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
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
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)....
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
GE and the Gates Foundation take very different routes to reusing wastewater.
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.
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,
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 […]
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...
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
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.
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 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
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 […]
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...
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
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 water. Water 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 [...]
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
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 [...]