Within river basins different social, economic, political and physical subsystems interact. When making decisions, policy makers should be aware of such interactions as any new policy will affect more than one subsystem. To determine the adequacy of a specific management policy, an integrated study is needed of a complicated water management system in the basin considering major physical, social, ... read more >>
Catholic churches in Italy are installing automatic holy water dispensers to help reduce the risk of spreading swine flu.
The outbreak of the H1N1 virus has led many churches to suspend the tradition of having holy water in open fonts into which people dip their hands.
The new machine works like an automatic soap dispenser, squirting water when a hand is passed under the tap.
Inventor Lu ... read more >>
An average American family of four uses roughly 400 gallons of water per day at home. Some 70% of that use is used indoors, and 17% of inside usage flows from the shower head.
Nes technologies reduce the amount of water by mixing air into the flow. ... read more >>
Continued improvement of climate forecasts is resulting in better information about what rainfall and streamflow may look like months in advance. A researcher from North Carolina State University has developed an innovative water management framework that would take advantage of these forecasts to plan for droughts or excess rain in order to make the most efficient use of an area's water resource ... read more >>
Buildings may topple and lives may be lost if the Big One shakes the wrong part of California but another catastrophic consequence of an enormous earthquake in the San Francisco area may involve water. Two thirds of the state's drinking water supply flows through the gigantic Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta region east of San Francisco Bay — and the levees that help direct the massive amounts ... read more >>
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Thursday defended $11.1 billion in new borrowing as a critical investment in the state's water future while at the same time insisting California must cut its way toward a balanced budget in the short term.
In an interview Thursday with The Bee's editorial board, the Republican governor also took aim at the state's prison employees and advocated for a constitution ... read more >>
Glaciers of the Himalayan Mountains are melting faster than anywhere else. Parts of surrounding ecology are not growing, and the River Ganges which flows from the Himalayan snow and ice currently provides water for hundreds of millions of people. China's snow cloud experiment produced 16 tonnes of snow for Beijing on Nov 1st 2009 ... read more >>
Australia is at the forefront of a global water crisis. Some of the management lessons learned there could help bail out California and other parched regions before they meet the same fate
Another summer is heating up Down Under, and the forecast looks as worrisome and as potentially deadly as last summer's. A decade of drought is parching landscapes, devastating farmers, killing gum trees, an ... read more >>
Vivienne Bennett Lectures on Water and Power in Monterrey, Mexico, and the Colorado River Basin - WaterWired
Vivienne Bennett of CSU-San Marcos lectured at OSU on 4 November 2009 on "When Does 'Me First' Become Unethical and Corrupt? Water and Power in Monterrey, Mexico and Along the Colorado River Basin." Dr. Bennett has studied water and gender issues in Latin America and most recently co-edited: Bennett, V., S. Dávila-Poblete, and M.N. Rico, eds. 2005. 'Opposing Currents: The Politics of Water and Ge ... read more >>