Those living in illegal settlements do not get subsidized water; have to purchase water from private suppliers
The inability of the poor to pay is the primary reason politicians give against privatization of water supply services. But in India’s capital, it is the poor that sometimes pay more, with government inertia spawning a massive private water supply operation. This is the last in a thre ... read more >>
State Water Rights - The Law Behind Collecting Rainwater
Across the country, resourceful homeowners have embraced rainwater capture as a way of conserving community water supplies while maintaining healthy gardens. Unfortunately, rain barrels are sometimes at odds with the law. Facing certain water scarcity, cities and states have begun to wrestle with the conundrum of water rights versus cons ... read more >>
One of the greatest challenges of the 21st Century. Some thirst for water. Others waste it. The world's population continues to increase. Agriculture, industry and energy demand more and more water. The impacts of climate change are looming. Pressure on freshwater supplies has never been greater. The result is a threat to the world's economy, the environment and one of our world's most precious r ... read more >>
UN agencies and the health ministry in Gaza are working to strengthen communicable disease surveillance systems in Gaza, in light of the fact that leaking sewage may be contaminating drinking water.
The fragile water and sewage network was damaged during the recent 23-day Israeli offensive in Gaza, increasing public health risks, according to a recent report by the Water, Sanitation and Hygien ... read more >>
It was in the 1980s that Congress first authorized the lining of the All-American Canal. It was 1994 when IID water manager Mike King first was assigned to the project. Construction didn’t start on the lining of the nearly century-old canal until June 2007, after a lawsuit that froze the process was lifted. ... read more >>
A U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) scientist and his university colleagues have discovered a new source of methylmercury entering the waters of the eastern North Pacific Ocean. Consumption of ocean fish and shellfish account for over 90 percent of human methylmercury exposure in the United States, and tuna harvested in the Pacific Ocean account for 40 percent of this total exposure (Sunderland, 2007 ... read more >>
May 3rd - 9th is National Drinking Water Week! This year, EPA Headquarters celebrates by participating as guest educators at "Exclusive Math and Science Day" at the Six Flags America, Washington DC/Baltimore. Between 4,500 and 7,000 middle schoolers are expected to attend the event. EPA, in celebration of the Year of Science, will host a variety of activities including a demonstration of a ground ... read more >>
A team of scientists from Canada, Spain and the United States has identified a key gene that allows plants to defend themselves against environmental stresses like drought, freezing and heat.
"Plants have stress hormones that they produce naturally and that signal adverse conditions and help them adapt," Peter McCourt, a professor of cell and systems biology at the University of Toronto said ... read more >>
Rising demand from growing populations, changes in food consumption and increased energy production, including biofuels, is badly straining the world's water resources, warns the UN's third World Water Development Report. By 2030, according to the March report, nearly 50 per cent of the world's population will be living in areas of high "water stress," in which demand far exceeds the supply of wa ... read more >>
Many new and exciting adaptive management (AM) related developments have occurred since our first conference in Missoula, Montana. We look forward to reconvening here in Snowbird to continue our discussions on how we can best utilize AM to better manage our water resources.
We know that based on the submitted papers and the program developed by the Conference Committee there will be a focus on ... read more >>