 2012 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate for their pioneering research that has served to improve agriculture water management, enhance food security, protect environmental health and alleviate poverty in developing countries. For full press release, translations, background facts, photos and video material, visit:...

2012-03-14 21:32:07

Matching water supply and water demand A new assessment of available water resources, published today by the Joint Research Centre (JRC), reveals that large areas in Spain and Eastern Europe have on average less than 200 mm freshwater available every year while the demand for water is three to ten times higher. The report 'Current Water Resources in Europe and Africa' shows variations in yearly freshwater generation from 10 mm to over 500 mm for Europe and from less than 0.1 mm to over 500...

2012-03-12 10:20:08

Current and future solutions to the conflicts over the use of water resources discussed by public and private sector experts As food and energy production intensify around the world, their demands on dwindling water resources have prompted the search for an innovative and collaborative solution. On Friday, March 16, a High Level Panel convened by the EDF Group and the CGIAR Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF) will gather in Marseilles at the Sixth World Water Forum (WWF6) to share...

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...

2012-03-09 14:08:00

SANTA ANA, Calif., March 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Santa Ana's Water Resources Division has been recognized for producing one of the best tasting and highest quality tap water in the world. The City received the silver award in the "Best Municipal Water" category at the Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting Festival, a serious and accredited competition that attracts water submissions from all over the world each year. "This is the second consecutive year our water has rated among the...

2012-03-08 14:01:00

DOWNEY, Calif., March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Park Water Company (Park) recognizes the vital importance that groundwater and infrastructure have on customers. To promote groundwater awareness, Park will celebrate National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 11-17, 2012 at Water Replenishment District's (WRD) annual groundwater festival. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, "More than 90% of all drinking water systems rely on groundwater to supply the population with drinking...


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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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