Tag: conserving water

Water conservation refers to the preservation, control and development of water resources, both surface and groundwater, and prevention of pollution.

Project Profile: Solar Offset

Project Profile: Solar Offset

UTILITIES ARE ENERGY-INTENSIVE. NO one knows that better than those who operate them and have to keep an eye on the energy consumed by treatment systems and conveyance, including pump stations.

USDA Announces $252 Million Available for Regional Conservation Partnership Program

USDA Announces $252 Million Available for Regional Conservation Partnership Program

WASHINGTON – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today invited potential conservation partners, including private industry, non-government organizations, Indian tribes, state and local governments, water districts, and universities to submit project applications for federal funding through the Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP).

Through this fourth RCPP Announcement for Program Funding (APF), USDA’s Natural

USDA Invests $225 Million in Innovative Conservation Partnerships

USDA Invests $225 Million in Innovative Conservation Partnerships

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2016 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that 88 high-impact projects across the country will receive $225 million in federal funding as part of the USDA’s Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP). In addition, partners have proposed to contribute up to an additional $500 million to improve

USDA Invests $33 Million to Improve Water Quality in High-Priority Watersheds

USDA Invests $33 Million to Improve Water Quality in High-Priority Watersheds

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2016 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced an investment of more than $33 million in 197 high-priority watersheds across the country to help landowners improve water quality through the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI).

The NWQI helps farmers and ranchers implement voluntary

USDA Invests $33 Million to Improve Water Quality in High-Priority Watersheds

USDA Invests $33 Million to Improve Water Quality in High-Priority Watersheds

WASHINGTON, Dec. 6, 2016 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced an investment of more than $33 million in 197 high-priority watersheds across the country to help landowners improve water quality through the Natural Resources Conservation Service’s (NRCS) National Water Quality Initiative (NWQI).

The NWQI helps farmers and ranchers implement voluntary

Membranes for Municipal Water and Wastewater Treatment

Membranes for Municipal Water and Wastewater Treatment

When it comes to water membrane technology, there are currently four different types of membranes, three of which are frequently used for municipal water and wastewater treatment.

Four Membrane Types
The first two classifications are microfiltration and ultrafiltration. The microfiltration and ultrafiltration processes use low-pressure membranes, either immersed in aeration tanks, using

Editor’s Comments: Solutions to Water Scarcity

Editor’s Comments: Solutions to Water Scarcity

“ANYONE WHO CAN SOLVE THE PROBLEMS OF WATER WILL BE WORTHY OF TWO NOBEL PRIZES—ONE FOR PEACE AND ONE FOR SCIENCE.”
—PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY, 1962

I learned recently that the first recorded water conflict occurred more than 4,500 years ago near the confluence of the Tigris and Euphrates rivers in what

Cracking the Conservation Code

Cracking the Conservation Code

Conserving water has been a hot topic these past few years, especially in drought-stricken California.

“Non-revenue water” is also becoming a hot topic. As the conservation message is driven home and consumers cut their water use, fee or use revenues to water districts are also reduced. Therefore, it is increasingly important for districts

Zoos Use Green Infrastructure to Manage Stormwater

Zoos Use Green Infrastructure to Manage Stormwater

Increasingly, zoos in America are using green infrastructure to manage their stormwater, and they’re doing so in a variety of creative and innovative ways. This practice shouldn’t be surprising, given the mission of zoos and their natural interest in safeguarding the environment.

“We have a duty and an opportunity to take

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