Water Quality

August 28, 2014--New report covers wildfire impacts on water supplies, potentials for mitigation (Water Wrold)

Throughout the last several years, there has been an increase in the frequency of severe wildfires across North America, ultimately raising concerns about the impacts on local natural resources such as water.


Animas Watershed Partnership Joint Meeting (Farmington, NM)

09/04/2014 6:08 pm

A joint meeting of the Animas Watershed Partnership, San Juan Watershed Group, and Mountain Studies Insitute. Featured presentation will be Katya Hafich with the Colorado Water and Energy Research Center.


August 27, 2014--Dams vs. rivers (Environmental News Network)

A new 'State of the World's Rivers' database shows how the world's rivers have been impoverished by dams and their ecosystems devastated - and provides a valuable resource to help save river basins that remain in good health. 


August 25, 2014--Study: All kinds of nasty stuff in the water (Summit Voice)

Water quality experts with the U.S. Geological Survey say chemicals from pharmaceuticals and personal-care products are widespread in water that has passed through landfill waste.


August 4, 2014--Fracking without fresh water (High Country News)

In 1913, a Toronto lawyer named David Fasken bought 220,000 acres of ranchland in west Texas, sight unseen. He intended to subdivide the land, on the arid Llano Estacado, into farm plots. But he abandoned that idea once he saw how little water there was.


August 3, 2014--Tucson looks at treating wastewater for drinking (Arizona Daily Star)

Tucson is taking its first tentative dip into the sometimes turbulent waters of recycling treated sewage effluent for drinking. Tucson Water has produced a detailed long-range plan and an accompanying timetable that calls for building a pilot project to recycle wastewater for potable use as soon as three years from now.


August 3, 2014--Setting rivers free: As dams are torn down, nature is quickly recovering (Christian Science Monitor)

“Look underneath you,” commands Nate Gray, a burly biologist for the state of Maine. He reaches down to the grate floor of a steel cage perched on a dam straddling the Sebasticook River, and pulls back a board revealing the roiling river 30 feet below.


August 3, 2014--Man-made wetlands turn wastewater into tap water (Washington Post)

As murky water snakes through a man-made wetland between Dallas and Houston, its shallow ponds of lush vegetation slowly filter out phosphorous and nitrates until, a week later, the water runs clear as a creek into the area drinking supply.


August 2, 2014--Toledo can’t drink its water--there’s an economics lesson there (Washington Post)

Politicians in Toledo, Ohio, love to fight about what should be built in their city and where. Nine years ago, in the midst of a mayoral campaign, the big fight was over whether to build a Costco in a dying shopping center at the edge of a leafy university neighborhood. The store eventually was built; Saturday morning, lines of shoppers stretched through it.


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