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Expanding cities need smart water approach

by Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency  (Sep. 3, 2014)

By 2050, around 70% of the world's population of 9,2 billion people is expected to live in an urban environment. Especially in developing countries this increasing population and expanding cities pose great challenges with respect to access to clean drinking water, sanitation, waste water treatment and protection against floods. On request of UN ...

Mexico pollution, water disputes turn political

by Associated Press  (Sep. 10, 2014)

Water pollution disasters in Mexico have turned into political battles as officials struggled Wednesday to blame each other for the problems. A town in western Jalisco state is fighting state officials over what caused the death of more than 200 tons of fish at a local lake. Jalisco state inspectors said Tuesday that the fish, a ...

Drought lingers, yet some homes lack water meters

by Associated Press  (Sep. 6, 2014)

Although California is locked in a third year of historic drought, many homeowners and businesses still don't have meters telling them just how much water they are using. That's changing, but some say it's not fast enough. State law requires water meters by 2025, but the State Water Resources Control Board says dozens of water districts, many in ...

Hydrologists and water resources professionals to share expertise at SANCIAHS

by Aurecon Group Brand (Pte) Ltd.  (Aug. 25, 2014)

Aurecon is a sponsor of the 17th SANCIAHS (South African National Committee for the International Association of Hydrological Sciences) National Hydrology Symposium, which will be held in Cape Town on 1-3 September 2014. “The event is a premier gathering of hydrologists, academics, government agencies, and water resources professionals to ...

Sun sheds light on Arctic carbon puzzle

by Climate News Network  (Sep. 4, 2014)

One of the puzzles of the permafrost has been solved by scientists in the US. The key to the carbon cycle in the Arctic north is not the microbe population − it’s the sunlight. Such a discovery is not, strictly speaking, concerned with climate change, but with the more detailed question of how the world ...

Shale gas: independent planning is key to reducing environmental impacts of fracking

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Sep. 4, 2014)

Funding for scientists, planners and inspectors should be available before any shale gas development begins, a new review recommends. As revenue for such staff is often provided by the development itself, planning, which is vital to provide immediate environmental protection as well as monitoring long-term impacts, is neglected. The researchers ...

DNV Type approval

by DESMI A/S  (Sep. 5, 2014)

On September 5’th 2014 DNV GL issued type approval certificate for the RayClean system. The type approval certificate includes approval according to both the IMO Ballast Water Management Convention and the DNV type approval programme. The type approval is unique because this is the first time a ballast water treatment system has been tested ...

Lawmakers pass first California groundwater rules

by Associated Press  (Aug. 29, 2014)

The worst drought in a generation has pushed California lawmakers to overhaul the state's longstanding "pump-as-you-please" groundwater policy under a package of bills lawmakers sent Friday to Gov. Jerry Brown. The state would begin regulating its groundwater supply for the first time under the legislative package by Assemblyman Roger ...

Drowned tropical forests add to climate change

by Climate News Network  (Sep. 11, 2014)

Big dams built in the tropics to produce hydroelectricity have long been highly controversial − and data gathered in Laos by a French team studying methane emissions confirms that dams can add to global warming, not reduce it. In many rocky regions low on vegetation and population, such as in Iceland and other northern mountainous ...

Water and Agriculture Leaders Plant Seeds for Environmental Progress in Rare Collaboration

by U.S. Water Alliance  (Aug. 21, 2014)

he US Water Alliance issued a report today highlighting common ground and innovative strategies between agriculture and water and wastewater utilities to reduce nutrient pollution in the Mississippi River Basin. “Coming Together to Protect  Mississippi River Watersheds:  Agriculture and Water Sector Collaboration for Nutrient ...

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