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‘Anonymous’ warning over Irish Water

Posted By macy in Miscellaneous

Short video posted to YouTube accuses Government over introduction of water charges.

A video purporting to be by online hacking collective Anonymous has accused the Government of stealing and using threats in order to force the introduction of water charges.

The 2-minute video titled ‘#Anonymous message to the Republic of Ireland - Truth behind Irish Water charges’ is addressed the “citizens of the Republic of Ireland” and was posted on YouTube http://www.irishtimes.com -

A guide to good practice in modeling semantics for authors and referees

Posted By Sina in Hydrology

This opinion piece makes some suggestions about guidelines for modeling semantics that can be referred to by authors and referees. We discuss descriptions of model structures, different forms of simulation and prediction, descriptions of different sources of uncertainty in modeling practice, the language of model validation, and concepts of predictability and fitness-for-purpose. While not expecting universal agreement on these suggestions, given the loose usage of words in the literature, we hope that the discussion of the issues involved will at least give pause for thought and encourage good practice in model development and applications. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com -

Blue Gold : World Water Wars (video)

Posted By Ryan13 in Planning and Management

Wars of the future will be fought over water as they are over oil today, as the source of human survival enters the global marketplace and political arena. Corporate giants, private investors, and corrupt governments vie for control of our dwindling supply, prompting protests, lawsuits, and revolutions from citizens fighting for the right to survive. Past civilizations have collapsed from poor water management. Can the human race survive? https://www.youtube.com -

10 Ways Clean Water Can Improve The World | Ohio University's Online Engineering

Posted By sarahssongs in Water Quality

Water is a valuable resource that is the key to sustaining life.  As water becomes more valuable and scarcity increases, conflict, death, and disease are also by-product of water and it’s influence.  In less fortunate countries, the battle for not just water, but clean water, is truly a matter of life and death.  As the world population continues to grow and access to clean water becomes increasingly difficult, we examined the power of clean water and why it’s important.   Clean water can: http://engineering.online.ohio.edu -

Rising energy demands could see the energy sector's water footprint increase by 66%

Posted By Kaveh in Planning and Management

Increases in global energy requirements could lead to a rise in the energy sector's water footprint of up to 66% in the next 20 years, new research suggests. As part of a sustainable future, any energy mix must enable a reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. However, some renewable sources, such as biofuels and large-scale hydropower, have large water footprints, a factor which must also be http://ec.europa.eu -

Streamflow Generation Processes

Posted By Sina in Hydrology

Streamflow Generation Processes: Selection, Introduction and Commentary by Keith J. Beven

In this first volume, the selection spans the period from 1933 to 1984, commencing with Hortonís early papers on infiltration in the hydrological cycle, and on maximum groundwater levels. With the aid of the commentaries, the papers provide a stimulating insight to developments (and disagreements), de http://ks360352.kimsufi.com -

Iran's energy minister: Condition of country's water resources extremely critical

Posted By misspersian in Planning and Management

The situation of water resources in Iran has passed beyond the critical condition.At present, 96 billion cubic meters of the country's total 120 billion cubic meters of renewable water resources is being consumed annually. If 40-60 percent of renewable water resources is consumed in any country, that country is said to be in a critical condition!

During the past decade, precipitations have dec http://en.trend.az -