25 Ways to Save Water at home explains HOW, then recommends inexpensive but proven products that we can install to cut down our bills. ... read more >>
From the mining of raw materials to energy production, to the manufacturing process itself, industry guzzles tons of water. ... read more >>
Today, the great pressure on water resources is rising human populations, particularly growing concentrations in urban areas. This diagram shows the impact of expected population growth on water usage by 2025, based on the UN mid-range population projection. It uses the current rate of water use per person without taking into account possible increases in water use due to economic growth or impro ... read more >>
As the world’s population expands and global warming alters weather patterns, water shortages are expected to hold back efforts to grow more food. People drink only a quart or two of water every day, but the food they eat in a typical day, including plants and meat, requires 2,000 to 3,000 quarts to produce.
For companies that manage to get “more crop per drop,” the payoff could be h ... read more >>
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is a proud organization with roots deep in this nation’s history. But in the ongoing water war among Georgia, Alabama and Florida, the proud Corps cowers like a whipped, beaten dog.
I guess that’s understandable. Corps officials who operate the dams in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system try to please a multitude of masters. They have to obey laws ... read more >>
If Israel does not properly plan its water usage over the next two decades, much of its greenery will disappear because rising water prices will make many types of agriculture unprofitable, causing large tracts of agricultural land to remain uncultivated, a new study warns.
The study explained that agriculture currently accounts for a significant part of Israel's greenery. But as the country b ... read more >>
Imagine, if you will, that a brand new source of water is suddenly discovered in the Southeast. A big aquifer, perhaps, or a giant lake. A new water source that could quench the thirst of millions.
You're probably thinking this sounds like a “too good to be true” dream in a region suffering from record drought.
Today, American Rivers is releasing a new report, Hidden Reservoir: why water ef ... read more >>
At WEFTEC, Siemens Water Technologies announced four new product line additions, which support water sustainability through new waste-to-energy technologies and developments in membrane bioreactor technologies for greater efficiency. ... read more >>
The draft Convention on Transboundary Aquifers applies to 96 percent of the planet's freshwater resources - those that are to be found in underground aquifers, most of which straddle national boundaries.
The draft treaty requires that aquifer states not harm existing aquifers and cooperate to prevent and control their pollution. Prepared over the past six years by the UN International Law Com ... read more >>
The word "drought" makes farmers feel depressed and should be replaced with "dryness", a panel of Australian government experts has said.
The group also warned farmers to get used to the lack of rain because dry conditions are expected to continue.
"Words like drought ... have negative connotations for farm families," a report by the Drought Policy Review Expert Social Panel found.
"The ... read more >>