Aquanauts Join Forces with The Nature Conservancy to Monitor River Restoration!

Nature Conservancy - Science

In preparation for the removal of the Columbia Dam and restoration of the river, the Aquanauts and The Nature Conservancy team up for a citizen science monitoring project. Citizen Science Forests Human Well-Being Restoration Rivers Try This Urban Conservation Water Water Quality

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Clean Energy, Safer Rivers, More Fish

Conservancy Talk

Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive By Investing in Nature. Why, then, would The Nature Conservancy choose to work with the operator of the largest dam in the world?

When the River Runs Dry

Nature Conservancy - Science

What do you call a stream with no water? This region, where life is tied especially tightly to water, is projected to see faster-melting mountain snow packs and longer, drier summers. Sudden desert thunderstorms can send a wall of water and boulders tumbling down river channels.

President Morsi Takes on Nile River Issues in Ethiopia

Green Prophet

On his first visit to Ethiopia as President of Egypt , Mohamed Morsi stressed his country’s desire to peacefully negotiate with other Nile Basin countries regarding a longstanding dispute over Nile River water rights.

The River Geronimo Knew

Conservancy Talk

The deep cuts in the background are receding as the gabions catch soil and build up the river bed, leaving ponds and perennial plants. Back then, the river system of the San Bernardino Valley, which straddles the border east of Douglas, Arizona, was on life support. Water Conservation

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Nature’s Silent Currency

Conservancy Talk

Giulio Boccaletti is Managing Director of Global Freshwater at The Nature Conservancy. This post originally appeared on the Global Water Forum. Water is the silent currency that runs through the global economy. In many ways, this is a new frontier for conservation work.

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It’s a Mistake for NGOs Not to Engage with Hydropower Companies

Conservancy Talk

Giulio Boccaletti is Managing Director of Global Freshwater at The Nature Conservancy. On 1 July I stood along the Penobscot River in Maine with colleagues and onlookers from partner organisations, government, local businesses and the community to watch the historic removal of the Veazie Dam.

Overcoming the Water Wars

Conservancy Talk

In stories about water in the Western U.S., The word recalls the severity of water issues we face globally, from drought-prone areas of Asia to the infrastructure-poor countries of central and southern Africa. Photo: Peter Warren. By Giulio Boccaletti.

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Water Stewardship, Business Leadership

Conservancy Talk

Giulio Boccaletti is Managing Director of Global Freshwater at The Nature Conservancy. Water choices have always been central to the development of nations. This is not to say that megaprojects are the answer to the world’s water problems.

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Snow Way

Green Home Blog

From drinking water to ice storage, snow is an environmental gift. Winter Water Breach. Rock salt (sodium chloride) has been found to infiltrate and damage nearby water wildlife. Tagged: CONSERVES WATER. Green Living CONSERVES WATERSnow Way.

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Beer Libations: Drink Green

Green Home Blog

Hood River, Oregon houses this microbrewery that reports using three million fewer gallons of water per year due to their shortened work week of four days/ten hours per day. Eel River. to be awarded a certificate of organic practice, Eel River is another California jewel.

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Holiday Beer Libations: Drink Green

Green Home Blog

Hood River, Oregon houses this microbrewery that reports using three million fewer gallons of water per year due to their shortened work week of four days/ten hours per day. Eel River. to be awarded a certificate of organic practice, Eel River is another California jewel.

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Water Funds Help Quench Kenya’s Thirst

Conservancy Talk

The following is written by Kari Vigerstol, Senior Hydrologist for The Nature Conservancy’s Global Freshwater Team. It’s no surprise that it’s facing both water quantity and quality challenges. Ironically we spent the weekend fixing water pipes for the local Maasai communities.

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Preventing Invasives is Vital to Great Lakes Ecology and Economy

Conservancy Talk

Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy and co-author of Nature’s Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive By Investing in Nature. This region, which holds 20 percent of the world’s fresh surface water, is home to the fourth largest economy in the world.

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Walking for Water

Conservancy Talk

Sarah Davidson is the International Water Policy Advisor at The Nature Conservancy. But, more importantly, it was exciting to be surrounded by people who realize water is central to the daily lives of everyone on our planet. Do you know where your water comes from ?

