FEW THINGS are more essential to 1.8 million consumers in Prince George's and Montgomery counties than clean water and sewer service. Yet, for more than 14 months, officials from both counties have stalemated on picking a new general manager to run the agency that provides those utilities, the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC). The impasse has, by many accounts, demoralized employees ... read more >>
Pressure to reallocate water rights from agriculture to urban and environmental use is driving water markets across the West. With an increasing thirst and decreasing supply, this arid region is in need of an efficient system to distribute water rights among competing users. The answer lies in private water banking. Water banks are defined as institutional mechanisms that facilitate transfer and ... read more >>
A dam burst in the northeastern village of Cocal left a 12-year-old girl dead and three people missing, fire department officials said Thursday, according to Agencia Brasil.
The break occurred late Wednesday afternoon and was blamed on heavy rains in the state of Ceara, the state-run news agency said. Concern over the dam’s integrity led officials to order the evacuation of Cocal residents for ... read more >>
Despite the recent heavy rains this spring, I have heard that in Boulder County we are still encouraged to conserve water at our homes and businesses. Can you tell me what rebates are available to homeowners and renters for water-saving appliances and irrigation equipment? ... read more >>
The 64-foot research vessel Ocean Watch shoved off Shilshole Marina 11 a.m. sharp Sunday, May 31.
A crowd waved and crew members’ loved ones hugged them goodbye. It will sail to Barrow, AK, through the Inside Passage in Canada, down to the southern tip of South America, to the Galapagos Islands, and return up the American West Coast.
The Ocean Watch is scheduled to return to Ballard June 20 ... read more >>
Water consumption can be quite tricky when it comes to different households that have their own priorities. Some people can't be bothered to fix a leaking faucet, while others will look for every opportunity to recycle water. The Measuring Consumption water sprayer targets those who love spending their time in the garden, as it will keep a reading of just how much water you have consumed each tim ... read more >>
Kenya plans to increase the amount of land under irrigation to 1 million acres (404,700 hectares) in five years, to attain food security despite increasing drought, the top agriculture ministry official said.
East Africa's biggest economy experienced long droughts in many parts of the country last year, leaving 10 million people in need of food aid and causing the sector, which contributes 25 ... read more >>
Dr. SMA Fatimie, the Minister of Public Health officially launched a two month hygiene education and water chlorination campaign in 16 districts of Kabul. The campaign targets 90,000 families with around half million population. During the campaign 30,000 wells will be chlorinated. In addition 13 water reservoirs will be regularly chlorinated. 3.5 tons of chlorine and one million tablets of water ... read more >>