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Coverage of fresh water since November 1, 2023.

Why a dry winter may not mean trouble for Alberta farmers

"...In response to the worsening conditions, the Alberta government recently began large-scale water sharing agreement efforts and declared an early start to the wildfire season..."


LTC urged to not reconsider kennel

"...Such an amendment or rezoning could potentially weaken regulations and watershed protection, said Drake, as climate change pointed toward heavier winter rainfall producing increasingly significant runoff.    ..."


Alta. government unveils drought advisory committee to prepare for dry season

"...The Alberta government say its new advisory council will help officials make decisions on water conservation for the coming year..."


The door to B.C.'s liquefied natural gas export sector is about to open. Here's what you need to know The Narwhal

"...Extracting gas from shale means companies typically drill down until they reach a desired depth, then bend horizontally through the rock formation. At that point, they inject millions of litres of fresh water mixed with a cocktail of chemicals to fracture seams in the rock, releasing the gas. This is called hydraulic fracturing or, more commonly, fracking..."


Lawsuit seeks to protect dolphins by limiting use of flood-control spillway near New Orleans

"...JACKSON, Miss. (AP) Opening a spillway as a flood-control measure in 2019 sent polluted fresh water from the Mississippi River into the Gulf of Mexico and killed bottlenose dolphins that live in saltwater, according to a new lawsuit..."


Heres what Alberta officials announced while you were on holidays The Narwhal

"...If droughts and, say, wildfire all of these natural disasters that are associated with climate change if they're more frequent and fossil fuels are linked to driving these climate changes, then we're essentially wasting this fresh water on the root cause thats driving these drought scenarios, he said..."


The Year Ahead: Climate in 2024

"...Corporate greenwashers are on notice. As of January, all Canadian financial institutions will have to collect hard numbers on the greenhouse gas emissions they finance and, in 2025, report them to the Canadian Securities Administrators. At the moment, the countrys eight largest banks finance more than double the annual GHGs emitted by all of Canada..."


Comox Valley Regional District headed to court over water bottling decision

"...Bruce Gibbons of Merville Water Guardians is taking the Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) to court in hopes of reversing a decision that will allow a local resident to extract up to 10,000 litres of fresh water per day from the regional aquifer..."


Salmon farmers most sustainable protein producers

"...The index grades the companies according to 10 metrics, including greenhouse gas emissions, water use, pollution, antibiotics use, deforestation and food safety..."


B.C., Newfoundland agree to share details on growing hydrogen sectors

"...Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Andrew Furey says the coastal provinces will swap details on their experience building the sector, including governance structure and other processes aimed at creating green hydrogen, which he calls key to a net-zero economy..."


CELA Provides Supplemental Comments on Federal Study of Fresh Water

"...CELA provides these supplemental comments in response to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Environment and Sustainable Developments study on fresh water. The House of Commons ordered the Standing Committee to undertake a comprehensive study of federal policies and legislation relating to fresh water..."


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Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about fresh water.

Can we solve the water crisis by moving icebergs? #shorts

"...The time we flew around icebergs for access to fresh water but ended up using them for martinis instead..."


How Nature Can Protect Cities from Floods & Droughts

"...By carefully managing rain and wastewater, it aims to fight water pollution, scarcity, and flooding..."


The Race is On - Climate Change Documentary 2020 ??

"...The amount of predicted warming differs depending on the model emissions scenario (how much greenhouse gas emissions it assumes for the future)..."


The Future of Energy || Discuss the Future with Peter Terium

"...In NEOM, he and his team are building a 100% renewable energy system, which will result in the production and worldwide exportation of green hydrogen, fueling green industries around the planet..."


Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about fresh water relevant to the latest news.

The Effect of Nanofillers in Pollution and Environment

"...Greenhouse gas emission has also been a crucial reason for changes in atmospheric dynamics and the increase of pollution in the environment..."


Numerical modeling constrained by environmental isotopes for sustainable development of partially renewable aquifers in desert

"...Different scenarios were proposed by changing (rate of pumping, number of wells, wells distribution and irrigated crops) and simulating aquifer behavior to achieve the sustainable yield goals and the best plan for groundwater management in the study area..."


Commercial Viability of Solar Thermal Hyper Distillation of Waste Water?Sainnova, A Case Study

"...Very specifically, they will consider the case of Sainnova which uses solar energy technology without membranes for getting distilled water out of brackish/saline/sewage water..."


Distributional Validation of Precipitation Data Products with Spatially Varying Mixture Models

"...Because of the large population living in the Indus watershed region who are reliant on melt from these glaciers for fresh water, understanding the factors that affect glacial melt along with the impacts of climate change on the region is important for managing these natural resources..."


Reuse of poor-quality water for sustainable crop production in the changing scenario of climate

"...Unfortunately, such critical limits for different pollutants as well as permissible quality parameters for different wastewater types are lacking or poorly addressed..."


aWaRe: Aiming for Water and Waste Reduction, Reuse and Recycling

"...In the context of circular economy, the aWaRe project pretended to develop innovative textile solutions using own recycled fibers that were bio-finished with recycled water from TINTEX dyehouse Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP)..."


Appraisal of spatial?temporal variation and pollution source estimation of Ganga River system through pollution indices and env

"...The periodically examination of the river water quality for its conservation, restoration or rejuvenation is essential and conducted by many researcher on different quality aspects..."


"...A water footprint (WF) is an inclusive measure of freshwater use that can be used to evaluate the impact of human water consumption on both water volume and distribution..."


Evaluating groundwater quality and salinity dynamics in the Western-west area of El Minya Governorate, Egypt, based on geochemi

"...This research not only advances our understanding of water quality and salinity dynamics in the region but also underscores the imperative for implementing sustainable water resource management strategies..."


Compendium of technologies for the treatment of reverse osmosis concentrate from inland desalination plants

"...Desalination of groundwater and brackish water reverse osmosis is becoming more common worldwide as a means of supplementing and diversifying fresh water supply..."


Use of LCA indicators to assess Iranian sugar production systems: case study ? Hamadan Province

"...The calculations were performed for impact categories including global warming, abiotic depletion, fossil fuel depletion, ozone layer depletion, human toxicity, fresh water aquatic ecotoxicity, marine aquatic ecotoxicity, terrestrial ecotoxicity, photochemical oxidation, acidification, and eutrophication..."


Historic land use and sedimentation in two urban reservoirs, Occoquan Reservoir and Lake Manassas, Virginia, USA

"...Human population growth and subsequent land use intensification are closely linked to contemporary increases in sediment and associated contaminants fluxes to fluvial systems, lakes, reservoirs, and coastal zones worldwide..."