Program for Clean Water Act Needs Input, Minnesota Administers the Permitting Program

Article courtesy of Staff of Dawn Doering | April 7th, 2016 | ABC Newspapers | Shared as educational material. In Minnesota, the state administers the Clean Water Act permitting program to clean up water pollution. This program is known as the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, which has been around since 1972. For those that […]

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Telling Consumer about Drinking Water Contamination Data: Does it Help Change Behavior?

Drinking water contaminated by chemicals or pathogens is a major public health threat in the developing world. Responses to this threat often require water consumers (households or communities) to improve their own management or treatment of water. One approach hypothesized to increase such positive behaviors is increasing knowledge of the risks of unsafe water through the dissemination of water contamination data. This paper reviews the evidence for this approach in changing behavior and subsequent health outcomes.

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As Global Water Crisis Looms, Experts Discuss Solutions for Canada

Over 100 business professionals, academics, community representatives and policymakers had gathered in Vancouver to discuss how to build a sustainable water future for Canada in the years to come. During the full-day event last Wednesday, attendants explored the energy of water and the intersections between water, natural resources, and the food and beverage industry.

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Israel’s Revolutionary Water Management Methods aren’t Going to be Enough to Solve California’s Devastating Drought

In recent months the Golden State has turned to a controversial technological process that’s helped pull Israel out of its own long-running drought.

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Walmart’s Water Management Saves $4 Million

Walmart’s portfolio-wide cooling water management strategy has delivered 660 million gallons and over $4 million in cost savings since 2008, according to a case study published on Environmental Defense Fund’s EDF+Business blog.

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The World Needs Better Water Management

The 7th World Water Forum – the largest water-related event in the world – kicked off in South Korea yesterday. About 20,000 participants, including roughly 100 ministers, from all over the world are attending the week-long forum to discuss the future of water. This will be an undertaking fraught with difficulties, as water is an issue that cuts across all human activities and many non-water-related fields.

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Putting the Spotlight on Water Conservation in Arizona

Arizona Senator John McCain will announce his bid for a sixth term in the US Senate Tuesday morning , according to an aide. And one issue the Senator plans to focus on is the drought that’s impacting Arizona.

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Water Management in CA During Drought Has Much to Teach Us

It is very important that we, as a nation, continue to monitor the drought situation in California and how the state deals with it. And fortunately, there is some good news about water management to report. Unfortunately, there is some bad news as well.

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South Africa Faces Looming Water Crisis, Star Says

“If we don’t start dealing with the water problem, we are going to get into a situation where the margins are going to get really tight and water restrictions will be severe,” he said. Cilliers said water management needed to be prioritized.

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Florida Commits More than $2.7 Million to Improve Water Quality

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection has partnered with the St. Johns River Water Management District and St. Johns County to commit more than $2.7 million to a project to reduce nutrient pollution in runoff reaching the Lower St. Johns River.

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NFWF: $3M to Improve Water Quality

The Chesapeake Bay Program and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) have announced the recipients of $3 million in grants for restoration, conservation and environmental outreach initiatives across the Maryland and the District of Columbia.

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4 Ways Water Shortages Are Harming Energy Production

In countries around the world, meeting daily energy needs is dependent on water. Finding sufficient water resources to produce the required energy, however, and then appropriately allocating the limited supply, is becoming more difficult.

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