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  • Water map shows billions at risk

    About 80% of the world's population lives in areas where the freshwater supply is not secure, according to a new global analysis. Writing in the journal Nature, researchers have compiled a composite index of 'water threats' including issues such as scarcity and pollution. The most severe threat category encompasses 3.4 billion people. Vörösmarty et al. state that conserving water ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • A systematic approach for evaluation of capture zones at pump and treat systems

    A Systematic Approach for Evaluation of Capture Zones at Pump and Treat Systems presents a systematic approach for the evaluation of capture zones at pump and treat systems, and provides an overview of a recently published USEPA document on the topic (EPA 600/R-08/003, January 2008). The target audience for the course is project managers who review those analyses and/or make decisions based on ...

  • Aqueduct will feature in world water forum’s “village of solutions”

    Last week Aqueduct was selected to be featured in the “Village of Solutions”, a collection of innovative new concepts in the world of water management that will be on display at the World Water Forum in Marseille, France. This year’s Forum will be the sixth such gathering hosted by the World Water Council since the event was inaugurated in 1997. The most recent Forum, held in ...

  • Water quality and wastewater treatment — WISE interactive maps updated

    A series of maps on water quality, updated with the latest information reported by countries, has been published by the European Environment Agency (EEA). The maps display water quality parameters in various receiving waters across Europe, alongside information on urban wastewater treatment and receiving areas sensitive to eutrophication. The updated maps are useful for water professionals who ...

  • New maps to help prepare for flooding

    Improved flood maps published today show a reduction in the number of people classed at risk of surface water flooding and will help communities and businesses protect their properties from flooding. The maps show areas of the country at risk of flooding from rivers and the sea as well as new national scale maps of surface water flooding, making them some of the most comprehensive anywhere in ...

  • ReSAC and Biodiversity and Ecosystems projects

    ReSAC participation in two projects, which are financed by Program BG03 “Biodiversity and Ecosystems” and co-financed by the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area (EEA FM 2009-2014) GRASSLAND: Assessment and mapping of GRASSLANDecosystems condition and their services in Bulgaria, Contr. Д-33-90/03.09.2015 The project will contribute to the overall objectives of ...

  • New mapping tool provides unprecedented ability to assess water risk

    Aqueduct provides companies with comprehensive, high-resolution picture of water risks worldwide. The World Resources Institute (WRI) today launched a new online tool that maps water risk worldwide based on the most current, highest resolution data available. Companies, investors, and governments can use the Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas to see how water stress will affect operations locally and ...

  • A closer look at aqueduct`s new global water stress maps

    The World Resources Institute and the Coca-Cola Company recently announced a partnership that made industry-leading global water risk maps publicly available for the first time. Coca-Cola has donated maps and data that they developed to help them towards the goal of understanding and managing their exposure to water risks in their facilities around the world. Through Aqueduct’s online water ...

  • Nearly half of U.S. Fracking sites overlap with water-stressed regions

    A new report from CERES draws a connection between water risk and hydraulic fracturing in the United States. The report adds an important dimension to the conversation about how energy use and water stress will play out in the years ahead. The report, Hydraulic Fracturing & Water Stress: Growing Competitive Pressures for Water, brings together Aqueduct’s high-resolution water stress ...

  • Companies Look to Experts for Answers about Water Damage and Mold at their Facilities in Puerto Rico

    Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate battered the Caribbean and Gulf Coast over a period of just a few weeks. These powerful hurricanes caused widespread destruction to countless businesses in places like Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Both of these territories were particularly hard hit due to the effects of Hurricanes Irma and Maria taking place so close to each other. As Puerto ...


    By Zimmetry Environmental

  • Willowstick Technologies wins iQ award for green business

    Willowstick Technologies, the leading provider of innovative subsurface water mapping services, was recognized Wednesday as one of the top earth-friendly businesses in the state, winning an award in the category of Green Business at Utah Business magazine’s iQ Awards.In a ceremony at Salt Lake City’s Wells Fargo Bank Building, Willowstick was recognized for providing alternatives to traditional ...

  • Burmese water quality mapped out

    The Royal Eijkelkamp Foundation is supporting Lex van Gelder in two water-related projects in Burma (also known as Myanmar). In October 2013, Lex and his wife Rini, visited Burma once again for the first project. They have already used some of the equipment made available by the Royal Eijkelkamp Foundation. Lex van Gelder is an independent advisor in the area of water research and treatment and ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • Web-based Haiti aid map released

    On January 11, 2011, the U.S. Chamber BCLC and InterAction launched the Haiti Aid Map. This online system gives simple, fast and accurate information about who is doing what, where. It has become a valuable tool for NGOs working in Haiti and has helped them to better use resources and not replicate what others are doing. It is also a way that donors and members of the public can track progress ...


    By 3BL Media

  • New USGS maps show areas where groundwater is important source of drinking water for homeowners

    New U.S. Geological Survey maps show where people across the nation rely on private wells for their drinking water. The maps will help determine where focused groundwater-quality testing or further studies are needed to help ensure safe drinking water from private wells. The maps estimate the number of people using private wells in a given area, but individual wells are not identified. Until ...

  • Aqueduct partnership to map water risks in Africa`s orange-senqu basin

    Snaking across multiple international boundaries and supporting everything from villages and farms to industry and cities, the Orange-Senqu River is one of the most important natural resources in southern Africa. The complexity and significance of the Orange-Senqu basin made it a clear focus for the Aqueduct project, which aims to measure and map physical, reputational, and regulatory water risks ...

  • EPA Releases Online Mapping Tool to Help Protect Drinking Water Sources

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today released DWMAPS – the Drinking Water Mapping Application to Protect Source Waters. This robust, online mapping tool provides the public, water system operators, state programs, and federal agencies with critical information to help them safeguard the sources of America’s drinking water. DWMAPS allows users to learn about their watershed ...

  • VIY3-070 GPR: New model of VI3 Ground Penetrating Radar

    A new model of GPR was added to our product line: VIY3-070 GPR. This model has the lowest central frequency in our GPR product range - 70 MHz. Product specification: Antenna frequency: 70 MHz Receiver-to-Transmitter offfset: 1500 mm Analogue-to-Digital Converter range: 18 bit Dynamic range: not less than 135 dB Data acquisition rate: up to 30 traces per second Survey window: 240, 360, ...


    By Transient Technologies LLC

  • Earthwatch Puts Clean Water on the Map in Africa

    Oxford - Scientists and volunteers from Earthwatch, the environmental charity, have developed a comprehensive new Geographic Information Systems (GIS) database that will help local communities in the Samburu region of Kenya to manage their water supply and avert public health crises. Compiled over three years, the maps detail permanent and temporary water sources, including springs, rivers, ...


    By Earthwatch International

  • European Commission allocates EUR 30m decision for drought preparedness in Horn of Africa

    The European Commission is providing EUR 30 million in humanitarian aid to improve drought preparedness in the Greater Horn of Africa. The lives and livelihoods of around 12 million people are at risk in the region because of recurrent severe droughts. The Commission's aim is to reduce their vulnerability by helping communities to improve their response to and preparedness for recurrent drought ...

  • New USGS map of worldwide croplands supports food and water security

    A new map was released on November 14 detailing croplands worldwide in the highest resolution yet, helping to ensure global food and water security in a sustainable way. The map establishes that there are 1.87 billion hectares of croplands in the world, which is 15% to 20%—or 250 to 350 million hectares (Mha)—higher than former assessments. The change is due to more detailed ...

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