Category Archives: Reblogs

The Mysteries of Sea Mist: Atmospheric discoveries at the air-ocean interface

This article was published by Laura Sanchez – Water Efficiency Magazine Editor on September 6th 2017. I hope you find it as informative as I have. If you’ve ever walked along the shore and inhaled deeply, you’ve probably sensed it. … Continue reading

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Deciphering Deluges: New modeling approach reexamines two key assumptions about flooding

For the last century, the U.S. Geological Survey, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and others have collected data on flooding activity to assess damage and help predict future events. Accurately forecasting the frequency and magnitude of flooding events is critical for infrastructure design, environmental management, and disaster preparedness and response. … Continue reading

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In Pursuit of Flash Flood Data

In his article below, Jonathan Gourley, discusses his involvement in the Automated Non-Contact Hydrologic Observations in Rivers (ANCHOR) project in order to gather Flash Flood Data. Source: In Pursuit of Flash Flood Data

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Solutions for Aging Water Infrastructure

The pipelines that municipalities use to deliver drinking water to their residents take a beating. Large cities pump tens of millions of gallons of water to their customers every day. And many of the pipes that municipalities rely on to transport drinking water and … Continue reading

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Algae Wars: A plan to clean water and convert algae to energy

In Laura Sanchez’s Water Efficiency blog post on August 9, 2017, she discusses the severity of algae growths in some parts of the United States, as well as, an experimental remediation project currently being developed by Sandia National Laboratories. To … Continue reading

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Improving Water Resources Management from the Ground Up

We all know the significance of gathering data for the effective running of our organization. Such data is ensured by acquiring reliable rain and stream flow gauges. In her article below Sarah Witman discusses guidelines put forward by the World … Continue reading

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A New Model for River Meanders

This article by Emily Underwood highlights research by Bogoni et al. in terms capturing the complex process of changing river paths after floods. Enjoy! Source: A New Model for River Meanders

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On the Pulse – Smart meters and acoustic sensors limit non-revenue water loss.

The town of Olds in Alberta, Canada, faced a daunting task. The public works and utilities department, serving the town of approximately 8,000, set out in 2007 to decrease the municipality’s total water usage by 10% by January 2017, using … Continue reading

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Coral Reef Early Warning System (CREWS)

The Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre ([CCCCC]) and NOAA/AOML have reached an agreement through a Memorandum of Understanding for a Phase 2 extension of the Coral Reef Early Warning System (CREWS) to at least five new countries in the Eastern … Continue reading

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Software Strategies – Water-monitoring software and cloud-based storage help boost utilities’ bottom lines.

This article, published by Dan Rafter on July 18, 2017, describes the water-monitoring software used by the Maynilad Water Services, a private water provider in the Philippines. Software Strategies Water-monitoring software and cloud-based storage help boost utilities’ bottom lines. Maynilad Water … Continue reading

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