Construction of Sydney's 250,000 m³/d Kurnell seawater desalination plant is just over 50% complete, D&WR has been told by Sydney Water. The intake and outlet tunnels were completed in December 2008.
The Seafox 6 jack-up barge continues to drill the inlet risers. Two inlet and two outlet risers have been completed.
Civil works, including the RO building, pump halls, pretreatment filters and ... read more >>
Tehran water supply has the highest level of nitrate in the country, director of Tehran's Department of Environment (DOE) said here on Thursday.
"Nitrate level in the capital's water supply has exceeded the drinking water quality standards," Mohammad-Baqer Saduq said, stressing that now is the time to put fears about nitrate levels in water into true perspective.
The standard for nitrate in ... read more >>
Water and energy are two resources on which modern society depends. As demands for these increase, researchers look to alternative technologies that promise both sustainability and reduced environmental impact. Engineered osmosis holds a key to addressing both the global need for affordable clean water and inexpensive sustainable energy according to Yale researchers.
Yale doctoral student Robe ... read more >>
Interannual variability of winter precipitation in the European Alps: relations with the North Atlantic Oscillation
The European Alps rely on winter precipitation for various needs in terms of hydropower and other water uses. Major European rivers originate from the Alps and depend on winter precipitation and the consequent spring snow melt for their summer base flows. Understanding the fluctuations in winter rainfall in this region is crucially important to the study of changes in hydrologic regime in river b ... read more >>
A huge shelf of ice is on the brink of splitting from the continent at the bottom of the world. ... read more >>
- Kenya is facing a major drought affecting almost all regions
- Principal indicators of the drought are critical water shortages, the low-functioning of health services in the drought-affected districts, and significant drop out from schools by children
- According to GoK, 10 million people are food insecure; and at the risk of starvation.
- Poor rain seasons in the last two years, exac ... read more >>
A new study led by the U.S. Geological Survey and involving the University of Colorado at Boulder indicates tree deaths in the West's old-growth forests have more than doubled in recent decades, likely from regional warming and related drought conditions.
The study, published in the Jan. 23 issue of Science, documented tree deaths in all tree sizes in the West located at varying elevations, in ... read more >>
In one of the final acts of the Bush administration, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced that it will set "water quality standards for nutrients" for all Florida surface waters. The standards will apply to concentrations of the agricultural nutrients nitrogen and phosphorus in state waters.
The EPA has issued a formal determination under the Clean Water Act that "numeric" nu ... read more >>
Call for Abstracts Deadline Nears!
Submittal Deadline: January 26, 2009
New Topics Added! ... read more >>