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  • Managing Hydrofracking Data in Cloud

     There is little dispute in both scientific and business communities that groundwater protection and water usage in general at hydrofracking sites provide the biggest challenges for this young and promising industry. To date, criticism of fracking has focused mainly on concerns that the chemicals energy companies are mixing with the water could contaminate underground aquifers. Although ...


    By Locus Technologies

  • FlowWorks links to USGS and NOAA data

    FlowWorks, USA, can now accept real-time data directly from United States Geological Survey (USGS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) monitoring stations. The addition of the USGS and NOAA data means over 2,500 precipitation stations, 9,000 stream flow stations, 1,300 groundwater level stations and 1,900 surface water quality stations and nearly 50 tide stations are ...

  • NASA data reveal major groundwater loss in California

    In research being presented this week at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco, scientists from NASA and the University of California, Irvine, detailed California's groundwater changes and outlined Grace-based research on other global aquifers. The twin Grace satellites monitor tiny month-to-month changes in Earth's gravity field primarily caused by the movement of water in ...

  • Tackling the data gaps that could scupper the green economy

    Yojana Sharma analyses the work of a four-day meeting on access to data and information that will feed into next year’s Rio+20 conference on sustainable development. The information is out there. The data that would enable sound decisions on the environment and sustainable development exists in databases, repositories and desk drawers. Yet often it is not tapped, scientifically ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Measuring water from space

    Observations from satellites now allow scientists to monitor changes to water levels in the sea, in rivers and lakes, in ice sheets and even under the ground. As the climate changes, this information will be crucial for monitoring its effects and predicting future impacts in different regions. Sea level rise in one of the major consequences of global warming, but it is much more difficult to ...


    By European Science Foundation

  • Satellites unlock secret to vanishing water

    A team of hydrologists led by Matt Rodell of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., found that northern India's underground water supply is being pumped and consumed by human activities, such as irrigating cropland, and is draining aquifers faster than natural processes can replenish them. The results of this research were published today in Nature. The finding is based on data ...

  • Satellite measurements show hidden water content of snow

    As spring arrives, many people are generally interested in the snow vanishing. Others are more interested in the water that is stored in the snow layer. Satellite measurements can show the extent and water content of the snow coverage, and where it will melt. Scientists from SMHI are part of a European research project aiming to develop new, simpler ways of using satellite data about snow and ...

  • Xylem launches new ‘FerryBox’ water quality monitor

    Xylem Analytics UK and Aanderaa Data Instruments have launched a new marine water quality monitor which has been designed to enable wider deployment of water quality sensors on ferries and other marine vessels. The ‘SOOGuard’ will be launched at Ocean Business 2013 in April and Xylem’s David Goldsmith says: “In order to encourage the operators of ferries to allow the ...


    By Xylem Analytics

  • Groundwater footprint reveals unsustainable water consumption

    Reservoirs of water stored under the earth’s surface, otherwise known as groundwater, are a valuable resource. However, using a footprinting method, a new global study has indicated that about 1.7 billion people live in areas where groundwater is being used more quickly than it can be replenished. Groundwater supplies water to billions of people and is important for agricultural ...

  • Real-time Monitoring - through swell and high water

    Estuaries on the west coast of Wales represent some of the most challenging conditions for environmental monitoring. However, staff from monitoring solutions company YSI Hydrodata and Environment Agency specialists have combined to develop a solar powered water quality monitoring pontoon which is providing 24/7 data that previously would have been an impossible dream. Background ...

  • Stress on water resources threatens lives and livelihoods

    The planet’s great subterranean stores of water are running out – and nobody can be sure how much remains to supply billions of people in the future. Satellite instruments used to measure the flow from 37 underground aquifers between 2003 and 2013 have revealed that at least one-third of them were seriously stressed – with little or almost no natural replenishment. The ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Study: Rising Seas Slowed by Increasing Water on Land

    New measurements from a NASA satellite have allowed researchers to identify and quantify, for the first time, how climate-driven increases of liquid water storage on land have affected the rate of sea level rise. A new study by scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, and the University of California, Irvine, shows that while ice sheets and glaciers ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Fracking Boom Threatens US Water Supplies

    Since the onset of the fracking boom almost a decade ago, every state in the US has been examining its geological resources in the hope of finding oil or gas it can access through this extraction method. Almost half the states are now producing at least some shale gas, with a few – Texas, Pennsylvania, California, Colorado, North Dakota – sitting on massive ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • The Netherlands’ First Integrated Water and Sanitation Company Selects Innovyze Smart Water Network Modeling Solution

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that Waternet, The Netherlands, has purchased multiple licenses of InfoWorks WS to model, manage and maintain its complex drinking water distribution network. The purchase ...


    By Innovyze

  • Rotork retrofit improves valve actuation efficiency at Amsterdam water treatment plant

    Rotork modulating electric valve actuators have been installed in an efficiency upgrade project at a large water treatment works serving the Dutch capital city of Amsterdam. The modern and highly automated plant at Vogelenzang, owned by Waternet, has a daily water treatment capacity of 180,000 cubic metres. The treatment regime comprises pre-screening, carbon filtration, ozone ...


    By Rotork

  • Commission takes Poland to Court over nitrates and water pollution

    The European Commission is referring Poland to the EU Court of Justice for failing to guarantee that water pollution by nitrates is addressed effectively. Europe has strong legislation on pollution from nitrates, and although the requirements have been applicable in Poland since 2004, too little has been done. Poland has still has not designated a sufficient number of zones that ...

  • Climate change and lack of sanitation threaten water safety for millions: UNICEF

    On World Water Day, UNICEF says the push to bring safe water to millions around the world is going to be even more challenging due to climate change, which threatens both water supply and water safety for millions of children living in drought- or flood-prone areas. In 2015 at the end of the Millennium Development Goal era, all but 663 million people around the world ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • ReportsnReports - Water and Air Purification Systems and Products: Residential & Commercial

    Water and Air Purification Systems and Products: Residential & Commercial  This research report concerning the Water and Air Purification Systems and Products: Residential & Commercial presents an in-depth analysis of the development, ...


  • Clean Water Act settlement ensures that Boston racetrack addresses wastewater and stormwater discharges

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Justice announced that Sterling Suffolk Racecourse LLC will pay a civil penalty of $1.25 million to resolve violations of the Clean Water Act (CWA) at its Suffolk Downs racetrack facility in Revere and East Boston, Mass. The company is also spending more than $3 million to prevent polluted water from entering nearby waterways ...

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