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Coverage of water resources since August 18, 2021.

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FOREST INK: Grassroots involvement in communities can bring needed changes

"...The author also spends some time on the impact climate change will have on future water resources, with Brazil being a prime example..."

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Oldman River's low water levels adding stress to ecosystem: experts

"...Kienzle, a professor in the geography and environment department at the University of Lethbridge, is a hydrologist who does work on how climate change impacts water resources. “The problem that we'll see of course — and we have experienced this especially this year — when you remember the polar vortex in the late winter, and then of course followed by the heat dome that we all suffered from, it's this really really strong variation of weather events that will put stress on the ecosystem,” he said. Story continues below advertisement..."

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Pakistan's Water Security Crisis Continues

"...Pakistan’s water issues stem from its geography. The Hindu Kush-Himalayan Region is one of the largest stores of fresh water in the world. Glaciers in this region supply the seven great rivers of Asia, including South Asia’s Indus, Ganges & Brahmaputra..."

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Flash-heating efficiently recycles precious metals from e-waste

"...Electronic waste (or e-waste) is not only a major pollutant in landfill, but huge amounts of useful resources are being thrown away. Engineers at Rice University have now shown that precious metals and rare earth minerals can be recovered by flash-heating ground-up electronics with a zap of electricity. The annual pursuit of newer, shinier phones makes e-waste the world’s fastest-growing waste stream, with 59 million tons generated in 2019 alone..."

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significant concerns

"...The member municipalities are interested in any impacts to water quality and quantity (the aquifers, surface water), any land use issues including undue contamination, any impact on municipal infrastructure and services. The Committee will provide recommendations to the Council of each member Municipality regarding the best solutions for mitigating any impacts of silica sand mining, whichcould include regulation or restriction of silica sand mining through municipal by-laws..."

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Recreational drugs, industrial chemicals found in Saskatoon’s wastewater

"...“The need to protect these increasingly sensitive freshwater ecosystems will only become more apparent. ”Researchers said levels in effluent were high enough to pose a risk to aquatic organisms in the South Saskatchewan River, however, it was unlikely to pose a toxicological risk following dilution in the river water. Mike Sadowski, Saskatoon’s wastewater treatment plant manager, said they are looking at steps that can be taken to protect the river..."

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Strengthening water conservation efforts in the Okanagan Valley

"...In her annual address to the OBWB annual general meeting on Sept. 10, executive director Anna Warwick Sears said the past 12 months has been a very unusual year to carry out that process, with the realities of the COVID-19, severe drought and multiple wildfires across the Okanagan watershed presenting challenges on “how to get our business done. ”..."

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Liberal government would commit millions to help ‘stressed' Lake Winnipeg

"...On Wednesday, the Conservative Party said if elected, a Conservative government will support upgrades to the North End Sewage Treatment Plant, along with the Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels Project to minimize the risk of flooding and protect the communities surrounding the lakes, although the party didn't specify how much it would commit. “These projects will ensure that Manitoba has the modern infrastructure needed to keep people and goods moving, meet the needs of growing communities,” Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole said in a news release..."

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Justin Trudeau says Liberals will move forward to protect Canada’s freshwater Indo-Canadian Voice

"...Trudeau said that Canadians know the importance of clean freshwater. It is essential to Canadians’ health, well-being, and livelihoods, but as our lakes and rivers face increasing threats from climate change, toxic chemicals, invasive species, and new pollutants like plastics, we have to tackle the health of our water so we can build a cleaner Canada for everyone..."

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Parksville officials: Water conservation efforts essential to future supply

"...Since late spring, higher-than-normal temperatures, combined with an extensive period with little or no precipitation has resulted in unprecedented stress on freshwater resources. Drought season core indicators include 30-day precipitation and seven-day average stream flow..."

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LETTER: Need to protect French Creek watershed for future livability

"...French Creek is a “stressed” watershed. In 2013, when the RDN completed phase 1 of a water budget for the watershed, the surface water stress was very high in several sections. We know that two significant aquifers (recharge areas for seasonal flows) are declining..."

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Citizen science project maps island water story

"...How much water is available to maintain ecosystem services and to support the community? How well off is the island in terms of maintaining a water balance?  ..."

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Jobs in water resources

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Senior Water Resource Engineer - Park Board, Green Infrastructure - City of Vancouver (Vancouver, BC)

"...Develop guidance materials and processes related to capital design, construction, establishment, operations and maintenance, monitoring and performance evaluation plans for green infrastructure in parks;..."

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Manager of Wastewater - District of Sechelt (Sechelt, BC)

"...Responsibilities include but are not limited to: preparing and reviewing budgets and cost estimates for capital projects and operating functions; long-term wastewater systems planning, implementation of strategic wastewater initiatives, coordinating the preparation of engineered design plans, preparing tenders, and construction oversight through in-house staff or consultant services..."

