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Water crisis, people crisis - Santa Maria Times

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Water crisis, people crisis Santa Maria Times This newspaper recently published an editorial about the California water wars to come, the expectation being that California will soon run out of fresh water due to drought, global warming and...
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Masvingo to Adopt Plan B On Water Crisis - AllAfrica.com

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Masvingo to Adopt Plan B On Water Crisis
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WATER levels in Lake Mutirikwi have dropped to an alarming 7,5 percent forcing Masvingo city council to push for the revival of emergency water pumping project.
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Renewables-based Desalination: A Solution to MENA's Water Crisis

Renewables-based Desalination: A Solution to MENA's Water Crisis | Water | Scoop.it
"You never miss the water till the well runs dry" is an old idiom that is becoming a harsh reality for the Middle East and North Africa region and globally. Water scarcity is now this century's imminent greatest problem, a clear ...
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China's Water Crisis

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For years, China claimed to hold an estimated 50000 rivers within its borders. Now, more than half of them have abruptly vanished.

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Paige Therien's curator insight, April 26, 2014 12:04 AM

China is attributing the disappearance of over 50 percent of their country's rivers to inaccurate sources; more effective technologies today give an accurate picture of China's waterways compared to the former data based off of sources from the  1950's.  While it is probably true to some extent that previous numbers were off, there still needs to be much concern for the state of China's current waterways and why waterways that once existed have disappeared.

Tracy Galvin's curator insight, May 3, 2014 4:48 PM

Cutting corners in safety and cleanliness has caused pollution in the rivers. All the money they saved cutting corners now has to be invested in diverting clean water to northern areas of the country. I hope someday they realize that you cannot do things super cheaply without paying for it in another area.

Jess Deady's curator insight, May 4, 2014 9:41 PM

What has happened to these rivers? Are they purposely being depleted from China? How do they expect to supply water for their residents if they are building things over these used-to-be rivers?

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Aquamatix thinks it can solve the water crisis with the internet of things | GigaOM Clean Tech News

Aquamatix thinks it can solve the water crisis with the internet of things | GigaOM Clean Tech News | Water | Scoop.it

There are companies trying to solve all sorts of data and application-development problems at our Structure: Europe LaunchPad competition next week, but only one trying to solve the world’s water crisis. Whether we’re talking about a shortage of potable water or water, period, Aquamatix thinks sensor networks and a cloud platform can go a long way toward making sure water gets where it’s needed most.

 

Aquamatix started two years ago, Managing Director Laurie Reynolds told me, after seeing over the past few years how smart-grid technologies were reshaping the world’s electrical utilities. He had spent years working on large water and telecom systems, and recognized how having intelligent agents dispersed throughout a network was applicable to water, as well.

 

Just like the electric grids in many countries are woefully outdated, “the world is facing a potential crisis [in water management],” Reynolds said. But no matter how much we improve treatment plants or processing facilities, he added, “it’ll still be the same underground pipework and infrastructure that these cities are relying on.”

 

Fixing these underground systems isn’t cheap, though, and strapped municipal budgets make mass overhauls unlikely. However, if sensors deep within water networks can detect issues with water quality, leakage, pressure or other issues, then cities can target their repairs to places that need them most.

 

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Twitter / IIUMOnline: Update on water crisis in IIUM ...

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Update on water crisis in IIUM http://t.co/JFLKjuvdoQ
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Dublin Hit by Water Shortage - Wall Street Journal

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Dublin Hit by Water Shortage
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Residents of the capital city of one of the wettest countries in Europe are facing a major inconvenience: a water shortage.
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Check dams proposed to meet Phulbani's water crisis - The New Indian Express - The New Indian Express

Check dams proposed to meet Phulbani's water crisis - The New Indian Express - The New Indian Express | Water | Scoop.it
Check dams proposed to meet Phulbani's water crisis - The New Indian Express The New Indian Express But, experts have raised their doubts over the proposal as many such projects that were taken up in the past to solve water crisis in Phulbani have...
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Water Security: Pakistan tackles water crisis with rainwater harvesting

Water Security: Pakistan tackles water crisis with rainwater harvesting | Water | Scoop.it
“Walking for three miles and (hoisting) a ... bucket filled with water through a wooden pulley from a 130-feet-deep well twice a day is toilsome work,” says Marvi Bheel, who lives in isolated Morry-je-Wandh village in this arid ...
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Florida Springs, Aquifer, And Drinking Water In Environmental Crisis (VIDEO)

Florida Springs, Aquifer, And Drinking Water In Environmental Crisis (VIDEO) | Water | Scoop.it

A century ago Florida's gin-clear springs drew presidents and millionaires and tourists galore who sought to cure their ailments by bathing in the healing cascades. Now the springs tell the story of a hidden sickness, one that lies deep within the earth:

 

• The water in many springs no longer boils up like a fountain, the way they have for centuries. The flow has slowed. In some places it has even stopped or begun flowing backward.

 

• The water that does come out is polluted by nitrates.

 

• The pollution fuels the growth of toxic algae blooms, which are taking over springs and the rivers they feed and putting human health at risk.

 

• Finally, the fresh water coming out of many springs is showing signs of a growing saltiness, according to a study by the Florida Geological Survey.

 

Yet a state-sponsored effort to save the springs, launched by then-Gov. Jeb Bush 12 years ago, ended last year under Gov. Rick Scott. Groups drafting plans to restore some of the most important springs were disbanded because they lost their funding...

 

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A California water district: the best approach to manage our water crisis - Cal Coast News

A California water district: the best approach to manage our water crisis - Cal Coast News | Water | Scoop.it
A California water district: the best approach to manage our water crisis Cal Coast News However, here are some things to keep in mind as we move forward, swiftly, in our effort to establish a California water district – the most sustainable,...
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Fukushima Update | Abe mum on plan for contaminated water crisis

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abe-radiation-suit via The Japan Times / Sep 19, 2013 / Wearing a protective suit to guard against radioactive contamination, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe entered the wrecked Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant Thursday to inspect ...
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