The Dead Sea, which faces a rapidly shrinking water level, has been a source of constant quarreling in a water-scarce region plagued by seemingly endless political turmoil. On Monday, in a moment of rarity, Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority signed a historic agreement at the World Bank headquarters in Washington, D.C., aimed at fostering water cooperation and initiating a project to he ... read more >>
Conserving resources ought to be a no-brainer, at least to this crowd, but connecting our daily habits with their impact on our wallet might be more convincing that just trying to 'conserve water' or 'reduce our carbon footprint'.
One way to make that connection is through better data, in the form of smart meters for our water and energy consumption, showing us exactly how much water or energy ... read more >>
For the first time since 1995, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) will reinstate reporting the amount of water consumed in the production of thermoelectric power, which could allow water resource managers to evaluate the influence of this type of use on the overall water budget of a watershed. A new report presents a method for collecting location and cooling-equipment data that will play a key ro ... read more >>
The US Geological Survey (USGS) announced on Monday that it will resume reporting on the amount of water consumed in the production of thermonuclear power to allow water resource managers a chance to evaluate the influence of this type of use on the overall water budget of a watershed.
The use of heat and water budgets to estimate water consumption at individual thermoelectric plants provides ... read more >>
Six multi-village water supply projects proposed to be launched in Dakshina Kannada may become a reality despite the uncertainty surrounding them following a negative report by a high-level government committee.
The State Technical Agency (STA) has decided to recommend the State Level Scheme Sanctioning Committee, the high-level government committee, for the second time to sanction the project ... read more >>
Acciona Agua, the water services division of Acciona, a global renewable energy, infrastructure and water services group, will deploy Spain's first smart water grid in the western city of Cáceres as part of a European project that aims to apply new technologies to the management of drinking water networks.
As the water concessionaire for Cáceres, Acciona Agua will introduce the new "smart wat ... read more >>
This paper provides empirical evidence that power tariff reform with pro rata pricing and higher unit rates for electricity not only would promote equity, efficiency and sustainability in groundwater use, but also would be socio-economically viable for small-holder farmers. It shows that the arguments of “high transaction cost” and “political infeasibility” used against metering are valid only in ... read more >>
Building Effective Drinking Water Management Policies in Rural Africa: Lessons from Northern Uganda | Africa Portal
National governments should develop strong rural drinking water quality monitoring and surveillance programs to ensure that uncontaminated water is available in rural Sub-Saharan African communities.
Governments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) need to educate well users on proper transportation and storage of water in order to ensure their efforts to provide reliable sources of clean ... read more >>
* Veolia Water, the market leader, showed organic growth of 3%, with revenues reaching €6.2 billion. France was down by 0.2%, while the operating businesses outside France were up by 1.5% overall. The star of the show was Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, which saw revenues increase by 12.7% at constant exchange rates, mainly due to the recognition of revenues from contracts in the Middle Ea ... read more >>
Hawaii recently topped the national rankings for energy saving initiatives for the second year in a row. In August, the Energy Services Coalition (ESC) granted the state its ‘Race to the Top’ award for modeling excellence in energy and water efficiency. ESC’s Race to the Top challenge ranks states based on investment per capita in energy savings performance contracting. Hawaii leads with $132.25 ... read more >>