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Stanford scientists find ‘water windfall’ beneath California’s Central Valley
New research indicates that California's Central Valley harbors three times more groundwater than previously estimated, but challenges to using it include pumping costs, ground subsidence and possible contamination from
B.C.’s liquid assets appreciating rapidly
Fresh water’s worth is rising fast, and that liquid asset will continue to appreciate in a world of climate change and chronic drought now plaguing many regions. According to a United Nations world water development....
Drought brings new attention to recycled water
Agricultural demand for recycled water is increasing along with the ability to supply it. But water experts say competition for access to the resource is rising—and say they're unsure what the growing demand may mean...
Water supply from Carlsbad Desalination Plant certified as Drought-Resilient
State regulators have certified the supply of potable water from the Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant as drought-resilient, reducing the regional impacts of emergency water-use mandates the state imposed..
Oil sands producers desperately need to reduce their water usage. Are solvents the answer?
For the people who operate and manage steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) projects, oil is almost treated as a by-product to what is actually their primary concern: water. Indeed, SAGD operations are basically just..
B.C. on pace to meet water conservation goals
B.C. is on pace to reduce water consumption 33 per cent by 2020, a key goal of the Water Sustainability Act that came into force on Monday. Total water use — including residential, industrial and agricultural .......
Clearbrook, British Columbia wins world tap water prize
26th annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting in West Virginia awarded the top prize among U.S. entries to Eldorado Springs, while Clearbrook, British Columbia, won first place for best in the world......
Oilfield used less water from Dawson Creek in 2015
Fracking operations drew less potable water from the city of Dawson Creek in 2015, but worker camps picked up some of the slack. Oilfield water fell dramatically amid a slowdown in drilling last year, down more than 36..
Irrigation turns water into money in Alberta
Water makes things grow, which is exactly what it has done for Alberta’s economy, according to a 2015 report on the value of the province’s irrigation systems. The one million acres under irrigation generate $1.4 billion
Toledo: Millions needed to keep drinking water safe
The rising cost of keeping Toledo’s drinking water free from toxins in Lake Erie and other contaminants in the water might force the city to increase water rates again. An additional $3 million is needed on top of the...
Kirkland taps county’s purple pipes for recycled water
“The right water for the right use” is the tagline for King County’s Recycled Water Program. For the city of Kirkland, it represents a new approach to water resource management amid historic drought conditions. For....
With consumption down, California eases water restrictions for some farmers, water agencies
The state cleared some farmers, water agencies and others to resume pumping from three Northern California waterways, easing one of the toughest restrictions stemming from the state's four-year drought. The limits....
Clear Up Misconceptions About Water Use In Ag
As the drought in the West continued to get worse this year, journalists focused their attention on the largest users of water in Western states: farmers. Reporters wanted to know how much water different commodities...
As saltwater claims another Hilton Head well, leaders promise island's water future is secure
The Hilton Head Public Service District has taken its Squire Pope Road well out of production because of saltwater intrusion into the fresh water Upper Floridan Aquifer, district officials announced Tuesday. It's the...
Water management key to achieving sustainable development goals
As demand for water grows, the world must focus on how the precious resource will be shared among farmers, the energy sector and cities if it is to achieve the United Nations' new development agenda, a World Bank......
Why Water Is More Important To Iran’s Future Than Oil
As Congress prepares to vote on the Iran nuclear deal, the focus remains on what separates the Islamic republic from the United States, which, depending on your worldview is either a lot, or everything. The truth......
Good news if you drink the water in Blind River or Espanola
Residents of Espanola and Blind River will benefit from improvements to their drinking and wastewater management systems thanks to funding from the government of Ontario through the Small Communities Fund........
More Biofuels Will Lead To Water Shortages
Climate change mitigation could actually increase water shortage in some areas rather than reduce it, according to new research. The source of the problem is clear: greater demand for biofuels, intended to reduce......