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Water

Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

Providing Water in Areas with Unsustainable Usage

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

Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013

“California Water Rights Atlas” Opens to Public

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

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

Bentley Systems Proudly Supports ‘Water For People’ with Major Donation

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

Monday, April 22nd, 2013

High Arsenic Levels Found in 8 Percent of Groundwater Wells Studied in Pennsylvania

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.

Friday, April 12th, 2013

In-Situ Inc. Announces the Innovative smarTROLL Multiparameter Handheld and Smartphone Application for the Environmental Market

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

Thursday, April 4th, 2013

Interior Releases Progress Report on National Water Census

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.

Monday, April 1st, 2013

Let’s Map the World’s Water Pumps

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

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

Water as Vital to National Security as Defence

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

Tuesday, March 26th, 2013

EPA Survey Finds More Than Half of the Nation’s River and Stream Miles in Poor Condition

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.

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

Water Quality Differences Affect Aquatic Health of Urban Streams in Kansas City and Independence, Missouri

Downstream areas of the Blue River and Little Blue River basins are highly affected by urban development, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey study that compares the aquatic-life status of streams in the Kansas City, Mo. metropolitan area using macroinvertebrate populations as an indicator of stream health.

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