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World's shrinking groundwater needs better governance

Posted By britneyg in Hydrogeology

An eminent Australian water scientist has urged the world to take better care of its groundwater resources – or risk dangerous scarcities, economic impacts and potential conflicts in coming decades.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2013-12-world-groundwater.html#jCp http://phys.org -

Hong Kong cannot afford the false luxury of wasting water

Posted By aqua in Planning and Management

In his policy address last week, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying made it clear that "Hong Kong needs sustained economic growth to address issues such as poverty, housing, an ageing society, environmental protection and the upward mobility of our young people". Sound familiar? Yes, it is an elaboration of Deng Xiaoping's famous saying, "Development is an absolute principle".

Did Leung mean that http://www.scmp.com -

Israeli-Jordanian Peace Agreement May Include Sharing Water Resources

Posted By aqua in Planning and Management

It appears Jordan and Palestine are interested in buying desalinated water from Israel.

That's according to a report in the Haaretz newspaper's business magazine TheMarker.

"Israel recently announced that its current desalination capacity exceeds its needs due to two consecutive years of heavy rainfall," the report said.

Drought-plagued Jordan wants to increase the amount of water it b http://www.wateronline.com -

World Bank looks to reduce water usage in energy consumption | The National

Posted By aqua in Planning and Management

The World Bank has used Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week to unveil an initiative aiming to tackle the water footprint of energy generation.

Thirsty Energy was formally launched on Wednesday at the joint closing ceremony of the World Future Energy Summit and the International Water Summit, which are part of Sustainability Week.

William Rex, lead water resources specialist at the bank, said the http://www.thenational.ae -

Climate Change Could be Worse than Anyone Thought  |  The Latest News  |  Climate Change: Impacts and Responses

Posted By rdavtalab in Miscellaneous

Expressed in the language of science, the paper does not generate a feeling of great alarm: “Equilibrium climate sensitivity refers to the ultimate change in global mean temperature in response to a change in external forcing.
“Despite decades of research attempting to narrow uncertainties, equilibrium climate sensitivity estimates from climate models still span roughly 1.5 to five degrees Celsi http://on-climate.com -

Iran's biggest threat is a continuous waste of remaining water resources

Posted By misspersian in Planning and Management

Currently, Iran is facing several economic problems such as a high rate of inflation, unemployment as well as stagnation which officials used to link to foreign factors such as western imposed sanctions. However, there is another problem which has very little to do with outside forces. It is the threat of losing any remaining water resources.
The country ranks first in the world for wasting wate http://www.azernews.az -

Watch 63 years of climate change in one horrifying GIF - Yahoo News

Posted By rdavtalab in Miscellaneous

Global warming is still the topic of much debate, but a short video posted recently by NASA is fairly convincing. The 15-second animation, which was posted by NASA last week and picked up on Tuesday by Co.Exist, shows a view of the entire globe with an overlay that details climate change. NASA scientists analyzed data collected over the past 63 years by 1,000 meteorological stations from around t http://hsrd.yahoo.com -

Editorial: Sustainability Monitoring and Assessment: New Challenges Require New Thinking - WaterWired

Posted By aqua in Planning and Management

Kaveh Madani, one of the smartest people in the room when it comes to water resources, sustainability, and hydrosystems modeling, and Peder Hjorth (Lund University, Sweden) just published an editorial in ASCE Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management.

Sustainable development has become a popular concept in recent years. The threats of global climate change and a looming water crisis http://aquadoc.typepad.com -

California Water Map (Thirst Edition)

Posted By aqua in Planning and Management

There’s only so many acre-feet of water jargon the public can absorb during a drought. Here’s a primer that avoids wading into cubic-feet-per-second, appropriative water rights, overdraft, conjunctive water use and the like. http://californiawaterblog.files.wordpress.com -