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Water Scarcity a Bond Risk, Study Warns -

Posted By maggie in Miscellaneous

The municipal bonds that help finance a major portion of the nation's water supply may be riskier than investors realize because their credit ratings do not adequately reflect the growing risks of water shortages and legal battles over water supplies, according to a new study.

As a result, investors may see their bonds drop in value when these risks become apparent, and water and electric uti -

OU WaTER Center Awards International Water Prize to Ben Fawcett - WaterWired

Posted By aquadoc in Miscellaneous

NORMAN, Okla. – More than 3.5 million people die each year from water-related diseases, over 84 percent of them children, according to That's the equivalent of everyone in Chicago and Boston dying each year.Fortunately, people like Ben Fawcett are working toward solutions to address this tragedy. The University of Oklahoma awarded Fawcett the 2010 International Water Prize, which recog -

John Sauer: Children Should Carry Books, Not Crappy Water

Posted By aquadoc in Miscellaneous

Nathan Strauss, 17, a student at Abington Senior High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is part of a growing movement of America's youth who are stepping up to make a change in the lives of the students around the world who are carrying water and not books. Even for those children who have the opportunity to go to school, students lose 443 million school days each year due to diseases associa -

50 Interesting Engineers Worth a Follow on Twitter

Posted By aquadoc in Miscellaneous

Engineers are interesting people with interesting jobs. Engineering encompasses many fields, and there are plenty of engineers eager to share what they know. As a result, it is no surprise that there are plenty of engineers on Twitter. If you are interested in learning a little bit more about engineering, you can follow these 50 interesting folks — including some engineering students — on Twitter -

PGWI Meeting, 4 November 2010 - Managing the Last 1%: Allocating Water to Meet the UN MDGs - WaterWired

Posted By aquadoc in Miscellaneous

I just learned of this meeting - the 4th Annual Conference of the Philadelphia Global Water Initiative: Managing the Last 1%: Allocating Water to Meet the UN Millennium Development Goals. Admission is free but seating is limited. The conference will be held at the University of Pennsylvania's Houston Hall. Complete information, including a contact email for preregistration, can be found here: -

Engineering water wellness: Cal Poly, Rotary team up

Posted By MEBates in Miscellaneous

Drilling rig is designed so developing nations can afford to build it themselves. Local hydrologist Tim Cleath has surveyed drilling rigs in more than 20 countries, but he has never seen one as innovative as the rig tested in a San Luis Obispo backyard last weekend. That's because Cal Poly students custom engineered it.

A collaboration between Cal Poly and three San Luis Obispo Rotary club -

Peruvians Fight for Their Right to Water

Posted By JHitz in Miscellaneous

On September 17, one man was killed and 18 others injured when police attempted to break up demonstrators protesting an irrigation project recently approved by the Peruvian government. The clash occurred 400 miles south of the country's capital in a town called Espinar, which is facing a greatly diminished water supply as a result of the Majes-Siguas II irrigation project.

Essentially, the Ma -

Middle East's Largest Theme Park Makes a Gimmick of Global Warming - TIME

Posted By aquadoc in Miscellaneous

Here's your dose of irony for the day.

How is the UAE--which lays claim to nearly the highest rate of carbon emissions per capita in the world--trying to attract tourists? By opening a theme park with a global warming gimmick, of course. Ice Land Water Park is a $100 million ice-water park, located in Ras al-Khaimah (RAK), which is about an hour outside of Dubai, and is set to open tomorrow. T -