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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 ...

SIWW Water Convention 2016: Call for Submission of Papers

by Japan Corporate News - JCN  (Aug. 5, 2015)

The Water Convention 2016 Call for Papers will close soon on 15 August 2015. If you have yet to submit your paper or project for consideration, this is the time to do so! Your paper can be submitted via our website at http://www.siww.com.sg/abstract-submission-procedures.  The Water Convention provides a platform for water experts to share ...

Aquatech awarded contract to supply a Thermal Desalination (MED) System for the SOHAR Refinery Improvement Project in OMAN

by Aquatech International Corporation  (Aug. 25, 2015)

quatech, a global leader in water and wastewater technologies for the industrial and infrastructure markets, has been awarded a contract to design and supply a Multiple Effect Distillation (MED) seawater desalination system for Orpic’s Sohar Refinery Improvement Project in Oman. Orpic (Oman Oil Refineries and Petroleum Industries Company) ...

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 ...

Sunbelt Solar Power is price competitive with all other forms of energy generation

by Climate News Network  (Aug. 26, 2015)

The US Navy is investing in what will be the largest solar farm in the world in order to provide power for 14 of its bases. The climate of Arizona, where the two earlier phases of the Mesquite solar farm are already up and running, provides 300 days of sunshine a year. And the Navy’s deal to extend the farm is the largest purchase of ...

Threshold Group and Trucost partner to advance carbon audits for family foundation investment portfolios

by Trucost Plc  (Aug. 5, 2015)

Threshold Group and Trucost have formed a strategic partnership to provide carbon audits of investment portfolios, particularly those of family foundations. The firms are also extending their methodology to assess the carbon risk exposures of underlying assets in derivative investments. Several of Threshold’s clients, including The Russell ...

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 ...

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