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제 scoop it 에 와주셔서 감사 합니다. 저는 한남대학교 학생이며 한국 수자원 공사에 일하고 싶은 학생입니다.  좋은 조언 해주시면 감사하겠습니다.

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Ken Morrison's comment, May 30, 2012 4:25 PM
HI David.
Please put an English welcome on here. You do not need to erase the Korean welcome message. It is great to have both. Also make it very clear that you are a student and not a worker of K-Water.
Ken
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Rainwater Harvesting for Poultry and Goat Microbusinesses in Uganda

Rainwater Harvesting for Poultry and Goat Microbusinesses in Uganda | K-Water | Scoop.it

Women's cooperative builds rainwater harvesting tanks for Poultry and Goat Micro-businesses in Uganda.


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satish's curator insight, May 2, 2013 6:52 AM

महिलांच्या सहकारी तत्त्वावीरल छोट्या उद्योगांनी पाण्याची बचत करण्याचा चांगला प्रयत्न केला आहे. त्यामुळे पाण्याची गरज कमी होण्यासोबतच महिलांच्या आर्थिक उन्नतीला हातभार लागणार आहे. 

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Peak Water: The Rise and Fall of Cheap, Clean H2O

Peak Water: The Rise and Fall of Cheap, Clean H2O | K-Water | Scoop.it

SAYS BLOOMBERG : The Earth's surface is mostly water, yet across increasingly large swaths of the planet, H2O reservoirs are drying up. This isn't a metaphor, and it's not hyperbole. It's a fact that's changing the destinies of companies and nations.


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Welcome to WW7B

Welcome to WW7B | K-Water | Scoop.it

Water in a World of Seven Billion has a robust program featuring a series of sessions to encourage a dialogue leading to game-changing solutions to support sustainable water management outcomes.

 

 


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Water Shortages Now Affect Companies’ Bottom Lines

Water Shortages Now Affect Companies’ Bottom Lines | K-Water | Scoop.it

"Water has long been underpriced and overused. With only one percent of the earth’s water available for human consumption, peak water could be a more pressing problem than peak oil. With water consumed at a faster pace than the natural rate of evaporation, precipitation, and storage, water stewardship will define many companies’ long term success or struggle."

Privatizing water is a solution governments have implemented to offset the cost of maintaining water infrastructures. With the idea of creating a bigger market the likely hood of water prices increasing can offset usage.

However the backlash against this is that it affects the poor more than the rich because the less wealthy use a greater percentage of their pay to have water, while it doesn't break a wealthier persons piggy bank.

The fear is that these companies buying the rights to water do not care about human rights any more then they care about their bottom lines and profit margins. Therefore water is likely to be sold to the highest bidder, rather then shipped to those most in need.

"So as more water goes private, fewer people have access to it" - Economist Ge Yun


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How to combat demand

How to combat demand | K-Water | Scoop.it

Over two billion people and 40% of the worlds agriculture depend on non-renewable fresh water from underground aquifer and reservoirs. These limited supplies are set to expire in the next couple of decades, what happens once they are depleted?

Water conservation is a must because as demand increases so does price. Just because a state or country recieves plenty of rainfall it doesn't protect them from a global economy that could be affected when a prolonged drought effects another part of the world.

If a drought were to hit Florida for example, there would be a greater demand to get something as frivolous as Oranges from Mexico. This would increase price and demand as far north as New England and beyond.

A solution being proposed and implemented around the world is to trap rain water. In dry areas like the American South West and over populated areas like Bangladesh the demand for water increases. But after recieving limited rainfall how does a city keep the water from flowing away or evaporating until the next rain comes?

Designing new buildings to harvest and use rain water is not a revolutionary idea but it is a pratical solution.

For one it could be used for something as trivial as replenishing water in a toilet bowl or used to irrigate farms. The problem with harvesting is that water is likely to acquire contaminets through its storage, therefore it is no longer deemed drinkable without proper filtration.

Some experts believe the solution to combating water usage and consumption is to increase its price. The World Bank sees this as a pratical solution since water is underpriced. However water is still a necessity that people cannot simply forgo or substitute


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Water Wells For Africa

Water Wells For Africa | K-Water | Scoop.it

This organization focuses on providing safe wells for Africa's people. It is a good site to check out.


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Impact of pollution in ocean water

Impact of pollution in ocean water | K-Water | Scoop.it

Although ocean water is not drinkable as it currently stands it plays a vital role in keeping the planet alive. Moisture evaporated from the oceans fuels ecosystems throughout the world by delivering rain.

However, through industrialization we are polluting the ocean more than ever. One of the first steps taken should be to clean our oceans and prevent pollutants such as plastic and mercury from degrading its bio-diversity.




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Clean Water for All

 

 

Ghana is one of the more stable nations in the region, and yet even it has serious issues with fresh water. This video shows how low-tech solutions can combat the tainting of water by environmental factors such as mineral contamination of water sources. The $5,000 price tag for such technology seems high, but is very affordable considering the benefits given.  Another organization working on this issue is: http://waterwellsforafrica.org/


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Dry lands getting drier, wet getting wetter: Earth's water cycle intensifying with atmospheric warming

Dry lands getting drier, wet getting wetter: Earth's water cycle intensifying with atmospheric warming | K-Water | Scoop.it
A clear change in salinity has been detected in the world's oceans, signaling shifts and an acceleration in the global rainfall and evaporation cycle.

