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No End In Sight For California’s Climate-Exacerbated Drought

As of January 26, the California Department of Water Resources reported that snowpack statewide was at just 27% of its normal level, which is 15% of the average for April 1, the point at which snow is typically expected to stop accumulating and begin to melt. Which means, of course, that California is in for another dry year. Show More Summary

Overpopulation: The Environmental Movement's Third Rail

In 2014, our planet added approximately 80 million new Earthlings. That equates to the population of California, New York and Florida added to a world with depleting natural resources, unprecedented water scarcity and citizens with a "throwaway" mentality. Show More Summary

Tuesday Twofer - IWRM Classics by Grigg and Biswas

4 days agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

When I posted James Nickum's article on 25 January 2015 I was 'reunited' with two classic IWRM papers - one from 2004 and the other from 2008. Here they are. Biswas, Asit K. (2004). Integrated water resources management: a reassessment. Water International 29(2): 248-256. Download Biswas_IWRM Grigg, Neil S. (2008)....

New director named for Arizona Dept. of Water Resources

A news release from Governor Doug Ducey's office today announced the appointment of Thomas Buschatzke [photo credit, ADWR] as Director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR).Mr. Buschatzke has been assistant director for...Show More Summary

Making water a renewable resource

GE and the Gates Foundation take very different routes to reusing wastewater.

Study: Drinking water near music festivals spiked with ecstasy

last weekOdd : Death and Taxes

A new scientific study shows that people attending music festivals tend to do so many drugs that they wash into local water resources that supply drinking water to the surrounding region.

Boeing, Etihad, GE and MIST to build world’s first aquaculture and biofuel plant at Masdar City

Traditionally, biofuels have a bad reputation for eating up precious land and water resources and pilfering food from the world's hungry. But a groundbreaking new bioenergy pilot plant at Masdar City, Abu Dhabi's growing clean energy hub and research institute,

Water Infrastructure Finance Center Launched

The EPA has launched the Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center — a resource for utilities, private companies and communities to help them address water infrastructure needs with limited budgets. The center also aims to make wastewater, drinking water and stormwater systems resilience to climate change. Vice president Joe Biden and EPA administrator Gina McCarthy […]

Course Visions: When in Doubt, Leave It to the Students

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

I had just two students sign up for my graduate course in US Water Resources Management this winter term. One, Rachael Davee, is an undergraduate; the other is a first-year PhD student, Melissa McCracken. In my fall course that Rachael took, Melissa had been one of the TAs so they...

Now Is the Time for National Water Resource Policy

Water is our most precious natural resource and, yet, we abuse it and fail to effectively manage it. The Center for Neighborhood Technology, a not-for-profit organization based in Chicago that focuses on sustainable cities, estimates that the loss of water from our municipal distribution systems approaches 2.1 trillion gallons per year. Show More Summary

2015 Stories to Watch: Climate Deal, Water Risks, Public-Private Partnerships

The World Resources Institute says 2015 will be a decisive year for major environmental and sustainability issues. Dr. Andrew Steer, WRI’s president and CEO, discusses the stories that will shape the world in economics, business, natural resources and the environment in 2015.

Where Will Your New Donors Come From?

Over the coming year, you can expect to hear plenty from Roger and me about care and retention of your current donors. As Roger’s book, Retention Fundraising, makes abundantly clear, why waste time and resources pouring fresh water into a leaky bucket? Plugging the leaks is the first priority. That said, at this time of […]

California Holds Secrets Of Ancient Giants!

California is land of the weird. No, not celebs and hippie culture, but unexplained wonders. It pretty much goes without saying that wherever we enjoy living in America (resources, climate, water, growing seasons, ocean), the ancients did too. Show More Summary

10 innovative methods of saving natural resources

3 weeks agoOdd : Off Stuff Magazine

As the world population continues to increase, and natural resources are being depleted in the near future, humanity may face problems related to energy production, food and clean water. But advances in science and new technologies, on the one hand, simple, on the other, stunning, provide new opportunities and sources of resources. 10. The catchment […]

More nitrogen: why reclaimed water can benefit turfgrass

As competition for fresh water increases and fertilizer prices rise, the horticulture industry is looking to reclaimed wastewater as a valuable resource for supplying irrigation and necessary nutrients for urban landscapes. read mor...

Ritoban Mukherjee: Supercritical Fluids: A New Direction To The Search For Extra-Terrestrials?

Being in a planet so abundant in water, oxygen and resources, it is hard to imagine that life could thrive in any situation but everything seems to be so perfectly balanced for the existence of life, perhaps that's why till now, the search for Extraterrestrial life has only been confined to planets with resources of air and water. Show More Summary

Mining & Fracking Whirl: 30 Dec 2014

Haida Raid: Save Our Waters Everywhere. Oil at $60/barrel in London, 26 Dec;  Brent at $57.88/barrel 29 Dec,  US crude at $53.61/barrel. Everywhere.  We are reaching peak waterWater is a finite resource and its availability of increasing concern, thanks to overconsumption, misuse, poisoning by industry (including  extractive and agribusiness ones).  What’s the best [...]

Monitoring Land Subsidence in Arizona Due to Excessive Groundwater Withdrawal Using Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar (InSAR) Data

Arizona's land subsidence program was described in a technical presentation at the American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting in San Francisco, by Brian Conway, from AZ Dept. of Water Resources. The conference drew a record attendance of nearly 25,000. Show More Summary

How to Make Good on the Promise of Water as a Human Right?

By Romit Sen and Kamal Vatta Water, one of the most basic life-sustaining resources, is under stress. A rising population, growing pollution and climate change threaten the availability and quality of water across the world. India, with a population of 1.25 billion and growing, is at the heart of the storm; today the country is [...]

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