There is substantial concern that microbial and nutrient pollution by cattle on public lands degrades water quality, threatening human and ecological health.
Freshwater scarcity is a growing concern, placing considerable importance on the accuracy of indicators used to characterize and map water scarcity worldwide. We improve upon past efforts by using estimates of blue water footprints (consumptive use of ground- and surface water flows) rather than water withdrawals, accounting for the flows needed to sustain critical ecological functions and by considering monthly rather than annual values.
“Water banking” is an emerging term in western Colorado as water planners work on concepts to protect water supplies in the face of long-term drought, increasing demand and the uncertainties of a changing climate.
Residents in the Biyagama area are faced with a shortage of water in their wells due to the alleged attempt by Lion Brewery digging more wells in a bid to access more water for the production of beer. People in the area claim that their wells have become dry or have been contaminated with waste water from the brewery which dumps the waste water during their cleaning process into the ground water of the area without a proper treatment.
Pakistan is becoming bone dry, according to The Express Tribune, which says that by 2040 it could be South Asia’s most water-stressed country, a victim of “climate change coupled with rapid urbanization and population growth.” As the region suffers under a widespread drought, underground cartels have an illegal stranglehold on nature’s most precious resource.
Two of the top things California is known for these days have come together: celebrities and the water crisis. When you combine these specialties, you get a sketch of some of the state’s most famous water wasters. A couple of the best-known offenders: Kylie Jenner of the famous Kardashian clan and the rapper Tyga.
Two years ago in September the Global Water Center celebrated its grand opening, and since then the facility has attracted new businesses, corporations and startups, not to mention a handful of universities too — all of them with the same focus: water technology.
In a drought that seems to have no immediate end in sight, one California municipal water agency literally rolled out a unique solution to protect the valuable commodity in its water storage facilities. Thousands of black plastic “shade balls,” released Monday, Aug. 10, by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP), are the only things that stand between the water in Sylmar, Calif.’s Van Norman Reservoir and damaging environmental exposures.
The National Green Tribunal today directed the Uttar Pradesh government to immediately provide clean drinking water in six western districts of the state. A bench headed by NGT chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar directed the state chief secretary to provide potable water to Muzaffarnagar, Shamli, Meerut, Baghpat, Ghaziabad and Saharanpur, through water tankers.
Some 300 government schools in the capital do not have drinking water facility yet, the Delhi government has found. It has now set a deadline of three months to provide the basic amenity.
The citizens of Toledo, Ohio, have embarked upon their new summer ritual: stocking up on bottled water. For the second straight year, an enormous algae bloom has settled upon Lake Erie, generating nasty toxins right where the city of 400,000 draws its tap water.