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Wastewater Chief Operator - District of Sechelt (Sechelt, BC)

"...Educational qualifications include a Grade 12 (or equivalent); BC EOCP Wastewater Treatment Operator Level IV, or Level III with the experience and ability to reach Level IV within one year (or inter-provincial equivalent); BC EOCP certification in wastewater collection (or inter-provincial equivalent); confined space training, workplace hazardous materials information system training and transportation of dangerous goods training; thorough knowledge of occupational health and safety regulations, SCADA systems, laboratory equipment, testing standards and methods; be proficient with spreadsheets, data manipulation and interpretation; and demonstrate analytical thinking, strong communication, leadership, team building and supervisory skills in a unionized environment..."

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Senior Water Resource Engineer - Park Board, Green Infrastructure - City of Vancouver (Vancouver, BC)

"...Develop guidance materials and processes related to capital design, construction, establishment, operations and maintenance, monitoring and performance evaluation plans for green infrastructure in parks..."

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GWF-Manitoba Science Exchange June 22 2021

"...The 90 minute session included presentations by GWF project lead scientists on prairie hydrology and wetlands management; extreme weather; algal formation and mitigation in lakes; agricultural best practices; hydrological modelling for predicting future water resources and flow changes; and Indigenous approaches to water security..."

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Protecting the Himalayan Glaciers: Climate Change, Black Carbon, and Regional Resilience

"...Climate change and air pollution are speeding up the melting of the Himalayan glaciers, jeopardizing the lives and livelihoods of 750 million people who rely on the water from these glaciers and snows..."

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The Future of Water || Discuss the Future with Gavin van Tonder

"...In place of this extraction process, NEOM will produce water using entirely renewable energy via a solar-powered desalination process with zero liquid discharge..."

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What Exactly Is Fracking, And Is It Really That Bad?

"...Fracking, the controversial method of extracting natural gas from deep beneath the ground, is gaining popularity..."

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Academic Research

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

Managing Risks on Egypt Water Resources Security: Climate Change and Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) as Challenging Aspe

"...The main challenge is to close the gap between the water resources available and the rising demand for freshwater, much more in the light of the current and future challenges that include unilateral upstream development, population increase, climate change and its implications within and outside the borders (variability in Nile flood regime, rainfall pattern, sea-level raise and seawater intrusion in the coastal groundwater aquifers)..."

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Climate Change and Its Implications for Irrigation, Drainage and Flood Management

"...Consequently, the impacts of climate change on water resources and agriculture, and subsequently food and water security, are increasingly dominating the sustainability debate..."

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Improvement of the Quality of the Human Environment by Transporting and Stabilizing Sewage Sludge for Further Processing

"...It is proposed to use complex technology, including standard dewatering of sewage sludge at wastewater treatment plants, transportation, disinfection, and processing into a highly effective organic fertilizer..."

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Estimation of Crop Water Requirement and Irrigation Scheduling of Rice in Southeastern Region of Bangladesh Using FAO-CROPWAT 8

"...Thus, further research is necessary to increase water use efficiency and preserve the e-flow of rivers during the dry season while sustaining the stability of food production even at low usable water supply..."

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"...Freshwater storage is the primary ecosystem service of the ponds because these water bodies provide substantial provisioning and Supporting services and very few cultural and regulating services..."

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Evaluation of the Effect of the Wadi Bih Dam on Groundwater Recharge, UAE

"...In Ras Al Khaimah, UAE, groundwater from the alluvial aquifer in Wadi Bih was the only source of freshwater for various uses prior to the construction of a seawater desalination plant in 1998..."

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Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Associated with Groundwater Over-Exploitation Vulnerability: Geographic Information System

"...This is the first study to delineate the sustainable development goals (SDGs) associated with groundwater management practices to minimize over-exploitation episodes..."

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A Conceptual Approach toward Water Management with Aquaponics

"...Globally, aquaculture is recognized as an essential source for proteinaceous food production in animal food production sector to meet the food demand..."

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Assessment of the Impacts of Groundwater Overdrafting on Water Quality and Environmental Degradation in the Fares Area, Aswan,

"...The results revealed that the use of flood irrigation systems in the upper, newly reclaimed land area is the main cause of the uprising groundwater levels, which causes remarkable environmental degradation in the urban area..."

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Denitrification of Quarry Wastewater from Mining Enterprises by Galvanocoagulation

"...Biological methods used in treatment of nitrogen-containing wastewater depend significantly on external factors and show insufficiency in quarry wastewater treatment..."

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