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*  Irrigation in India - Wikipedia
... as well as provide drinking water supplies to a growing population, control floods and prevent droughts. The earliest mentions ... At 39 million hectares (67% of its total irrigation), India has the world's largest groundwater well equipped irrigation system ... Irrigation in India includes a network of major and minor canals from Indian rivers, groundwater well based systems, tanks, and ... 15 mha from minor irrigation canal schemes, and 66 mha from groundwater well fed irrigation. India's irrigation is mostly ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irrigation_in_India
*  National Water Policy - Wikipedia
Drinking water, Irrigation, Hydropower, Navigation, Industrial and other uses. The water rates for surface water and ground ... water zoning, conservation of water, flood and drought management, erosion etc. The main emphasis of National Water Policy 2012 ... One of the solutions to solve the country's water woes is to link the rivers. India has been successful in creating live water ... To give statutory powers to Water Users Associations to maintain the distribution system. Project benefited families to bear ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Water_Policy
*  Peak water - Wikipedia
One-third of China's population lacks access to safe drinking water. Rivers and lakes are dead and dying, groundwater aquifers ... Canal is a canal system that takes water from the Amu Darya River and distributes the water out over the desert for irrigation ... Peak Water - myHydros.org , All About Water Water Conserve: Water Conservation Portal water "Drought" [1] Bloomberg News "Peak ... Virtual water Water cycle Water distribution on Earth Water pollution Water resources Water security Seawater greenhouse Water ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peak_water
*  South Atlantic Water Science Center Drought Monitoring
Groundwater can also contribute to surface water supplies. Some groundwater seeps into rivers and lakes, and can flow to the ... Ultimately, the surface water and groundwater form one interconnected hydrologic system. Nearly all surface water features - ... Groundwater provides drinking water for a large portion of the nation's population, supplies business and industries, and is ... are important natural resources for irrigation, public supply, wetlands and wildlife. Surface water is also measured as annual ...
  https://www.usgs.gov/centers/sa-water/science/droughtwatch-georgia-north-carolina-and-south-carolina?qt-science_center_objects=0
*  Drinking water supply and sanitation in the United States - Wikipedia
... sustainable water sources such as reclaimed water for irrigation, local groundwater and desalination during drought periods, ... built pipelines to supply drinking water from rivers or lakes. However, the drinking water was initially not treated, since the ... based on "Community water system survey". EPA. Retrieved 2009-03-23. and "Future Investment in Drinking Water and Wastewater ... Drinking Water, Half Century of Progress - a brief history of U.S. efforts to protect drinking water Ground Water and Drinking ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drinking_water_supply_and_sanitation_in_the_United_States
*  Agriculture in India - Wikipedia
Dams used for irrigation projects have helped provide drinking water to a growing rural population, control flood and prevent ... Indian irrigation infrastructure includes a network of major and minor canals from rivers, groundwater well-based systems, ... Shaffer, pages 310-311 Iqtidar Husain Siddiqui, "Water Works and Irrigation System in India during Pre-Mughal Times", Journal ... However, two years of severe drought in 1965 and 1966 convinced India to reform its agricultural policy and that they could not ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Agriculture_in_India
*  Bailing out the world's fresh water bank - China.org.cn
"Groundwater makes up 95 per cent of the available fresh water on the planet," she explains. "It provides water for drinking, ... She carried out initial pilot testing using an irrigation canal on the Coorong. "Recent drought and flood events in parts of ... means that instead of making generalisations about groundwater recharge volumes over long stretches of a surface water system, ... for food production and industry -- but it also waters forests and savannahs and keeps lakes and rivers filled. When it runs ...
  http://www.china.org.cn/environment/2014-04/14/content_32087430.htm
*  Water resource policy - Wikipedia
... underflow of surface waters, and percolating groundwater. Drinking water and water for utilitarian uses such as washing, crop ... These review bodies are charged with protecting wilderness ecology, wildlife habitat, drinking water, agricultural irrigation ... Resources Agency Wetlands Information System State Water Resources Control Board Public Health Departments Water districts As ... Land-based floods can originate from bursting dams, rivers overflowing their banks or levee failure. One jurisdiction's ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_resource_policy
*  Hydrology - Wikipedia
Ground water is water beneath Earth's surface, often pumped for drinking water. Groundwater hydrology (hydrogeology) considers ... One of the important areas of hydrology is the interchange between rivers and aquifers. Groundwater/surface water interactions ... The ancient Sinhalese used hydrology to build complex irrigation works in Sri Lanka, also known for invention of the Valve Pit ... Designing sewers and urban drainage system. Analyzing the impacts of antecedent moisture on sanitary sewer systems. Predicting ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrology
*  California water: End of the LA lawn (Opinion) - CNN
... ripping out its water-sucking lawns and oh-so-thirsty flowers is indeed a shock. ... Rivers are running dry, as I found last summer on a three-week trip down the San Joaquin. With no water at the surface, farmers ... But consider the context: California is in an extreme drought. Snowpack in the state, one measure of how much water will be ... Among the recommendations: More-efficient farming techniques, including drip irrigation and "smart irrigation scheduling," ...
