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25 Water Heroes

Posted By Sina in Miscellaneous

Do you know a water hero? Around the world many thousands of people are doing important work to solve water issues, through research, policymaking or hands-on solutions. They are helping eradicate diseases and predict droughts. Here are a few of Impeller’s water heroes (in no particular order). -

Will the water last in California?

Posted By goopsgoops in Hydrogeology , Planning and Management

California's 21st century version of the gold rush is a rush for water. As new regulations approach, people are waiting months -- even years -- to get new water wells drilled." -

Companies and water: Value diluted | The Economist

Posted By Kaveh in Planning and Management

Water is a growing business problem. Many companies haven’t noticed

Water—its scarcity, quality and the regulations affecting it—is becoming a new corporate headache. A survey by CDP, a research firm that works for institutional investors, finds that in almost two-thirds of the world’s largest listed companies responsibility for dealing with water problems lies at board level. An increasing number of bosses say water is or will soon become a constraint on their firm’s growth. They are right to worry, but most firms are not doing much about the problem. -

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. -

China's Grand Water Plan

Posted By misspersian in Planning and Management

The recent and ongoing development efforts reveal China’s unquenchable thirst. Its industry alone requires 139 cubic meters of water per year, and it wastes ten times the world average. Water Resources Group, an international think tank, predicts that by 2030, this demand will climb to over 300 billion cubic meters, exceeding availability by 200 billion cubic meters. Such a perspective explains China’s aggressive and systematic effort to secure all available water resources. -

Dokan Dam: Irrigation Valve Opened for 30 Cumecs (VIDEO)

Posted By teddyRIO in Fluid Mechanics

The Dokan Dam is a multi-purpose concrete arch dam abutted by gravity monoliths. It is 360 metres (1,180 ft) long and 116.5 metres (382 ft) high. At its base it is 32.5 metres (107 ft) wide, tapering off to 6.2 metres (20 ft) at the top. The combined maximum discharge of the dam is 4,300 cubic metres (150,000 cu ft) per second. This is divided over a spillway tunnel with three radial gates having a combined maximum discharge of 2,440 cubic metres (86,000 cu ft) per second, and an emergency bellmouth gloryhole spillway with a capacity of 1,860 cubic metres (66,000 cu ft) per second. Two irriga -