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Friday, May 23rd, 2014

Global Freshwater Conservation Gains Momentum Among UN Countries

Thirty-five member countries of the United Nations have now officially agreed to common guidelines for sharing and managing freshwater resources that cross international borders. With Vietnam’s ratification, the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Non-Navigational Uses of International Watercourses (UNWC) will go into effect in August, transforming the way governments share fresh water

Thursday, May 22nd, 2014

Study Aids Water Managers Battle Saltwater Intrusion

Scientists are using a cadre of new weapons in the battle against an old nemesis – saltwater intrusion. Using state-of-the-art technology, U.S. Geological Survey researchers have been able to provide Miami-Dade County the most accurate depiction to date of saltwater intrusion in Biscayne aquifer, which will help water managers protect the primary drinking water source

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Water Mission Boosts Food Security

ESA’s Soil Moisture and Ocean Salinity mission has gone beyond its original scientific brief of delivering critical information for understanding the water cycle – this versatile satellite is now being used to predict drought and improve crop yield in regions prone to famine.

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

USDA Provides Assistance to Agricultural Producers to Improve Water Quality

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that $33 million in assistance will be provided to farmers and ranchers to make conservation improvements that will improve water quality in 174 watersheds. The announcement was made on the Secretary’s behalf by Deputy Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment Ann Mills during a Hypoxia Task Force meeting,

Thursday, May 15th, 2014

WRI Water Risk Map Launched on Bloomberg

The World Resources Institute’s Aqueduct Overall Water Risk map is now integrated with Bloomberg’s interactive mapping platform, BMAP, and is available to the more than 320,000 subscribers of the Bloomberg Professional service.

Tuesday, February 5th, 2013

SEI to Lead Major Project on Global Water Challenges and Adaptation

A project called CADWAGO – Climate Change Adaptation and Water Governance: Reconciling food security, renewable energy and the commission of multiple ecosystem services is underway. The three-year, € 900,000 initiative, which involves researchers in Europe, North America and Australia, aims to find innovative policies and governance structures to address competing demands for water in the

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

ESA’s Water Mission Improves Satellite Measurements

Over a dozen radio signals that have hindered data collection on ESA’s SMOS water mission have been switched off. The effort also benefits satellites such as NASA’s Aquarius mission, which measures ocean salinity at the same frequency.

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