This brief (6 pages) article by some folks at the East Bay Municipal Utlility District will help water managers develop more cost effective, long-term solutions. (I got this from the Aguanomics blog). ... read more >>
Early results from a study being performed by researchers at the University of Notthingham (Portsmouth England) suggest that the hardness or softness of one's water could influence the severity of the skin condition eczema.
A study participant who just completed one research trial said that less than two weeks after a water softener unit was installed in her home, there was a "dramatic improve ... read more >>
TRCP campaign targets one signature for every acre of natural wetlands lost each year.
"We Are Wetlands" is intended to raise awareness for the importance of wetlands and clean water in our daily lives and why this resource is now more at risk than ever.
The "We Are Wetlands" campaign is seeking a minimum of 80,000 signatures — one for every acre of natural wetlands lost each year — calling ... read more >>
AWRA has posted podcasts of the plenary addresses from its 2008 conference , Riparian Ecosystem and Buffers: Working at the Water's Edge. You'll hear Brian Richter, James Karr, and others. ... read more >>
New Science Being Developed In Central Florida.
One aim of the road development is to detect bad pipes and underground construction around highways and bridges to prevent disasters -- like the deadly collapse of a bridge in Minneapolis in 200y and water main breaks that frequently lead to sinkholes.
There are more than a million miles of pipes running along and under U.S. roads, and if crac ... read more >>
This is a blog post about high electric rates in New York State. It refers to NY being the 4th largest generator of hydroelectric power in the U.S.
It references power generation on the Hudson River, Battenkill River and Fish Creek in upstate NY.
It also references Brookfield Renewable Power that operates 75 generating stations on 15 rivers in NY, including the Cohoes Falls Project. ... read more >>
Ten million people risk going hungry in Kenya after harvests failed because of drought, the government said yesterday.
The government declared a national emergency and will lift the import duty on maize until the next major harvest, which will not be for a year in many areas.
The emergency declaration allows the government to divert money from development projects to food aid and to use dis ... read more >>
Mexico City authorities launched a five-month emergency plan to ration water in response to a record drop in water supplies, the national water commission said Wednesday.
"We're in an emergency situation. The reservoirs which supply Mexico City are at a historic low, at 62 percent capacity when they should be at 85 percent at this time of year," said Jorge Efren Villalon, director general of C ... read more >>
AWRA has posted podcasts of plenary speaker presentations at its 2007 conference on Emerging Contaminants of Concern in the Environment.. ... read more >>
AWRA has posted podcasts of the presentations at its Third Water Resources Policy Dialogue (2007). ... read more >>