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.
Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today released a report to Congress on the progress of the National Water Census, which is being developed at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to help the nation address its critical water needs.
Stresses on water supplies aggravated by climate change are likely to cause more conflicts and water should be considered as vital to national security as defence, a United Nations report said on Friday. About 145 nations share river basins with their neighbours and need to promote cooperation over a resource likely to be disrupted by more frequent floods and heatwaves, it said. "In the past few decades, definitions of security have moved beyond a limited focus on military risks and conflicts," Michel Jarraud, chair of U.N. work on water and head of the World Meteorological Organization, said in the report. Read More
In 2009, I was a young engineer who just received his EIT and was ready to change the world. I remember sitting in a workshop at an AWWA ACE conference, listening to a panel of experts discuss rural water projects in developing countries. ”This is what I am going to do with my career!” I thought to myself.
Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released the results of the first comprehensive survey looking at the health of thousands of stream and river miles across the country, finding that more than half – 55 percent – are in poor condition for aquatic life.