Keeping Katrina out of California, a panel discussion between Ron Stork, Raymond Seed, Peter D. Rabbon, Les Harder and David Brent.
If a natural disaster hits, or a levee fails, could Sacramento become the next New Orleans? Or much of the Central Valley? How can we keep Guerneville, Napa and other flood-prone areas from repeated flood disasters? ... read more >>
I want to examine the effect of size on performance, i.e., it is harder for customers to monitor bigger water providers (private or public) so they may be run less-efficiently than smaller providers. Of course, there's an argument that smaller providers may not have the economies of scale (thus lower costs or better management) of bigger firms. ... read more >>
A shortage of trained specialists who can assess and manage groundwater resources is a factor inhibiting its use in the Southern Africa region.
Mozambique has an area of just over 800,000 square kilometres and Fotine said trying to monitor groundwater exploitation was a nightmare for the handful of experts in the country.
"We do not even know how many boreholes there are in the country". Wi ... read more >>
Runoff from ice caps in Antarctica and Greenland along with melting mountain glaciers have replaced expanding oceans as the main driver of rising sea levels, according to a new study.
The rate at which the global ocean water mark rises could have a devastating impact on hundreds of millions of people living in low-lying areas around the world.
Earlier research had shown that sea levels crep ... read more >>
There are lots of information sources available to the public and there are lots of misinformation, misinterpretations and misunderstandings when it comes to drinking water issues and concerns. Many consumers are thoroughly confused as to what is or is not a real concern or problem. The objective of this presentation is to make you more aware of the various types of scams associated with drinking ... read more >>
Anyway, if you've got to maintain image, you've got to have a CSR officer who will speak at meetings and attend meetings, hire consultants and act as consultants.... Bottom Line: Rather than wasting ££ or $$ on this crap, spend it getting a carbon tax into place and running the best business you can. ... read more >>
Astronauts hope they have a solution for getting a pivotal piece of equipment working so it can convert urine and sweat into drinkable water and allow the international space station to grow to six crewmembers.
Flight controllers asked station commander Michael Fincke on Sunday to change how a centrifuge is mounted in the $154 million water recycling system. The centrifuge is on mounts and Mis ... read more >>