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.

Water Utilities Recognized for Future-Focused Initiatives

Water Utilities Recognized for Future-Focused Initiatives

Twenty-five water utilities have been selected for recognition of their leadership in community engagement, watershed stewardship, and recovery of resources such as water, energy, and nutrients.

Utility of the Future Today recognition celebrates the achievements of forward-thinking, innovative water utilities that are providing resilient value-added service to communities.

The

Sustainable Water Partnership Launches SWPWATER.ORG Web Resource to Foster Global Collaboration on Water Security

Sustainable Water Partnership Launches SWPWATER.ORG Web Resource to Foster Global Collaboration on Water Security

SWPWater.org, launched by the USAID Sustainable Water Partnership (SWP), led by Winrock International, will enable greater access to information and resources about global water security. Through the aggregation of water security news and innovations, and the publication of original resources and toolkits, SWPWater.org will foster public-private collaboration across the globe

Twenty Years of Stormwater Samples

Twenty Years of Stormwater Samples

Nest Environmental Services has accumulated more than 1,000 stormwater samples and analysis, at the rate of 50 to 60 samples per year, for over 20 years. We thought it would be instructive to look at the results of that monitoring to see whether there was any long-term trend in the

Xylem selected to provide advanced UV disinfection technology to support first UV drinking water treatment application in Florida

Xylem selected to provide advanced UV disinfection technology to support first UV drinking water treatment application in Florida

Xylem’s Wedeco UV technology to deliver safe, clean drinking water for 110,000 people in City of West Palm Beach

Cryptosporidium is the leading cause of waterborne disease outbreaks in the United States (U.S.), impacting almost 750,000 people each year with potentially severe symptoms[1]. As the chlorine-resistant cryptosporidium parasite is easily inactivated

US EPA Approves Limits on Mercury in California Waters

US EPA Approves Limits on Mercury in California Waters

Rules include new protections for Native American cultural use and subsistence fishing

Today, the US Environmental Protection Agency announced the approval of new water quality criteria for mercury in California waters. The new rules, developed by the State Water Resources Control Board, set mercury limits in fish tissue to protect

US EPA Approves Limits on Mercury in California Waters

US EPA Approves Limits on Mercury in California Waters

SAN FRANCISCO – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the approval of new water quality criteria for mercury in California waters. The new rules, developed by the State Water Resources Control Board, set mercury limits in fish tissue to protect human health and aquatic-dependent wildlife. New protections also have

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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

Editor’s Comments: Cloud Mapping

Editor’s Comments: Cloud Mapping

Maps existed before the written word. Like the wheel and the plow, archaeologists believe that maps were first used in Mesopotamia, the cradle of civilization. During the Early Dynastic period, scribes used cuneiform script to keep records. With a triangle shaped pen, they pressed lines into damp clay tablets to represent quantities of

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