Looks like there are some other curmudgeons out there in the ether besides me! Or maybe just some who are fond/tolerant of us old folks. I've never had so many comments so quickly - 14 as of now - on my post, Well-Worn Water Words, Part 1. If you haven't looked at it since the morning of 13 January you might take another look as I have added some (like underground aquifer). Here are the ones that ... read more >>
David Zetland over at Aguanomics manages to post items despite his peregrinations - Indonesia. He posted an item on 8 Water Myths, which was originally posted in Water Canada last November by law professor Bruce Pardy of Queen's University (Ontario) under the title Myths and Legends. You'll find the professor's opinions thought-provoking. ... read more >>
With many states projecting that they’ll face water shortages in the coming years, smart water meters that provide real-time data on water use can help conserve dwindling supplies.
Traditionally, consumers receive monthly or quarterly water bills, long after the resource has disappeared down the drain. If a smart meter could give real-time information on water use through an in-home video disp ... read more >>
Sea water under an East Antarctic ice shelf showed no sign of higher temperatures despite fears of a thaw linked to global warming that could bring higher world ocean levels, first tests showed on Monday.
Sensors lowered through three holes drilled in the Fimbul Ice Shelf showed the sea water is still around freezing and not at higher temperatures widely blamed for the break-up of 10 shelves o ... read more >>
A study by the Organization of American States concluded last month that many of the buildings in Haiti were so shoddily constructed that they were unlikely to survive any disaster, let alone an earthquake like the one that devastated Port-au-Prince on Tuesday, the man who supervised the report said Wednesday.
"You could tell very easily that these buildings were not going to survive even a [m ... read more >>
Hoping to save a dried Spanish wetland from an underground peat fire, the government has unleashed floodwaters onto an expanse of the marsh now under threat due to past water mismanagement.
The wetlands of Las Tablas de Daimiel National Park are recognized by UNESCO as environmentally valuable because of their importance to both resident and migrating birds.
Over the weekend, waters diverte ... read more >>