Tag: water problems

Water pollution is the contamination of water bodies (e.g. lakes, rivers, oceans, aquifers and groundwater). This form of environmental degradation occurs when pollutants are directly or indirectly discharged into water bodies without adequate treatment to remove harmful compounds.

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

IAPMO-Supported Legislation to Create NIST Plumbing Research Lab Reintroduced

IAPMO-Supported Legislation to Create NIST Plumbing Research Lab Reintroduced

The National Institute of Building Sciences’ Consultative Council released its 2016 report, Moving Forward: Findings and Recommendations from the Consultative Council, at its annual conference in Washington, D.C. The report is delivered to the President of the United States and Congress and contains detailed recommendations reflecting the consensus of the

NOAA Launches America’s First National Water Forecast Model

NOAA Launches America’s First National Water Forecast Model

New tool hailed as a game-changer for predicting floods and informing water-related decisions

August 16, 2017 — NOAA and its partners have developed a new forecasting tool to simulate how water moves throughout the nation’s rivers and streams, paving the way for the biggest improvement in flood forecasting the country has

Editor’s Comments: Wrangling Over a Scarce Resource

Editor’s Comments: Wrangling Over a Scarce Resource

The State of California took a drastic step in June by curtailing water rights for some long-term or senior rights holders. It’s a necessary step in response to the ongoing drought, but it has polarized people throughout the state and beyond. Reactions are divided between those lamenting the damage that will occur

An Unwanted Bloom—Algae

An Unwanted Bloom—Algae

Towns and cities both large and small dot the miles of shoreline winding around the waters of Lake Erie. Groundwater from beneath plenty of farms, factories, cattle feedlots, and septic systems in these heavily populated areas flows regularly into the lake’s waters.

An Unwanted Bloom–Algae

An Unwanted Bloom–Algae

Towns and cities both large and small dot the miles of shoreline winding around the waters of Lake Erie. Groundwater from beneath plenty of farms, factories, cattle feedlots, and septic systems in these heavily populated areas flows regularly into the lake’s waters. Last summer, the residents living along the lake

University Shares Israeli Technology and Experience to Combat Drought

SACRAMENTO, Calif.  – Last year, Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the sharing of technology and enhancing economic interests between California and Israel. As part of that historic agreement Prof. Eilon Adar, the director of the Ben-Gurion University of

Getting Tough on Turbidity

Getting Tough on Turbidity

Meeting federal antipollution requirements to ensure clean water has become a routine part of erosion control work. For projects that take place around waterways, that often means the use of turbidity curtains or coffer dams. In business since 2005, Tampa Bay Marine in Riverview, FL, specializes in the installation and

Winning Combinations

Winning Combinations

All the public sees at the end is the concrete or asphalt. It looks good. It looks neat and travels well. “Today’s machines do such a good job,” say contractors (which they do!), and the public wonders how those contractors do the project so well. Truthfully, it’s no wonder. The

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