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  • 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 ...

  • Ruining the world’s water supply

    Agricultural run-offs containing fertilizers, animal wastes and pesticides are infecting rivers and water courses with blue-green algal blooms and toxic chemicals. While the problem is particularly evident in developing countries - Canada, Australia and the United States contain some of the world’s most polluted rivers, and poor agricultural practices are the root cause. Almost one-fifth ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Thinning glaciers `endangering South Asian water supply`

    New evidence that Himalayan glaciers are shrinking has added weight to concerns that there could be severe water shortages in the region by 2030. Researchers drilling an ice core in the 6,050 metre-high Naimona'nyi glacier near Tibet were expecting to find radioactivity left by atomic tests carried out 50 years ago. Instead they found little more than background levels of radioactivity. The ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Water management: where does it fit in the supply chain?

    Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company Do you struggle to effectively and clearly communicate your business sustainability message to your own organization?  What about to the outside ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Increasing water supplies - reuse of treated wastewater

    Reusing wastewater, particularly for agricultural purposes, plays an increasingly important part in water management, particularly in areas of low rainfall. A recent study of the Apulia region in southern Italy shows that wastewater can be used to meet agricultural water needs. The Apulian water agency (AQP) runs the largest aqueduct system in Europe, importing water from neighbouring regions and ...

  • Snowfall shift threatens water supply for billions

    Climate change-induced changes in snowfall patterns could imperil two billion people who rely on melting snow for their water supply — and developing countries must work to protect citizens from these variations, researchers say. Out of 421 drainage basins studied in the northern hemisphere, ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Canada needs fresh approach to water supply management

    A new report released by the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRT) says that if Canada is to ensure the sustainability of its water supply - which is crucial to the prosperity of its natural resource sector industries - governments at all levels will need to engage in collaborative models of governance. The report also says governments must collaborate in the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Climate change is affecting water supply in India

    Drier in dry areas, wetter in already wet areas. This just about sums up the future water supply situation in India at the end of the century. In areas that are already experiencing water shortages, adaptation to climate change is very important for sustainable development and combatting poverty. Rajasthan is an area in the northern part of India that is currently experiencing water ...

  • B & V Water develops revolutionary alternative water supply system

    One of the UK's largest water treatment companies has developed a revolutionary system which enables companies to tap into alternative water supplies while reducing their costs and their impact on their environment. The system, created by multi million turnover and double award winning B & V Water Treatment, enables access to non potable water for industrial processes, thus conserving ...


    By B & V Water Treatment

  • Collaboration to Manage UK Water Supplies – Rainwater Tanks an Option

    Water is a hot topic in farming at the best of times.  But add one of history’s wettest winters, one of the driest summers in recent years, and also the threat of impending water rate increases, and it’s no surprise that managing this precious resource in farming is on the tip of most farming journalist’s tongues.  This is certainly the case for Caroline Stocks in ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Toro Equipment specialises in equipment for urban and industrial waste water treatment, water supply, water reuse and sludge treatment

    Toro Equipment specialises in equipment for urban and industrial waste water treatment, water supply, water reuse and sludge treatment. At the last edition of SMAGUA, the company was presented its new range of dissolved air flotation units. The entire range has been redesigned to improve separation performance. The Anaconda FRC5 flotation unit was presented in display at the Toro Equipment ...


    By Toro Equipment S.L.

  • Rotork’s big valve gearboxes assist the supply of fresh water to Shanghai

    Valve gearboxes manufactured by Rotork Gears have been supplied for the operation of giant butterfly valves in a 17 billion Renminbi (RMB) project designed to increase, improve and secure the future supply of fresh water to the city of Shanghai. The Qingcaosha raw water project will provide a daily supply of over seven million cubic metres (tonnes) of clean water through a network of huge ...


    By Rotork

  • Report examines impact of climate change on drinking water supplies

    Warming of the earth's atmosphere will continue to put mounting pressure on America's drinking water sources, leading to diminishing supplies in some regions and flooding in others, according to an analysis released today by the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA), a nonprofit organization of the largest publicly owned drinking water systems in the United States. AMWA's report, ...

  • Getting smarter about supplying electricity

    This month’s final print edition of Ecos – Australia’s longest running magazine on science and sustainability – features expert commentary on the drivers of rising household electricity bills identified in the recently released eighth update to Professor Ross Garnaut’s Climate Change Review for the Australian Government. Professor Garnaut’s ...

  • Putting the spotlight on carbon in the supply chain

    Viewpoint from Aleyn Smith-Gillespie, Principal at Carbon Trust Advisory Recent Carbon Trust Advisory research found that multi-national organisations will significantly increase their focus on supply chain carbon in the next 2-3 years, but what’s ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • City west water expands geospatial water modelling

    City West Water Limited (CWWL), Australia, has awarded MWH Soft a contract for its InfoWorks WS water modelling software. With this selection, all three of Melbourne's state-owned metropolitan water retailers rely on MWH Soft for comprehensive wet infrastructure modelling and management solutions. The program, chosen following a competitive review to replace its existing modelling ...

  • Phnom Penh water supply authority Wins stockholm industry water award 2010

    In recognition of its world class performance in water supply and self-sufficiency, the Cambodian Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority (PPWSA) under the leadership of General Director Ek Sonn Chan has been named the winner of the Stockholm Industry Water Award 2010. For background facts, translations and photos see: http://www.siwi.org/siwa2010 Historically, ...

  • Forum to address threats to water supplies in delaware basin: connecting four states for drinking water protection

    Threats to sources of drinking water and public health for more than 15 million people in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and New York will be the focus of a high-level forum in Philadelphia and five satellite locations on March 10. Government leaders and national water experts will highlight challenges to the quality and quantity of water fed from the Delaware River Basin, a ...

  • Future groundwater supplies are a concern for growing Illinois communities

    Population growth may be an economic boon for communities and counties, but the subsequent increased water demand could threaten the amount and quality of public water supplies available within the next few decades, according to Scott Meyer, hydrogeologist at the Illinois State Water Survey, a division of the Institute of Natural Resource Sustainability at the University of Illinois. In fact, the ...

  • Water and flood modelling practices and solutions

    The dates and a call for papers for the 2010 European Water and Flood Modelling Conference have been announced. The event, a comprehensive and significant wet infrastructure simulation and management technology gathering, will be held 28th and 29th September 2010, at the Crowne Plaza, Reading, UK. This once-a-year learning opportunity for the European expert modelling community will feature ...

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