"Climate Change and the Global Water Crisis: What Businesses Need to Know and Do," explores the linkages between climate change and water – from both the scientific and corporate management perspectives. Jointly released by the Pacific Institute and the UN Global Compact, the whitepaper covers a number of critical areas, including: 1) how climate change is expected to impact water scarcity, water ... read more >>
Senate Bill 416, if passed, will ban the factory-farm practice of feeding low doses of antibiotics to healthy livestock and poultry throughout their lives. By reducing the use of antibiotics on factory farms, the amount of antibiotics that enter our waterways and groundwater via run-off from factory farms would also be reduced.
This bill recently passed out of two committees, and now has to pas ... read more >>
Petaluma kindergartners, coho salmon in West Marin County and golfers in Antioch are among those who stand to benefit from $439 million in federal stimulus money flowing into California's water systems.
The money, in the form of grants, subsidies and low-interest loans, is expected to spur hundreds of new water infrastructure projects as well as jump-start those stalled by California's budget ... read more >>
Groundwater is threatened by drought, overpumping and the loss of natural recharge. Too bad the state's laissez-faire water laws won't help. ... read more >>
In a bit of good news for the environment, work got underway this week to clean up hazardous PCB pollution that General Electric dumped into New York's Upper Hudson River.
But there's also some bad news -- which is that the toxic waste is being sent to a landfill that sits atop the Ogallala Aquifer, a key drinking-water source for West Texas. ... read more >>
Scientists fear that the Tennessee Valley Authority's plan for cleaning up its toxic sludge spill in Tennessee may do more harm than good.
The Tennessee Valley Authority's efforts to clean tons of toxic coal ash are set to cause a "major toxic event" that could kill entire fish species and send a human health threat slinking up the food chain, according to scientists.
On December 22 the la ... read more >>
After tickling the tongue, artificial sweeteners pass through our bodies and end up in wastewater virtually unchanged. Some sweeteners are particularly widespread in the environment, according to a new study, making them ideal markers for following pollution from treatment plants and other sources into the environment.
"Groundwater can be polluted by several sources, and it's sometimes not cle ... read more >>
In seven years of overseeing every root and blade of grass on the grounds at the Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa., Matt Shaffer has built a reputation on innovation and conservation. An early advocate of course playability over aesthetics, he long lived by the maxim “the drier, the better.”
But when a stifling heat wave threatened the club’s greens before the 2005 United States Amateur Champio ... read more >>
Red Lion on 5th Avenue * Seattle, WA
November 9-12, 2009
The AWRA Annual Water Resources Conference always provides a forum for participants to explore the many multidisciplinary aspects of water resources research, policy and management. In addition to the broad array of water-related topics offered at all AWRA conferences, we welcome submissions on technical, social and legal issues that a ... read more >>