The Interior Department has given a 20-year extension on protecting Oregon’s National Wild and Scenic Illinois River from mineral withdrawal.
In the July/August issue of The Saturday Evening Post, Barry Yeoman takes a look at the current water situation and discusses what can be done to help protect future generations.
During last week’s AWWA ACE13 conference in Denver, Colo., water professionals were asked to consider water conservation in their everyday activities. Attendees were also informed about the issues the Colorado River is facing and how preservation of the river is possible through certain avenues.
According to a new report by Black & Veatch, U.S. utilities are embracing formal asset management, but large-scale capital investment is still needed in order to make a significant impact.
In order to provide safe water through 2030, the EPA has estimated that drinking water infrastructure will need about $384 billion worth of improvements.
Simple and inexpensive residential water tank monitors can offer peace of mind for thousands of concerned citizens in China who are in need of safe and drinkable tap water.
In the United States, 210 million people live near a diminishing water source.
Hydrologic researchers from the USGS found that nitrate from fertilizers takes decades to travel through groundwater and into streams, disturbing the water quality of streams and even large rivers for many more years to come.
A report on the progress of the National Water Census from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has been released to Congress. The census is being developed to deal with the critical water needs that the country is currently facing.
A new study suggests that more research is needed in order to find the complete impacts pharmaceutical pollution has on aquatic life and water quality.
MWH/URS has been selected for a joint venture with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission to help improve the Central Bayside. The project is expected to convey dry and wet weather flows from San Francisco’s north and central bayside areas to the Southeast Treatment Plant, incorporating “green” and “grey” solutions.
The organization's chair says the goal is make Ontario, CN "the place where the world buys its water management technology."
The Environment Agency and Waterwise urged businesses to reduce their water usage, saying UK businesses could save more than £3.5 billion a year by using water efficiency measures.
Since the start of summer, total assistance from the agency has amounted to nearly $28 million.
Mike Matichich and colleagues looked at five thirsty industrial sectors, including oil & gas, chemicals, and semiconductors, to understand how water and wastewater costs are affecting business decisions.
The one-hour webinar on Sept. 18 is part of a series presented by CDC, the National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry, and the American Public Health Association.
Companies deploy social media to raise awareness and encourage change in honor of World Water Day, March 22.
- By Elizabeth Freed
- Mar 21, 2012
While water-related conflicts and shortages abound throughout the rapidly changing societies of Africa, Asia and Latin America, there is clearly sufficient water to sustain food, energy, industrial and environmental needs during the 21st century, argues the Challenge Program on Water and Food (CPWF) of the CGIAR in two special issues of the peer-reviewed journal, Water International (Volume 35, Issue 5 and Volume 36, Issue 1), released at the XIV World Water Congress.
Scientists at Kansas State University and seven other collaborating institutions were recently awarded $3.3 million from the National Science Foundation to conduct a-large scale study of how stream organisms influence water quality across North America.
Geography professor Bruce Rhoads and geology professor Jim Best were conducting research where the Wabash River meets the Ohio River in the summer of 2008 when they heard about a new channel that had just formed, cutting off a bend in the winding Wabash just upstream from the confluence. That serendipity gave the researchers a rare view of a dynamic, little-understood river process that changed the local landscape and deposited so much sediment into the river system that it closed the Ohio River.