User: flenvcenter Topic: Water-National
Category: Resource Management :: Irrigation
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Eleven states support community lead pipe replacement with proactive policies 16.10.2017 Nanotechnology Notes
Tom Neltner, J.D., Chemicals Policy Director and Sam Lovell, Project Specialist The largest source of lead in drinking water is lead service lines (LSLs) – the lead pipes connecting the water main under the street to homes and other buildings. Across the country, three dozen communities, large and small, are taking steps to protect public health and respond to […]
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Despite district claim, mold festered at Germantown school for years 13.10.2017 Philly.com News
The Philadelphia school district said it was closing John B. Kelly Elementary School because it found "traces" of mold. But the Germantown school was plagued with mold and leaky pipes since at least 2015.
Kern County agency votes to help fund delta water delivery system 13.10.2017 LA Times: Science

In a small step forward for California WaterFix, a major San Joaquin Valley irrigation district on Thursday tentatively endorsed a partial investment in the water-delivery project.

With virtually no discussion, the board of the Kern County Water Agency approved a letter to the state saying that...

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Cincinnati adopts an innovative plan to eliminate LSLs that is a model for other cities 13.10.2017 Nanotechnology Notes
Tom Neltner, J.D., is Chemicals Policy Director The Cincinnati City Council enacted three ordinances in June 2017 that establish an innovative legal framework to replace the city’s 27,000 lead service lines (LSLs) over the next 15 years. The Council acted after finding that “high levels of lead in water create serious health risks to residents of […]
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In 11 new villages, Pune Municipal Corporation faces demand for additional water 10.10.2017 Pune – The Indian Express
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The water under Colorado’s Eastern Plains is running dry as farmers keep irrigating “great American desert” 8.10.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Eastern Colorado's economy has grown strong pumping irrigation water from the High Plains Aquifer, shrinking the vast underground reservoir in the past six years at twice the rate of the previous 60.
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Southern California needs water. Stop waffling over the delta tunnels and dig 7.10.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Twentieth century Southern California quenched its thirst with a series of ingenious projects, from the aqueducts that bring snowmelt from the Eastern Sierra to Los Angeles, and the dams along the Colorado River that impound water from the Rockies, to the State Water Project that directs the flow...

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PMC’s plan to draw water from Bhama Asakhed dam faces irrigation dept hurdle 3.10.2017 Pune – The Indian Express
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Existing only from the Nile, Egypt fears disaster from a dam 2.10.2017 AP Top News
CAIRO (AP) -- The only reason Egypt has even existed from ancient times until today is because of the Nile River, which provides a thin, richly fertile stretch of green through the desert. For the first time, the country fears a potential threat to that lifeline, and it seems to have no idea what to do about it....
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Aid flows to Puerto Rico but many still lack water and food 30.9.2017 Washington Post: World
Thousands of Puerto Ricans were finally getting water and food rations Friday as an aid bottleneck began to ease, but many remained cut off from the basic necessities of life and were desperate for power, communications and other trappings of normality in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.
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Experts weigh in: we need to learn about chemicals in oilfield wastewater before reusing it outside the oilfield 29.9.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
By Dan Mueller Oil and gas companies are looking for new ways to reuse salty, toxic wastewater — including crop irrigation. A recent publication of the Air and Waste Management Association (AMWA) contained a number of articles by academia and industry experts about the many challenges of managing the nearly 900 billion gallons of wastewater (also called produced water) generated every year by oil and gas production. This wastewater is not only very salty but also contains a number of chemicals (many toxic) and potentially radioactive material. The majority of this wastewater is disposed in deep underground wells to minimize the risks of it coming into contact with humans or the environment (though leaks and spills at the surface are still a big concern). But in hope of lowering costs, in recent years industry has been trending toward finding other ways to either dispose of or recycle this waste – in part because demand for water resources is increasing in drought prone areas and because disposal wells ...
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U.S., Mexico reach deal to conserve Colorado River water 28.9.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
The United States and Mexico unveiled an agreement Wednesday to preserve the overtaxed Colorado River, including spending millions of dollars on conservation and environmental projects and drawing up plans to deal with any shortages amid drought and climate change.
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With his wells declining, Kansas farmer tries new approach 26.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

HOLCOMB, Kan. (AP) — On a 100-degree day in July, Dwane Roth could see his neighbors’ irrigation pivots pumping water to the corn fields around him. A handful of years ago, he had the same mentality. In a climate where rain comes sparingly, he translated his high-yielding corn and economic vitality to the need to […]
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A sketchy roadmap 25.9.2017 Opinion – The Indian Express
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There is a multibillion-dollar hole in the delta tunnels funding plan 24.9.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The decision by one of the state’s major water players to opt out of California’s $17-billion replumbing project was a surprise to many. The reasons for it were not.

California WaterFix’s financing plans have assumed that the Westlands Water District and other agricultural districts would cover...

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Missing marvel 24.9.2017 BBC: Business
Tim Harford chose 50 essential inventions that shaped the modern economy, but what should be the 51st?
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Flint Water Crisis Likely Increased Fetal Deaths, Study Shows 21.9.2017 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
Another hint that the U.S. ought to quit using lead pipes for water.
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Implement work plan to tackle drought promptly : PR Minister 20.9.2017 Central Chronicle
Bhopal : Public Relations, Water Resources and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Dr. Narottam Mishra today apprised... more »
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Farmers deal huge blow to proposed California water tunnels 20.9.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Two massive, $16 billion tunnels that looked to be the future of California’s water system have been thrown into limbo by a group of powerful farmers, and Gov. Jerry Brown and other tunnel proponents are facing the prospect that the project may end up just a pipe dream. The board of […]
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Key California farm district rejects governor's tunnels plan 20.9.2017 AP National
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) -- A group of powerful California farmers pulled their support Tuesday from a pair of massive, $16 billion tunnels that would have re-engineered the state's water system in a decisive move that dealt a major blow to the project pushed by Gov. Jerry Brown....
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