George McGraw: Water, Water, Everywhere? Last year, I was sitting in my aunt's kitchen as she presided over dinner with her four small children.
Her youngest son was the only one not to finish his macaroni and cheese, happily distracted by a favorite toy. His mother reached over, took the offending tank engine from his hand, and gestured to his plate. "Finish your dinner. There are kids starving in Africa. " Facesofwater. Keepers of the Waters. Aquaculture. Global harvest of aquatic organisms in million tonnes, 1950–2010, as reported by the FAO  Aquaculture, also known as aquafarming, is the farming of aquatic organisms such as fish, crustaceans, molluscs and aquatic plants. Aquaculture involves cultivating freshwater and saltwater populations under controlled conditions, and can be contrasted with commercial fishing, which is the harvesting of wild fish. Broadly speaking, finfish and shellfish fisheries can be conceptualized as akin to hunting and gathering while aquaculture is akin to agriculture. Mariculture refers to aquaculture practiced in marine environments and in underwater habitats.
According to the FAO, aquaculture "is understood to mean the farming of aquatic organisms including fish, molluscs, crustaceans and aquatic plants. Farming implies some form of intervention in the rearing process to enhance production, such as regular stocking, feeding, protection from predators, etc. Peak water. Potential peak water curve for production of groundwater from an aquifer. The term peak water has been put forward as a concept to help understand growing constraints on the availability, quality, and use of freshwater resources.
Definitions of peak water are set out in a 2010 peer-reviewed article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by Peter Gleick and Meena Palaniappan. They define peak renewable, peak non-renewable, and peak ecological water. There is a vast amount of water on the planet but sustainably managed water is becoming scarce. Lester R. Brown, president of the Earth Policy Institute, writes in the summer of 2013 that although "peak oil" has been extensively written about in recent years, it is peak water that is "the real threat to our future. Water Leaks « The Water Guide. Water Leaks For help and information on leaks, bursts, burst mains, water pressure and other water or sewerage related problems your water supplier should have a dedicated emergency line.
If the leak is inside your house, then you should call a plumber. It will be your or your landlord’s responsibility to fix this. You should turn the water supply off at the mains to prevent further damage. Gasland: A film by Josh Fox. No.
Fracking, as currently practiced across the United States, poses serious risks to the health and safety of communities and the environment. Oh, we've done our research, alright. Hydraulic fracturing. The first experimental use of hydraulic fracturing was in 1947, and the first commercially successful applications were in 1949.
As of 2012, 2.5 million hydraulic fracturing jobs have been performed on oil and gas wells worldwide, more than one million of them in the United States. Use Fossil Water Now, or Save It for Later? This segment is part of the Engineers of the New Millennium: The Global Water Challenge Special Report.
Transcript: Jordan's Ancient Water Problem Othman Kurdi: We're not just mining water. The Role Of Fossil Water On Climate – An Important Climate Forcing Whose Influence Has Not Yet Been Properly Assessed. There was an article in the October 9 2010 issue of The Economist titled Deep waters, slowly drying up which prompted me to consider the importance of non-replenished ground water on the atmospheric water vapor content when this deep water is transfered to the surface and evaporates.
Non-replenished water is called “fossil water“. Fossil water. Fossil water or paleowater is groundwater that has remained sealed in an aquifer for a long period of time.
Water can rest underground in "fossil aquifers" for thousands or even millions of years. When changes in the surrounding geology seal the aquifer off from further replenishing from precipitation, the water becomes trapped within, and is known as fossil water. The Nubian Sandstone Aquifer System is among the most notable of fossil water reserves. Fossil aquifers also exist in the Sahara, the Kalahari, and the Ogallala underlying the US Great Plains. Solutions for Water platform. Prana Sustainable Water, a team of voluntary water and finance experts is currently developing this solution designed by Valerie Issumo Who should initiate the project?
As the feasibility is easy but as 90% of wastewater is untreated, the scale up effect would be greater if the developing banks and the private sectors are using the same platform Which actors will be strategic in the implementation? Due to public debts and deficits, the trend to be water supplied will be more and more at treated water choice. Www.tradingforum.unige.ch/modules/docroot/form_commodity/images/Ethical Water Stock Exchange.pdf. Bottled water. Bottled mineral water Global sales The global bottled water sales have increased dramatically over the past several decades, reaching a valuation of around $60 billion and a volume of more than 115,000,000 cubic metres (3.0×1010 US gal) in 2006. U.S. sales reached around 30 billion bottles of water in 2008, a slight drop from 2007 levels  The rate of consumption more than quadrupled between 1990 and 2005. Spring water and purified tap water are currently the leading global sellers.
The Artemis Project. Acqua Consultoria (acquacon) Index. Water Resources for Nevada - Home. Southern Nevada Water Authority - Official Web Site. Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority - Home. Www.nmenv.state.nm.us/swqb/QAPP/2008QAPP-Approved.pdf. Www.nmenv.state.nm.us/wqcc/Minutes/8-8-06.pdf. Www.etvnord.org/?f=SorbisenseProtocol.pdf. Lakewatch.ifas.ufl.edu/PDFFolder2003/FLWvol26.pdf.
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