Here's the next in the UNEP series; this report deals with Asia. Download a free copy from WaterWired. In addition to West Asia, discussed in detail in this post, the report covers China, Southeast Asia, the Indus basin, the Ganges-Brahmaputra-Meghna basin, and some others.
Specific conclusions regarding the hydropolitical vulnerability and resilience of selected West Asia basins are discussed. ... read more >>
In a recent update to a study on water resource availability in South Africa, scientists are now warning that previous estimates were off and that there is even less water available than previously estimated, reports the Cape Times. With 98% of surface water already accounted for, what is this nation to do?
As the planet, and South Africa in particular, become hotter and drier, scientists warn ... read more >>
ODOT says the $1.2 million containment project is a model of how to eliminate contamination of fresh-water areas and wetlands from hazardous liquids that spill onto bridges during accidents. Shutoff valves contain the spills and prevent the substances from flowing through a pipe into the 2,010-acre reservoir, which provides water to Youngstown, Austintown, Niles and several other cities. ... read more >>
More of the fertilizers and pesticides used to grow corn would find their way into nearby water sources if ethanol demands lead to planting more acres in corn, according to a Purdue University study.
The study of Indiana water sources found that those near fields that practice continuous-corn rotations had higher levels of nitrogen, fungicides and phosphorous than corn-soybean rotations. Resul ... read more >>
Reductions in water supply to the Central Valley of California have spawned a controversy among economists regarding employment effects in the state. Two recent statements of different viewpoints are in Howitt et al. (2009a; 2009b) and Michael (2009). Howitt et al. presents a comprehensive analysis of revenue loss from changes in agricultural production due to water shortages as projected by the ... read more >>
Philadelphia has announced a $1.6 billion plan to transform the city over the next 20 years by embracing its storm water - instead of hustling it down sewers and into rivers as fast as possible. ... read more >>
Philadelphia has announced a $1.6 billion plan to transform the city over the next 20 years by embracing its storm water - instead of hustling it down sewers and into rivers as fast as possible.
The proposal, which several experts called the nation's most ambitious, reimagines the city as an oasis of rain gardens, green roofs, thousands of additional trees, porous pavement, and more.
All wo ... read more >>
The main problem in North America is the location of water resources relative to large population centers where the majority of the freshwater drains away from the bulk of the population. Climate variability and change is a reality. It raises the impact on variability and availability within the continent, which is characterized by its different climatic regions. The hydo-vulnerability of North A ... read more >>
Huddled on the top floor of her home after waist-deep water inundated the lower story, Doranne Lim is bothered by the debris -- and the smell.
"My house is super, super messy," she said, speaking from her home in the eastern Manila suburb of Pasig City. The mud left behind by receding floodwaters -- caused when the nearby river flooded its banks -- is "really smelly."
H ... read more >>