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Water

Monday, April 9th, 2012

USGS Continues to Support a Secure Water Future Around the World

Depletion of the world’s clean water resources is a threat to life and livelihoods everywhere. The ready availability of clean water is fundamental to human well-being and sustainable development.  But the increasing demand for clean water continues to outpace global resources and capabilities.

Saturday, April 7th, 2012

Efforts Begin to Put Water Back into Great Dismal Swamp

Now that the long-burning wildfire in Virginia’s Great Dismal Swamp has been extinguished, managers of the refuge are going to try to get more water into the peat bogs to make catastrophic fires less likely and possibly revive the prized Atlantic white cedar that loggers who drained the swamps in the first place were after.

Thursday, April 5th, 2012

NRDC Report Reveals 29 States Unprepared for Growing Water Threats to Economy, Health

Only nine states have taken comprehensive steps to address their vulnerabilities to the water-related impacts of climate change, while 29 states are unprepared for growing water threats to their economies and public health, according to a first ever detailed state-by-state analysis of water readiness released today by the Natural Resources Defense Council. The report ranks

Thursday, March 29th, 2012

WEF, IWA Announce Winners of the Third Annual World Water Monitoring Challenge Awards

Recognized as “Water Champions”, winners participated in the 2011 monitoring period The Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the International Water Association (IWA) proudly announce the winners of the third annual World Water Monitoring Challenge (WWMC) Water Champion Awards. Initiated in 2009, the WWMC Water Champions Awards recognize program participants for outstanding achievement in boosting awareness

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

The Nature Conservancy and Partners Invest in Water Security in Latin America

As a fast growing region, Latin America needs water to secure a solid and sustainable development that provides a better quality of life for its people. Global warming, deforestation, pollution and other environmental and human pressures are major challenges for fresh water. With this common vision, today, at the World Water Forum, the Latin American

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