water security management News

  • 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 ...

  • Farming revolution `route to water security`

    Investing in agricultural infrastructure, from roads to fertilisers, will cut water wastage on a scale greater than any other intervention and is the best way to solve the world's water problems, a leading specialist has said. Colin Chartres, director general of the International Water Management Institute in Sri Lanka, was talking to SciDev.Net to highlight the launch of a book he has co-written ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • UN chief identifies water management as key to food security

    Water management is ‘a key element’ in food security, FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) Director-General Jacques Diouf has told a ministerial conference in Libya taking place this week. Water for agriculture and energy in Africa: the challenges of climate change opened. The event was organised by the FAO (as the chair of UN Water) and Libya’s Arab Jamahiriya government in collaboration with ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 7T Secures Major Water Management Project in Saudi Arabia

    7T has just secured a major water management project called the Al Hunnayy Water Transmission Project for Riyadh City, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Through the Autumn of 2003, 7T completed an upgrade of the AQUIS real-time operational management system for the Riyadh water distribution network system. A water well system of 65 pumps on an area ...


  • Loan to expand successful water security initiatives in Brazil

    The World Bank approved yesterday a US$103 million additional finance loan for the Ceará Integrated Water Resource Management Project (Progerirh).  The loan will allow the semi-arid northeastern Brazilian state of Ceará to continue improving the management of water resources and to expand rural and urban access to drinking water, even during periods of drought. 'Since its beginnings in ...


    By The World Bank

  • 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

  • ADB commissions 2nd Water Security Outlook

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has commissioned a second edition of its Asian Water Development Outlook (AWDO) in the run up to the Asia-Pacific Water Summit in 2010. AWDO 2010 will focus on how countries in the region are coping with a wide range of water security issues that pose critical challenges to ADB's mission to boost inclusive economic growth, reduce poverty, and bring about ...


    By Asian Development Bank

  • Secure drinking water access, urges UN

    Investing as little as 0.16% of the world's gross domestic product - or $198bn per year- could give half a billion people regular access to safe drinking water within four years, a UN official said on Friday. That would halve the number of people who risk serious illness and death on a daily basis, the United Nations Environment Programme said. The findings are presented in the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Promoting Integrity and Transparency in Water and Food Security

    Event type: Seminar Date: 2012-08-26 Time: 09:00 - 12:30 Convenor: UNDP Water Governance Facility at SIWI (WGF), Water Integrity Network (WIN) and Transparency International (TI) Room: T6 Event Description The session will address the topic of integrity and corruption and how its ...

  • Small-scale solutions key to water security

    Small-scale water solutions are a key to increasing agricultural productivity in the face of climate change, says water expert David Molden. In 2007, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) issued a dire warning that climate change could halve crop yields in some African countries by 2020. The prediction has since become controversial, with even an ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Water security drives innovation throughout the APAC region

    Water security has joined climate change at the top of nearly every country’s list of priorities. More innovation is needed, particularly in Asia, to meet demands for sustainable water. Asia is home to more than half the world’s population. Many live in underdeveloped, rural areas, while others live in massive megacities. Some countries in the Asia Pacific region, such as ...


    By Kemira Water Solutions, Inc.

  • AWWA’s Water Security Conference: registration is now open

    The American Water Works Association (AWWA) announced today that the 2011 Water Security Conference (WSC), which will be held in Nashville, Tennessee on September 11-14, is now open for registration. In response to President Obama’s 2010 Presidential Proclamation encouraging “all Americans to recognize the ...

  • Tackling port and harbour security

    Terrorism is a real and hidden danger that regrettably confronts all aspects of Western society. The scope and frequency of the threat is impossible to gauge, but the reality of the 9/11, Bali, Madrid and Beslan atrocities is unquestionable. This terrorist reality is one that the current US Administration has demonstrated a willingness to meet head on, taking the fight to the perceived ...


    By AC-CESS Co Uk Ltd

  • The energy security challenge

    Speech by Edward Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change to the Economist UK Energy Conference. Originally given at Marriott Hotel, London. This is the text of the speech as drafted, which may differ slightly from the delivered version. INTRODUCTION It’s a great pleasure to be with you here this morning. This summit is taking place at ...

  • Securing Britain’s Energy Future

    INTRODUCTION It’s an honour to be asked to give the inaugural Annual International Energy Lecture here at the UCL Energy Institute. And I’m delighted to be making the speech today, when Royal Assent has been given to the Energy Bill – so we now have the Energy Act 2013. Thanks to any of you who’ve helped in its birth. Now in June 2014 the Institute ...

  • Technology Leaders Identify Imminent Threats to U.S. Water Security and Call for Comprehensive Strategy to Map a Secure Water Future for the Nation

    Today, a group of leading U.S. technology experts from across the corporate, government and academic sectors issued a joint “call to action” to develop a comprehensive water innovation strategy for the United States. At the “Disruptive Resilience: Chief Technology Officers Map America’s 2030 Water Future” conference today, a cross-section of diverse experts ...


    By Xylem, Inc.

  • Water reuse is “one step in a pathway to a secure water future”

    Population growth, urbanization, and persistent drought are straining water resources in varied locations around the world, while pollution and contamination compound these challenges, resulting in billions of dollars in economic losses. Serious action and innovative measures will be required to identify effective solutions to these challenges and develop sustainable water policies. Water reuse ...


    By Xylem, Inc.

  • Omni Water Solutions Secures Series A Funding for Mobile Water Treatment Platforms

    Omni Water Solutions, Inc., an emerging technology company focused on delivering mobile water treatment platforms for water treatment and re-use, has secured $7.9 million in Series A financing. The round was led by Austin Ventures and also included family office investors connected to land, oil, and gas in the Eagle Ford Shale region of Texas. Pasadera Capital represented Omni in this ...


    By Marketwire

  • Water and food security - Increasing water-use efficiency in agriculture

    Water scarcity affects one in three people on Earth, and the problem could increase with population growth and as the impacts of climate change become more widespread. Water is our most abundant natural resource, but without doubt it is the most misused, undervalued, and least well managed staple of life. The demand for clean fresh water for human consumption and food production is rising almost ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • FT Water Summit: Global water security essential for growth

    On October 12, the World Water Council, as a founding partner, participated in the second edition of the Financial Times Water Summit in London. Over 150 participants from the business, financial, and water communities gathered to share recent developments and solutions and to exchange perspectives on the ways they are contributing to reducing water risks. Chaired by FT Environment ...


    By World Water Council

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