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Mekong (Blogging) Odyssey: Jeff Opperman’s New York Times Series

Nature Conservancy - Science

Fishermen along the Mekong River capture their dinner by unfurling large nets. ” And a river which could all be radically changed in the next two decades by hydropower development. A Vital River, Drained of Wildlife.

The Right Stuff for U.S. Water Resources

Conservancy Talk

There is no force more powerful than gravity at work on the Mississippi River. There he rose to oversee multi-million dollar projects, mostly related to flood control and navigation along the Lower Mississippi River. Our natural areas along lakes and rivers are not faring much better.

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Massive Water Main Break Underscores Water Challenges – and Solutions

Conservancy Talk

Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy. A few days ago, a massive water main break just outside the Washington, DC city limits released 60 million gallons of water in a 30-foot geyser over the Maryland suburbs. Turn on the tap and the water will come.

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New Study: How Cities Can Finally Get Smart About Water

Nature Conservancy - Science

Bob Lalasz is the director of science communications at The Nature Conservancy. That’s the conclusion from a new study in the journal W ater Policy , whose authors compared the water supply histories of 4 cities — San Diego, Phoenix, San Antonio and Adelaide, Australia.

Warka Water towers pull drinking water out of thin air

Green Prophet

Italian architect Arturo Vittori and his colleague Andreas Vogler designed a low-tech machine that can produce between 50 and 100 liters of clean drinking water daily, without electrical equipment and independent of land-based water sources.

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If You Don’t Invest in Your Water Supply, Someone Else Will and It Won’t Be Pretty

Nature Conservancy - Science

Water purification systems at Bret Lake, Switzerland. Would you be willing to pay more for your water bill every month if it meant that there would be less pollution in nearby rivers? The good news is that our tap water is very clean and safe and relatively inexpensive.

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Brian Richter’s ‘Chasing Water’: Smarter Solutions for the Coming Water Scarcity

Nature Conservancy - Science

Water shortages aren’t just for California. They might be coming to your town — unless you push your leaders to get smart about managing water. But people are starting to understand that water shortages can severely disrupt local and even regional economies. Colorado River.

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An Important Step Toward Better U.S. Water Policy

Conservancy Talk

Senate passed S.601, the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2013. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) projects — like dams, flood control structures, navigation on inland waters, harbor dredging, and environmental restoration — to get funding and move forward. water policy.

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Water, Water, Why Don’t You Save Yourself?

Green Home Blog

Water saving devices are often the unsung hero, forgotten solider, forlorn hope, and every other bad war cliche you can think of. But it really is important to do our part in the fight for water conservation. Water conservation has always been my passion.

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How Does It Work: Hydropower

Green Home Blog

Hydropower – power generated using water’s downhill flow – is one of the most common alternatives to fossil fuels. Water has been used for power in almost every society since ancient times. The Egyptians harnessed the Nile for irrigation , and Romans used water-powered mills to grind grain. Today, we use a variety of methods to turn the power of water into electricity, with about 16% of global energy coming from hydroelectric sources. How Does It Work: Hydropower.

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Israel’s Mekorot Builds Global Connections Through Water

Green Prophet

Israel’s national water company, Mekorot (who we’ve interviewed here) , is expanding with projects across the globe. It will build and operate two desalination plants in Cyprus to supply almost half of the country’s drinking water. Water security is a vital regional issue.

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Meet the NatureNet Fellows: Dan Auerbach

Nature Conservancy - Science

What’s a water fund , anyway? The usual answer: A way for downstream water users like breweries or municipal utilities to fund the conservation of upstream watersheds — in order to secure their water supplies. I think river rock is a perfect piece of sculpture,” he says.

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Israeli Gov’t Denies Eye-Popping Disease that Kills Sacred Sea of Galilee Fish

Green Prophet

At that point, it was only affecting the sacred fish, but has since spread to other species including Jordan River Tilapia, Silver Carp, Carp, and Mullet. Travel & Nature conservation Water Authority water management wildlife conservation

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Bethlehem’s Mayor Without Water For 34 Days

Green Prophet

A mental health hospital in Bethlehem is completely without water, and the mayor has been buying his own. He shared this startling revelation at the International Water Symposium held on Tuesday at the 15th Cleantech Exhibit in Tel Aviv. Arab World in Water Crisis.

