water resource News

  • Eco Expo Asia 2016 closed with record-breaking exhibitor and visitor numbers

    Eco Expo Asia 2016 closed amid great acclaim with record-breaking exhibitor and visitor numbers. Held from 26 – 29 October, the Expo was jointly organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, and co-organised by the Environment Bureau of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The ...


    By Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd

  • WWF: Water as a globalised resource

    WWF will be keeping up the momentum in its campaign for more countries to ratify and bring into effect the UN convention on transboundary waters (UN Watercourses Convention) to provide the basis of sustainable, equitable and peaceful sharing of waters that cross international boundaries. WWF will also take the opportunity to launch a number of key new freshwater studies and initiatives at World ...


  • Agricultural water resource management

    The Government’s Big Society programme aims to take power away from politicians, central government and government agencies and transfer it to community level. For water allocation and abstraction management, this will be in the context of increasing demand and decreasing summer resources due to population growth and climate change. At Water & Environment 2011: CIWEM’s Annual ...


  • China conserves water resources

    The Ministry of Water Resources of the People"s Republic of China recently announced a project that uses ERDAS IMAGINE to facilitate conserving and protecting China"s water resources. The solution is being used to identify the areas where the water is being adversely affected by soil erosion. Beijing Digital LandView Company Limited, the authorised ERDAS distributor in China, assisted the ...


  • Water Resources Fact Sheet

    The Earth Policy Institute has published a most informative Fact Sheet on the World’s Water Crisis. As Food and Water Security in a Changing World was a major topic at GLOBE 2014, this Fact Sheet is reproduced here ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Water resources management support partnership

    The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and US Geological Survey (USGS), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to form an innovative partnership of federal agencies to address America's growing water resources challenges. Water resources decision makers nationwide require new and more integrated information and services ...


  • Putting water resources and communities on the map

    A season of presentations and panel discussions will be taking place from December to recognise the importance of integrated water resource management at field and policy level. The Appropriate Development Panel (ADP) for the Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE), in collaboration with Oxfam and WaterAid, are hosting the events to highlight current and future risk to regional and local water ...


    By WaterAid

  • India: water resource equipment market

    The total Indian water market is estimated to be over $1 billion. The government sector contributes a little more than 50 percent, with the rest of the business coming from the private industrial sector. The overall water market is growing at 10-12 percent annually, with even higher growth rates in the industrial and drinking water segments. Currently, 75 percent of the rural population and 85 ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Weston Expands Water Resources and design services with acquisition of Resource Technology, Inc.

    Weston Solutions, Inc. (WESTON®), a leading environmental, redevelopment, and construction firm, today announced the acquisition of Resource Technology, Inc. (RTI). RTI is a New Mexico-based small and minority-owned water resources, civil engineering and landscape architecture design firm. The acquisition of RTI significantly expands WESTON’s portfolio of solutions in its water resources and ...


    By Weston Solutions, Inc

  • World’s Shale Resources Face Water Stress

    Governments and businesses using hydraulic fracturing to develop shale gas could face intense water competition in the world’s largest reserves, according to a new report by the World Resources Institute (WRI). Global Shale Gas Development: Water Availability & Business Risk is the first publicly available analysis of water ...

  • Integrated water resources management focus on agriculture

    Already today more than two billion people in over fourty countries are affected by water scarcity. Therefore, integrated water resource management (IWRM) is the essential instrument to optimise water usage, taking the requirements of the society and the economy into account. The IWRM Karlsruhe will be held for the first time from the 24th until the 25th of November 2010 in the Karlsruhe ...


  • 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

  • Congress Intends to Override Bush Water Resources Veto

    WASHINGTON, DC, November 6, 2007 (ENS) - Congressional Democrats and Republicans are united in their determination to override President George W. Bush's veto of a $23 billion waterways infrastructure and environmental protection bill that passed both the House of Representatives and the Senate with solid veto-proof majorities. Saying, 'This bill lacks fiscal ...

  • Eco-friendly sustainable water resources solutions

    A technology services centreis an outcome of a felt need of services on “eco-friendly geotechnical & environmental solutions” for sustainable water resources solutions for industrial & agriculture farm sites / project areas by getting status checked on environmental related land & water resources. The business entrepreneurs / managers; who give emphasis on the water sources in ...

  • Informational Resources on Water Quality in Lake Erie

    Farms and agribusinesses are doing their part to improve water quality in Western Lake Erie by using the right fertilizer source at the right rate, the right time and in the right place. While the potential causes of the algal bloom in the Western Lake Erie Basin are many, farmers and the fertilizer industry are working hard to improve and protect the waters of Lake Erie by supporting education, ...

  • China: Hong Kong: water resources equipment

    Hong Kong relies entirely on imported water and wastewater treatment products and technologies to meet its needs. In January 2008, the Hong Kong Government (HKG) allocated funds to build the US$8 million disinfection facilities under the Harbor Area Treatment Scheme (HATS) Stage 2A. This portion of Stage 2A has a completion date in 2009. Another US$1.02 billion will be spent before 2014 on the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • California Water Resources Control Green-Lights Recycled Water as Drinking Water

    A report released December 29 by the State Water Resources Control Board concludes that it is feasible to develop and adopt regulations for using recycled water as drinking water, provided that certain research and key knowledge gaps are addressed. Direct potable reuse (DPR) is the addition of recycled water directly into a drinking water system or into a raw water supply immediately ...


    By WateReuse

  • INFORUM Presents, `Water: Innovating for the Essential Resource`

    INFORUM announced today that it will host a discussion on Wednesday, Nov. 7th on the global water crisis with Jake Norton, co-founder and lead climber of Challenge 21, Jon Rose, professional surfer and founder of Waves for Water, Evan Thomas, assistant professor and director of the SWEETLab and executive VP of Manna Energy Limited, and Peter Gleick, water expert, and co-founder and president of ...


  • Climate change strategy to help manage water resources

    To assist in responding to potential effects of climate change, a new strategy focuses on 40 specific actions for the national water program to take to respond to climate change. EPA's 'National Water Program Strategy: Response to Climate Change' describes steps for managers to adapt their clean water, drinking water, and ocean protection programs.  'Water is key to clean energy and climate ...

  • Fracking fuels conflict over water resources

    The vast quantities of water needed to release oil and gas by fracturing rock formations are not available in large areas with the richest deposits – posing major challenges to the future viability of fracking. According to a report by the World Resources Institute (WRI), 38% of the areas ...


    By Climate News Network

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