Based on a recent study in the United States, groundwater use has been linked to the release of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, due to groundwater depletion. Read on for further details on this unique study presented in a recent press release by the American Geophysical Union (AGU) on 16th November, 2017.
I have taken this opportunity to highlight some of the available materials on groundwater, as seen in the gallery below. There is a newer version to the text Groundwater for Geophysics edited by R. Kirsch, however, the one highlighted below is regarded as a good reference resource for the detection of groundwater sources through the use of geophysics. Persons wishing to view any of these resources can email me or visit me at my desk.
In the November- December 2017 issue of the Water Efficiency magazine one gets a look at the changes being undertaken in the United States to replace the outdated water and wastewater systems.
Article by Lori Lovely 8th November, 2017
More than a million miles of underground pipes carry water to our homes, schools, hospitals, and businesses. These pipes last a long time, but pipes placed during the late 19th century through the middle of the 20th century are nearing—or have already reached—the end of their useful life.
More than a decade ago, the American Water Works Association announced the dawn of the replacement era and the need to rebuild the water and wastewater systems inherited from previous generations. In addition, population growth has increased the demand for water service, placing greater stress on existing pipes and requiring utilities to expand coverage by adding larger pipe networks and repair or refurbish those in use.
The AWWA estimates that the cost will exceed $1.7 trillion through 2050 in order to maintain current levels of water service, with replacement accounting for 54% of the total, and the rest attributed to population growth and migration. Putting it off will only result in poor water service with more disruptions and increasing costs for emergency repairs as pipes fail. The national-level investment facing utilities will roughly double from about $13 billion a year in 2010 to almost $30 billion annually by the 2040s for replacement alone.
Click on the following link to continue reading the rest of the article from the Water Efficiency Magazine – Radical Rehab – Processes, procedures and products to restore water and wastewater pipes
Persons can now access the EOS Earth & Space Science News Magazine Volume 98 No. 11 from the American Geophysical Union (AGU) to read relevant articles on topics such as flooding, El Nino, air pollution, Prince Sultan International Prize for Water, coastal and ocean modeling and others, as well as, relevant AGU news.
Persons who wish to view this magazine, or any back issues can email me or visit me at my desk.
The journal of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), the WMO Bulletin Volume 66 Issue 2 for 2017 is now available for loan.
This issue discusses sustainable development goals, water management, disaster risk, early warning systems, climate forecasting, wind energy, as well as, other relevant topics related to weather, water and climate.
Persons wishing to view this journal can email me or visit me at my desk.
The Global Water Partnership-Caribbean (GWP-C) has embarked on a new initiative under its Water, Climate and Development Programme (WACDEP) called “Climate-Proofing Water Investment in the Caribbean” which is being executed in partnership with the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre (CCCCC). The initiative includes the development of a Caribbean Climate Resilience and Water Security Investment Framework and Financing Plan (CReWSIP) which […]