7 reasons why New Mexico water marketing is not everywhere.
1.Privacy. Water rights transactions tend to remain private in nature. Thus, uncovering private deals is easier said than done.
2.Record Keeping. The record keeping and tracking of potential transactions remained a challenge in the specific basin.
3.Political Opposition. New Mexico allows acequias or qualifying ditch companies to ... read more >>
A water battle over water rights has erupted on this land over the rivers running through it. The Flathead Indian Reservation in western Montana water dispute has forced policy-makers to propose a bill that would specify who is entitled to the water, and how much they can take from the reservoirs and ditches. ... read more >>
This paper outlines possible components to reform the present systems for securing instream values, allocating water and controlling its uses. It outlines the extent to which each component is likely to give better effect to the principles and outcomes of the Sustainable Development Programme of Action, in comparison to the existing legislative and management systems. The extent to which each com ... read more >>
For the first time in 15 years, education leaders are transforming the way science is taught in the classroom. The proposed Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), unveiled last week, aim to prepare K-12 students to be better decision makers about scientific and technical issues and to apply science to their daily lives.
The standards are designed to delve deeper into fewer concepts, identif ... read more >>
The Environmental Protection Agency says California has $455 million in unspent safe-drinking-water funds. EPA Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld said the agency has given the state 60 days to take corrective action, and if it fails to do so, the EPA may suspend payments from the Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund. Meanwhile, Ron Chapman, director of the California Department of Public ... read more >>
Of all Georgia’s natural resources, none is more important to the future of our state than water. The wise use and management of water is critical to support the state’s economy, to protect public health and natural systems, and to enhance the quality of life for all citizens. ... read more >>
Water is our past. Water is our future. Without it, we cannot survive, and there are no alternatives. Many people have likened the issue of water scarcity to our current economic struggle over petroleum. Without petroleum, we can’t drive our cars, and maybe we have to walk to school or work. This is not the case for water, as we are not dealing with simple inconveniences (as grandiose as they may ... read more >>
the dispute between Georgia, Florida, and Alabama over the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin and its ecologically impressive estuary, the Apalachicola Bay ... read more >>
California has failed to spend $455 million of federal money meant to improve water infrastructure in the state, while thousands of people rely on groundwater laced with nitrates and other contaminants, federal regulators said Friday.
The state has received more than $1.5 billion for its Safe Drinking Water State Revolving Fund over the past 15 years, but has failed to spend a large part of it i ... read more >>
In the last few years, global warming has received all of the press. But shortages of fresh water are arguably the greater near-term environmental threat in many corners of the globe. In the Western United States, major die-offs of salmon have been attributed to too little clean water flowing downstream after cities and farms pulled out their allotments. In Australia, as much as 25%1 of farmland ... read more >>