Water for the World, a program to bring fresh water to those who do not have it, is supported by the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the IEEE Foundation. The program is part of IEEE's collaboration with Group on Earth Observations (GEO), a voluntary partnership of governments and international organizations that provides a framework for developing new projects and coordinating strategies and investments. GEO also is assembling a Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS), a flexible global network linking existing and planned observing systems around the world, to allow decision-makers and users access to an vast range of information. This data and these tools are central to accomplishing Water for the World's mission. Read More
Former Brown Administration Resources Secretary Huey Johnson, president of the Resource Renewal Institute, today unveiled the first-ever public “California Water Rights Atlas.” This online tool enables citizens, policymakers, media and others to view thousands of current California water rights claims. RRI is a nonprofit, public interest organization, and is providing this “gift of information” to the people of California free of charge. The Water Rights Atlas addresses California’s water crisis by opening, organizing, and distilling dysfunctional state-level data to improve efficiency and access for water resource managers and the public.
Eight percent of more than 5,000 wells tested across Pennsylvania contain groundwater with levels of arsenic at or above federal standards set for public drinking water, while an additional 12 percent – though not exceeding standards – show elevated levels of arsenic.
Bentley Systems, Incorporated today announced that it has contributed $100,000 to Water For People in support of the organization’s work improving water systems in emerging economies around the world. Bentley has also donated a selection of eight software products from its portfolio, including MicroStation, WaterGEMS, SewerGEMS, FlowMaster, and Bentley Map. The software will be used by Water For People team members to design, engineer, and construct water systems, as well as to map the functionality of water points in every district. Team members will access the software through Bentley’s STUDENTserver self-serve website, which will enable them to download, at no charge, current and future versions of the software and provide them with access to training and technical support.
In-Situ Inc. announces the new smarTROLL Multiparameter (MP) Handheldand iSitu Smartphone Application for environmental monitoring applications. Ideal for water quality spot checks, the smarTROLL MP Handheld can be used for any surface-water monitoring application. No training time is required to use the probe or the intuitive smartphone application. Technicians can instantly read results for 14 water quality parameters by simply using a smartphone—no bulky handheld meter is required.