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  • A roof, a tank and rain

    All it takes is a roof, a gutter and a tank to lift the poor out of drudgery. But is it that simple, ask Aisling Irwin and Aditya Ghosh? Mr Wijesinghe, of Meewellawa village, in the dry northwest of Sri Lanka, used to dread his neighbours calling round. A call, by custom, means serving a cup of tea. His well was dry for increasing portions of the year — and every drop had to be ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Coastal Waters Most Sensitive to Acid Rain

    FALMOUTH, Massachusetts, September 11, 2007 (ENS) - The release of sulfur and nitrogen into the atmosphere by power plants and agriculture plays a small role in making the ocean more acidic on a global scale, but the impact is amplified in shallow coastal waters, finds new research by atmospheric and marine chemists. Ocean 'acidification' occurs when chemical compounds such as ...

  • When it Rains, it pours at RAF Cosford

    Galliford Try choose Wavin Plastics’ AquaCell stormwater management system Wavin Plastics’ stormwater management system, AquaCell, has been specified for the new 6,000 square metre RAF Museum at Cosford in Shropshire. The museum, which is scheduled to open to the public in 2007, requires a sophisticated stormwater management system that can deal with the heavy volume of surface water run-off ...


  • Pakistan: Harvesting rain, restoring dignity

    Tharparker District in Sindh Province, southern Pakistan, is among the most arid regions in the country. Limited rainfall, brackish underground water and the private ownership of wells by an elite minority have made access to potable water very difficult for much of the district’s 900,000 mostly rural inhabitants. However, an innovative project by local NGO Thardeep Rural Development Programme ...


    By IRIN

  • Worried California Governor Pumps Water Storage Plan

    SACRAMENTO, California, July 17, 2007 (ENS) - Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger Monday gathered state and local officials on the bank of the shrinking San Luis Reservoir to raise public support for his $5.9 billion water storage program. High temperatures, low rainfall, and a growing population have led to a 'water crisis' across the state, said the governor, pointing to marks on the walls of the ...

  • How necessary are water storage tanks in the UK?

    Rain water always seems to be in great supply in the UK, so the question asked by many is whether it really is worth installing a metal water storage tank? A number of factors would need to be considered to quantify their value. This can be worked out by calculating water savings over a long-term period of 10 years or more. Installing a water storage tank without protecting ...


    By Russetts Development Ltd

  • Water storage requires evidence-based approach

    Coping with climate change requires a greater understanding of the options for water storage, writes hydrology expert Matthew McCartney. The lack of water is a major cause of food insecurity and poverty among the world's poorest people. But for many, the problem is not water scarcity per se, but the inability to manage rainfall variability. In Sub-Saharan Africa, for example, ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Rain Shortage Could Threaten Harvest – Rainwater Harvesting Tanks A Relief

    Although the UK was not short of rain throughout the first part of summer, according to Farmers Weekly, rain shortages could foil what was otherwise expected to be a bumper harvest. So far, the 2015 UK harvest season has been one of the best on record. A world record oilseed rape yield was smashed by a farm in Lincolnshire, 50 per cent of winter barley and 35 per cent of OSR is reportedly ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Environment Agency builds new technology into rain monitoring network

    During recent trials conducted by the Environment Agency (EA) and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), in cooperation with the UK Met Office, OTT Hydrometry’s Pluvio2 raingauge exceeded the target performance requirements of the assessment and over 100 units have now been purchased by the EA. As a result, the quality of monitoring data will be improved and the cost of running ...

  • North America Water Storage Systems Market Trends & Forecasts to 2018

    ReportnReports.com adds "North America Water Storage Systems Market, By End Use, Application, Material Type & Country (U.S., Canada, Mexico) – Trends & Forecasts to 2018" new market research report to its store. Rising concerns for optimal usage of water, which is a fast depleting resource, coupled with the benefits and simplicity offered by the water storage systems in all ...

