I am enjoying NGWA's excellent Ground Water Summit meeting in Tucson, AZ. Lots of good stuff going on. I am filling in for a colleague in a session today (21 April 2009) and here is my presentation, "Groundwater Development and Empowerment for the Embera Indians, Southern Darien Province, Panama." ... read more >>
U.S. manufacturers, including major drugmakers, have legally released at least 271 million pounds of pharmaceuticals into waterways that often provide drinking water — contamination the federal government has consistently overlooked, according to an Associated Press investigation. ... read more >>
A severe drought gripping Texas is causing unusually salty conditions along the Gulf Coast, upsetting the region's ecological balance and threatening coastal wildlife including oysters, crabs and whooping cranes, the most endangered crane species.
The drought is one of the driest on record for Texas and is currently the worst in the U.S., which has seen persistent dry weather across several We ... read more >>
Members of the tribe and their supporters will walk from Old Sacramento to the state Capitol at 10 a.m. today to formally announce the filing of a lawsuit in federal court.
Mark Franco, Sisk-Franco's husband and the tribe's head man, said the suit calls on the federal government to fulfill its obligation to replace tribal lands flooded when the dam was built and to provide funds to rebuild the ... read more >>
The civil suit against the Army Corps of Engineers will be heard after others have been thrown out. It could result in settlements to tens of thousands of storm victims.
A federal judge in New Orleans today will hear what lawyers call "the last case standing" against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for its alleged failure to protect New Orleans from Hurricane Katrina's floodwaters nearly four ... read more >>
Central Utah's existing, developed water supply systems cannot meet the demands of population growth in the region, a study by a private consultant says.
The report for the Central Iron County Water Conservancy District is part of a developing regional capital facilities plan being drafted by Stanley Consultants, Inc. The preliminary findings were made public for the first time at a district m ... read more >>
23 whoopers died over the winter and biologists blame low river flow
A record number of whooping cranes have died while wintering along the Texas coast this year, leaving biologists stunned and once again placing the Guadalupe River at the center of the state’s ongoing battle over water rights.
A dry spell has reduced the Guadalupe’s flow so severely that the supply of fresh water and food ... read more >>
Israelis have access to more than four times more water than do Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, the World Bank said in a report on Monday, Reuters reported.
It said that a 1995 interim peace accord that governs the allocation of water has proven inadequate, as the Palestinian Authority has been fragmented by the last eight years of fighting while Israel has improved its own water f ... read more >>