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  • Water is life – and climate change is robbing us of it

    A powerful statement was today sent to the UN, that climate change negotiations must recognize the importance of protecting freshwater ecosystems, for the benefit of millions of people – a position that Conservation International strongly supports. The Stockholm Statement was agreed unanimously by the participants at the World Water Week conference. It outlined the need for international climate ...


    By Conservation International

  • The Nature Conservancy and IBM Launch Program for Sustaining Watersheds

    To establish Web site for watershed managers and planners to analyze river basins, and make more informed decisions ARMONK, N.Y. and ARLINGTON, Va. - The Nature Conservancy and IBM (NYSE: 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 ...


    By The Nature Conservancy

  • Hollywood restaurants awarded princely sum of US$7,000 to save on water

    The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) presented the City of Hollywood with a US$6,987 Water Savings Incentive Program (WaterSIP) grant this week to aid in water conservation. The funding will be used to provide 100 low-flow restaurant pre-rinse valves to local restaurants and cafeterias in the city, in exchange for their old spray valves. The new valves will save more than ...

  • Groundbreaking Nature Conservancy Study & Interactive Online Maps Reveal Drinking Water Sources for 25 Million Californians

    Statewide website puts source-to-tap info at fingertips for residents of 492 cities & towns SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 12, 2012/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Nature Conservancy in California today unveiled a groundbreaking study and online resource that for the first time offers millions of Californians a one-stop website where they can learn the sources and ...


    By The Nature Conservancy

  • WWT Technologies and Water Conservation

    WWT Technologies and Water Conservation How to Win the Race for Everyone Waste Management Solutions for Business   Delivered by - Daniel L. Theobald Dan Theobald “Wastewater Dan” The WastewaterWizard How to Win the Race for Everyone Waste Management Solutions for Business   Industry will always lead the way in the adaptation of new ...

  • The Coca-Cola Company and The Nature Conservancy Release Water Footprint Report

    Organizations partner to advance water footprint methodology and analyze the impacts of water use as part of their commitment to global water stewardship. ATLANTA - The Coca-Cola Company and The Nature Conservancy announced today the release of a water footprint report in conjunction with World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden. The report, entitled “Product Water Footprint Assessments: ...


    By The Nature Conservancy

  • The Nature Conservancy Selects Agresso Business World

    UNIT4 Business Software, the North American subsidiary of UNIT4, the global business software group, has signed a significant agreement to provide The Nature Conservancy with the Agresso Business World Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution to help them manage their financials. With new funding sources, changing donor reporting requirements and an expansion into ...


    By The Nature Conservancy

  • CLCA Wins Water Conservation Award

    March 26, 2010 - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE . . . CLCA Wins Water Conservation Award The California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA) is pleased to announce it was honored to receive a Silicon Valley Water Conservation Award on World Water Day, March 22, for its Water Management Certification Program. The second annual Silicon Valley Water Conservation Award Luncheon and Water Expo was hosted ...

  • American Water Announces Partnership with Student Conservation Association on National Internship Program

    American Water (NYSE: AWK), the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, has announced a partnership with the Student Conservation Association (SCA) in support of the organization’s national internship program. American Water will partner on a series of internships that address issues of water conservation, quality or advocacy ...


    By American Water

  • Challenges in soil and water conservation

    Productive soils and clean water are essential elements for economic and social prosperity and environmental sustainability. Throughout history, civilizations have thrived or collapsed based on the availability of these vital resources. The lack of arable land and evidence of soil degradation have been identified as causes for the fall of many ancient civilizations, such as those in Mesopotamia, ...

  • Iowa’s Corn Farmers Celebrate Soil & Water Conservation Week

    Iowa has 71,665 miles of streams and more than 11,000 different types of soil. Both resources are precious to the productivity of our state. Farmers celebrate soil and water every day but, Soil and Water Conservation Week April 28 to May 2, is a good time to recognize Iowa’s innovations to conserve both soil and water resources. “We haven’t reached perfection, yet” said ...

  • Crossing water borders

    Managing Water Across Boundaries was launched before an audience of international water policy negotiators at the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands in Changwon, Korea. The book serves as a practical guide to transboundary water management. With more than 260 river and lake basins worldwide shared by two or more countries, managing water across borders is a critical challenge. Country borders are ...

  • Commercial Systems: The quest for Water Conservation

    Over the past 20 years, private businesses in the U.S. have joined forces with federal and local government to improve the efficiency of water systems, spending billions on infrastructure to reduce waste and save money. Despite their efforts, more than 2 trillion gal of water are still lost every year, according to the American Water Works Assn. (AWWA). So, after all of the investments, why are ...


    By WaterSignal

  • Registration for AWWA’s first symposium showcase is now open

    This co-located event will host both the Water Resources Symposium and the Water Conservation Symposium.  Each of the symposiums will offer distinct and informative content, while the co-location will provide attendees with the opportunity to attend and learn from both. The Water Resources Symposium will address science-based management issues, water and energy sustainability practices, new ...

  • Legislative leaders endorse landmark Water Conservation Bill & water investments in California

    California Senate President pro Tem Don Perata and Assembly Speaker Karen Bass have announced their intention to send critical water conservation legislation to Governor Schwarzenegger this year. AB 2175, a water conservation bill, is co-authored by Assembly Members John Laird and Michael Feuer, and sponsored by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The legislation directs the state to ...

  • Scientists Can Track Origin of Shark Fins Using DNA Zip-Coding

    An international team of scientists, led by the Institute for Ocean Conservation Science at Stony Brook University,  has used DNA to determine that groups of dusky sharks (Carcharhinus obscurus) and copper sharks (Carcharhinus brachyurus) living in different coastal regions across the globe are separate populations of each species. Both are large apex predators that are ...


    By Stonybrook Water

  • 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 ...

  • Walking on Water - Ontario draws more praise for innovative policies

    The Government of Ontario, already the recipient of praise from a diverse range of business interests for its innovative policies on clean energy, has received addtional praise for a new innitiative for water conservation. The Ontario Water Conservation Alliance, a diverse coalition of industry, labour, environmental organizations and municipalities, has welcomed the planned introduction of the ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • USDA Funds Conservation Projects for Water Quality Improvements in the Mississippi River Basin

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture will fund existing conservation projects in 41 eligible watersheds in 12 states this fiscal year as part of its Mississippi River Basin Healthy Watersheds Initiative. The initiative supports USDA’s continuing efforts to help landowners and farmers protect and improve water quality in the Mississippi ...

  • WEF to release three new publications next week at WEFTEC.09

    The Water Environment Federation (WEF) will release three new publications at WEFTEC.09, WEF’s 82nd annual technical exhibition and conference, next week in Orlando, Fla. The publications, Design of Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants — MOP 8, 5th Edition, Wastewater Collection Systems Management — MOP 7, 6th Edition, and Energy Conservation in Water and Wastewater Treatment ...

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