Water resource management is the activity of planning, developing, distributing and managing the optimum use of water resources. It is a sub-set of water cycle management. Ideally, water resource management planning has regard to all the competing demands for water and seeks to allocate water on an equitable basis to satisfy all uses and demands. As with other resource management, this is rarely possible in practice.
Water is an essential resource for all life on the planet. Of the water resources on Earth only three percent of it is fresh and two-thirds of the freshwater is locked up in ice caps and glaciers. Of the remaining one percent, a fifth is in remote, inaccessible areas and much seasonal rainfall in monsoonal deluges and floods cannot easily be used. At present only about 0.08 percent of all the world’s fresh water is exploited by mankind in ever increasing demand for sanitation, drinking, manufacturing, leisure and agriculture.
Much efforts in water resource management is directed at optimising the use of water and in minimising the environmental impact of water use on the natural environment.
Muskogee County commissioners spent about $20,000 for two water buffalo tanks that will be used to help rural water districts working to restore service after distribution lines burst during the recent winter storm ...City Manager Mike Miller said some of the districts that purchase water from the city of Muskogee appear to be making progress.
By 2050 some Wairarapa households could see their water bill more than triple if worst-case scenarios for water reform are realised ... It is suggested that there will be only a handful of aggregated companies managing water supplies, sewage and stormwater as and when the reforms pass.
Talking to this agency, Dr Shaw said Australia and Pakistan were facing equal challenges of water ...The Australian government was also assisting Pakistan in climate resilient agriculture initiatives and water resource management to overcome water crisis in the country, he added.
Traditional stormwater management consists of a system of pipes (grey infrastructure) that transports water offsite as quickly as possible to the nearest local water body ... A rain garden, bioswale or constructed wetland are examples of green infrastructure that help restore natural processes that manage water flow.
Apparently the $16 million budget that Aiken received to fix the water system did not work as planned ... Even so, I am still surprised that the mayor and city manager refuse to answer any of my emails to stop the water main breaks in Aiken, since I am a foremost expert in water main breaks and I live in this community.
Source management of volatile organic compounds will also be tightened. ... To keep the water clean, the city will prevent pollution and improve the ecological environment, carrying out the strictest water resource management policies. .
The Somerset Domestic WaterworksDistrict has not determined what it will do to treat drinking water in the future, but the time is drawing nearer for a decision ... water district ... The treatment plant was constructed in 2003, which Oxbow and the water district agreed to manage.
“The world faces a water crisis ... Boyd said half the world’s population live without safely managed sanitation and urgent action was also needed to help the more than three billion people who either lack access to safe drinking water, or face periodic water shortages.
While so-called “blue bonds” are relatively rare, that’s about to change as more Asia-Pacific nations set their sights on improving the sustainability of water resources and marine life, according to BNP Paribas Asset Management.
Metito, a multinational global provider of intelligent water management and alternative energy solutions, said it has secured the contract for the design, supply, construction, operation and maintenance of the El Hammam agricultural wastewater treatment plant in Egypt.
The winter storm again highlighted problems with municipal and rural water systems. As this was written last week, some areas remained without water or under boil water notices ... Unsurprisingly, the state Department of Health, which manages federally funded revolving loans and grants to municipal and rural water systems, faces a budget cut.
OSU scientists definitively linked that die-off to increased carbon dioxide in the water in a 2012 study ... They also need better communication between growers, scientists, managers and policymakers regarding water-quality testing to respond more quickly as the data dictates.