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This 19th Century Map Could Have Transformed the West

This 19th Century Map Could Have Transformed the West | water news | Scoop.it
Today's drought-riven west would look very different if Congress had listened to John Wesley Powell

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We are very proud in France thinking we created the watershed approach with the 1964' water law, present basis for EU's water framework directive. Now, I would say that John W Powell is the true creator of watershed management. It's a blow to French pride...

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, June 11, 2014 4:33 PM

Author of Mapping the Nation, Susan Schulten explains how western expansion failed to recognize the basic physical geographic reality of the United States--that the west is much drier than the east.  Given that much of the west, especially California, is in the midst of a severe drought, this article serves as a reminder to recognize that localized understandings of human and environmental actions are necessary.  Do you know what watershed you live in?  How does and should that impact us?   


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A New Economy Will Help Save Rivers and Fisheries

A New Economy Will Help Save Rivers and Fisheries | water news | Scoop.it
Globalization and cheater economics have been destroying the world’s great rivers and their fisheries.
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NGRI to map underground water across landmass of India

NGRI to map underground water across landmass of India | water news | Scoop.it
Aquifer mapping will help prepare a 3D map of groundwater resources
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The value of investing in water

American Assets Capital Advisers CEO Burl East discusses why he sees value in The Cadiz Valley Water Project.
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Brazil’s water crisis is also an energy crisis. Brazilians themselves are the solution.

Brazil’s water crisis is also an energy crisis. Brazilians themselves are the solution. | water news | Scoop.it
Of the many stories I heard about the drought while I was in Brazil earlier this month, one stands out. A colleague was riding the elevator in her building and saw a note from a…
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Investing in the world's water crisis: Ex-NFL star

Investing in the world's water crisis: Ex-NFL star | water news | Scoop.it
The world is facing a serious water crisis. Former NFL star Jack Brewer highlights a couple of companies investing in solutions.
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Irish Water took six days to issue kerosene warning - Independent.ie

Irish Water took six days to issue kerosene warning - Independent.ie | water news | Scoop.it
Residents of a Galway city housing estate who were left in the dark about a kerosene contamination of their water for almost a week have hit out at Irish Water over the lack of communic
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California: Governor Signs $1 Billion Water Package

California: Governor Signs $1 Billion Water Package | water news | Scoop.it
Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Friday that speeds up $1 billion in water infrastructure spending amid the worst drought in a generation.
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Hyflux firms up Qurayyat desalination contract | utilities-me.com

Hyflux firms up Qurayyat desalination contract | utilities-me.com | water news | Scoop.it
Signing of water purchase agreement paves the way for 200,000 m3/d project in Oman.
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Le Moyen-Orient n’aura bientôt plus une goutte d’eau

Le Moyen-Orient n’aura bientôt plus une goutte d’eau | water news | Scoop.it
Les nappes phréatiques de la région se vident. Et les années de conflits ont réduit à néant les réseaux d’approvisionnement de plusieurs pays.
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L’eau de la Cerveyrette bientôt turbinée

L’eau de la Cerveyrette bientôt turbinée | water news | Scoop.it
La commune de Cervières et le producteur d’électricité EDSB ont été autorisées par la préfecture des Hautes-Alpes à construire puis exploiter une microcentrale de production hydroélectrique sur le torrent de la Cerveyrette, pour une durée de 40 ans.
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Village Supports Proposed Roca Honda Water Diversion

Village Supports Proposed Roca Honda Water Diversion | water news | Scoop.it
MILAN – Village of Milan elected officials and several Village employees attended the March 11 Roca Honda Uranium Mine Open House event.
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Groundwater records should not be kept confidential in drought-stricken California

Groundwater records should not be kept confidential in drought-stricken California | water news | Scoop.it
The state’s database of 800,000 well logs is not publicly available because of a 64 year-old law that considers them proprietary to well drillers
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EIB provides €100m financing Flemish wastewater operator TMVW

EIB provides €100m financing Flemish wastewater operator TMVW | water news | Scoop.it
The European Investment Bank (EIB) is providing €100m financing to Flemish wastewater operator Tussen-gemeentelijke Maatschappij der Vlaanderen voor Waterbedeling (TMVW).
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CSG waste in search of a home

CSG waste in search of a home | water news | Scoop.it
Santos Energy is seeking approval for a new waste treatment plant at its controversial pilot coal seam gas field in northern NSW without identifying how it will dispose of the briny and potentially toxic end product.
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Gardner Amendment Protecting Water Rights Passes Senate | Senator Cory Gardner

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It's taken seven years, but California is finally cleaning up microbead pollution

It's taken seven years, but California is finally cleaning up microbead pollution | water news | Scoop.it
Nonprofits are using the state’s new stormwater requirements to sue plastic manufacturers for polluting waterways — and they’re winning
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Flint customers will get info on water improvements with TTHM notices next week

Flint customers will get info on water improvements with TTHM notices next week | water news | Scoop.it
The city of Flint has no choice about sending notices that its water system remains in violation of the Safe Drinking Water Act.
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Boil water advisory for Shelby, Washington Townships until at least Monday

Boil water advisory for Shelby, Washington Townships until at least Monday | water news | Scoop.it
A boil water advisory has been issued for two Macomb County townships. The advisory for both Washington and Shelby Townships begins at 11 p.m. Friday and lasts until further notice.
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Water Main Break Disrupts NJ Transit

Water Main Break Disrupts NJ Transit | water news | Scoop.it
A water main break in Millburn, New Jersey has flooded streets and disrupted service on the New Jersey Transit.
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Egypt plans first large water desalination plant | utilities-me.com

Egypt plans first large water desalination plant | utilities-me.com | water news | Scoop.it
RWL Water and Orascom to undertake study for 80,000 m3/d plant.
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GRAIN — Forum social mondial 2015 : Espace de convergence des luttes pour la terre et l'eau

GRAIN — Forum social mondial 2015 : Espace de convergence des luttes pour la terre et l'eau | water news | Scoop.it

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Saint-André : De l'eau et un accord pour les agriculteurs - La Réunion

Saint-André : De l'eau et un accord pour les agriculteurs - La Réunion | water news | Scoop.it
Cette fois pas de blocage de la route, la nouvelle réunion organisée hier matin entre l'association des irriguants de Saint-André et les services du (...)
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