Tag: water resources

Water resources are sources of water that are useful or potentially useful. Uses of water include agricultural, industrial, household, recreational and environmental activities. The majority of human uses require fresh water.

Barclays and The Columbia Water Center Launch New Study, Reveal How Energy Companies and Public Utilities Can Help Protect and Improve Water Resources In The US

Barclays and The Columbia Water Center Launch New Study, Reveal How Energy Companies and Public Utilities Can Help Protect and Improve Water Resources In The US

Second report in Impact Series explores how oil and gas operators, the utility industry and governments can work together to improve transparency around water usage, invest in innovative technologies, and improve data collection

In recognition of UN World Water Day, Barclays Bank PLC (“Barclays”) and the Columbia Water Center today

Smart Irrigation Reduces Nitrogen Leaching

Smart Irrigation Reduces Nitrogen Leaching

While nitrogen is critical for agricultural production, too much nitrogen can negatively affect health and the environment. Ironically, excess nitrogen can even produce a harmful effect on crop yield, as well as native species and biodiversity.

A report from the Agricultural Sustainability Institute at the University of California, Davis, published by

State Water Board Adopts Climate Change Resolution

State Water Board Adopts Climate Change Resolution

Today the State Water Resources Control Board adopted a resolution requiring a proactive approach to climate change in all Board actions, including drinking water regulation, water quality protection, and financial assistance.

“Today’s Board action is part of California’s continuing leadership on climate change,” said State Water Board Vice-Chair Fran Spivy-Weber, and

Reader Profile: Mark Doneux

Reader Profile: Mark Doneux

It takes only 10% impervious cover in a watershed before water bodies start becoming impaired. In the St. Paul, MN, region, it’s at 42%. Mitigating that is both satisfying and challenging for Mark Doneux, administrator for the Capitol Region Watershed District (CRWD), one of Minnesota’s 48 watershed districts. It was

An Approach for Communities to Assess Stormwater Application and Detention Requirements for Overall Watershed Health

An Approach for Communities to Assess Stormwater Application and Detention Requirements for Overall Watershed Health

Communities, especially those with limited resources, face many issues when trying to protect their local watersheds through the use of stormwater policies. Stormwater policies that are imposed on new development have the ability to enhance a community’s overall watershed health (Ferguson 1998). However, past requirements often relate only to large

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