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WCI's Toohey Applauds WRDA 2016 Bill

Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) President/CEO Michael J. Toohey issued a statement regarding today’s mark-up and passage of the Water Resources Development

Debut of Thirsty Land Film

Thirsty Land debuted this weekend at the Water for Food Global Conference in Lincoln, Nebraska. The film was brought about in a collaboration between the Water for Food Institute and the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska. Now the makers of this film are in the process of submitting their work to film festivals across... Read More

A looming water crisis demands creative thinking

Water may look like a local resource but is actually a global commons that requires a joined-up plan to distribute fairly

What can be done to stop global water scarcity?

The UN says in the next 10 years more and more countries will see their resources dry up.

President of Gabon: The Paris Agreement Is Just the Start of Africa’s Climate Quest

If left unchecked, a rising climate could drive mass enforced migration and conflict over resources such as water and arable land. The post President of Gabon: The Paris Agreement Is Just the Start of Africa's Climate Quest appeared first on WIRED.

How to Find Water in the Wild

In any survival scenario, water is by far your most important resource. You can easily go a day without food, and usually don’t need shelter right away, unless you’re in freezing conditions. Not having any water for 24 hours, however, while survivable, depletes both your physical and mental strength, making it more difficult to perform […]

A Switch to Wind Energy Could Save 1.9 Billion Gallons of Water

Nebraska relies heavily on coal to generate electricity in the state, even though we rank 4th in the nation for wind energy potential and 13th for solar power potential. These resources could easily play a larger role in our energy portfolio. Show More Summary

Poorly known South African mountain endemic appears to be a very valuable keystone species

Mountain ecosystems are valuable providers of key resources including water. These ecosystems comprise diverse species, some of which appear to be especially important to the ecosystem's functioning. In poorly studied mountain environments in biodiversity-rich countries, these keystone species can often be overlooked and undervalued. read more

New World Bank Book: 'Earth Observation for Water Resources Management'

Michael van der Valk, who does us all a great service by maintaining the informative Dutch Portal to International Hydrology (check it out) sent this new World Bank book the other day (click on the title to download the PDF): Earth Observation for Water Resources Management. Here is what the...

GM Adds Recycled Water Bottles to Its List of Raw Materials

“Recycling is good, but viewing waste as a valuable resource that can be plugged into your operations or products is even better,” John Bradburn, global waste reduction manager for GM, told TriplePundit.

Peabody Energy Bankruptcy Claim Must Put Lands, Water and People Above Executives and Bankers, say Protestors

One week ago, Peabody Energy cried uncle. The world’s largest privately-owned coal producer filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, following Arch Coal, Alpha Natural Resources, and Patriot Coal in begging the United States Bankruptcy...Show More Summary

Pilot Project Tests Recycled Oilfield Water for Agricultural Use

A pilot project to test treated oilfield wastewater for potential use in agricultural irrigation is underway in California. Sweetwater Tech Resources’ Wasco, California-based project uses IntelliFlux artificial intelligence-based software developed by Water Planet. Show More Summary

Declare Everything When You Enter Australia

last weekHumor / odd : The Hairpin

Dear Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources: I would like to declare the following items in my “luggage,” or “baggage” or “upside-down luggage,” as perhaps you call it here. Definitely no pets. I’m allergic. (Does this Angora sweater count?) My travel pillow, Pee-lo (“I guess the fear when I’m packing/wasn’t enough I might/forGET you-uuu”) […]

Flint Aid Package Dropped Amid GOP Senator’s Opposition

A Senate GOP aide said that the Water Resources Development Act, one of the few major bills expected to move in the Senate, could provide a legislative vehicle for Flint funding. The post Flint Aid Package Dropped Amid GOP Senator’s Opposition appeared first on Rewire.

Thursday Texas Twofer Videos: My Texas A & M Integrated Water Resources Management Presentations

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

Here we go - the 29 March 2016 presentation I gave at the Texas A&M main campus for the Water Management and Hydrologic Science Program's 2016 WaterDaze. I also gave this same presentation on 28 March at the Texas A&M University School of Law in Fort Worth. It is embedded...

Teck Resources says water containing metals spilled at Canada plant

(Reuters) - Canadian miner Teck Resources said water containing metals had spilled at its Trail smelting and refining plant in British Columbia on Wednesday, with some discharge possibly flowing into a nearby creek.

Bosch, Flextronics back CropX to help farmers grow more food without wasting water

A Tel Aviv startup that wants to help farmers produce more food with fewer resources, CropX, has attracted sensor manufacturers Robert Bosch and Flextronics International as strategic backers. Specifically, Robert Bosch Venture Capital...Show More Summary

World Bank May Be Spreading The Scourge That Fed Flint Water Crisis

2 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) is calling out the World Bank's investment in global water resources, alleging conflicts of interest similar to those that removed Flint, Michigan, from managing its own water. Moore, ranking member...Show More Summary

The Business Case for Science-Based Water Targets

A World Resources Institute analyst points out that while companies and governments have found consistency in how they approach carbon emissions and climate change, a standardized approach toward water stewardship is lacking.

A bad decision, compounded: de Blasio’s water-tunnel snafu

The third water tunnel being built under New York City will safeguard an essential resource, but that’s not the only reason it is so important. It is also a barometer of every mayor’s... To view the full story, click the title link.

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