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Archive for the ‘Drinking Water’ Category

Perceptions of Water Use

Monday, March 10th, 2014
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Most Americans assume that water supply is both reliable and plentiful. However, research has shown that with climate change, water supply will become more variable due to salinization of ground water and increased variability in precipitation. Some have argued that rather than focusing on increasing freshwater supply alone, we need also to reduce water demand. Demand-side policy responses to future freshwater variability will benefit from a deeper understanding of public perceptions of water use, which is the focus of this study.

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2014 Georgia Infrastructure Report Card

Thursday, January 16th, 2014
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With new grades for the first time since 2009, Georgia’s infrastructure has shown very little improvement and once again received a cumulative grade of C. The Georgia Section of ASCE assessed the same 12 categories as 2009: aviation, bridges, dams, drinking water, energy, parks and recreation, ports, rail, roads, school facilities, solid waste, stormwater, transit and wastewater. Recognizing the importance of transportation to Georgians, we added two new categories in 2014: ports and rail. As indicated by the grade, much work remains to be done, though there are some bright spots.

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Repair Minnesota: Creating Good Jobs While Preparing Our Infrastructure for Climate Change

Friday, December 13th, 2013
Repair Minnesota

Minnesota’s infrastructure systems are in urgent need of significant repair. Our state’s roads and bridges, water, waste water, transit, energy, and communication systems need increased investment to become efficient, safe, and productive for Minnesotans. Repairing Minnesota will create good jobs, make our systems more efficient and less polluting, and safeguard communities from the impact of climate change, like severe weather such as floods and droughts.

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The American Southwest: Are We Running Dry?

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
The American Southwest: Are We Running Dry?

Nearly every state in the American Southwest is affected by a water crisis and is struggling with record dry conditions. On the heels of the American Southwest’s drought, and in an effort to raise awareness, The Chronicles Group with support from grants from the California Water Association, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, the Southern Nevada Water Authority and other public and private entities, Vegas PBS will present The American Southwest: Are We Running Dry? directed, written, and produced by Jim Thebaut, president of The Chronicles Group, a Los Angeles based non-profit public information/education film production company.
-Nelson Madison Films/Indie Rights on YouTube

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Toxic Trash Exposed: Coal Ash in Michigan

Friday, November 8th, 2013

Water defines, and is central, to Michigan’s economy. Major tourism, agriculture, and fishing industries depend on the health of rivers, lakes, and streams. The Great Lakes contain over 20% of the world’s usable fresh surface water. Unfortunately unmitigated coal ash pollution is a major threat to the health of the state’s water and economy.

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Fracking Explained: Opportunity or Danger

Wednesday, September 4th, 2013

Fracking is a controversial topic. On the one side the gas drilling companies, on the other citizen opposed to this drilling method. Politicians are also divided on the matter. We try to take a neutral look on fracking. It is relevant for all of us, because of high prices for energy and the danger for […]

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Gas Pipeline Safety

Wednesday, July 10th, 2013
Gas Pipeline Safety

UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE Background The United States has a network of about 300,000 miles of gas transmission pipelines that are owned and operated by approximately 900 operators. These pipelines, which are primarily interstate, typically move gas products over long distances from sources to communities, and tend to operate at the highest pressures and […]

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Stormwater Harvesting

Thursday, June 20th, 2013
Stormwater Harvesting Using Retention and In-Line Pipes for Treatment

STORMWATER MANAGEMENT ACADEMY Introduction 1.1 Background Harvesting (reuse) of stormwater is a stormwater management option. In addition, it may be an economic alternative to providing a non-potable source of water. It is also used to meet stormwater discharge pollution limits because in a wet detention pond, stormwater may not achieve sufficient removal of some pollutants […]

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2013 Strategic Directions in the U.S. Water Industry

Friday, June 14th, 2013
2013 Strategic Directions in the U.S. Water Industry

BLACK & VEATCH Introduction Welcome to the 2013 Strategic Directions in the U.S. Water Industry Report. For the second consecutive year, Black & Veatch has worked to capture the industry’s viewpoint concerning ongoing issues through our industry-wide survey. In addition to graphical interpretation of survey results, our full report provides expert analysis, recommendations and actionable […]

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Tackling Water Scarcity: Five Southern California Water Agencies Lead the Way to a More Sustainable Tomorrow

Monday, May 13th, 2013

NATIONAL RESOURCES DEFENSE COUNCIL Water scarcity has long been a fact of life across much of the southwestern United States. People have ingeniously adapted to this reality for centuries, from the irrigation structures built by the Hohokam people nearly a millennium ago to some of the largest concrete structures on earth erected during the dam-building […]

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