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Arctic Circle Tension Between United States And Russia Escalates Amid Obama Visit

The Arctic Circle. The top of the world. An icy nest of transit routes and territorial waters and natural resources. The Arctic Circle is prized by both the United States and Russia, and as such, its control amid rising sea levels caused by global warming has only amped up tensions between the two superpowers. Show More Summary

Fuel Intentions

What if we just stopped wasting, pissing away, burning, and flushing precious resources? Wouldn’t that contribute significantly to sustainability? The early returns from California’s belated response to its water crisis show that great...Show More Summary

Drought Becoming the ‘New Normal’ for Californians

2 days agoNews : Truthdig

By Tim Radford, Climate News Network Human impacts on global warming and water resources are threatening to turn the landscape of the US west into a dustbowl.

Make Waves for Change

You drink it, you play in it, you're made of it, but do you protect it? While it may seem to be everywhere, our planet's water resources are in danger. By 2030 global demand for water will outstrip our natural supply by 40 percent. That means that in only fifteen years our beautiful planet may not be so blue anymore. Show More Summary

Coke’s sparkling H2O talk is a bit too fizzy

The soft-drinks giant has done more than many corporations to nurture water resources. Now CEO Muhtar Kent reckons he can hit Coke’s goal of replenishing every liter it uses five years early. But the company’s claim that it will be water neutral doesn’t yet pass the taste test.

California Continues To Drastically Cut Water Usage Amid Severe Drought

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 27 (Reuters) - Drought-stricken California cut water use by 31.3 percent during July, exceeding a government mandate to reduce consumption by 25 percent for a second consecutive month, the State Water Resources Control...Show More Summary

Cal Water Receives $1.3M to Promote Conservation, Reduce GHG Emissions

California Water Service, the largest subsidiary of California Water Service Group, has received nearly $1.3 million from the California Department of Water Resources Water-Energy Grant Program to expand water-efficiency programs that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and water and energy use. Show More Summary

Conserve Resources and Money: How to Take Shorter Showers

Liz's Playful Chicago Retreat Pin it According to the Boston University sustainability department, an average shower uses about 5 gallons of water per minute. That means if you shorten your shower by just 2 minutes each day, you can cut your water use by 10 gallons at a time. It really adds up–with major impacts to your wallet and the environment. READ MORE »

Discussing Public-Private Partnerships: Is this the Future of Water Resources Management?

August 2015 President’s Column, Water Resources IMPACT One of the advantages of serving as President of the American Water Resources Association is that you receive invitations to a number of activities and events, many of which I may...Show More Summary

Frackers turn to toilet water

Pioneer Natural Resources saves water and cuts costs for its wells by tapping the treated runoff from toilets, sinks and showers. ||| Houston - Top shale oil producer Pioneer Natural Resources has found an unusual way to both save water and cut costs for its wells: tapping the treated runoff from toilets, sinks and showers in West Texas. Show More Summary

In downturn, frackers turn to toilet water in drought-prone Texas

By Anna Driver HOUSTON (Reuters) - Top shale oil producer Pioneer Natural Resources Co has found an unusual way to both save water and cut costs for its wells: tapping the treated runoff from toilets, sinks and showers in west Texas....Show More Summary

Architecture of aquifers: Chile's Atacama Desert

The Loa River water system of northern Chile's Atacama Desert, in the Antofagasta region, exemplifies the high stakes involved in sustainable management of scarce water resources. The Loa surface and groundwater system supplies the great majority of water used in the region, and meets much of the municipal and agricultural demands. Show More Summary

California drought causing valley land to sink

As Californians continue pumping groundwater in response to the historic drought, the California Department of Water Resources has released a new NASA report showing land in the San Joaquin Valley is sinking faster than ever before, nearly 2 inches (5 centimeters) per month in some locations.

AWRA Seeks Webinar Proposals for 2016 Program

Are you looking for a meaningful way to have an impact on water resources management? The Webinar Task Force is currently seeking proposals for AWRA’s 2016 Webinar Calendar. We will be scheduling at least one webinar per month, February through October 2016. Show More Summary

Water Utilities Missing Opportunity to Stretch Water Supplies

Very few water utilities are utilizing water connection charges to increase water-conserving residential development projects, according to a report by Western Resource Advocates, Ceres, and the University of North Carolina’s Environmental Finance Center. Show More Summary

CRS Report: 'U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Water Resource Authorizations, Appropriations, and Activities'

2 weeks agoUtilities / Water : WaterWired

You know how much I love Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports, especially those related to water, the environment, and related issues. Some of the smartest kids on the block write them: Betsy A. Cody (Oregon's own 'Gresham Girl' whom I hope to see in a week or so), Nicole T....

"There Is NO Drought in California"

Yeah that's right folks, we Californians are not in the midst of a four year drought, but rather suffering from flagrant mismanagement of our most precious life-sustaining and finite resource - water. That's the word from a man withShow More Summary

"There Is NO Drought in California"

Yeah that's right folks, we Californians are not in the midst of a four year drought, but rather suffering from flagrant mismanagement of our most precious life-sustaining and finite resource - water. That's the word from a man with his finger on the pulse of water supply issues for the past thirty-eight years - Conner Everts. Show More Summary

Cadiz, ATEC, CH2M to Provide CR-6 Water Treatment

Land and water resources development company Cadiz, water treatment company ATEC Systems Associates, and international engineering firm CH2M have announced a strategic alliance agreement for the expanded use of a California Division of Drinking Water-approved technology for the treatment and removal of Chromium-6 (CR-6) from drinking water supplies. Show More Summary

Matthew McKinney & John Thorson Paper: ‘Resolving Water Conflicts in the American West’

Matthew McKinney (with the fish). Director of the University of Montana’s Center for Natural Resources and Environmental Policy (CNREP) just sent me a paper that he and attorney John E. Thorson (a CNREP Senior Fellow) published in Water Policy 17 (2015) 679–706, ‘Resolving Water Conflicts in the American West’. Show More Summary

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