- Bow River Basin Launches Interactive Online State of the Watershed Tool
This week, the Bow River Basin Council launched a new interactive online geospatial tool that allows users to explore the state of the watershed data. The goal of the tool is to promote understanding of watershed conditions and health, land and water use, risks and actions, and how natural features influence the Bow River Basin. […]
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- Flood Recovery Centre to Open in Saskatchewan Town
The Saskatchewan government’s Provincial Disaster Assistance Program (PDAP) is opening a third flood recovery centre, in the Town of Watrous to provide support and advice to residents of the community and the Rural Municipality of Morris that have been affected by recent severe weather and flooding. Jim Reiter, Government Relations Minister said, “After consultations with […]
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- October 19, 2016: Collection Systems Technical Conference
Where: Burlington, ON Organization: Water Environment Association of Ontario (WEAO) Website: http://www.weao.org/calendar-of-events
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- Water.org & OpenIDEO Challenge
In partnership with OpenIDEO, Water.org recently hosted the Water and Sanitation Challenge to develop solutions to India's water and sanitation issues. Read more about the winning concepts.
- Safe Water Gives Play
When kids have access to safe water, there is more time to play!
- The power of water in Ethiopia
Ethiopia has experienced recurring bouts of drought and floods for years. El Niño-induced drought devastated Ethiopia for almost the last two years and now, the recent floods have hindered much of the country’s ability to fully recover. All of this is compounded by the fact that just under half of the population has access to an adequate water supply, and only 21% of the population has access to improved sanitation.
- The Stream, July 22: Understanding Drought And Unlocking Solutions
The Global Rundown An alarming number of citizens in China have been killed or are missing because of intense flooding. The history of drought in Ghana could hold clues to avoiding famine. One U.S. agtech startup is re-engineering drought-resistant seeds at the microbial level. Regional drought is effecting the Amazon’s ability to mitigate global carbon. An unlikely Olympic athlete from a […]
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- The Stream, July 21: Citizens Calling for More Government Assistance During Floods and Droughts
The Global Rundown Scientists in Israel are pulling water from out of thin air. Farmers in Australia remain out of luck when it comes to government subsidized drought insurance. Farmers in Afghanistan, however, are benefiting from government sponsored programs. The United Nations and South Korea have teamed up to support impoverished women in Viet Nam. Violence connected to water is […]
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- The Stream, July 20: Trillions of Dollars at Stake Due to Global Warming
The Global Rundown New estimates place worldwide financial losses due to global warming by the year 2030 in the trillions. South Africa is rethinking the potential of hydropower. Israeli is continuing to develop desalinization solutions. Southeast Asia is looking like an attractive investment opportunity for U.S. water infrastructure companies. A sacred mountain sits at the center of a Tibet–China […]
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