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European Commission Kicks Off iWIDGET Water Efficiency Project

March 12, 2013 - in Projects, Water

iWIDGET is a €5 million European Commission project aimed at improved water efficiencies through the use of novel information communication technologies (ICT) for integrated supply-demand side management. iWIDGET stands for “Improved Water efficiency through…

Dubuque Rolls Out Smarter Water Portal with IBM’s Help

March 11, 2013 - in Water

After the successful completion of a Smarter Water Pilot Study earlier this year, expanded access is the Smarter Water Portal is now available. There…

Dubuque Rolls Out Smarter Water Portal with IBM's Help

March 11, 2013 - in Water

After the successful completion of a Smarter Water Pilot Study earlier this year, expanded access is the Smarter Water Portal is now available. There…

American Sentinel University’s New Webinar Details GIS’s Crucial Role in Managing America’s Crumbling Infrastructure

March 4, 2013 - in Announcement, Wastewater, Water

America’s water and sewer infrastructure continues to age and deteriorate and government officials are relying on geographic information systems (GIS) technology as a fiscally and environmentally sustainable model for current and future operational improvements.…

American Sentinel University's New Webinar Details GIS's Crucial Role in Managing America's Crumbling Infrastructure

March 4, 2013 - in Announcement, Wastewater, Water

America’s water and sewer infrastructure continues to age and deteriorate and government officials are relying on geographic information systems (GIS) technology as a fiscally and environmentally sustainable model for current and future operational improvements.…

Officials Say Mapping Harrisburg Infrastructure Could Cost $8-$10M

March 1, 2013 - in Wastewater, Water

The Harrisburg Authority’s Board of Directors voted Wednesday night to authorize $639,500 worth of engineering work to start digitally mapping the city’s water and sewer systems. That step, however, is just one entailed in a four-year process expected…

Stay Current on Your Rivers with USGS WaterNow

February 27, 2013 - in Modeling, Water

For the first time, anyone can find out the current conditions on thousands of rivers and streams across the country, right from their phone, using USGS' latest system WaterNow. WaterNow makes the water conditions monitored by more than 16,000 streamgages…

New Water Map Sheds Light on Availability

February 20, 2013 - in Water

For the first time, U.S. Geological Survey scientists have mapped long-term average evapotranspiration rates across the continental United States – a crucial tool for water managers and planners because of the huge role evapotranspiration plays in water…

New Map Pinpoints Cities to Avoid as Sea Levels Rise

February 9, 2013 - in Water

Climate change causes global mean sea level to rise due to thermal expansion of seawater and loss of land ice from mountain glaciers, ice caps and ice sheets. Locally, sea level can strongly deviate from the global mean rise due to changes in wind and ocean…

New Report Looks at the Economic Value of Wetlands for their Services

February 8, 2013 - in Projects, Wastewater, Water

Flood control, storm resistance, carbon sequestration, water filtration and biodiversity conservation are just a few of the ecosystem services wetlands provide to people. These wetlands are inextricably linked to human health and world economies as our drinking…