South Africa should empower agencies to start managing water-catchment areas and curb losses for a life-sustaining resource that’s in increasingly short supply, the Organization for Economic Development and Cooperation said.
Leakage from the country’s aging water-distribution infrastructure is worsening scarcity woes, the Paris-based organization said in its first environmental performance re ... read more >>
Harmony Gold Mining Co. (HAR), Africa’s third-largest producer of the metal, must pay to clean up water pollution near mines west of Johannesburg even after selling the land five years ago, South Africa’s Court of Appeal ruled.
Harmony, which owned the affected area in the West Rand from 2003 to 2008, must contribute to rehabilitation costs with AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. and Simmer & Jack Mines ... read more >>
The great water footprint conundra: Is a smaller foot print really better than a large one? (IWMI) - YouTube
ater footprints measure the amount of water consumed or applied in the production of a good or service. A single cup of coffee, for example, has a water foot print of 140 liters of water. The concept is widely publicized and is now beginning to influence government policy. But according Dennis Wichelns, professor at the Institute of Water Policy National University of Singapore, that is a mistake ... read more >>
Water is essential for human security and one of the engines of sustainable socio-economic development. It is an essential element for the eradication of poverty and hunger.
Water is a precious resource which is gradually getting scarcer. More than half of the world population will be living with water shortage within 50 years because of a worldwide water crisis, according to a report issued b ... read more >>
Assessment of Climate Change in the Southwest United States speaks broadly and clearly about climate and its effects on the people and landscapes of Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, the U.S.– Mexico border region, and the lands of Native Nations.
A landmark study in terms of its coverage and analysis (and a synthesis of knowledge from some 120 contributing experts), the ... read more >>
The goal of SimBethel is to upgrade the levee around Bethel Island to the highest safety standard. Players are responsible for their own levee section. They can upgrade their section out-of-pocket or build houses to generate revenue for improvements. However, without development it is almost impossible to win; there is not enough revenue generated to strengthen the levee. Players have to find a b ... read more >>
Uri Resnick, deputy consul general of Israel in Los Angeles, points out some facts that are often missed. The amount of water available to Palestinians on the West Bank has grown considerably since 1967. Per capita water usage by Israelis and Palestinians is converging. Israel is a pioneer in water reclamation, water efficiency, and desalination. ... read more >>
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 ... read more >>
Cost-effectiveness analysis of water-saving irrigation technologies based on climate change response: A case study of Ch
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 ... read more >>