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Central Valley's growing concern: the mix of oil, water and crops - LA Times

Posted By Kaveh in Hydrogeology , Planning and Management , Water Quality

Here in California's thirsty farm belt, where pumpjacks nod amid neat rows of crops, it's a proposition that seems to make sense: using treated oil field wastewater to irrigate crops. http://www.latimes.com -

Top 10 Tips for Saving Water - An Infographic

Posted By superdrain in Water Quality

Water is important to everyone and everything. We use it every day and sometimes don't notice how much we waste. With recent laws and taxes, the idea of reserving water has never been as important to home owners. We have just created Infographic titled 'Top 10 Tips For Saving Water' has the best ways to do just that. It features 10 ways anyone could apply to their daily lives and save a large amount of water. Ranging from the bathroom sink to the kitchen tap they've all been proven to be beneficial. This Infographic is sure to benefit any reader who decides to have even a quick look through. http://superdrain.ie -

Managing Texas' rural land key to conservation

Posted By AHamed in Hydrology , Planning and Management , Water Quality

Water conservation and agriculture experts say that stewardship of private rural lands is the key to the future of conserving water in Texas, where farms, ranches and forests make up 83 percent of the state's privately owned land. Good stewards, they say, make every drop of rain count, which benefits landowners and the state's water resources. http://twri.tamu.edu -

World Toilet Day: These images should break the internet but they probably won't

Posted By Waterlover in Water Quality

Globally, 526 million women are forced to go to the toilet in the open – often facing physical threats and violence as they are forced to wait until after dark before leaving their houses.

In India around 818 million people defecate in public. In the Congo around 72 per cent of the population do not have access to an indoor toilet, while 80 per cent of Ethiopians, roughly 71 million people, also defecate outside. http://www.independent.co.uk -

A Heart Risk in Drinking Water (The New York Times)

Posted By britneyg in Water Quality

It’s a position supported by a growing cohort of researchers and clinical cardiologists, who worry that environmental exposures generally are an underestimated risk in heart disease. The most troubling are thought to be air pollution, metallic elements like arsenic, and heavy metals such as cadmium and lead.

The growing interest in metallic compounds has led to a new understanding of how materials do harm on a cellular level. Arsenic may not be a heavy metal, but it shares some similarities, including the ability to cause free radical damage to cells, stressing delicate blood vessels and thickening arterial walls. http://well.blogs.nytimes.com -

Weekly Water News Summary (25 - 31 October 2014) @WaterWired

Posted By goopsgoops in Fluid Mechanics , Hydrogeology , Hydrology , Planning and Management , Water Quality , Miscellaneous

Here is WaterWired's summary of tweets on water resources news, events, jobs, positions, .... (25 - 31 October 2014). http://aquadoc.typepad.com -