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  • The Colorado River: Flowing Through Conflict

    The Colorado River: Flowing Through Conflict is an unprecedented photographic journey from source to sea along the imperiled Colorado River by acclaimed photographer Peter McBride and author Jonathan Waterman. The Colorado River has been called the Nile of North America. It is not the longest or the largest river in the United States, but it is arguably our most iconic, beginning as a trickle of ...


    By PRWeb

  • Desert dust cuts Colorado river flow

    Snow melt in the Colorado River basin (USA) is occurring earlier, reducing runoff and the amount of crucial water available downstream. A new study shows this is due to increased dust caused by human activities in the region during the past 150 years. The study, led by a NASA scientist and funded by the agency and the National Science Foundation (NSF), showed peak spring runoff now comes three ...

  • Recycled wastewater could boost river flows

    The over-extraction of water from rivers has reduced river flows, particularly in water scarce areas, affecting their ecological status. A recent study has found that citizens in a water-stressed river basin of Spain are willing to pay over €5 extra on top of their monthly water bill to treat wastewater that can be used to replenish river flows. Over-extraction of river water for use in ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Low flows initiative to improve river management

    Minister for Climate Change and Water, Senator Penny Wong, has announced $700,000 in research funding to improve knowledge and management of low river flows. Senator Wong made the announcement at Shepparton as part of a tour of the southern part of the Murray-Darling Basin with Parliamentary Secretary for Water, Dr Mike Kelly. “Given the impacts of climate change in southern Australia, ...


    By Australian Government

  • US river flows altered by water management

    The amount of water flowing in streams and rivers has been significantly altered in nearly 90% of waters that were assessed in a new nationwide USGS study. Flow alterations are a primary contributor to degraded river ecosystems and loss of native species. Flows are altered by a variety of land- and water-management activities, including reservoirs, diversions, subsurface tile drains, groundwater ...

  • Advanced river flow management vital to facing climate challenge

    Improved river flow management will be vital to protecting communities from the worst impacts of climate change and to achieving international goals on poverty reduction, according to a new report issued on the eve of World Water Week. Securing Water for Ecosystems and Human Well-being: The Importance of Environmental Flows also finds that river flow management to meet diverse environmental and ...

  • Flow plan for less talk and more action as climate change hits rivers

    Managers and stakeholders in freshwater systems need to stop talking about adaptation to climate change and start doing it, WWF told the World Water Week symposium in Stockholm today. The global conservation group presented a series of case studies from four continents showing that measures to improving the health of stressed water systems now would improve their ability to cope with projected ...


    By WWF UK

  • Forecast trends in desalination: a river flowing backwards from the sea

    Today, I would like to address some of the key trends that we anticipate regarding the desalination market. Before I begin, I would like to take a moment to tell you about the source of the data, Global Water Intelligence’s DesalData, which my company publishes. This database incorporates the GWI / IDA worldwide desalting plant inventory. It is a complete listing of all the desalination plants ...

  • Advanced river flow management vital to facing climate challenge

    Improved river flow management will be vital to protecting communities from the worst impacts of climate change and to achieving international goals on poverty reduction, according to a new report issued on the eve of World Water Week. Securing Water for Ecosystems and Human Well-being: The Importance of Environmental Flows also finds that river flow management to meet diverse environmental and ...


    By WWF International

  • Global water consumption increases frequency and intensity of low flows in rivers and streams

    Human water consumption has increased the frequency and intensity of periods of abnormally low flow in streams, new research suggests. The frequency of these events increased by 30% globally, largely due to use of water for irrigation, the researchers conclude. Between 1960 and 2010, global water consumption has more than doubled and currently stands at 1970 cubic kilometres per year (km3/yr). ...

  • EDF Submits Proposal to Protect Colorado River Flow, Ecosystems, Western Economy

     The Bureau of Reclamation today received a proposed set of common-sense solutions to solve the imbalance between supply and demand for water in the Colorado River Basin, where the Bureau projects river flow will decrease by an average of about nine percent over the next 50 years due to climate change. The ...


    By Environmental Defense Fund

  • River Mur recognised for effective river basin management

    The River Mur flows from Austria, Slovenia, Hungary and Croatia before reaching Drava, a tributary of the Danube. The organisation managing the Mur Basin was awarded the second European River Prize during the 6th European River restoration conference (ERRC) in Vienna yesterday. The River Mur rises in the Radstädter Tauern and flows into the Drava in Croatia after a length of 453 km, 298 km ...

  • Australian rivers and wetlands research

    CSIRO, Australia, has joined forces with other leading Australian research organisations to develop science which will underpin improved management and assessment of the health of Australia's river and wetland ecosystems. As a result of reduced water availability and unsustainable demands on our ...

  • Mississippi river reaches peak

    The Mississippi River has peaked at just under 48ft (14.6m) in the southern US city of Memphis, the US national weather service has said. The city is coping with flood levels not seen since the 1930s, which have forced people from some 1,300 homes. Officials warn that it could take weeks for the floodwater, caused by melting snow and heavy rains, to recede. “It’s not going ...

  • River and drainage modelling seminars

    The River and Drainage Modelling Seminar Series MWH Soft co-presented in Malaysia have been successfully completed. The seminars were co-organised by Jabatan Pengairan Dan Saliran (JPS), the Malaysian Government's Department of Irrigation and Drainage and held in Kuala Lumpur and Penang on 1st and 2nd December. JPS are responsible for flood management and main river water quality throughout ...

  • River Sends Wateralerts

    Instant, customised updates about water conditions are available by subscribing to WaterAlert, a new service from the US Geological Survey. The alerts facilitates by daily or hourly updates watching for floods, recreational activities or the quality of water in a well. The text messages contain information about current conditions in rivers, lakes and groundwater when they match conditions of ...

  • Working for cleaner rivers in Russia

    Ufa is a thriving Russian city of just over one million inhabitants in the south-western Urals, with low unemployment, a well developed oil and petrochemicals industry and income levels 20 per cent higher than the Russian average. But the capital of Bashkortostan also has a problem: outdated and incomplete wastewater treatment facilities. As a result, some 15 per cent of the city’s sewage is ...

  • Advanced stormwater and river modelling and management

    The City of Austin, USA, has selected MWH Soft"s InfoWorks SD and InfoWorks RS for advanced stormwater and river modelling and management. Situated on the Colorado River, the city has three man-made lakes within its limits: Lady Bird Lake, Lake Austin, and Lake Walter E. Long, all on the river. The foot of Lake Travis, including Mansfield Dam, is also located within the city limits. This complex ...


    By Innovyze

  • Advanced stormwater and river modeling and management

    The City of Austin, TX, has selected MWH Soft"s InfoWorks SD and InfoWorks RS for advanced stormwater and river modeling and management. Situated on the Colorado River, the city has three man-made lakes within its limits: Lady Bird Lake, Lake Austin, and Lake Walter E. Long, all on the river. The foot of Lake Travis, including Mansfield Dam, is also located within the city limits. This complex ...


    By Innovyze

  • Research focus on Australia’s rivers and wetlands

    As a result of reduced water availability and unsustainable demands on our environment, Australia’s rivers, lakes, wetlands and floodplains have suffered severe degradation. There is growing recognition of the need to supply ‘environmental water’ to protect and conserve these important ecosystems. The Ecological Responses to Altered Flow Regimes Cluster, launched today by CSIRO ...

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