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  • AUS$1bn plan to help secure cities’ water supplies

    The Australian Government will provide AUS$1 billion over six years to help secure water supplies for working families and businesses through desalination, recycling and stormwater harvesting. “The effects of climate change mean most of Australia’s cities and towns have less water, and we can no longer rely on rainfall to supply all our drinking water,”  Minister for Climate Change and ...


    By Australian Government

  • Safe water supply for Uruzgan

    A consortium led by Royal Haskoning has been approached by the Dutch Embassy in Kabul to carry out a study into the situation of Integrated Water Resources Management in Uruzgan. Aim is to provide people in Uruzgan province (Afghanistan) access to safe drinking water, household food security, and sources of income while protecting them from the negative impacts of droughts and floods. Other ...

  • Water supply for the city of the future

    The project SEMIZENTRAL, of the Technical University Darmstadt in the Chinese coastal metropolis of Qingdao, has been given a GreenTec Award. This project shows how to plan infrastructure as needed, and how to put these infrastructure plans into practice. Instead of building one central sewage plant for the entire city, the scientists have pursued a semi-centralised approach with a number of ...

  • 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

  • AWWA and CDC team up to provide emergency water supply planning guide for hospitals

    The American Water Works Association (AWWA), the world’s largest organization of water professionals, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have released a new guide to help hospitals and health care facilities operate during water supply emergencies. The Emergency Water Supply Planning Guide ...

  • New plan offers an effective, affordable package of California Water Supply and bay-delta fisheries solutions

    Investing in a broad portfolio of Bay-Delta water solutions can save Californians billions of dollars in costs while increasing water supply and strengthening protections for the ailing delta ecosystem and its fisheries, according to a new proposal released today by business and conservation groups in advance of the draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan expected next month. The Bay-Delta is the ...

  • 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 ...

  • Oregonians worried about adequate water supply

    A majority of Oregonians who recently participated in a series of water forums don’t believe the state has enough water to meet all of its basic needs, including those of wildlife. Despite its abundant rainfall, people are pessimistic now and even more wary about where the state will be in 20 years; about two-thirds of respondents in statewide forums said the quantity of water won’t be adequate ...


    By Oregon State University

  • The EPA Water Contamination Chart Confirms There Are Areas In The US That Supply Up To 33% Of The Population With Water From A Contaminated Water Supply

    Bawell Brand Ionizers Earth Day Sale will provide people with the ability to purify their own water, which guarantees that they are receiving water that is not contaminated. It has been over 40 years since the first Earth Day was held, and Bawell feels participation is vital. The water system violation statistics can be easily viewed on the interactive chart that the ...


    By PRWeb

  • 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

  • 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

  • Fracking Boom Threatens US Water Supplies

    Since the onset of the fracking boom almost a decade ago, every state in the US has been examining its geological resources in the hope of finding oil or gas it can access through this extraction method. Almost half the states are now producing at least some shale gas, with a few – Texas, Pennsylvania, California, Colorado, North Dakota – sitting on massive ...


    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 ...

  • Protecting the Nation`s Water Supply from Attack

    Nation’s First Physical Security Standard Guidelines for Water/Wastewater Utilities Released  Alexandria, Va. - The nation’s first standard guidelines for protecting the public from potential malevolent acts and other threats by enhancing the physical security of water and wastewater infrastructure systems were released today for trial use by water and wastewater ...

  • Ofwat plans water efficiency targets for companies

    Water companies would face targets to help customers save more than 23 million litres of water a day (Ml/d), under proposals published this week by Ofwat. George Day, Ofwat's Director of Network Regulation, said: 'We have to use water more carefully and cut waste if we are to continue to enjoy safe, reliable water supplies. 'The new approach to water efficiency targets we are proposing will be ...


    By Ofwat

  • Moving closer to a global plan of action for water

    Delegates from more than 60 countries are meeting in Rome (21-23 January 2009) to continue negotiations on a global plan of action for adapting to global changes that affect how countries manage freshwater resources. The meeting is part of preparations for the 5th World Water Forum, to be held in Istanbul, Turkey, 16-22 March 2009. The World Water Forum is the largest international event in the ...

  • River managers plan a bleak water future for Europe

    An ambitious European scheme to fix and safeguard its rivers and secure its water future is at risk of being undermined by poor and inadequate plans for water management prepared by EU countries, a new study by WWF and European Environment Bureau (EEB) has found. The analysis has found none of the draft plans rates well across a range of water safety, conservation and management measures. 'The ...


    By WWF International

  • Water Storage Dam Planned for Columbia River Basin

    YAKIMA, Washington (ENS) - The best location for a new water storage dam and reservoir in the Columbia River basin is Lower Crab Creek in Grant County, a newly completed assessment by federal and state agencies has concluded. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the Washington state Department of Ecology are seeking a location where water can be stored to augment irrigation ...

  • Regional water pipeline plans submitted to SAWS

    Southwest Texas Water Resources L.P. (STWR), a Texas-based limited partnership, has submitted plans to the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) for a proposed USD250 million regional water pipeline. The privately-financed project would provide a long-term additional water supply of 40,000 acre-feet per year to the San Antonio metropolitan region. The plans were submitted in response to SAWS' Request ...

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