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Water

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

Sandy’s Devastating Impact to Hudson River Includes Widespread Toxic Spills

Riverkeeper mourns the loss of life from Superstorm Sandy, and we will assist as we can by land and water with cleanup efforts. Riverkeeper also wants to alert the public to the presence of unprecedented storm-related pollution of the Hudson River. The flood levels in New York City and parts of the Hudson Valley from Sandy’s

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Streams Into Stability Project Aims to Combat Water, Sanitation and Health Issues

Fatema Bayat, Executive Director of the Bayat Foundation, a 501 c(3) charitable organization committed to improving the quality of life for the youth, women, poor, and elderly of Afghanistan, took advantage of the Foundation’s annual dinner on 12 October to announce the official launch of Beautify Afghanistan, a new strategic initiative for the Foundation in

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Improving Water Resource Management on the Canada-U.S. Border

 Much of the border Canada and the United States share is water. The Great Lakes, the world’s largest freshwater resource, and the St. Lawrence Seaway, as well as thousands of rivers and streams traverse this 8,000-kilometre boundary. Until recently, there had been no consistent data on these water bodies to help prevent and resolve transboundary

Friday, September 21st, 2012

The OGC Adopts WaterML 2.0 Hydrologic Time Series Encoding Standard

The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC®) has adopted the OGC WaterML 2.0 Part 1: Time Series Encoding Standard as an official OGC standard. OGC WaterML 2.0 is an important new XML-based international standard for encoding and exchanging data describing the state and location of water resources, both above and below the ground surface.

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Citizens Worldwide to Observe World Water Monitoring Day September 18

On September 18, thousands of people around the world will get their hands wet testing the condition of their local waterbodies in observance of World Water Monitoring Day. The Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the International Water Association (IWA) urge individuals and organizations worldwide to participate and help raise awareness of the importance of water

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Hypoxia Task Force Launches New Monitoring Efforts to Track Water Quality Improvements

The Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Watershed Nutrient (Hypoxia) Task Force announced today that it is launching two new efforts to monitor reductions in nutrients – nitrogen and phosphorus – throughout the watershed. The joint federal, state and tribal task force, chaired by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the State of Iowa, has established

Sunday, August 26th, 2012

Managing Water and Human Activities Together

River basins, lakes, floodplains and marshes often span political and administrative boundaries. This creates challenges in the management of Europe’s water resources, according to a report from the European Environment Agency (EEA), which recommends better integration of coordinated spatial planning and water management.

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

USGS Unveils Flood Mapping Tool for Atlanta Suburb

A powerful new flood preparedness tool that will help emergency managers protect lives and property in the flood-prone Sweetwater Creek area was unveiled in a ceremony today on the banks of the creek at Austell’s Legion Regional Park. Developed by scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey’s Georgia Water Science Center, the interactive web-based tool, called

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Buffalo River: An Urban Waterway’s Comeback

A satellite image of the six-mile Buffalo River, which winds though the city’s gutted industrial district, details an area that was so polluted in the late 1960’s that it caught fire. Companies dumped mercury, chromium, PCBs and hundreds of other harmful contaminants into the water, where they settled at the bottom. Much of it is

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

South Platte River Basin Map Displays Real-Time Streamflow Conditions and Active River Calls

United Water and Sanitation District has unveiled a first-of-its-kind South Platte River Basin map that allows water users and providers throughout the Front Range to get real-time, visual information about the status of the South Platte River and its tributaries.

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