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Posts Tagged ‘Water’

Wasting Water Endangers Texas’ Rivers, Fish and Wildlife

Monday, November 18th, 2013
To the Last Drop: Wasting Water Endangers Texas

Investing in water efficiency and conservation measures will help protect Texas’ rivers and is a better choice for meeting the state’s water needs than building new reservoirs and adding pipelines to transfer water to distant consumers.

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Waterborne Freight Transportation

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013
aashto water thumb

From the initial settlement of North America, through colonization and expansion, and to the present day, where and how we live has been determined in large part by waterborne transportation. Today, the United States relies on its Marine Transportation System, or MTS, for access to global markets and global products, and for domestic goods movement as an alternative to congested surface transportation.

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San Francisco, CA: SFPUC Bay Tunnel Project – April 2012

Monday, April 30th, 2012

The San Francisco Public Utilities, Water System Improvement Program’s BAY TUNNEL PROJECT: Catch up on what’s happening with the first tunnel under San Francisco Bay. – SFPUCcommunications on YouTube.

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Rooftops to Rivers II

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

An estimated 10 trillion gallons a year of untreated stormwater runs off roofs, roads, parking lots, and other paved surfaces, often through the sewage systems, into rivers and waterways that serve as drinking water supplies and flow to our beaches, increasing health risks, degrading ecosystems, and damaging tourist economies. But cities of all sizes are saving money by employing green infrastructure as part of their solutions to stormwater pollution and sewage overflow problems

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Arizona American Water: White Tanks Regional Water Treatment Facility

Tuesday, February 15th, 2011

Nestled at the base of the West Valley’s majestic mountains, the White Tanks Regional Water Treatment Facility is leading the way to protect Arizona’s most precious resource — water.

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Climate Change, Water, and Risk: Current Water Demands Are Not Sustainable

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010
Water Shortages

This analysis shows that climate change will have significant impacts on water supplies throughout the country in the coming decades, with over 1,100 counties facing greater risks of water shortages due to the effects of climate change. While water management and climate change adaptation plans will be essential to lessen the impacts, they cannot be expected to counter the effects of a warming climate. One reason is that the changes may simply outrun the potential for alternatives such as modifying withdrawals, increasing water use efficiency, increased water recycling, enhancing groundwater recharge, rainwater harvesting and inter-basin or inter-county transfers to make up for water deficits.

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Monday, March 15th, 2010

An interbasin transfer of water is the diversion of water from one water source basin to another. How many of these occur depends on the scale one considers. An interbasin water transfer can take place on the scale of a transfer of water from one small stream to another, or to a transfer from water sources draining to the Pacific Ocean to water sources draining to the Gulf of Mexico. Even if you consider only largescale transfers, trillions of gallons of water are transferred among basins each year to serve hundreds of thousands of farmers and millions of municipal residences. As noted by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in announcing its rule on the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System and water transfers (discussed below)

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