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Re-imagining Infrastructure | Metropolis POV | Metropolis Magazine

Re-imagining Infrastructure | Metropolis POV | Metropolis Magazine | K-Water | Scoop.it
Metropolis examines contemporary life through design--architecture, interior design, product design, graphic design, crafts, planning, and preservation.

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서울대학교 경력개발센터

2012-05-18 10:52:20,한국수자원공사,,K-water(한국수자원공사)외국...,인턴,2012-05-30 00:00:00 http://t.co/UfpanH5x...
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5 Deadly Threats to Our Precious Drinking Water Supply | Water | AlterNet

5 Deadly Threats to Our Precious Drinking Water Supply | Water | AlterNet | K-Water | Scoop.it
World Water Day is a chance to stop and realize that humanity is facing a frightening water crisis.

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Fighting Hunger With Ancient Genetic Engineering Techniques | Agriculture | DISCOVER Magazine

Fighting Hunger With Ancient Genetic Engineering Techniques | Agriculture | DISCOVER Magazine | K-Water | Scoop.it
With GMOs facing political opposition in much of the world, more low-tech approaches are quietly making a big difference. Visit Discover Magazine to read this article and other exclusive science and technology news stories.

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Coalition blasts feds over water treatment

Coalition blasts feds over water treatment. The plan would be to later invest in additional water monitoring, coming up with strategies to address other sources of nitrogen and invest in oyster bed restoration, which would help...


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Water bodies in Vellore to be desilted

Water bodies in Vellore are to be desiltedIt the aim of turning the lakes into water storage units instead of creating new storage facilities and rainwater harvesting systems. The water bodies, in their current status, could not hold...


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Global Water Experiment

Global Water Experiment | K-Water | Scoop.it

Coders, designers, and data experts: contribute to a collaborative effort in data visualization. Show off your skills, discuss technique, or dive into a new HTML5 toolkit by participating in our first "Visualization Sprint." One lucky contributor will be selected at random to win a pass to this year's sold out Eyeo Festival and all contributors will be credited on the final project.

This first Visualizing Sprint was conceived in response to a massive citizen science project involving 75,000 students from 80 countries around the world who have been collecting samples of water purity, pH, and salinity for the past year. The project is called the Global Water Experiment and it's organized by UNESCO and IUPAC as a central activity of the International Year of Chemistry. In keeping with the spirit of how the data was collected, we've devised this Sprint as an experiment in collaborative data visualization. Our goal is to have a finished visualization of the students' data that we can share with the world on World Water Day (March 22).


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Water usage far exceed sustainability level in the desert southwest, US

Water usage far exceed sustainability level in the desert southwest, US | K-Water | Scoop.it
The American West has a 'drinking problem'. On farms and in cities, we are guzzling water at an alarming rate. Scientists say that to live sustainably, we should use no more than 40 percent of the water from the Colorado River Basin.

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BP Oil Spill Judge Tentatively Approves $7.8 Billion Pact <--Via @BW

BP Oil Spill Judge Tentatively Approves $7.8 Billion Pact <--Via @BW | K-Water | Scoop.it

BP Plc (BP/) and lawyers suing the company
won preliminary approval of their proposed settlement of claims over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.


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Betting on a Water Boom <--Via @WSJ

Betting on a Water Boom <--Via @WSJ | K-Water | Scoop.it
There are exchange-traded funds that focus on the thesis that demand for water will increase as the global population grows. But the companies the ETFs invest in show there are few pure plays.

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The Unknown Inventor Whose Work Is Saving The Developing World <--Via @FastCompany

The Unknown Inventor Whose Work Is Saving The Developing World <--Via @FastCompany | K-Water | Scoop.it
If you’re a lucky inventor, maybe you come up with one big thing that makes an impact on people.

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Amid drought, water desalination gets attractive

Amid drought, water desalination gets attractive | K-Water | Scoop.it


A solution to this problem is to build these desalination plants in areas that have natural reoccuring energy surpluses. Such as Geo-thermal areas of Iceland, or Using solar panels to boil water in the American South West.


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Water Sector Workforce | Sustainable Infrastructure | US EPA

Water Sector Workforce | Sustainable Infrastructure | US EPA | K-Water | Scoop.it

EPA signed a memorandum of understanding with the Department of Veterans Affairs' Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment Service to work jointly on promotional activities to help connect Veterans with disabilities with career opportunities in the water sector.

 


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Online Wastewater Water Quality Monitoring System - YSI IQ SensorNet 2020 XT

Online Wastewater Water Quality Monitoring System - YSI IQ SensorNet 2020 XT | K-Water | Scoop.it
The YSI IQ SensorNet terminal/controller 2020 XT allows for continuous monitoring and control of multiple water quality parameters to improve process efficiency in any wastewater treatment plant.

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Portable Rainwater Harvesting and Filtration Prototype Supplies Clean Drinking Water | Applied Sciences

Portable Rainwater Harvesting and Filtration Prototype Supplies Clean Drinking Water | Applied Sciences | K-Water | Scoop.it

The need for portable water in places far off the grid is a very real one - whether for disaster relief, humanitarian efforts in areas hit by drought, or even just backcountry expeditions for science or pleasure. And while quite a few solutions exist for pumping and filtering dirty groundwater, another possible way to provide clean drinking water is through harvesting and cleaning rainwater, and a prototype for a new device to do exactly that is in the works.


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