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Measurements of water dissipation and water use efficiency at the canopy level in a peach orchard

Posted By Kondwani in Planning and Management

Water deficit is the main limiting factor for agricultural production in the dry regions of northern China. Previous studies on water–plant relationships in fruit trees have focused mainly on ecological, physiological and molecular responses to water stress at the leaf or tree-scale; few equivalent studies have been conducted at the ecosystem-scale. In this study, we monitored water vapour exchan -

Cost-effectiveness analysis of water-saving irrigation technologies based on climate change response: A case study of Ch

Posted By Kondwani in Planning and Management

This study provides a cost-effectiveness analysis of four water-saving irrigation techniques that are widely implemented in China to address the impacts of climate change: sprinkler irrigation, micro-irrigation, low-pressure pipe irrigation and channel lining. The aim is to thoroughly understand the economic feasibility of water-saving irrigation as an approach to coping with climate change. Base -

Adapting to a changing climate

Posted By Kondwani in Planning and Management

By way of a medical analogy, adapting to the impacts of climate change has been compared with treating the symptoms of the climate 'problem' without addressing its underlying causes. Although we can probably all agree that tackling causes is the preferable approach, in principal, the analogy is perhaps a stronger one than was originally intended because all too often potentially avoidable health -

Charlottetown Pushing for Water Meters in Homes - Water Canada

Posted By tenaglia in Planning and Management

Charlottetown's Water and Sewer Utility Department is working very hard to get people to put more voluntary water meters in their homes. This will allow people to not only know exactly how much water they are using, but will also have the potential to the water use more efficient in general. Only 600 people in Charlottetown are currently using, with 7000 people worldwide. -

IBC announces launch of three-city pilot project to help Canadian communities adapt to weather extremes and fight urban flooding - Yahoo Finance Canada

Posted By shahzadeh in Planning and Management

Canadian cities are developing a pilot project that will better predict storms and weather extremities to prevent flooding. Last year's Alberta and Toronto floods cost the government and insurance companies $3 billion.
The change in weather over the past couple of years has resulted into more rainfall. The current sewage systems can not handle this large amount of precipitation thus causing s -

Egypt farmers fear water supply threat from Ethiopia dam

Posted By Hadian in Planning and Management

With an economy already in tatters, Egypt's farmers fear the building of an upstream Nile dam in Ethiopia could lead to water shortages and crop failures with catastrophic effects on their livelihood.
"We don't want this dam," says Saeed al-Simari, standing on his modest land in Egypt's fertile Nile Delta region.
"We want to plant our land, we need water. It's hard enough with the water we have -

Water Resources Assessment in Sub-Saharan Africa: Prediction in Ungauged and Data Scarce Basins

Posted By Kondwani in Planning and Management

Sub-Saharan countries have limited financial, human and technical resources for developing and
maintaining hydrometric networks that can provide data for sustainable water resources assessment (required for planning, design and management). Whereas the needs for hydrological information are increasing, the number of meteorological and hydrological stations in Africa have been declining during -


Posted By Kondwani in Planning and Management

River basin rainfall series and extensive river flow records are used to characterise and
improve understanding of spatial and temporal variability in sub-Saharan African (SSA) water
resources during the last century. Nine major international river basins (comprising ~32% of
SSA's area), chosen primarily for their long good quality flow records are examined. A range of
statistical descrip -

The Virtual Water Project

Posted By AHamed in Planning and Management

Virtual water content: The virtual-water content of a product (a commodity, good or service) is the volume of freshwater used to produce the product, measured at the place where the product was actually produced (production-site definition). It refers to the sum of the water use in the various steps of the production chain. The virtual-water content of a product can also be defined as the volume -