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Water Systems Cost Savings Act Introduced in U.S. House

September 18, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Supply

WASHINGTON, Sept. 18, 2015—The Water Systems Cost Savings Act (H.R 3533, "Savings Act"), a bill to reduce federal, state and local costs of providing high quality drinking water to millions of Americans in rural communities by facilitating the use of cost-effective…

USGS Recognizes “Protect Your Groundwater Day,” September 8, 2015

September 8, 2015 - in Corporate, Supply, Water

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) joins our partners in the groundwater community in recognizing September 8, 2015, as Protect Your Groundwater Day because…

Bureau of Reclamation Provides $1.5 Million for River Basin Studies about How to Meet Future Water Demands

July 6, 2015 - in Corporate, Supply

WASHINGTON, July 2, 2015—Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Estevan López announced today that Reclamation will use $1.5 million to partner with water…

A Third of the World’s Biggest Groundwater Basins are in Distress

June 17, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Supply, Water

Irvine, Calif., June 16, 2015—Two new studies led by UC Irvine using data from NASA Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment satellites show that human consumption is rapidly draining some of its largest groundwater basins, yet there is little to no accurate…

Working Together to Build Drought Resiliency

June 1, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Supply, Water

Drought in the southwest has left only a trickle running through irrigation ditches on farms outside El Paso, Texas. The Rio Grande — called Rio Bravo in Mexico — is what supplies that trickle, struggling to meet water demands in three US states and five…

Heat Accelerates Dry in California Drought

May 29, 2015 - in Corporate, Supply, Water

Although record low precipitation has been the main driver of one of the worst droughts in California history, abnormally high temperatures have also played an important role in amplifying its adverse effects, according to a recent study by the U.S. Geological…

Blueprint for a Thirsty World From Down Under

May 27, 2015 - in Corporate, Modeling, Supply

Irvine, Calif., May 26, 2015 – The Millennium Drought in southeastern Australia forced Greater Melbourne, a city of 4.3 million people, to successfully implement innovations that hold critical lessons for water-stressed regions around the world, according…

Spring Showers and Snowmelt: The State of Minnesota’s Groundwater

May 14, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Supply, Water

May 14, 2015—New research can help water resource managers quantify critical groundwater resources and assess the sustainability of long-term water use in Minnesota. U.S. Geological Survey scientists recently estimated annual rates of potential recharge,…

California Sets Statewide Rules for Desalination

May 12, 2015 - in Construction, Corporate, Supply

California is the first state in the United States to adopt statewide rules for the construction and operation of seawater desalination facilities, addressing concerns for marine ecosystems. The State Water Resources Control Board has approved an amendment…

Water Quality Characteristics Identified as Energy Exploration Continues in Monongahela River Basin

April 23, 2015 - in Corporate, Supply

Monongahela River Basin, W. Va. – A recent study comparing historic water quality from the Monongahela River Basin in West Virginia found little change in the groundwater and few changes in the surface water samples, according to a new study led by the U.S.…