Five eastern New Mexico farmers have filed applications to transfer their rights for about 2 billion gallons of water a year to Santa Fe and other cities.
The move is part of an effort by the backers of a private pipeline to bring water from Fort Sumner to serve homes and businesses in Santa Fe and other communities in the Rio Grande Basin. ... read more >>
Environmental engineering research team explores new techniques to keep contaminants at bay
As municipalities across the United States reduce their dependence on groundwater sources to mitigate environmental impacts like subsidence and flooding, there is a growing need for better purification processes to keep contaminants found in surface water sources out of the public tap.
Without a drop ... read more >>
The Twente Water Centre at University of Twente has developed a computer-supported River Basin Game which is freely downloadable. The tool is primarily an educational tool suitable for university students, but it is also fun to play with water professionals. The game nicely illustrates social processes taking place when water in a river basin is a scarce resource. ... read more >>
The International Network of Basin Organizations and the Global Water Partnership released "A Handbook for Integrated Water Resources Management in Basins" at the Fifth World Water Forum in Istanbul. It's supposed to be applicable to both surface water and groundwater basins. ... read more >>
Call for Entries
It’s once again time to step behind the lens in the name of water conservation. We’re excited to announce the 2009 Intelligent Use of Water™ Film Competition is now accepting entries. In its third year, this annual competition has recognized talented filmmakers worldwide, while promoting smart outdoor water use.
You could be next. ... read more >>
Colorado, Yellow, Ganges, Niger among those rivers affected
Rivers in some of the world's most populous regions are losing water, according to a comprehensive study of global stream flows.
The research, led by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colo., suggests that the reduced flows in many cases are associated with climate change, and could potent ... read more >>
Without significantly cuts to demand from the river, the US Bureau of Reclamation will be unable to deliver the amounts of water that states in the Lower Colorado River Basin have been allocated, according to a new study he and colleague David Pierce published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Both are scientists at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jo ... read more >>
Michigan is receiving $236 million under President Barack Obama's economic stimulus plan to upgrade municipal water and sewer systems, part of a long-range effort to restore the Great Lakes, officials said Friday.
The money will boost the state's effort to reduce sewage overflows, a leading cause of water pollution in the lakes region, said Steven Chester, director of the Department of Environ ... read more >>
If the West continues to heat up and dry out, odds increase that the mighty Colorado River won't be able to deliver all the water that's been promised to millions who rely on it for their homes, farms and businesses, according to a new study.
Less runoff — the snow and rain that fortify the 1,400-mile river — caused by human-induced climate change could mean that by 2050 the Colorado won't be ... read more >>
Steve Obenhaus, a math teacher at Olathe North High School in Olathe, Kansas, has proved that you do not need extensive GIS training to effectively and meaningfully integrate geospatial technologies into a high school curriculum. Integrating GIS in secondary curricula is a relatively new concept. Finding an approach that will hold students' short- and long-term interest can be difficult. Obenhaus ... read more >>