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Groundwater, the Hidden Resource

Posted By goopsgoops in Hydrology

Water is essential to human, plant, and animal survival. From huge cities to tiny villages, about 50% of the world’s population depends on groundwater every day.
So what’s the problem? Well, while groundwater is the most abundant source of fresh water on earth, it remains a hidden resource. We often know where to locate it, but what really keeps it “hidden” is the limited amount of data on its availability, quantity and quality. In other words: we often have insufficient real insight in the water below.
Now it’s time to uncover the mysteries behind the great resource of groundwater! http://vimeo.com -

Dokan Dam: Irrigation Valve Opened for 30 Cumecs (VIDEO)

Posted By teddyRIO in Fluid Mechanics

The Dokan Dam is a multi-purpose concrete arch dam abutted by gravity monoliths. It is 360 metres (1,180 ft) long and 116.5 metres (382 ft) high. At its base it is 32.5 metres (107 ft) wide, tapering off to 6.2 metres (20 ft) at the top. The combined maximum discharge of the dam is 4,300 cubic metres (150,000 cu ft) per second. This is divided over a spillway tunnel with three radial gates having a combined maximum discharge of 2,440 cubic metres (86,000 cu ft) per second, and an emergency bellmouth gloryhole spillway with a capacity of 1,860 cubic metres (66,000 cu ft) per second. Two irriga https://www.youtube.com -

Facing up to a water crisis

Posted By macy in Planning and Management

Matt Damon and Gary White are co-founders of Water.org. The views expressed are their own. This is the fifth in a series of articles from the World Economic Forum on the key challenges facing the world in 2015 as part of their Outlook on the Global Agenda. http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com -

The environmental consequences of Iran sanctions | The Guardian

Posted By Kaveh in Planning and Management , Miscellaneous

Iran’s drive for ‘independent’ development, in the face of international pressure over the nuclear programme, has degraded its air, water and land http://www.theguardian.com -

World Toilet Day: These images should break the internet but they probably won't

Posted By Waterlover in Water Quality

Globally, 526 million women are forced to go to the toilet in the open – often facing physical threats and violence as they are forced to wait until after dark before leaving their houses.

In India around 818 million people defecate in public. In the Congo around 72 per cent of the population do not have access to an indoor toilet, while 80 per cent of Ethiopians, roughly 71 million people, also defecate outside. http://www.independent.co.uk -

Farming on Water to Prevent the Effects of Climate Change: The Floating Gardens of Bangladesh

Posted By britneyg in Miscellaneous

Climate change threatens to worsen the severity and duration of floods in low-lying Bangladesh.

Floating farms — and produce that can flourish in flood conditions — are a way to help Bangladeshis live with rising waters. http://www.nytimes.com -