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Investment in resource innovation needed for a key tech ecosystem

by GLOBE Foundation  (Sep. 3, 2015)

We are living in a time of major transitions, and we are at the beginning of a new innovation supercycle. With more than 9,000 technology companies currently calling British Columbia home, there’s no shortage of support and enthusiasm for our burgeoning hub for startup ventures. But while we pride ourselves on cultivating new businesses at ...

2015 Water and Hydraulic Fracturing Report

by Canadian Water Network  (Oct. 6, 2015)

Over the past decade, the combination of horizontal drilling techniques and multi-stage hydraulic fracturing has led to a technological revolution in oil and gas development. It has given rise to a huge North American expansion of oil and gas development from unconventional (tight) resources. This rapid expansion has spurred evolution in industry ...

USA water challenges are many, but so are the solutions

by Associated Press  (Sep. 28, 2015)

Many of the nation's water-supply systems need expensive improvements. And in the West and elsewhere, utilities are focused on finding enough water to meet demand. Although the problems are complex, experts generally agree on some basic solutions. PROTECT WATER SUPPLIES Providing clean drinking water starts at the source - whether it's an ...

Analysis of historic drought in Australia shows how the Ecometrica Platform can help assess and model global water risk

by Ecometrica  (Aug. 4, 2015)

A new Ecometrica Platform Mapping application allows users to easily access and compare historical drought index records and anomalies for any area in the Murray Darling Basin. ...

Water resources

by IWA Publishing  (Jul. 21, 2011)

Water resources are sources of water that are useful or potentially useful to humans. Uses of water include agricultural, industrial, ...

Sustainable Development Goals Adopted

by World Meteorological Organization (WMO)  (Sep. 28, 2015)

Weather, climate and water-related information and services will make a cross-cutting contribution to promotion of the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals. WMO will work closely with its Members and National and Meteorological and Hydrological Services to improve both the provision and use of these services and maximize their full ...

KSB - H2O collaboration project: Reduce costs and improve quality of industrial wastewater treatment

by H2O GmbH  (Dec. 1, 2014)

A Clearcat evaporator at KSB in La Roche Chalais (France) for the treatment of industrial wastewater on site. The KSB factory at La Roche Chalais (24), a subsidiary of Germany's KSB AG, manufactures AMRI brand butterfly valves. These valves are used in the construction, industrial, water, and electric power generation sectors. The production of ...

Exploring nature-based solutions - The role of green infrastructure in mitigating the impacts of weather- and climate change-related natural hazards

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Sep. 21, 2015)

Natural resource scarcity, climate change impacts, continued employment crises, public budget debts and economic recovery plans are some of the challenges that governments in Europe currently face. Moreover, Member States in the European Union (EU) need to continue building or rebuilding roads, sewage systems, levees, etc. (also known as grey ...

Increasing Environmental Commitment in Supply Chain Performance Management

by SGS  (Sep. 1, 2015)

In 2015, China reinforced its environmental policies and laws, strengthening air and water pollution controls. Trend toward Environmental Commitment Almost immediately, polluters found themselves subject to litigation, for example, a group of chemical companies subjected to compensation demands for about US$26 million (1). China is supporting ...

Water: Allocating a Scarce Resource

by American Water Works Association (AWWA)  (Sep. 1, 1985)

The author of this article addresses shortcomings of the riparian doctrine of water rights as well as the prior appropriation doctrine in view of the increasing pressure on water supplies. To solve the problem of shortages that will inevitably occur, market pricing, in lieu of costly water development projects, is advocated as a means of ...

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