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Brief Paper: 'Transdisciplinary Approaches to Sustainable Water Resources and Treatment in Developing Countries'

2 hours agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

I am pleased to present this brief paper on an important topic. The authors are Peter J. Wampler (environmental geology and geomorphology), Azizur R. Molla (public health) and Richard R. Rediske (environmental chemistry), all of Grand Valley State University in Michigan. I know Peter and first met him in 2014...

U of AZ Hydrology & Water Resources Grads: Listen Up! 50th Anniversary Event, 31 March - 2 April 2016

3 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

SAVE THE DATE: March 31 – April 2, 2016 Hydrology & Water Resources 50th Anniversary Reunion (Note: this is legitimate, except for perhaps the very last part) Update on 50th Reunion Events – Our plans for the reunion have evolved. NOTE to Alumni attending AGU or who live in the...

Researchers create nanoparticles that scrub polluted water at an accelerated rate

Clean water is a need shared by just about every inhabitant of planet Earth, and that resource is getting increasingly difficult to come by. But a new technology developed by California nanoscientists could help purify polluted water with greater speed and lower costs. Show More Summary

The Water Wars Waged by the Islamic State

By Ambika Vishwanath The Islamic State's use of natural resources to achieve its strategic goals is nothing new. Oil, one of the group's biggest sources of funding, plays an especially important role in its calculations — something the countries fighting the Islamic State are increasingly coming to realize. And they have [...]

Use Cold Water When Polishing Leather Shoes

Bally’s new online resource, Shoepedia, is part Wikipedia, part For Dummies guide, and part cheat sheet. Read the rest of the story at: Use Cold Water When Polishing Leather Shoes

5 High Tech Ways Companies Are Tackling Food Waste During The Holiday Season

In 2013, Americans threw away 204 million pounds of turkey, according to the NRDC. That's $277 million worth. Or put another way: the resources it took to grow those turkeys is the equivalent to the amount of water needed to supply New York City for 100 days. The US Department [...]

AWRA Presentation: 'The Western Water Dashboard - Comparing Groundwater Regulation Among the Western States'

Debra Perrone (left), a postdoctoral research scholar at Stanford University, gave an excellent presentation at the recently-concluded AWRA Annual Water Resources Conference in Denver. Her co-author is Rebecca Nelson of the Woods Institute for the Environment, Here is their abstract with a PDF of Debra's PPT presentation just below it:...

AWRA Panel Presentations - 'Integrated Water Resources Management Clashes'

As promised, here are materials from the 17 November AWRA Annual Water Resources Conference Panel Session 41. Thanks for your attendance and engagement, and special thanks to Jonathan and Tom. SESSION 41: Panel – Integrated Water Resources Management Clashes Moderator: Michael E. Campana, AWRA and Oregon State University Panelists: Jonathan...

New Groundwater Map Drawn By Hydrologists – Are We Using Up Freshwater Faster Than It Can Get Replenished?

A new groundwater map drawn using only modern-day data points has offered a first-ever real-life indicator of our most precious natural resource. New research from the University of Victoria has offered a map of underground water reservoirs across the globe. Show More Summary

India's Ola, Uber Rival, Goes One Up And Deploys Ola Boats In Rain-hit Chennai

Ola's ferry service to the rescue in India's rain-hit Chennai city (Image: Ola) In a display of startup resourcefulness, India’s leading cab-hailing app startup and Uber rival, Ola, launched a ferry service in the rain-hit and water-logged coastal city of Chennai in southern India where neighborhoods have been partially submerged [...]

BU Water bottle has a sustainable, natural filter for clean water on the go

Over 50 billion disposable plastic water bottles are thrown away around the world every year. BU Water aims to bring you an innovative alternative to single ­use bottles by encouraging people to conserve resources with a reusable bottle that filters water on the go. Show More Summary

These Michigan residents are suing the city because their drinking water is contaminated with lead

The drinking water in Flint, Michigan is contaminated with lead. And the city may be at fault. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) alleges that officials there knew about the risks of shifting the city’s water supply from Detroit's Lake Huron to the Flint River, but did so anyway — ostensibly to cut costs. Show More Summary

3D Printed Water Could Be The Next Big Thing

With global water resources stretched to the breaking point, 3D printing could be the key to new low cost, energy efficient desalination technology.

Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Enviro-Sciences - 16 November 2015

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

I am in Denver now for the AWRA Annual Water Resources Conference. Here is the final program. Catch up on the weekly water news 7 - 13 November 2015 - click here. Would you be interested in receiving these Bulletin Boards via email directly from Elaine? Send an email to...

Declining Snowpack due to Global Warming to Have Serious Impacts

Gradual melting of winter snow helps feed water to farms, cities and ecosystems across much of the world, but this resource may soon be critically imperiled. In a new study, scientists have identified snow-dependent drainage basins across...Show More Summary

How did some of California's biggest water savers cut even more? By getting creative.

Californians could be justifiably proud earlier this fall when the State Water Resources Control Board reported that for the three steamy months of summer, the state had not only met Gov. Jerry Brown's mandated 25% reduction in water use but had surpassed it by nearly 4%. In several Southern California...

The President's Policy on Mitigation: It May Be Confusing, But it Is a Step Forward

Last week President Obama ordered five federal agencies to ensure that development on national public lands results in a net benefit, or at a minimum no net loss, of land, water, wildlife and other ecological resources. The Presidential...Show More Summary

TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary, 7 - 13 November 2015

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Third and last Friday the 13th of 2015. Triskaidekaphobes, beware! I will be in Denver at the AWRA Annual Water Resources Meeting next week so I won't be doing as much Tweeting (famous last words). The meeting's hashtag is #AWRA2015. User's Guide - if you are new to this...

U.S. govt attempts to grab outer space mining rights despite international treaty

The United States Congress has claimed mining rights in outer space. In a rare act of bipartisan cooperation, the government is rapidly advancing a bill that would grant “space resource rights” for water and mineral deposits on other planets. Show More Summary

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