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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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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