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California proposes historic $1.5M fine for taking water

by Associated Press  (Jul. 20, 2015)

California regulators on Monday proposed a first-of-its-kind, $1.5 million fine for a group of Central Valley farmers accused of illegally taking water during the drought. It would be the first such fine against an individual or district with claims to water that are more than a century-old, known as senior water rights holders. Entities with ...

Making clean, high-quality fuels from low-quality oil

by MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology  (Jul. 17, 2015)

Original story at MIT News New findings released by MIT researchers could help energy companies implement a long-recognized process for converting heavy, high-sulfur crude oil into high-value, cleaner fuels such as gasoline without using hydrogen — a change that would reduce costs, energy use, and ...

Third Pacific Meteorological Council opens in Tonga

by World Meteorological Organization (WMO)  (Jul. 20, 2015)

The Third Pacific Meteorological Council opened in the Kingdom of Tonga today bringing together over 100 Pacific Met Directors, partners and stakeholders to strengthen the path ahead for Pacific Meteorology under the theme - “Sustainable Weather and Climate Services for a Resilient Pacific.” This event reaches a historic milestone in ...

Agricultural water resource management

by WaterLink International  (Jan. 24, 2011)

The Government’s Big Society programme aims to take power away from politicians, central government and government agencies and transfer it to community level. For water allocation and abstraction management, this will be in the context of increasing demand and decreasing summer resources due to population growth and climate change. At ...

China conserves water resources

by WaterLink International - Geomares Publishing bv  (Jun. 23, 2010)

The Ministry of Water Resources of the People"s Republic of China recently announced a project that uses ERDAS IMAGINE to facilitate conserving and protecting China"s water resources. The solution is being used to identify the areas where the water is being adversely affected by soil erosion. Beijing Digital LandView Company Limited, the ...

WWF: Water as a globalised resource

by WaterLink International - Geomares Publishing bv  (Aug. 12, 2009)

WWF will be keeping up the momentum in its campaign for more countries to ratify and bring into effect the UN convention on transboundary waters (UN Watercourses Convention) to provide the basis of sustainable, equitable and peaceful sharing of waters that cross international boundaries. WWF will also take the opportunity to launch a number of ...

Putting water resources and communities on the map

by WaterAid  (Dec. 4, 2009)

A season of presentations and panel discussions will be taking place from December to recognise the importance of integrated water resource management at field and policy level. The Appropriate Development Panel (ADP) for the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE), in collaboration with Oxfam and WaterAid, are hosting the events to highlight current ...

India: water resource equipment market

by GLOBE Foundation  (Feb. 12, 2008)

The total Indian water market is estimated to be over $1 billion. The government sector contributes a little more than 50 percent, with the rest of the business coming from the private industrial sector. The overall water market is growing at 10-12 percent annually, with even higher growth rates in the industrial and drinking water segments. ...

Water resources management support partnership

by WaterLink International - Geomares Publishing bv  (May 12, 2011)

The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and US Geological Survey (USGS), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to form an innovative partnership of federal agencies to address America's growing water resources challenges. Water resources decision makers nationwide ...

Weston Expands Water Resources and design services with acquisition of Resource Technology, Inc.

by Weston Solutions, Inc  (Sep. 2, 2009)

Weston Solutions, Inc. (WESTON®), a leading environmental, redevelopment, and construction firm, today announced the acquisition of Resource Technology, Inc. (RTI). RTI is a New Mexico-based small and minority-owned water resources, civil engineering and landscape architecture design firm. The acquisition of RTI significantly expands WESTON’s ...

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