The Environmental & Water Resources Institute and the Asian Institute of Technology invite you to join us in Bangkok for 'An International Perspective on Environmental and Water Resources', January 5-7, 2009. The emphasis will be on global effects of regional issues and solutions. Participants will include engineers, scientists, planners, economists, & legal professionals from all over the globe ... read more >>
While global-warming-induced coastal flooding moves populations inland, the changes in sea level will affect the salinity of estuaries, which influences aquatic life, fishing and recreation.
Researchers from Penn State and the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science are studying the Chesapeake Bay to see how changes in sea level may have affected the salinity of various parts o ... read more >>
Britain's iconic water mills, some of which date back to the 11th century, are to become a major force in the fight against climate change.
Mill owners around the UK have started to refurbish their old buildings and install turbines in order to show that they can be used as a source of clean electricity.
Government figures suggest that if the resource is fully tapped, sm ... read more >>
How does distilled urine and sweat taste?
Not bad, actually.
Here at Kennedy Space Center, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration is getting ready to launch the shuttle Endeavour on a 15-day mission to the International Space Station.
There are many elements of this shuttle mission, which is devoted to further construction of the station and improvements that will allow the st ... read more >>
Portland's water supply is known for being clean and safe but the Environmental Protection Agency is forcing the city to change the way it treats its water to meet federal regulations. The city allows the majority of its drinking water to sit in uncovered reservoirs where things like beer bottles, tennis balls, paint and bird feces end up. Over the summer, a young couple was even caught skinny dip ... read more >>
Civilizations have collapsed from water becoming too salty: to the point where foods can no longer be grown and where drinking water is either unpalatable or dangerous. Farmland and water salinization risk is greatest where annual natural evaporation and transpiration are high compared to precipitation, water consumption is high, and where prolonged drought is severe . Remind you of California? ... read more >>
Ever wonder what happens when you drop an alkiseltzer into a zero-gravity water-sphere? How about when you insert water droplets inside an air bubble inside a floating ball of water? Maybe about surface waves and water tension in space? Well, NASA did, and the results are well worth the 2 minutes and 53 seconds they take to watch. :o) ... read more >>
An independent review of Britain's water industry has called for moves to encourage competition in the sector.
Only users of 50 megalitres or more of water a year can choose their supplier. Since the option was introduced in 2005, no customer has opted to switch supplier.
The interim report says that as long as retailers are part of a larger integrated company: "They will lack focus, incent ... read more >>
Canadians of all ages are more likely to choose water over any other beverage, according to a federal study released Wednesday.
But after water, Statistics Canada says how you choose to wet your whistle, depends on how old you are.
The study, based on survey results from 2004, found that children and teenagers aged four to 18 get about 20 per cent of their daily intake of calories from beve ... read more >>