Tag: drought conditions

Annual dry seasons in the tropics significantly increase the chances of a drought developing and subsequent bush fires. Periods of heat can significantly worsen drought conditions by hastening evaporation of water vapor.

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SOILMOISTURE
Chameleon is an accurate, affordable, and fully automated laboratory Darcy system for measuring soil-core saturated hydraulic conductivity (Ksat). Chameleon is capable of performing Ksat measurement according to Falling-Head Method and also Constant-Head Method procedures. Thanks to Monitor Precision Pressure Transducer, and Chameleon Software Application, both measurement methods are fully automated. Up

A Long, Dry Spell

A Long, Dry Spell

We’ve often covered the drought conditions in parts of the US and the eventual slow recovery. Montana is currently faring worst, with large areas of extreme to exceptional drought in the northeastern part of the state. California is in pretty good shape these days. But parts of Europe are now

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ANALYTICAL TECHNOLOGY INC.
Continuous water quality monitoring of ammonia is becoming increasingly important for plant operations and process control. Unfortunately, most online ammonia monitors are generally very expensive, complex, and maintenance-intensive instruments. ATl’s response to this issue was to develop a system that utilizes a completely new approach to online monitoring

The Art of Leak Detection and the Arithmetic of Audits

The Art of Leak Detection and the Arithmetic of Audits

According to EPA, public systems face numerous challenges, including aging infrastructure, increasing regulatory requirements, water quantity and water concerns, and inadequate resources. These challenges are amplified through changes in population and climate. It is estimated that the US will need to spend upwards of $200 billion on water systems in

Keeping Dirt Onsite

Keeping Dirt Onsite

The scope of work for BMP Contractors in ­Riverside, CA, has greatly expanded with new construction permit requirements, notes ­company president Doug Sadler.

Water Demand Management

Water Demand Management

Mni wiconi is Lakota for “water is life.” The phrase articulates a fundamental truth. Our lives depend on water. Planning to meet and manage demand is essential.

Water Demand Management

Water Demand Management

Mni wiconi is Lakota for “water is life.” The phrase articulates a fundamental truth. Our lives depend on water. Planning to meet and manage demand is essential.

Managing for Drought

Managing for Drought

The mania for a green lawn, or in some cases green anything, across many regions of the US has been quelled by recent droughts (thankfully now abating). Even long before water meters were spinning at record rates for golf resorts, private homes, and corporate campuses, scientists have been devising technologies

Responding to Water Demand

The term “demand management” is more commonly associated with the electricity industry than the world of water, but Matt Dickens, resource conservation manager for Valencia Water Company (VWC) in California, understands the correlation and recognizes that many of the principles of demand response can be applied to water management as well.

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