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Australian Government gives $1.5b to secure cities' water

Posted By god in Planning and Management

The federal government will allocate $1.5 billion in new funding to ensure Australian cities have secure water supplies, says Climate Change and Water Minister Penny Wong.
She has also announced the government will set aside $3 billion to buy back water from irrigators in the Murray-Darling Basin.
The government will allocate $1.5 billion for urban centres to secure alternative water supplies a http://news.theage.com.au -

The socio-ecology of groundwater in India

Posted By goopsgoops in Hydrogeology

Groundwater irrigation has surpassed surface irrigation as the primary source of food production and income generation in many rural areas. The key question for policy makers and planners is how to tap this resource without exhausting the supply. http://www.iwmi.cgiar.org -

Monitoring helps reduce water-quality impacts in flood-irrigated pasture

Posted By bodmer in Water Quality

Northern California has extensive areas of irrigated pasture, which provide critical summer forage for livestock. In many of these systems, water is diverted directly from a stream into ditches or pipes and transported to individual pastures, where it is applied as flood surface irrigation. Our case study of discharges from irrigated pastures on Willow and Lassen creeks in Modoc County illustrate http://repositories.cdlib.org -

Online Water Management

Posted By Kaveh in Planning and Management

With Water Management Systems' management platform, water and the Micro Climate are monitored anywhere in the World via the Internet. Thresholds are established using the Internet with a mobile phone or other Internet enabled wireless device. http://youtube.com -

Water Authority receives two awards for Coachella Canal Lining Project

Posted By WaterJoe in Planning and Management

The Coachella Canal Lining Project, a critical component of the San Diego County Water Authority's effort to diversify its water supply, has received two distinguished awards recognizing the project for its innovative design and unique construction. http://www.sdcwa.org -

Global Water Demand and Supply Projections

Posted By Kaveh in Planning and Management

his paper presents a modeling approach for projections of water demand and supply for domestic, industrial, livestock, and irrigation at the basin or country level in a global scope. Particular emphasis is put on simulating water availability for crops taking into account total renewable water, non-irrigation water demand, water supply infrastructure, and economic and environmental policies at th http://www.ifpri.org -

Irrigation, farms deplete most water from Great Lakes

Posted By kevinthemann in Planning and Management

Drinking water systems and power plants use the most Great Lakes water but irrigation practices and livestock farms lose the most, according to a new government report.

The U.S. Geological Survey report, based on 2000 data, estimated consumptive uses of water pumped from all lakes, rivers and groundwater aquifers within the Great Lakes basin. Consumptive uses are those that cause Great Lakes w http://www.mlive.com -

Unsustainable water withdrawals for irrigation

Posted By Ryan13 in Planning and Management

The imbalance in long-term water budgets necessitates diversion of surface water or the tapping of groundwater resources. The areas shown with moderate-to-high levels of unsustainable use occur over each continent and are known to be areas of aquifer mining or major water transfer schemes. http://maps.grida.no -