To help protect Biscayne Bay’s coastal wetlands and wildlife — from American crocodiles to wading birds and manatees — the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) today adopted a water reservation for the Biscayne Bay Coastal Wetlands Project – Phase 1. This action secures the long-term availability of water to benefit the bay, which includes Biscayne National Park. ... read more >>
Before farmers could work the fields in the nation's bread basket, they first had to drain them. So thousands of miles of ditches and trenches were dug to move water off the land. One of the areas drained was the Great Black Swamp in northeast Ohio. Drain tiles are used to move water off agricultural lands in the Midwest. ... read more >>
It is imperative not only to get the Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal award of 192 thousand million cubic feet (tmcft) of water from Karnataka but also to conserve and utilise optimally the water available in the Cauvery basin of Tamil Nadu for irrigation, assert farmers.
Mahadhanapuram V. Rajaram, working president of the Cauvery Delta Farmers’ Welfare Association, and M. Natarajan, former Su ... read more >>
"Understanding Groundwater" is a short film intrducing groundwater created by ACWADAM. The film effectively uses both professional animation as well as actual footage from the field. It based on ACWADAM's groundwater study in Purandar taluk of Pune district in Maharashtra. The film is created with support from Arghyam.
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APALACHICOLA, Fla. — If these were ordinary times, Leroy Shiver would be scissoring his heavy tongs along the shallows of Apalachicola Bay and hauling up bushels of oysters for hours on end. ... read more >>
If the climate continues to evolve as predicted by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, the United States stands little to no chance of satisfying its current biofuel goals, according to a new study by Rice University and the University of California at Davis. ... read more >>
A barrier that holds back the Mississippi River near its confluence with the Missouri River was breached on Tuesday, sending water two miles inland, threatening homes and prompting new warnings for residents to leave the area. The breach of the levee was near West Alton, Missouri, just north of St. Louis, and threatened more than 40 homes, officials said. About 300 West Alton residents were asked ... read more >>
Hydrology does not yet possess a generally agreed upon catchment classification system. Such a classification framework should provide a mapping of landscape form and hydro-climatic conditions on catchment function (including partition, storage, and release of water), while explicitly accounting for uncertainty and for variability at multiple temporal and spatial scales. This framework would prov ... read more >>
Hurricane Sandy caught the public and policymakers off guard when it hit the United States' Atlantic Coast last fall. Because much of the storm's devastation was wrought by flooding in the aftermath, researchers have been paying attention to how climate change and sea-level rise may have played a role in the disaster and how those factors may impact the shoreline in the future. ... read more >>
South Florida Water Management District Chairman and Orlando International Fringe Festival - WMFE 90.7
The South Florida Water Management District is the largest in Florida, managing water needs for 7 million people. 90.7's Matthew Peddie speaks with the newly elected chairman of the South Florida Water Management District, Dan O'Keefe, about the challenges he faces and the plan for Everglades restoration. ... read more >>