A range of alternative energy technologies are available to us today; there is, however, no substitute for water. But there are new ways of thinking about water that can help us make better use of the available supply.
Although 70 percent of the earth is covered with water, just 3 percent of that water is fit for human consumption. This isn’t going to improve anytime soon. Failures in water-r ... read more >>
After work to remove rubber vibration dampers from a centrifuge assembly inside the space station's new urine recycling system, the astronauts and flight controllers began another test run Sunday evening to find out if the improvised fix will eliminate a vibration-related problem that triggered pre-mature shutdowns.
The urine processor facility is designed to run about four hours at a time con ... read more >>
This study focuses on valuation of natural resources and particularly valuation of the quality of a natural resource. The aim is to value an improvement of water quality, measured as sight depth, in the bay Himmerfjärden in the Stockholm archipelago. It is desirable to attain a value of a one metre sight depth improvement in Himmerfjärden and to analyse how a sight depth improvement affects the d ... read more >>
In New Orleans I had a great opportunity to meet some fellow water bloggers. I was part of a panel with other water bloggers and one water web 2.0 entrepreneur titled "Waterblogged: Water in the Blogosphere" as part of the AWRA National Conference. Fellow panelists included:
Abigail Brown, Water For The Ages
Kaveh Madani, WaterSISWEB
Jane Rowan, AWRA Blog, Pr ... read more >>
Wastewater treatment systems serving 25 million homes across the country will be improved, thanks to an agreement among EPA and 14 national organizations. The organizations will work together to improve management of septic wastewater systems by exchanging information and providing technical assistance to their members, states and local municipalities. ... read more >>
Glaciers high in the Himalayas are dwindling faster than anyone thought, putting nearly a billion people living in South Asia in peril of losing their water supply.
Throughout India, China, and Nepal, some 15,000 glaciers speckle the Tibetan Plateau, some of the highest land in the world. There, perched in thin, frigid air up to 7,200 meters (23,622 feet) above sea level, the ice might seem se ... read more >>
CALVIN (for CALifornia Value Integrated Network)....So, the good side of CALVIN is that it allows us to contemplate how changes in one part of the system might result in changes elsewhere. Since California's water system is so complicated, it's nearly impossible to understand implications, side-effects, etc. without something like CALVIN (there are other models out there). The bad side of CALVIN ... read more >>