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This luxury resort on a mountaintop would be completely powered by water

Resorts in remote locations may provide relaxing escapes, but such hotels can by costly for the environment and deplete water, land, and local resources, according to the Global Development Research Center. A new hotel concept, however, aims to combine luxury and sustainability. Show More Summary

Josh Newton's Water Jobs & More - 20 June 2017

3 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

This week's jobs are online here. You can check out Josh's website for all the jobs. His jobs are on Facebook, too. I will list the jobs I posted last week that are still open, any new ones and my usual general employment resources sites. Here is a link to...

Mixed conifer and beech forests complement each other in the use of resources, unless rainfall is low

Complementarity between Scots pine and broad-leafed species in the use of available resources such as water may increase the growth of mixed forests comprising both species compared with pure forests with only one. However, the lackShow More Summary

Missouri DNR fined for Sunshine Law violation

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources must pay a $5,000 fine for violating the Sunshine Law after it took members of the Clean Water Commission on a tour of hog … Click to Continue »

Green Mountain Power’s Latest Distributed Energy Play: Smart Water Heaters for 99 Cents a Month

Vermont utility Green Mountain Power has been taking a leading role in setting up innovative monthly installment plans for customers interested in distributed energy resources, from smart thermostats to Tesla Powerwall batteries. Now...Show More Summary

Water management interventions push scarcity downstream

Large-scale interventions to water resources, such as irrigation, dams and reservoirs, and water withdrawals, have been essential to human development. But interventions tend to solve water scarcity problems at a local level, while aggravating water scarcity downstream.

Water management interventions push scarcity downstream

(International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis) Human interventions to harness water resources, such as reservoirs, dams, and irrigation measures, have increased water availability for much of the global population, but at the same time, swept water scarcity problems downstream.

Stop the Presses! WaterWired Opines on Groundwater: Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda

Disclosure notice: I am chair of the Oregon Water Resources Department's Groundwater Advisory Committee (GWAC). Amazing the stuff you find when you clean out old emails. I ran across this one that I emailed on 12 December 2015. It's a response to an email from former Oregonian reporter Kelly M....

Splatoon 2 - Salmonid details, difficulty info, resolution/fps info

- salmonids have only recently been discovered by the Splatoon research team - salmonids are able to swim freely in the water, as well as walk on land - as they swim, they collect resources for their society - those activities bringShow More Summary

USDA announces more than $9 million to address critical water resources issues

(National Institute of Food and Agriculture ) The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) today announced 14 grants totaling more than $9 million to help solve critical water problems in rural and agricultural watersheds across the United States. Show More Summary

Water And Conflict: Fighting Wars Over A Precious Resource

We have been fighting wars over the most valuable resource on the planet since thousands of years B.C. We speak today of water wars as if they are a new development in history. But as the most valuable natural resource on earth, water...Show More Summary

How NASA's Satellites Can Help Solve the Middle East Water Crisis

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Eyes in the sky to locate water resources may be many Middle Eastern nations' best hope for alleviating an acute water supply problem.

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 3 - 9 June 2017

I just returrned from Lethbridge, Alberta - about two hours south of Calgary - where I attended the 70th anniversary conference of the Canadian Water Resources Association and gave one of the keynote addresses. Great time! Saw this sign on the highway (Alberta 2) connecting Calgary and Lethbridge. What is...

Concept could sustainably meet human resource needs of 'full Earth'

A new concept proposes to provide food, energy and water resources for the world's growing population by combining systems that simultaneously use different parts of sunlight's spectrum to produce crops, generate electricity, collect heat and purify water.

This Map Will Remind You Why You Can’t Always Trust Your Tap Water

The most comprehensive resource to date on chemical contamination shows that the taps of 15 million Americans pour out unsafe water. In 2014, Michael Hickey, a resident of Hoosick Falls, a small town in upstate New York, sent a sample of his tap water to a lab in Canada. Show More Summary

The Columbia River Treaty - Climate Change and Re-Negotiation: A Canadian Perspective

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

I just returrned from Lethbridge, Alberta - about two hours south of Calgary - where I attended the 70th anniversary conference of the Canadian Water Resources Association and gave one of the keynote addresses. I enjoyed myself immensely. Lethbridge is a nice town of about 100,000 in the Oldman River...

Eye on oceans

Every year, 8 June marks World Oceans Day. Satellites continue to monitor our water bodies to help us better understand and protect these natural resources

Northwest researchers map out regional approach to studying food, energy, water nexus

(Oregon State University) Natural resource researchers at Oregon State University, Washington State University and the University of Idaho are gearing up for a late-summer summit aimed at addressing food, energy and water challenges as interconnected, regional issues.

How will climate change impact water resources?

Access to adequate fresh water supplies is a critically important societal challenge posed by climate change. With rising heat and shifting rainfall patterns, and reduced water storage resilience, fresh water supplies are already diminishing in the western United States, Mexico, the Middle East, and Mediterranean. Show More Summary

Josh Newton's Water Jobs & More - 6 June 2017

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

I'm now in Lethbridge, Alberta, enjoying the 70th Anniversary Conference of the Canadian Water Resources Association. First day was very enjoyable; looking forward to more today and tomorrow. Click here for my presentation. From Josh: Today is exactly one year since the start of the website. It’s been a fun...

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