  http://www.cnn.com/2015/04/02/opinions/sutter-california-water/
*  Not a Drop to Drink: Inside California's Water Crisis | California Progress Report
It's fine for laundry and houseplants, but Nieto isn't keen on drinking the stuff. The main pipe of her community water system ... "Ag doesn't want to give up water for people," says Chris Kapheim, general manager of the Alta Irrigation District, which waters ... What's left can easily seep into both groundwater and surface water, where it contributes to algal blooms and dead zones. ... have legal claim to more water than the state's rivers sometimes hold -- almost 90 percent of San Joaquin Valley residents rely ...
  http://www.californiaprogressreport.com/site/not-drop-drink-inside-californias-water-crisis
*  Water supply and sanitation in Algeria - Wikipedia
Most of this water is used for irrigation. Total drinking water supply was about 2.8 billion m3 per year. One of the largest ... Drinking water in Algeria comes from conventional resources - surface water and groundwater - as well as non-conventional ... The water distribution system in Algeria is 105,000 km long. AdE manages a network of 50,000 km as well as 2,528 wells, 72 ... These shortages are not due to drought or water scarcity, but to poor execution and lack of completion of works, poor ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_supply_and_sanitation_in_Algeria
*  Water supply and sanitation in Australia - Wikipedia
... rivers and groundwater - to environmentally sustainable levels of extraction". The government has also established Drinking ... the Victorian Water Grid with pipelines to connect Melbourne's water system with the desalination plant and Northern irrigation ... making water supply vulnerable to droughts; only a much smaller share comes from groundwater. Non-conventional water sources, ... "Water and Public Policy". Consumer's Guide to Drinking Water. Cooperative Research Centre for Water Quality and Treatment. May ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_supply_and_sanitation_in_Australia
*  Water | ENS
... the San Antonio Water System has agreed to a $1.1 billion upgrade to its infrastructure and will pay... ... and drinking water supplies at risk in many California communities, Governor Jerry Brown today... ... and how much water fills America's rivers, lakes, and reservoirs,... ... U.S. Groundwater Consumption Accelerating. RESTON, Virginia, May 23, 2013 (ENS) - Aquifers across the United States are being ...
  http://ens-newswire.com/category/water/page/3/
*  Native Title Report 2008 - Case Study 2 | Australian Human Rights Commission
The reasons for this dramatic decline in river health are caused by water mismanagement including reversal of natural flow ... cycles and over allocation of water licences. Generations of bad farm practices such as deforestation have also played a major ... Issues such as salinity, poor water quality, stressed forests, dried wetlands, threatened native species, feral animals and ... availability during floods and periods of water deficit during drought. They are dependent on surface flooding and groundwater. ...
  https://www.humanrights.gov.au/publications/native-title-report-2008-case-study-2
*  Rainwater harvesting - Wikipedia
... domestic water, water for livestock, water for small irrigation, and a way to replenish groundwater levels. Gansu province in ... which is not suitable for drinking. The ancient inhabitants of Venice established a system of rainwater collection which was ... It provides water when a drought occurs, can help mitigate flooding of low-lying areas, and reduces demand on wells which may ... Rainwater can be collected from rivers or roofs, and in many places, the water collected is redirected to a deep pit (well, ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainwater_harvesting
*  Water Quality and Flow Rate Monitoring - Environmental Monitor
... water is often withdrawn from surface and groundwater sources and used for purposes such ... During drought conditions and periods of decreased precipitation, ... such as periods of drought), volumetric flow rate (discharge) and water quality conditions of rivers and streams must be ... Drinking Water At Fault in Hundreds of Illnesses and 13 Deaths in 2013 and 2014 Recent reports from the CDC identify drinking ...
