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Flood Maps Can Get Much Sharper With A Little Supercomputing Oomph : All Tech Considered : NPR

Posted By AHamed in Planning and Management

Entrepreneurs are turning to Oak Ridge National Lab's supercomputer to make all sorts of things, including maps that are much more accurate in predicting how a neighborhood will fare in a flood. http://www.npr.org -

Managing Texas' rural land key to conservation

Posted By AHamed in Hydrology , Planning and Management , Water Quality

Water conservation and agriculture experts say that stewardship of private rural lands is the key to the future of conserving water in Texas, where farms, ranches and forests make up 83 percent of the state's privately owned land. Good stewards, they say, make every drop of rain count, which benefits landowners and the state's water resources. http://twri.tamu.edu -

South Africa Needs Water Management to Avert Losses, OECD - Bloomberg

Posted By AHamed in Planning and Management

South Africa should empower agencies to start managing water-catchment areas and curb losses for a life-sustaining resource that's in increasingly short supply, the Organization for Economic Development and Cooperation said.

Leakage from the country's aging water-distribution infrastructure is worsening scarcity woes, the Paris-based organization said in its first environmental performance re http://www.bloomberg.com -

Harmony Gold of South Africa Ordered to Pay for Water Pollution - Businessweek

Posted By AHamed in Water Quality

Harmony Gold Mining Co. (HAR), Africa's third-largest producer of the metal, must pay to clean up water pollution near mines west of Johannesburg even after selling the land five years ago, South Africa's Court of Appeal ruled.

Harmony, which owned the affected area in the West Rand from 2003 to 2008, must contribute to rehabilitation costs with AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. and Simmer & Jack Mines http://www.businessweek.com -

The great water footprint conundra: Is a smaller foot print really better than a large one? (IWMI) - YouTube

Posted By AHamed in Miscellaneous

ater footprints measure the amount of water consumed or applied in the production of a good or service. A single cup of coffee, for example, has a water foot print of 140 liters of water. The concept is widely publicized and is now beginning to influence government policy. But according Dennis Wichelns, professor at the Institute of Water Policy National University of Singapore, that is a mistake https://www.youtube.com -

Turkeys Policy on Water Issues / Rep. of Turkey Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Posted By AHamed in Planning and Management

Water is essential for human security and one of the engines of sustainable socio-economic development. It is an essential element for the eradication of poverty and hunger.

Water is a precious resource which is gradually getting scarcer. More than half of the world population will be living with water shortage within 50 years because of a worldwide water crisis, according to a report issued b http://www.mfa.gov.tr -

Floodplain protection regulations

Posted By AHamed in Hydrology

The regulatory floodway means the channel of a river or other watercourse and the adjacent land areas that must be reserved in order to discharge the base flood without cumulatively increasing the water surface elevation more than a designated height. The floodway is the most dangerous part of the floodplain. It is associated with moving water. Development is generally prohibited in floodways.
http://www.dcr.virginia.gov -

Protecting Floodplain Resources - A Guidebook for Communities

Posted By AHamed in Hydrology

Floods have caused a greater loss of life and property, and have devastated more families and
communities in the United States than all other natural hazards combined. In the past, efforts to
reduce flood losses often relied on trying to control floodwaters, rather than encouraging people
to avoid flood hazard areas. Yet, despite the expenditure of billions of tax dollars for "floodcontrol"
s http://www.fema.gov -