Tag: the importance of water

Water plays an important role in the world economy, as it functions as a solvent for a wide variety of chemical substances and facilitates industrial cooling and transportation. Approximately 70% of the freshwater used by humans goes to agriculture.

Editor’s Comments: The Scent of Rain

Editor’s Comments: The Scent of Rain

PETRICHOR—THE FRESH, MINERAL-LADEN SCENT that emerges as rain comes in contact with the earth—is my all-time favorite smell. And for the first time in years, the California air is filled with it.

As I write this, the state is receiving the third in a string of winter storms. Creeks and rivers are flowing again, and

Toro Announces “Every Day. Everywhere. Every Drop Counts.” Grant Program

Toro Announces “Every Day. Everywhere. Every Drop Counts.” Grant Program

New community program to commit $30,000 in nonprofit grants to support water efficiency efforts

At The Toro Company, water efficiency is a top priority. This is demonstrated by the company’s commitment to developing water-efficient products, expanding education outreach, and strengthening partnerships around the world. To help further awareness in water use

An Integrated Watershed Assessment Tool for Restoration

An Integrated Watershed Assessment Tool for Restoration

The importance of water and water quality has become a heightened global concern as human populations grow, industrial and agricultural activities expand, impervious surfaces increase, and climate change threatens. The adoption of the federal Clean Water Act and related state and regional environmental regulations imposed on municipal separate storm sewer

Climate-Ready Water Utilities

Climate-Ready Water Utilities

After preparing a climate change plan for her community’s wastewater treatment plant, Carol Murray, interim director for the Manchester Department of Public Works in Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA, says if she would have done anything differently, she would have started working on the plan seven years ago.

Doing a climate change plan with

New Tools for Today’s Water Challenges

New Tools for Today’s Water Challenges

Keeping an eye on the temperamental moods of Mother Nature has come a long way from the windsock, thermometer, and rain gauge. Today, engineers, researchers, and environmental managers have an array of equipment that might be dubbed the poster-children of multitasking: digital testing and monitoring tools that can be programmed

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