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IBM launchs program for sustaining watersheds

by GLOBE Foundation  (Sep. 9, 2010)

The Nature Conservancy and IBM today announced plans to launch a free Web site this fall called Rivers for Tomorrow, where watershed managers can map, analyze and share detailed information about the health of local freshwater river basins to inform clean up programs The online application will provide easy access to data and computer models to ...

The Nature Conservancy and IBM launch program for sustaining watersheds

by CSRwire - Corporate Social Responsibility Newswire  (Sep. 7, 2010)

The Nature Conservancy and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced plans to launch a free website this fall called Rivers for Tomorrow, where watershed managers can map, analyze and share detailed information about the health of local freshwater river basins to inform clean up programs. The online application will provide easy access to data and computer ...

The Nature Conservancy and IBM Launch Program for Sustaining Watersheds

by The Nature Conservancy  (Sep. 7, 2010)

To establish Web site for watershed managers and planners to analyze river basins, and make more informed decisions ARMONK, N.Y. and ARLINGTON, Va. - The Nature Conservancy and IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced plans to launch a free Web site this fall called Rivers for Tomorrow, where watershed managers can map, analyze and share detailed ...

Texas watershed cancer link

by WaterLink International  (Mar. 23, 2010)

A study in the Journal of Water and Health examines a possible link between an increased risk of childhood cancer and the geographic location of the mother at birth. This increased risk was estimated for each watershed in Texas. Although rare in terms of absolute numbers, cancer is the most common fatal disease among US children. The foetus has ...

Computer simulations shed light on nanosized minerals

by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory  (Jul. 7, 2009)

The red and blue images appear ghostly, like a fleeting glimpse of something that’s never been seen before — which is true. Using computer simulations, Berkeley Lab scientists have developed the first predicted images of water molecules surrounding a nanoparticle, in this case an iron-oxide mineral called hematite. The simulations indicate that ...

FEECO International provides solutions minimizing phosphate contaminations in water shed

by FEECO International, Inc.  (Jul. 10, 2009)

FEECO an industry leader of fertilizer, material handling, and organic waste solutions is currently working with Brown County on the Brown County Waste Transformation Initiative (BCWTI). The principle of the project is to be able to take the county’s organic waste, process it and sell it around the world as nutrient-rich, pathogen-free fertilizer. ...

Payments for watershed services: pilot projects for watershed protection

by World Resources Institute WRI  (Feb. 29, 2012)

Forested watersheds of the southern United States provide numerous services to the region. At no cost, they purify water, control flooding and erosion, and provide places for people to relax and have fun. Yet despite their value, many watersheds are under threat from development and poor land management. “Payments for Watershed ...

Watershed forum call for papers

by WaterLink International  (Jan. 17, 2011)

The Saint-Francois Watershed Steering Committee (COGESAF) with their two major partners, University of Sherbrooke and the City of Sherbrooke, are inviting stormwater management professionals from Quebec, Canada, and all around the world to submit for the call for speakers and posters. This call for papers is available on the Forum web site until ...

Online learning supplements watershed program

by Soil Science Society of America  (Jul. 12, 2010)

Are online learning modules beneficial to educational programs? The Arizona Master Watershed Steward program used online learning modules to help increase participant understanding of key watershed concepts. Even though the modules were not required, researchers found that participants both visited the sites on their own time and demonstrated an ...

New Guidance on Watershed Permitting

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Aug. 24, 2007)

EPA has published a new technical guidance that will help integrate National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits into watershed management plans. 'Watershed-Based NPDES Permitting Technical Guidance' is a follow up to the 2003 implementation guidance and leads permitting interested parties through the analysis of watershed data ...

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