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  • Water Bags: Collapsible water container for water shortages

    Water Bags were developed to solve problems of water distribution during emergency situation. The bags are small and light and therefore easy for transportation. Once on the spot, the water bags allow fast distribution of treated water in safe and durable plastic containers. In addition, the water bags close the circle starting from water pumping, water treatment on the spot and finally safe ...


    By Trunz Water Systems AG

  • U.K. Water Companies Address Domestic Water Shortage

    The current water shortage in southeast England is having a marked effect on water resource strategy. Many water companies are reviewing what can be done to address potential shortfalls that are predicted for the years to come. This has taken the form of both demand and supply side measures including changes in U.K. water metering policy and plans for alternative methods of water supply. ...

  • Rainwater harvesting solves UK shortage

    The long dry spell experienced by much of southern England this summer accentuates the growing pressures on national water supplies, predicted to become much worse over the next few decades. Against this background, rainwater harvesting can potentially play a very important part in relieving stresses on mains water supplies, simply by substituting rainwater for mains-water for the non-wholesome ...

  • 2014 Water Shortage Preparedness Report Now Available

    AWWA has released a report on the results of its Water Shortage Preparedness Survey and it is now available for download. The final report reflects analysis of 485 water utility responses to questions about utility practices and policies for water shortage planning and implementation. In AWWA’s 2014 State of the ...

  • How science is tackling Pakistan`s water shortages

    Efforts are underway to preserve Pakistan's water supply as climate change, population growth and a stressed irrigation system take their toll. Water availability per person has already fallen by more than 500 per cent since the 1960s and is likely to decrease even further to just 550 cubic metres by 2025 — compared with the 9,800 cubic metres currently available in the United States, for ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Huge infrastructure project to ease water shortages in Nepal

    A delayed water-supply project in Nepal that includes tunneling 26 kilometers through a mountain to ease chronic water shortages in Kathmandu looks set to proceed, after the Asian Development Bank (ADB) agreed to new terms for the project for which it is the lead financier.  ADB initially agreed to support the Melamchi Water Supply Project in 2000, but changes since then have seen the cost ...


    By Asian Development Bank

  • Groundwater overuse could cause severe water shortage

    The excessive use of groundwater for a variety of purposes has significantly depleted water tables and aquifers throughout Afghanistan and if the trend is not reversed soon the country will face a severe shortage of drinking water, the Ministry of Water and Energy said. Recurrent droughts, low precipitation and poor water management have exacerbated the country’s water crisis, ministry officials ...


    By IRIN

  • Communities unite for Live Earth to address water shortage

    'Every step and every drop counts to solve the water crisis.' This is the rallying cry of the global Live Earth Run for Water campaign which on Sunday 18 April will mobilize communities in more than 175 cities around the world to raise awareness of the growing scarcity of safe, clean water. A series of 6km community runs or walks will take place over the course of 24 hours, accompanied in some ...

  • Rain relieves South Florida water shortage

    Above-average March rains have eased the prolonged dry spell across South Florida, but the area's water managers warn that April is the arid month. Abundant rainfall in both February and March has helped improve surface and groundwater levels in most areas of the district's 16 counties, the South Florida Water Management District today announced. But the district said South Florida remains in ...

  • Managing water shortages - the problem is people, not climate

    A recent study of water shortages around the world over the past two millennia has shown that population growth has been the most significant pressure on water supplies and this will continue to increase as a threat in future. Dealing with water scarcity therefore will increasingly require improved water governance, management and policy measures, which are fully integrated into societal ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • US unemployment rate soars with water shortage

    The study, released by the University of California Newsroom on August 31, 2009, reports that the state is struggling through a third consecutive year of drought and Californians 'face a bleak reality: change the way we use our source water supply or face recurring cycles of economic and environmental emergencies.'Although the study focuses on California's water crisis, the report made clear 'the ...

  • B & V Water Treatment launches research to tackle water shortages

    One of the UK’s largest water treatment companies has begun a major research project into reducing water wastage and improving water use efficiency as potable water becomes scarcer in many parts of the world including the UK. The situation, which is expected to deteriorate as the number of households in England and Wales is forecast to grow by 4.4 million by 2016, has prompted B & V ...


    By B & V Water Treatment

  • Phosphorus shortage solved through sewage recovery

    Phosphate is a key component in food production and an important element in fertilisers. The expectation is that easily extractable reserves of phosphate will be exhausted within fifty to ninety years due to the growing demand. Grontmij is working on finding a solution and on the more effective use of phosphate. The recovery and reuse of phosphate from waste water plays an important role in this. ...

  • New survey identifies fracking skills shortage in UK

    The Conservative-led coalition government's plans to create a nationwide shale gas industry across the UK could be undermined by a shortage of equipment and skills relevant to the sector. This is according to the findings of a new report carried out by Aberdeen-based jobs board Oil and Gas People, which surveyed more than 10,000 people across the industry. Concerns were raised regarding a serious ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • Latest Study on Water Shortage To Hit Power Sector In India

    ReportsnReports.com adds "Water Shortage To Hit Power Sector In India: Is There Is Enough Water To Support India’s Power Expansio" new market research report to its store. Water in a coal-based power plant is heated and turned into steam for power. Power plants require a substantial amount of water for cooling purposes and for operations. But nearly two-thirds of India’s power ...

  • ADB to help PRC combat water shortages in the Western Region

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is helping the People’s Republic of China (PRC) enact wide-ranging, integrated measures in Guiyang, the capital of Guizhou province, one of the poor western provinces in PRC, to tackle growing water shortages caused by rapid growth and urbanization. The ADB Board of Directors approved a $150 million loan for the Guiyang Integrated Water Resources Management ...


    By Asian Development Bank

  • Cyclone-hit Vanuatu Facing Severe Water and Food Shortages

    Following Tropical Cyclone Pam, which struck Vanuatu's capital city Port Vila on the evening of 13 March, aid agencies are deploying emergency response teams to support relief efforts on the ground. Tropical Cyclone Pam was classified as a category 5 cyclone when it struck the South Pacific. The cyclone's eye passed close to Efate Island, where the capital is located, and winds are estimated to ...

  • Brazil: water shortage dries Rio de Janeiro taps

    Taps were dry across a wide swath of Rio de Janeiro on Tuesday, some for nearly a week straight, prompting a flurry of criticism of the state water company and forcing some desperate residents of this Olympic city to fill plastic bottles with water from streams. Rio's Cedae water utility cut off service to nearly a dozen Rio ...


    By Associated Press

  • Solar-powered desalination could help avoid water shortages

    A new solar-powered desalination technology could help solve water shortage problems without any damage to the environment, according to researchers. They evaluated a prototype model and demonstrated that it could produce up to 12 litres of freshwater a day per m2 of equipment. The World Resources Institute predicts that by 2025 at least 3.5 billion people will experience water shortages. ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Agriculture needs support in an era of water shortages and global warming say farmers

    Farmers and the Government have a shared moral responsibility to make the most of the potential of British farming, in a world increasingly threatened by food shortages and climate change.  That was the message from NFU President Peter Kendall in his opening speech at the NFU's Centenary Conference in London on Monday.  Mr Kendall said worldwide agricultural output would need to double ...


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