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  • AUS$50m for new water research alliance

    Minister for Climate Change and Water, Senator Penny Wong, has launched a joint initiative between the Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO that will be the largest water information research project in the southern hemisphere. The Water Information Research and Development Alliance (WIRADA) is a five-year, $50 million research partnership between Bureau of Meteorology (the Bureau) and CSIRO. It aims ...


    By Australian Government

  • Interview with Professor Chen Kelin about the Ruoergai Plateau wetlands

    Wetlands International-China is one of the organizations engaged in the restoration of the Ruoergai Plateau wetlands. Wetlands International focusses on the restoration of peatlands in the northeast of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau. Professor Kelin Chen, Director of Wetlands International-China ...


    By Wetlands International

  • On-Site Calibration with weather sensors from Lufft

    Sometimes it is not possible to renounce for your meteorological stations for several days to ship them for calibration to a calibration laboratory. Nevertheless, the measurement technique should be calibrated at least every two years – The solution is on-site calibration! Two examples of such service I would like to present in more detail in this blog post: Lufft ...

  • Climate change puts forty percent more people at risk of absolute water scarcity: study

    Water scarcity impacts people’s lives in many countries already today. Future population growth will increase the demand for freshwater even further. Yet in addition to this, on the supply side, water resources will be affected by projected changes in rainfall and evaporation. Climate change due to unabated greenhouse-gas emissions within our century is likely to put 40 percent more people ...

  • Invest In Water to Prevent Conflict: New Report

    A new UN report warns that without large new water-related investments many societies worldwide will soon confront rising desperation and conflicts over life’s most essential resource. Presenting their report at UN Headquarters, New York, officials of UN University and the UN Office for Sustainable Development said unmet water goals threaten many world regions and form a barrier to key ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New water-quality station is a step forward for Baltimore water pollution clean-up

    In a first for Baltimore and the nation, the U.S. Geological Survey and the Environmental Protection Agency will soon be installing a suite of sensors that will provide the public and scientists with the first comprehensive, real time look at water quality in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and the urban rivers that flow into it are important sources of water to ...

  • eWater: Modelling Human Behaviour Key to Water Savings

    A new tool for Integrated Urban Water Management (IUWM) from Australian company eWater CRC has achieved a major breakthrough by allowing users to simulate the way human behaviour impacts household water use.eWater launched Urban Developer at Singapore International Water Week.Traditional models of the urban water system require the user to specify demand as an input to the modelling system. ...


    By Japan Corporate News - JCN

  • ASTM D6429 - 99(2011)e1 standard guide for selecting surface geophysical methods

    This guide applies to commonly used surface geophysical methods for those applications listed in Table 1. The rating system used in Table 1 is based upon the ability of each method to produce results under average field conditions when compared to other methods applied to the same application. An “A” rating implies a preferred method and a “B” rating implies an alternate ...


    By ASTM International

  • World Water Day: Understanding water risk

    It’s rare for water to make waves at the World Economic Forum’s annual gathering of business leaders and finance ministers. But the most recent Davos summit was an exception. A new eye-opening report ranked water supply among the top five global risks in terms of impact– on par with systemic ...

  • Melting Andean glaciers impacts environmental outlook in Latin America

    World Bank engineer Walter Vergara gestures to a white patch on the mountainside. “You see that sliver of ice – that used to cover the entire mountain,” Vergara tells Dateline NBC in an April 20 report on Bolivia’s retreating glaciers. About 99 percent of the Chacaltaya glacier has disappeared since 1940. It was initially predicted to last till 2013, Vergara notes in his report, “The Impacts of ...


    By The World Bank

  • Industry Flocks to Water/Wastewater Monitoring Event

    WWEM 2006 took place in early November and was almost unrecognisable in comparison to the inaugural 2005 event. WWEM was initially created to provide a vehicle for discussing and dispersing information on the Environment Agency’s monitoring certification scheme, MCERTS. However, on the evidence of WWEM 2006, it has become a red letter diary entry for anyone involved with testing or monitoring ...


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