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The environmental consequences of Iran sanctions | The Guardian

Posted By Kaveh in Planning and Management , Miscellaneous

Iran’s drive for ‘independent’ development, in the face of international pressure over the nuclear programme, has degraded its air, water and land http://www.theguardian.com -

World Toilet Day: These images should break the internet but they probably won't

Posted By Waterlover in Water Quality

Globally, 526 million women are forced to go to the toilet in the open – often facing physical threats and violence as they are forced to wait until after dark before leaving their houses.

In India around 818 million people defecate in public. In the Congo around 72 per cent of the population do not have access to an indoor toilet, while 80 per cent of Ethiopians, roughly 71 million people, also defecate outside. http://www.independent.co.uk -

Farming on Water to Prevent the Effects of Climate Change: The Floating Gardens of Bangladesh

Posted By britneyg in Miscellaneous

Climate change threatens to worsen the severity and duration of floods in low-lying Bangladesh.

Floating farms — and produce that can flourish in flood conditions — are a way to help Bangladeshis live with rising waters. http://www.nytimes.com -

U.S. Farm Irrigation Becomes More Efficient, Moves East

Posted By aqua in Hydrology , Planning and Management

Federal data show that U.S. farms use less water and are investing in water-saving irrigation equipment.

Published every five years, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm and Ranch Irrigation Survey is the most complete set of state-level data on irrigation practices, water use, and equipment. The 2013 survey reveals two long-term trends in U.S. agriculture: farms are producing more food while using less water, and farms in the typically rainy East are increasingly investing in irrigation equipment that is more commonly found in the arid West.

Both trends mark an important path forw http://www.circleofblue.org -

Water consumption down in U.S., study finds, but Northwest residents' use above average

Posted By britneyg in Planning and Management

Water usage dropped 13 percent since 2005, the lowest since 1970, a study finds. Idaho was listed as leading the nation in water usage. http://www.oregonlive.com -