In March 2012, the Office of the Director of the National Intelligence in the United States published a report on global water security. The report noted that during the next 10 years, “many countries important to the United States will … Continued
Four in five (78 percent) urbanites in large cities, some 1.21 billion people, primarily depend on surface water sources. The remainder depend on groundwater (20 percent) or, rarely, desalination (2 percent). The urban water infrastructure of large cities cumulatively supplies 668 billion liters daily. Of this, 504 billion liters daily comes from surface sources, and that water is conveyed over a total distance of 27,000 km.
“We have learned that new ideas emerge when we bring together experts with different experiences and perspectives,” said Lynn Broaddus, director of the environment program at The Johnson Foundation. “Getting out ahead of our water security challenges and achieving long-term sustainability of the nation’s water resources in the face of climate change, energy constraints, diminishing groundwater supplies, financial challenges, and other resource constraints is going to take a comprehensive and cross-sector approach to the issue.”
The city of Chicago will use these EPA Great Lakes Restoration Initiative Shoreline Cities grants for green infrastructure projects to prevent stormwater from carrying contamination into Lake Michigan,” Hedman said. “Green infrastructure also helps to prevent flooding, which is occurring more often as a result of the increasingly frequent extreme precipitation events that have hit the Midwest in recent years – a pattern that may intensify as the result of climate change.
U.S. utilities have even more reason to be concerned about the country’s water supply. A new survey of major U.S. corporations reveals that most companies believe water challenges will significantly worsen in the next five years, but the majority of … Continued
Surface water is water on the surface of the planet such as in a stream, river, lake, wetland, or ocean. It can be contrasted with groundwater and atmospheric water. Only 2.5% of the Earth’s water is freshwater, and 98.8% of that water is in ice and groundwater.
Water pollution is the contamination of water bodies like lakes, rivers, oceans, aquifers and groundwater. Water pollution occurs when pollutants are directly or indirectly discharged into water bodies without adequate treatment remove harmful compounds. Securewaters designed a early warning monitoring solution that detects the effect that these 6 types of … Continued
Access to safe and sufficient drinking water at an affordable cost in order to meet basic needs, including sanitation and hygiene, and safeguard health and levels of well-being; Protection of livelihoods, human rights, and cultural and recreational values; Preservation and … Continued