China doesn't plan to supply its thirsty north with water from world's highest river, which originates in Tibet, China's former water chief said.
"The Chinese government has no plan to divert the Yarlung Zangbo River to the Yellow River," former water minister Wang Shucheng told a water resources seminar. The river is also known as the Tsangpo River.
With an average altitude of 4,500 meters ... read more >>
The Mechanical Engineering Motorsports Center in the William States Lee College of Engineering will unveil the fifth largest and newest water tunnel in the United States.
The tunnel has been under construction for more than a year, holds thousands of gallons of water and has taken more than 5,000 man hours to build to its current state. Assistant professor, Peter Tkacik, his Ph.D. student, Sam ... read more >>
The West remains one of the fastest growing regions of the country, and that continues to put pressure on scarce water supplies. So, Colorado recently made it legal for some homeowners to capture and collect the raindrops and snowflakes that fall on their own roofs. That had been considered stealing because the water would flow into a stream or aquifer, where it belonged to someone else; Utah and ... read more >>
As the world continues to grapple with the issue of climate change, one question remains unanswered: Is global warming the result of human behaviour or is it part of a heating and cooling cycle that has gone on for millennia? And it's the absence of an answer to this question that is going to continue to bedevil industry and government alike for the foreseeable future. As Brian Berkowitz, who hea ... read more >>
NINE YEARS AGO, CalFed, a consortium of state and federal water interests, pieced together a plan to fix California's water management system. Its purpose was to safeguard the Delta environment and provide adequate and dependable water supplies to agriculture and urban areas in dry as well as wet periods.
One of the chief components of CalFed's plan was the Environmental Water Account, which w ... read more >>
Verification of numerical models for density dependent flow in porous media (DDFPM) by the means of appropriate benchmark problems is a very important step in developing and using these models. Recently, Infinite Horizontal Box (IHB) problem was suggested as a possible benchmark problem for verification of DDFPM codes. IHB is based on Horton–Rogers–Lapwood (HRL) problem. Suitability of this probl ... read more >>
The Little Hoover Commission is reviewing governance issues around the supply and management of water resources at the state level, including the interrelated roles of different state agencies and recommend improvements, if needed, that would strengthen governance and increase efficiency, transparency and accountability. ... read more >>
Camp Lejeune, a sprawling Marine base on the North Carolina seaboard, is the site of what some scientists call the worst public drinking-water contamination in the nation's history. Its water wells were tainted with cancer-causing industrial compounds for 30 years, ending in 1987.
An estimated 500,000 to 1 million people — including Marines and family living on base housing — drank, bathed and ... read more >>
Current US state oil and gas regulations adequately protect water resources, the Ground Water Protection Council said in a new report on May 28.
The assertion by one of the nation's leading groundwater protection organizations came as congressional discussions intensified on giving the US Environmental Protection Agency authority to regulate hydraulic fracturing, an essential part of producing ... read more >>
The farmers, faces wizened and browned from hours in the harsh Gujarati sun, lower a bucket into a well. It’s a solid-brick cylinder 100ft deep. The sun is high in the sky, beating down on the scorched earth. In the baked fields, maize and cotton have been planted. But none of the crops look very healthy. Leaves are wilted and tinged brown. Nothing has been watered for months.
Radha, a tough, s ... read more >>