The undersigned Palestinian NGOs call on the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and the Palestinian National Authority (PNA) to halt all forms of cooperation with the World Bank-sponsored Red Sea - Dead Sea Conveyance Project (RSDSCP) and to take an unequivocal public stance of rejection to the project. It has become clear beyond doubt that the project is an unacceptable attempt to force the ... read more >>
Unlike public water supplies that are regularly tested to ensure the water is safe to drink, individuals or families using private water supplies are responsible for testing for contamination. If test results indicate that bacterial contamination is occurring, shock chlorination or disinfection is the most widely suggested method for initial treatment. Shock chlorination (disinfection) is the one ... read more >>
Another line later tapped into the Colorado River, but it also wasn't enough to sustain the growth boom across Southern California. Yet another then dipped into the sensitive Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay Delta, but its southern stream now has been cut by a third.
The semiarid Southland imports more than half its water from hundreds of miles away through some of the modern world's largest aquedu ... read more >>
With energy security, climate change mitigation, and sustainable development as three main motives, global energy policies have evolved, now asking for higher shares of renewable energies, shale oil and gas resources in the global energy supply portfolios. Yet, concerns have recently been raised about the environmental impacts of the renewable energy development, supported by many governments aro ... read more >>
Glaciers in Pakistan are continuously melting because of rising temperature, and by the year 2035, the country will no longer have water reserves in the shape of glaciers. “Pakistan is contributing roughly 0.34 per cent of green house gases which are responsible for global warming. However, it is the eight most vulnerable country facing climate changes,” ... read more >>
Assessing CO2 sequestration, engineering, environmental and economic issues related to coal-to-liquid plans
This study used a variety of approaches to augment our understanding of how specific geologic, engineering, environmental and economic factors in Interior Alaska may impact decisions regarding implementation of alternative energy sources available to the community. The specific alternative energy source under investigation, a coal-to-liquids (CTL) plant proposed for Eielson Air Force base outside ... read more >>
Environmental activists have long claimed that bottled water is wasteful. Usually, they point to the roughly 50 billion (mostly plastic) bottles we throw away every year.
The International Bottled Water Association, ever sensitive to criticism that it's wasting precious resources, has commissioned its first ever study to figure out how much water goes into producing one liter. The results, rel ... read more >>
A waterfront plot by a body of water with an excellent water quality rating yielded a price approximately 20 per cent higher than one by a body of water with a rating of satisfactory. The impact of water quality on the prices of recreational waterfront plots is comparable to that of shore planning. In 2004, plots with shore plans were roughly 35 per cent more expensive than ones with no shore pla ... read more >>
EfoodPrint is organising the 1st Seminar on Water Footprint and environmental and productive sustainability within the agrofood sector; a training activity in which academics, researchers and private companies will be given the opportunity to explain to the sector how the Water Footprint calculations and Life Cycle Analyses can be applied to their activities and what aspects are clear and which a ... read more >>
“Promoting an environmentally responsible and sustainable industry” is one of two key tenets of the IBWA mission statement. As part of that mission, in 2012, IBWA commissioned its first water use benchmarking study to evaluate water use efficiencies and trends among North American (United States and Canadian) bottlers. Water use efficiency is a critical focus area in the bottled water industry – ... read more >>