Southwest May Face Megadrought This Century

Southwest May Face 'Megadrought' This Century

Melissa Osgood, Cornell University Due to global warming, scientists say, the chances of the southwestern United States experiencing a decade long drought is at least 50 percent, and the chances of a “megadrought” – one that lasts over 30...

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2014-08-27 08:22:45

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- News about disruptions caused by broken water mains and the impact of daily water loss due to America's aging - and leaking - water infrastructure has captured headlines coast to coast. Aclara(®), a leader in smart infrastructure technology for water, gas and electric utilities, has developed STAR(®) ZoneScan, an advanced automated detection system that can pinpoint underground leaks in water mains to within just three feet by collecting and...

2014-08-26 23:03:54

Transparency Market Research has published a new report titled "Global Bottled Water Market: Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020" to its report store. Albany, New York (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 Transparency Market Research has launched a new market report titled “Bottled Water (Still, Carbonated, Flavored and Functional) Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2020”. According to the report the...

2014-08-20 12:20:52

Cost-effective, contractor-friendly design meets demanding industrial-class energy monitoring requirements MELVILLE, N.Y., Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leviton announced today the expansion of its revenue-grade line of VerifEye(TM) submetering solutions with the introduction of its Series 4000 Industrial ModBus Smart Meter. Combining exceptional performance and easy installation for three-phase systems, the Series 4000 submetering kits offer a turnkey solution for measuring and...

2014-08-19 23:04:34

Most of the bottled water that comes from California water sources is sold in California. In fact, the vast majority of bottled water companies in the U.S. use local water sources and distribute their products to nearby towns and states, says the International Bottled Water Association in responding to a recent media report. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) responds to a August 11, 2014 Mother Jones article “Bottled Water Comes...

2014-08-11 20:22:09

Cities, water agencies collaborate to launch new web tool for IE residents INLAND EMPIRE, Calif., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Nearly 20 water agencies and city governments across the Inland Empire have collaborated to launch iEfficient.com, a comprehensive water conservation website supported by a coordinated multimedia public outreach effort urging Inland Empire residents to end water waste. At iEfficient.com, which went live today, visitors can connect to existing conservation...

2014-08-06 08:25:11

AbTech Holdings Targets Stormwater and Mining Industries including Selenium VI Removal Capability to Undetectable at Part per Billion Concentration Level SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AbTech Holdings, Inc. (OTC QB: ABHD) ("AbTech" or the "Company"), a full-service environmental technologies and engineering firm dedicated to providing innovative solutions to communities, industry and governments addressing issues of water pollution and contamination, today announced...

2014-08-05 02:00:47

Bobbie Mixon, National Science Foundation Rice scientists reprogram protein pairs; attempt to modify bacterial decisions Desalination has come a long way, baby. On Aug. 3, some 330 years ago, a certain Captain Gifford of His Majesty's Ship Mermaid, was asked to conduct onboard his 24-gun Royal Naval vessel what may have been the first government-sponsored, scientific desalination experiment. Diarist and later Secretary to the Admiralty Commission in England Samuel Pepys wrote to...

2014-07-31 23:06:06

This new IBWA YouTube video serves as a reminder for people to take a moment to re-assess their risks and update hurricane kits and emergency plans. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 The International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) today launched a new video on its BottledWaterMatters YouTube channel called “Bottled Water – Always there when you need it,” which tells the story of the vital role bottled water plays in times of natural disasters and other emergencies. Late summer...

2014-07-31 23:04:05

Comcate software allows code enforcement officers to educate community on importance of water conservation during California drought. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 The lack of rainfall has California communities scrambling to control water consumption as reservoirs are 50 percent below capacity across the state. In response to the situation, California Governor Jerry Brown has called for a statewide 20 percent drop in consumption. However, instead of cutting usage, residents in many...

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2014-07-31 02:15:58

Winnie Axelsen, Aarhus University Two new reports that focus on the global electricity water nexus have just been published. Three years of research show that by the year 2040 there will not be enough water in the world to quench the thirst of the world population and keep the current energy and power solutions going if we continue doing what we are doing today. It is a clash of competing necessities, between drinking water and energy demand. Behind the research is a group of researchers...

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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...

2009-07-06 17:15:30

Meltwater is water that is released from melting snow or ice. This includes meltwater from glacial ice and ice shelves over oceans. Meltwater is often produced during volcanic eruptions, and can cause dangerous lahars (landslides of wet volcanic debris). When meltwater pools on the surface rather than draining or flowing away, it forms pools known as melt ponds. Meltwater will often refreeze as the temperature drops. Meltwater can also collect or melt under the ice's surface. Sub-glacial...

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