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Interbasin water transfers present particular environmental risks. Concerns over invasive species and biota transfer have restricted some water projects deemed beneficial to certain communities. The transfer of water from the Devils Lake basin in...
2006-07-18
Water resources management has historically/traditionally been compartmentalized, with wastewater management being addressed apart from the overall water resources in a watershed. The focus of the wastewater management function is to get rid of a...
2006-07-18
Many water systems in New Mexico have been severely impacted by the 10-year drought currently occurring in the arid southwest. One of those, Cloudcroft NM, experiences large demand increases on the weekends. Because available water in their...
2006-07-18
Inorganic scaling caused by the accumulation of inorganic salts on membrane surface is one of the major limitations for the use of nanofiltration membranes in drinking water treatment. In this study, we investigated the characteristics and...
2006-07-18
This study evaluated the feasibility of utilizing low-grade heat sources such as solar energy and waste heat from industrial processes for desalination. The premise of the approach is that saline waters can be desalinated by evaporation and...
2006-07-18
In the western U.S., one finds a few water markets that function quite efficiently from an economic point of view. Most water markets, some operational for over a hundred years, are highly imperfect, characterized by high transaction costs,...
2006-07-18
Goodenough Spring is a sub-lacustrine spring situated 43 meters beneath the surface of the international Amistad Reservoir on the Rio Grande. Its source is the Edwards-Trinity aquifer and prior to its inundation in 1968, it was a very high volume...
2006-07-18
Three rivers of very different physical and chemical nature (the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo, Pecos, and Devils) flow into the international reservoir Lake Amistad. This reservoir is a very valuable water supply for downstream and local agricultural and...
2006-07-18
Rainwater harvesting is fast becoming an optional source of water for homes, landscape and wildlife. Rainwater has been growing in popularity in the Texas Hill Country for homes by reducing demand on municipal water supplies and water wells and...
2006-07-18
Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, a rapidly growing city across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas with a 2005 population in excess of 1.2 million, relies exclusively on ground water from an aquifer known as the Hueco Bolson. The aquifer’s fresh water is...
2006-07-18
This paper explores the incentives for donor coordination in the field of transboundary water management and examines the potential benefits and risks of increased donor collaboration for recipient countries and river basin commissions.
2008-07-01
In response to water quality concerns in the Jordan Lake Reservoir and state and federal mandates, several cities in North Carolina are being required for the first time to reduce nutrient loads in stormwater from previously developed lands; that...
2009-07-01
Many stormwater management manuals and guidance documents have stated the importance and estimated frequency of maintenance for stormwater best management practices (BMPs), but few have documented the actual frequency and intensity of maintenance...
2009-07-01
The concentration of heavy metals such: Arsenic (As), Lead (Pb), Cadmium (Cd), Mercury (Hg) and Chromium (Cr) was determined in water and sludge of the lagoon La Escondida in Reynosa city on the northeastern part of Mexico by the border with USA....
2006-07-18
Hydrogeochemical and water table behavior has been studied from March 2005 in the Weligama bay area, situated in the tsunami affected zone of the southern coast of Sri Lanka (Latitude 80.42; Longitude 5.97). Seventy affected shallow dug wells,...
2006-07-19
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