  http://www.fondriest.com/news/water-quality-and-flow-rate-monitoring-during-water-withdrawal.htm
*  California's Water Wars | City Journal
For farmers, though, the chief benefit was irrigation. The engineers linked the reservoirs and rivers with an intricate system ... San Francisco gets 30 to 50 percent of its drinking water from the Hetch Hetchy Reservoir, whose water is transported from the ... To this day, gravity-fed irrigation usually supplies the East Side with enough summer runoff for its crops. But in rare drought ... others had cash reserves to pay the exorbitant costs of pumping some scarce groundwater. Still others purchased irrigation ...
  https://www.city-journal.org/html/california%E2%80%99s-water-wars-13400.html
*  Water pollution in Tasmania - SourceWatch
A forest that is part of a local drinking water catchment, irrigation supply system, or is a critical source for a remote ... Water catchments tend to have short, fast-flowing rivers, and Tasmania has not experienced the serious droughts as on the ... 131.0 131.1 Ground Water Monitoring Project, "Ground Water Monitoring Project", Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water ... but it also means polluted water is used for irrigation, for animals and agriculture, and raw drinking water. Tasmanian water ...
  https://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php/Water_pollution_in_Tasmania
*  Water Library | UN Documentation Centre on Water and Sanitation. International Decade for Action 'Water for Life' 2005-2015
Main themes: Groundwater, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Legal aspects, River Basin Management, Rivers, Water ... Main themes: Drinking water, Health, Pollution, Water quality, Water security, Water treatment ... Irrigation, Monitoring, Pollution, Tariffs, Valuation, Water management, Water quality, Water supply, Water treatment ... the System of Environmental-Economic Accounts for Water (SEEA-Water), a SEEA sub-system, provides compilers and analysts with ...
  http://www.zaragoza.es/ciudad/medioambiente/onu/en/listadoPer_Onu?spat=OCE
*  Salinity in the Central Valley: A Critical Problem - Water Education Foundation
... pumping that water inland to provide drinking and irrigation water for many parts of California and the Central Valley. ... The federal drinking water standard for nitrate is 10 mg/L.. Nitrate contamination occurs in surface and groundwater. ... Fresh water from the rivers then becomes increasingly salty. The federal and state governments have operated water supply ... in drinking water can cause health problems, especially in infants. Other effects are hypertension, central nervous system [ ...
  http://www.watereducation.org/post/salinity-central-valley-critical-problem
*  Glossary - Santa Clara Valley Water District
A retrofit system separates recycled water from drinking water pipelines. Riparian habitat. The vegetation and wildlife found ... Drought. A long period with little or no rain. Dry farming. Farming without irrigation, using only the water which falls ... A body of running water. Surface water. The water that rests on top of the earth in streams, lakes, rivers, oceans and ... Groundwater. Water that has seeped beneath the earth's surface down through soil materials to become groundwater. This is ...
  http://www.valleywater.org/EkContent.aspx?id=389&print=yes
*  Water resources management in Chile - Wikipedia
... and the Maipo River that provides the capital Santiago with drinking water and is also a major source of water for irrigation. ... The 1981 Water Code did not account for environmental issues such as ecological flows for rivers and lakes and ambient water ... In 2008 and 2009, copper miners have reduced water use on the heels of Chile's worst drought in decades. Water being key ... Nearly one hundred years later, Chile adopted the 1951 Water Code that provided a system of water rights administration very ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_resources_management_in_Chile
*  Water supply in Afghanistan - Wikipedia
Residents of Kunduz rely on water from the [[Kunduz] and [Khanabad] Rivers] for irrigation purposes. It was announced in 2005 ... Improvement of groundwater-protection to prevent droughts in the Kabul Basin USAID Afghanistan:Infrastructure World Bank: ... The public piped water supply system provides about 60,000 cubic meter of water per day through separate piped networks in 2005 ... Estimates for the use of improved drinking water sources, updated March 2010 Calculated based on a water production of 60,000 ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_supply_in_Afghanistan
*  Political inertia exacerbates water crisis, says World Water Development Report First UN system-wide evaluation of global water...
While much attention has been paid to international rivers, groundwater supplies (aquifers) have been largely ignored, despite ... More than 2.2 million people die each year from diseases related to contaminated drinking water and poor sanitation. Water ... Irrigation is extremely inefficient - close to 60% of the water used is wasted. This will only improve by an estimated total of ... the scale and number of water-related events (droughts and floods) has more than doubled since 1996. During the past decade, ...
  http://portal.unesco.org/en/ev.php-URL_ID=10064&URL_DO=DO_PRINTPAGE&URL_SECTION=201.html