Day: 19 April 2005
Efficient water use can cut company costs
Businesses planning for the future may consider expenditure on energy, security risks, economic conditions and the latest marketing trends, but few think about water. Nicholas L Cain, communications director at the Pacific Institute in the USA, explains how the water factor can be a vital in global business strategy.
Giant leaps for water reuse in space
Water is crucial for astronauts to live and work in space, whether orbiting the Earth, working at a lunar base or travelling to Mars. At four NASA centres scientific engineers are developing dependable ways of recycling water for space travel and possible Earth use. Natasha Wiseman reports.
US workshop identifies Lake Baikal issues
A workshop at Lake Tahoe in California, USA, brought Russian and Mongolian scientists and policymakers from the Selenga river basin together for the first time. Tony Brunello, executive director of the Tahoe-Baikal Institute, reports on this successful initiative to share resource management experiences.
FloodScape seeks sustainable solutions for NW Europe
Managing flood risk today is about more than building the traditional defences of embankments, walls and barriers. Egon Walesch of the UK Environment Agency, who is also project manager of FloodScape, explains why the role of floodplains should be revisited.
Satellites aid African aquifer management
As developing countries struggle to maximize use of water resources, Stefan Saradeth, Ruth Möller, Tobias Wever and Mohamed Safar-Zitoun of GAF AG in Germany, report on an ambitious Euro-African partnership project that uses Earth observation data from space to plan for groundwater sustainability in six North African countries.
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