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Water, Water, Why Don’t You Save Yourself?

Green Home Blog

Water saving devices are often the unsung hero, forgotten solider, forlorn hope, and every other bad war cliche you can think of. But it really is important to do our part in the fight for water conservation. That’s one reason we started carrying the Instant Off Water Saver, (a pack of 3 is only $20 as of this posting). Water conservation has always been my passion.

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UN Sponsors Global Wet T-Shirt Contest!

Green Prophet

It’s World Water Day today, relevant and necessary for the Middle East. . Raise an icy glass filled with clean water: it’s World Water Day. The first World Water Day made a splash in 1993. Drink in their facts: Why is water key to food security?

Could Markets Make Our Water Use More Sustainable?

Conservancy Talk

This week an estimated 3,000 water professionals convened in Stockholm for World Water Week. The water sector only manages the underlying natural infrastructure in a particular place – the rivers, lakes, and groundwater that nature provides.

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The World’s New Megacities Must Be the Drivers of the ‘Smart’ Water Revolution

Conservancy Talk

Giulio Boccaletti is Managing Director of Global Freshwater at The Nature Conservancy. Water provision is particularly challenging at this scale. China’s ability to provide safe, reliable water for such megacities will be a core determinant of its development success.

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Nature Needs New Financial Solutions

Conservancy Talk

Giulio Boccaletti is Managing Director of Global Freshwater at The Nature Conservancy. At the same time, the fast-developing region has had to deal with the interconnected issue of water security, amidst its increasingly hot and dry climate.

7 Ways to Become a Water Conservation Hero

Green Living Ideas

Our Green Dude Segment was with Green Dude Antonio, who is a water purification expert with Pur2o. Anyway, that segment inspired this post about water and water conservation. She is also a water hero. I would also recommend the UN page on water statistics.

Grow a Beard to Save Water for World Environment Day

Wend Magazine

From now until June 5th– World Environment Day –Budweiser is asking men to stop shaving and grow a beard in order to conserve water. By pledging to skip shaving and ‘grow one,’ guys can literally wear their commitment to conserving our most valuable natural resource.”.

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Recycled Water is the Future. And No It’s Not Gross—Here’s Why

Eco Chic

The project detailed below only recycled water for tertiary use (watering plants, etc.) but other water recycling schemes are creating drinkable water too. Guest Post by: Matt Weiser, managing editor of Water Deeply. Matt Weiser is managing editor of Water Deeply.

How To Make Your Travels More Environmentally Friendly

Green Prophet

Regardless of how carefully you throw away or segregate such non-biodegradable items, they will always find their way to rivers and other bodies of water. Keep Conserving. By the nature of the activity, traveling inherently causes problems for the environment.

From Davos: Water Is a Valuable Asset – Let’s Treat It like One

Conservancy Talk

Tercek is the president and CEO of the Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune. Many communities around the world are running out of water. Let’s tap economic forces—the power of the market—to be smarter about how we use the water we already have. Mark R.

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Sea of Galilee RisesTwo Meters, But Still Runs Short of Water

Green Prophet

Unusually heavy rains have helped restore water levels in Israel’s main water source, the Sea of Galilee or Lake Kinneret; a body of water that has been known since ancient times and until recently was also the primary water source for the Lower Jordan River.

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Iran’s Water Woes More Worrying than War

Green Prophet

And it starts with water. Iran’s population of 75 million faces chronic water shortages, according to a recent story published in Al Monitor. “ One primary concern must therefore be water. Climate Climate Change global warming water issues water scarcity

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10 Ways to Green Your Summer Vacation

Green Home Blog

Keep your refrigerator and freezer on the lowest setting, turn down your water heater, and, if you need to leave the air conditioning on, make sure to keep it set above 80 °F. 10 Ways to Green Your Summer Vacation. Eco Cork Tote Bag.

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Mekhala’s Slow Boat Gives Us a Soft Landing into Bangkok

Green Prophet

While Bangkok is fast, furious and very polluted, like the slow food movement, instead of lingering in Bangkok we decided to take a slow boat up the Chao Phraya River to the Ayutthaya province to see marvelous 4,000 year-old ruins and the spirit of ancient Siam.

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