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USDA Announces New Tool to Monitor Dams, Keep Communities Safe

by U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)  (Jun. 23, 2015)

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the availability ofDamWatch, a new web-based application that provides real-time monitoring of rainfall, snowmelt, stream ...

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 ...

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 ...

Texas watershed cancer link

by WaterLink International - Geomares Publishing bv  (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 ...

EPA Pours $3.2 Million into Watersheds

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (May 21, 2007)

Washington, D.C. -  Six finalists are eligible to apply for $3.2 million from EPA's Targeted Watersheds Grants to provide support to watershed organizations throughout the nation. These capacity-building grants will range from $300,000 to $800,000 each. They are awarded to organizations that promote the growth and development of local ...

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 ...

Seeps important in watershed nitrogen retention

by Soil Science Society of America  (Feb. 1, 2010)

Globally, the mobilization of nitrogen has increased significantly due to human activities, such as industrial and agricultural development. As a result, over the past decades, eutrophication in coastal ecosystems has increased. Watershed nitrogen retention is an important mechanism to decrease nitrogen loading to downstream water bodies. ...

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 ...

Mountaintop mining guidelines to protect watersheds

by WaterLink International - Geomares Publishing bv  (Apr. 12, 2010)

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a set of actions to clarify and strengthen environmental requirements for Appalachian mountaintop removal and other surface coal mining projects. The aim is to prevent significant and irreversible damage to Appalachian watersheds at risk from mining activity. Mountaintop removal is a ...

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