water resource News

  • Newly updated rate manual for small systems available from AWWA

    The second edition of the American Water Works Association’s M54 Developing Rates for Small Systems is now available. As an official AWWA Manual of Water Supply Practices, M54 includes the best practices for setting rates, fees charges, for water utilities serving a population of up to 10,000. It can be difficult for small utilities to develop a rate structure that recovers all of its costs ...

  • USGS Groundwater Model: New Tool for Communities in Northern and Central Arizona

    A new groundwater model of the interconnected aquifers in central and northern Arizona was released today by the U.S. Geological Survey, following a multi-year development effort that involved the Arizona Department of Water Resources and regional cooperators.  The computer model, known as the “Northern Arizona Regional Groundwater-Flow Model,” simulates how recharge from ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...


    By Marketwire

  • Atkins and Entec secure major water resources framework

    The Environment Agency has appointed engineering design consultancies Atkins and Entec to its Anglian Region Framework to deliver hydrogeological services and general water resources work. The framework, which runs for up to four years, covers a range of technical support to help the Environment Agency ensure that water resources are managed sustainably and to meet drivers such as the Water ...


    By Atkins

  • Call for papers: the International Water Resource Economics Consortium

    The International Water Resources Economics Consortium (IWREC) is the premier global platform for water economists to initiate, share, disseminate and debate new research on water economics. The IWREC's 10th annual meeting is hosted by SIWI and will be held during the 2012 World Water Week in Stockholm. IWREC is now accepting submissions of full papers on four topics: Economics of irrigated ...

  • Hydrologists and water resources professionals to share expertise at SANCIAHS

    Aurecon is a sponsor of the 17th SANCIAHS (South African National Committee for the International Association of Hydrological Sciences) National Hydrology Symposium, which will be held in Cape Town on 1-3 September 2014. “The event is a premier gathering of hydrologists, academics, government agencies, and water resources professionals to present and discuss their research, ...

  • Scarce water resources of increasing concern to NBIM

    Limited access to clean water is a growing risk for an increasing number of the companies the Government Pension Fund Global invests in. The United Nations forecasts that almost half the world’s population will live in areas facing water stress or water scarcity by 2030. Global demand for water is expected to outstrip supply by 40 percent within the same time, according to McKinsey. As ...

  • EU helps Pacific islanders improve water resources

    The EU is proving its commitment to improving water resources in the Pacific Island countries by signing an agreement with the Pacific Islands Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC). Water security is becoming a major concern internationally, and the global community — especially the EU — has pledged to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This agreement is a major step towards these ...

  • ESRI UC Water Resources Hydro Meeting Recap

    KISTERS North America was proud to yet again be a sponsor of this year’s edition of the ESRI UC Water Resources Hydro Meeting in San Diego, CA. Dr. David Maidment kicked off the Water Resources Hydro meeting with a keynote presentation. His talk energized the audience of water resources professionals as he outlined exciting new projects and initiatives that will shape the future for water ...


    By KISTERS AG

  • Freestone Resources, Inc. Frac Water Recycling Update

    Freestone Resources, Inc. (OTCBB: FSNR) would like to update its shareholders on the progress of the joint venture, Freestone Water Solutions (FWS), which was recently formed with MEA Solutions, LLC to treat and recycle flowback water, as well as produced water for subsequent reuse in the fracking process. Since the previous announcement, the FWS team has been working diligently to form ...


    By Marketwire

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