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Rising energy demands could see the energy sector's water footprint increase by 66%

Posted by Kaveh 156 days ago in Planning and Management from http://ec.europa.eu

Increases in global energy requirements could lead to a rise in the energy sector's water footprint of up to 66% in the next 20 years, new research suggests. As part of a sustainable future, any energy mix must enable a reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. However, some renewable sources, such as biofuels and large-scale hydropower, have large water footprints, a factor which must also be ... Read More

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USGS Water Science Glossary of Terms

Posted by AHamed 180 days ago in Hydrology from http://water.usgs.gov

Here's a list of water-related terms that might help you understand a watershed better. It is compiled from a number of sources. ... Read More

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Streamflow Generation Processes

Posted by Sina 179 days ago in Hydrology from http://ks360352.kimsufi.com

Streamflow Generation Processes: Selection, Introduction and Commentary by Keith J. Beven

In this first volume, the selection spans the period from 1933 to 1984, commencing with Hortonís early papers on infiltration in the hydrological cycle, and on maximum groundwater levels. With the aid of the commentaries, the papers provide a stimulating insight to developments (and disagreements), de ... Read More

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Iran's energy minister: Condition of country's water resources extremely critical

Posted by misspersian 187 days ago in Planning and Management from http://en.trend.az

The situation of water resources in Iran has passed beyond the critical condition.At present, 96 billion cubic meters of the country's total 120 billion cubic meters of renewable water resources is being consumed annually. If 40-60 percent of renewable water resources is consumed in any country, that country is said to be in a critical condition!

During the past decade, precipitations have dec ... Read More

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Israeli Water, Mideast Peace?

Posted by misspersian 187 days ago in Planning and Management from http://www.nytimes.com

Nuclear proliferation, religious militancy and income inequality are all major threats to Middle East stability. Sadly, a new one is brewing: water scarcity.

The human causes are clear: rapid population growth, antiquated infrastructure, the over-pumping of aquifers, inefficient crop practices and pollution from fertilizer and pesticides. Then there are the factors that climate change is accel ... Read More

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The Entire IPCC Report in 19 Illustrated Haiku

Posted by Waterlover 201 days ago in Miscellaneous from http://daily.sightline.org

A work of art that doubles as powerful talking points and a visual guide.

Reports released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) can be daunting, even for science and policy insiders. The full Physical Science Assessment, the first installment of the Fifth Assessment Report (pdf), released in manuscript form earlier this year, is over 2,000 pages long.

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Missing monsoon lead to years without a summer

Posted by rdavtalab 196 days ago in Miscellaneous from http://www.sciencedaily.com

Why do cold, rainy summers in Europe follow intense volcanic eruptions in the tropics? A research team may have found the answer: volcanic emissions in the atmosphere block sunlight and can thereby affect the amount of precipitation in other parts of the world.
Historical records provide evidence that strong volcanic eruptions in the tropics are often followed by a cold and rainy summer in Centr ... Read More

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Will Water Constrain Our Energy Future?

Posted by Kaveh 194 days ago in Planning and Management from http://www.worldbank.org

- The world’s energy systems are inextricably linked with water systems.
- With demand rising for both resources, water scarcity can threaten the long-term viability of energy projects and hinder development.
- To mitigate the risks of the challenge, the World Bank has launched Thirsty Energy, a global initiative to help countries prepare for an uncertain future now by quantifying tradeof ... Read More

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