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.
XiaonanTang, says, "We analyzed data from 2001 to 2021 and found that Suzhou's water capacity has increased over time, suggesting better water management and more effective water usage ... The researchers have made several recommendations to further improve water and environmental management in cities.
MARSHALL COUNTY — Earlier this year the NorthMarshallWaterDistrict was experiencing higher than average levels of chemical contaminants. The issue has been resolved and the water is safe to consume, and has been unaffected since at least October ... ensure drinking water is safe.
When our water quality facilities use plants and other natural processes for filtrating and treating water, that's managing the runoff water in concert with nature ... You are helping to fund a clean water cycle when you pay your utility bill's SurfaceWaterManagement fees.
A University of Texas at Arlington civil engineer is leading a statewide initiative to use more accurate forecasting to guide reservoir storage and release to improve water supply reliability and reduce flood damages ... Zhang is a leader in Texas in water management projects and developing better weather forecasting models.
As Florida continues to grow, managing water consumption will become even more critical and expensive ...The state will need an estimated $201.5 billion for storm water management and wastewater treatment services ... The agency proposes improving the way the state addresses water ...
The state of Minnesota has vowed to continue its long-term management to positively impact groundwater and drinking water in the region, but addressing immediate concerns of rising nitrate levels in southeast Minnesota will require federal funding and resources ... Minnesota manages ...
"The problem is very complex," said Tunisian water management specialist Raoudha Gafrej ... Authorities are also drafting a 2050 water strategy that calls for more efficient water use and better management of extreme weather events, experts say ... "The water governance model is still to ...
Adel Hagekhalil, general manager of the MetropolitanWaterDistrict of Southern California, said while last winter’s rain and snow helped replenish reservoirs, this fall has been relatively dry so far ... “Water managers recognize that climate change is making California’s swings from wet to dry even more extreme, and we must be ready,” he said.
Then-Town Manager David Mitchem worked up a “GeothermalWater Tap and Economic Development Agreement” to encourage the development to move forward ... In 1988, Water Judge A ... The decree specified that the water could be extracted from the Pagosa aquifer “during the winter heating season”, roughly October through April.