Tag: water issues

Water is a regional resource, but water shortage is becoming a global issue due to increasing population, economic growth and climate change. Development of new sources of water beside its efficient use, together with conservation measures, should be an important component of any country’s national water plan.

Straight to the Source

Straight to the Source

It has been estimated that California wastes about 350,000 acre-feet of treated drinking water each year—a significant amount for an already water-challenged state. Proponents of Senate Bill 555, however, hope that legislative action helps address non-revenue water issues state-wide by providing data and valuable insight.

In last week’s blog we discussed

Diverse Organizations Join to Promote & Protect Nation’s Water

Diverse Organizations Join to Promote & Protect Nation’s Water

The nation’s leading water organizations, representing the full spectrum of water issues, water research fields, utilities and consumers from every part of the country, will join forces in Washington, DC this month for Water Week 2017. During the week of March 19-25, hundreds of water, wastewater and stormwater professionals, thought

Reader Profile: Monika Freyman

Reader Profile: Monika Freyman

Every day, Monika Freyman strives to more closely connect the scientific and financial fields as they relate to water. She serves as director of investor water initiatives at Ceres, a non-profit organization that works with leading companies, investors, public interest groups, policymakers, and other economic players to advance sustainable solutions

Editor’s Comments: A Study of Planets and Pipes

Editor’s Comments: A Study of Planets and Pipes

ON THE EVENING OF January 7, 1610, Italian polymath Galileo Galilei turned his telescope toward Jupiter and saw three small stars near the planet. Each night, he recorded the positioning of the stars in relation to Jupiter. His first entry indicated that two stars were east of the planet, and

Growing Pains

Growing Pains

Known for its involvement with banking and auto racing, Charlotte is one of the 10 fastest-growing cities in the US. The city’s 2014 estimated population is nearly 810,000.

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

Modeling and Mapping

Modeling and Mapping

In past years, government offices had cubicles stuffed with rolled up paper maps. Another section of the office might contain stacks of work orders. Hours of time could be lost if a map or a work order was misfiled. Just finding a properly filed map or a work order in

Modeling and Mapping

Modeling and Mapping

In past years, government offices had cubicles stuffed with rolled up paper maps. Another section of the office might contain stacks of work orders. Hours of time could be lost if a map or a work order was misfiled. Just finding a properly filed map or a work order in

White House Calls for Water Innovation

White House Calls for Water Innovation

In a swift and significant nod to the Water Industry, the White House on December 15, 2015, called for meaningful water innovation just three days after the conclusion of the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris.

The announcement from the White House came at the start of the White

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