Tag: water management

Water management is the management of water resources under set policies and regulations. Water, once an abundant natural resource, is becoming a more valuable commodity due to droughts and overuse. Here are links to articles that address water management subjects such as the optimization of water usage.

Andean Headwaters

Andean Headwaters

ANDEAN RIVER BASIN HEADWATERS store and release large volumes of water, and are of paramount importance for Peru’s water sustainability. Nearly 40% of the country is drylands (areas where rain or snow amounts are exceeded by evapotranspiration), and only 2% of Peru’s water resources drain to the arid coast, a

The Waxed-Paper Doughnut That’s Saving Trees

The Waxed-Paper Doughnut That’s Saving Trees

Desertification is a growing problem—or perhaps more accurately a non-growing problem—in many parts of the world. Planting trees, or afforestation, is one way to combat desertification, but it works only if the trees survive; in many areas the survival rate has been dismal. As this article points out, the poor-quality

Protecting Drinking Water from Saltwater Intrusion

Protecting Drinking Water from Saltwater Intrusion

In Miami Beach, FL, people sometimes must navigate streets wearing boots because during weather events, the streets get flooded twice a day for a couple of hours, notes Jayantha Obeysekera, chief modeler for the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD).

US Water Alliance Celebrates 2017 US Water Prize Winners: Aurora Water, Kohler, Change the Course, Mark Schleifstein, and Adam Putnam Awards ceremony kicks off One Water Summit 2017 in New Orleans

US Water Alliance Celebrates 2017 US Water Prize Winners: Aurora Water, Kohler, Change the Course, Mark Schleifstein, and Adam Putnam Awards ceremony kicks off One Water Summit 2017 in New Orleans

The US Water Alliance last night awarded the US Water Prize to: Aurora Water, for its Prairie Waters program; Kohler, for its water sustainability efforts; and, Change the Course, for its national freshwater restoration campaign. This year, the Alliance added two new categories to the US Water Prize, Outstanding Journalism

Calculating ‘old’ and ‘new’ water runoff

Calculating ‘old’ and ‘new’ water runoff

Water flow is something old, new, blue

Just ahead of a rainstorm, Cody Ross might run out to an agricultural research site as part of his graduate work. He’ll need to get some dye into an injection well. The point? To evaluate the path that water follows from the field

How to Control Sediment Erosion on Construction Sites

How to Control Sediment Erosion on Construction Sites

Work on the average construction site disrupts many cubic yards of dirt. All of that disrupted soil poses a big sediment control challenge. Given the unpredictability of storms and rainfall, controlling sediment requires vigilance. It also adds to the cost of construction projects. But if sedimentation is not controlled, the

Xylem publishes its 2016 Sustainability Report:  Why We Solve Water

Xylem publishes its 2016 Sustainability Report: Why We Solve Water

Solving the planet’s water challenges has never been more urgent. A growing population, overtaxed water infrastructure and increasing weather events all highlight the need for sustainable solutions. And solving water – one of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals – is foundational to economic growth, a more equitable distribution

A Global Standard for a Resilient Urban Water Vision in Cities

A Global Standard for a Resilient Urban Water Vision in Cities

Arup and the International Water Association form strategic partnership to accelerate transition towards water-wise cities

A new strategic partnership between global engineering and consulting firm, Arup, and the International Water Association (IWA) has been announced at Embrace the Water: a Cities of the Future Conference in Gothenburg, Sweden. The partnership

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