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  • 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 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Natural resource management critical to peacebuilding

    Intrastate conflicts are likely to drag on and escalate without a greater focus on environment and natural resources in the peacebuilding process, according to a new report launched today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). In addition, conflicts with a link to natural resources are twice as likely to relapse within the first five years, as shown by data collected by Uppsala ...

  • Ahead of World Water Day, UN Calls for Better Management of Water Resources

    The planet is facing a 40 per cent shortfall in water supply by 2030, unless we dramatically improve the management of this precious resource. This is the unavoidable conclusion reached in the 2015 United Nations World Water Development Report, "Water for a Sustainable World" launched today in time for World Water Day which will be celebrated on 22 March 2015. The report, published by the World ...

  • Tri-Tech Holding Wins Multiple Contracts in Water and Water Resources Management

    Tri-Tech Holding Inc. (Nasdaq: TRIT), which provides turn-key water resources management, water and wastewater treatment, industrial safety and pollution control solutions, announced today that it has secured several contracts for wastewater treatment, high-rising building ...


    By Tri-Tech Holding Inc.

  • City of Olympia Selects Itron Water AMI Solution to Manage Water Resources

    Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITRI) announced today that the City of Olympia has selected Itron’s advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) solution to increase operational efficiency and more effectively manage its water resources. The solution will also enable the City to improve customer service and encourage water conservation. Delivering high-quality drinking water to nearly 59,000 people, the ...


    By Itron Inc

  • Water and agriculture in Canada: towards sustainable management of water resources

    Canadian agriculture is faced with great opportunities, but also challenged by water-related risks and uncertainties. An expert panel convened by the Council of Canadian Academies has found that water and land resources in Canada can be more sustainably managed by developing forward-thinking policies and effective land and water management strategies, adopting effective governance mechanisms, and ...


    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

  • 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

  • LimnoTech Summer Newsletter: Climate Change and Water Resource Management (August 2014)

    LimnoTech latest newsletter is out! The theme of the newsletter is the challenges to water resource professionals caused by climate change. Articles include a discussion by Dr. John Lenters about the Midwest’s past brutal winter and how it may not refute global ...


    By LimnoTech Inc.

  • ADB grant extended to improve water resource management in Bangladesh

    A new grant extended to Bangladesh will continue efforts to improve development of the nation's small-scale water resources, which offer essential support to agricultural and fish production in one of the world's poorest countries. The Japan Special Fund is providing a $600,000 grant to design the Participatory Small-Scale Water Resources Project. The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will manage the ...


    By Asian Development Bank

  • AUS$6m to help manage Murray-Darling basin water resources

    The Rudd Government is providing AUS$6 million to the eWater Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for a new hydrologicalmodelling toolto help manage the surface water and groundwater of the Murray-Darling Basin. The project will accelerate development of and trial a new computer model, known as RiverManager, to help make water allocation and use over coming decades more sustainable.Minister for ...


    By Australian Government

  • New hydrological station to help manage Afghan water resources

    The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has helped open a new hydrological station at a dam near the Afghan capital, Kabul, as part of its joint efforts with the country’s authorities to better manage water resources in Afghanistan. The station, at Qargha Dam, is one of a network of 174 hydrological stations and 60 snow gauges and meteorological stations being erected around ...


    By United Nations

  • Water Resources Management from Rio+20 to post MDGs

    Event type: Side Event Date: 2012-08-26 Time: 17:45 - 18:45 Convenor: UNEP-DHI Centre for Water and Environment (UNEP-DHI) Co-convenor: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), UN-Water, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Global Water Partnership (GWP) and Stockholm International Water Institute ...

  • ADB helping China prepare framework for water resources management

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is helping the People’s Republic of China (PRC) prepare a framework for managing the allocation of water resources to meet the needs of a growing population and a rapidly expanding economy. ADB will provide a $500,000 grant for the project from its technical assistance program. The Multi-Donor Trust Fund of the Water Financing Partnership Facility managed by ADB ...


    By Asian Development Bank

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