  • Horry County in South Carolina awarded a First Annual EPA Region 4 Rain Catcher Award

    Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded Horry County with the regional 2014 EPA Rain Catcher Award in the Neighborhood/Community Category for the Crabtree Swamp Restoration Project in Conway, South Carolina. The award was given at an award ceremony during the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4/International Erosion Control Association Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater ...

  • Rainwater harvesting tanks: benefits Of horizontal storage

    Horizontal Rainwater Harvesting Tanks as such as The Original Rainwater Pillow are an economical solution to use wasted spaces for rainwater storage. Rainwater Collection To harvest rain water is the best way to save water for future generations and money, you would normally spend for city water. Rainwater provides on-site storm water retention and aquifer recharge. If there ...


    By Granite Environmental, Inc

  • The Louisville and Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District awarded a First Annual EPA Region 4 Rain Catcher Award

    Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded the Louisville and Jefferson County Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) with the regional 2014 EPA Rain Catcher Award in the Municipal Category. The award was given at an award ceremony during the Environmental Protection Agency, Region 4/International Erosion Control Association Municipal Wet Weather Stormwater Conference, in Charlotte, ...

  • CO2 capture and storage gains a growing foothold

    On a placid bend of the Ohio River in West Virginia sit two coal-fired power plants. The Philip Sporn Plant boasts four boilers from the 1950s, surrounded by mountains of coal and a series of man-made lakes to contain the toxic residue of its coal-burning. A faint haze emanates from its main smokestack, the only visible sign of the thousands of tons of acid-rain-forming sulfur dioxide, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Growers Report Bigger Blackcurrants This Year – Cone Bottom Tanks For Optimum Storage

    If you’re a grower and one of your crops is blackcurrants, then you wont need telling that the exceptional weather this summer is resulting in larger berries than usual. Farming Life reports that this year’s crop is set to be as healthy as ever, enabling The Blackcurrant Foundation to continue to supply Lucozade Ribena Suntory Ltd. According to Farming Life, the blackcurrant crops ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Growers Report Bigger Blackcurrants This Year – Cone Bottom Tanks For Optimum Storage

    If you’re a grower and one of your crops is blackcurrants, then you wont need telling that the exceptional weather this summer is resulting in larger berries than usual. Farming Life reports that this year’s crop is set to be as healthy as ever, enabling The Blackcurrant Foundation to continue to supply Lucozade Ribena Suntory Ltd. According to Farming Life, the blackcurrant crops ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Temcor builds quality bulk storage facilties world wide

    Temcor, the world’s largest Aluminum Dome builder, has been building domes and other structures for more than 40 years and has more than 7,000 installations throughout the world.  Their corrosion-resistant, maintenance-free structures are in-place as bulk storage buildings, water and wastewater  facilities and petroleum tank covers.  Their architectural projects shine as sports ...


    By CST Industries Inc

  • Sometimes oil and water do mix

    Innovation can be like a light bulb, switched on by an unexpected encounter. Such an encounter happened at a recent Waste Management & Recycling trade show. I was approached by a gentleman whose most pressing interest was not in the science or technology of our Biodiesel Blending Systems.  His first question was, 'where can I get a plastic barrel like the one in your booth ...


    By JLM Systems Ltd

  • Hope for Water Restrictions to be Eased

    Emerging from a cold and wet winter, Melbourne’s reservoirs are at their highest in over 3 years, at 62.4% and more rain is expected through spring. This coupled with the construction of the Wonthaggi desalination plant might be what many Victorians were hoping for. "However, many Victorian's still purchase ...


    By PRWeb

  • Celebrate Drinking Water Week

    Missouri American Water joins the Missouri Department of Natural Resources in recognizing May 6 – 12 as National Drinking Water Week -- a time to recognize the vital role that drinking water plays in our daily lives. A few simple steps at home can help protect the rivers and wells that are the source of our water. Watershed protection is the common thread that ...


    By American Water

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