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Water Resource Issues: What You Need To Know!
Water Resource Issues: What You Need To Know! Water is the most important resource on the planet. It's also the most plentiful. But it's also not as useable as you may think. As the world grows in population, countries develop out of poverty, and weather patterns change all over the globe, water resource issues arise. Without a proper plan for fixing these issues, we could be in for a very tough future. Here are ten of the biggest water resource issues facing the world. This top 10 brought to you by Zero2Hero!! Don't forget to subscribe here! https://goo.gl/NXuChu Click here to see the Top 10 RAREST Birds on Earth!! https://youtu.be/jJXwi1gVhf8 Number 10: The 1% Rule. Despite the incredible amount of water available on our planet, only one percent of it is actually drinkable. Luckily, that amount has been good enough to sustain human life for millennia, but, as our world changes, we may need much more than that. Even worse, this small percentage isn't as clean as it used to be. Most of the water on Earth, 97 percent or so, is salty ocean water, so we can't really use it for anything. Another 2 percent is frozen solid in the ice caps at the North and South Pole, so it's unreachable. That leaves only 1 percent that we can use for everything we need. On the plus side, this small percentage of fresh water is fairly accessible. A lot of it is in lakes and ponds around the world, as well as underground wells throughout the planet. We can easily get to it and move it from place to place to take care of everybody, but many challenges are rising, including the growth of our world population. Number 9: More People. The world population is exploding. In the early 19th century, the entire planet had one billion people. Today, estimates clock in at around 7.5 billion people worldwide. Mankind has never grown by these numbers in history. With the growth of population comes a natural need for more water. Every person needs to drink, bathe, wash clothes, and do many other things, all involving fresh water. The supply is being stretched incredibly thin, and will only be getting thinner. At the rate things are moving, experts believe we will have 11.2 billion people on Earth by the year 2100. The problem goes beyond drinking and bathing, too. Water is needed for farming, taking care of animals, and all kinds of infrastructure as villages grow into towns and towns grow into cities. As the population increases, the need for clean water will increase just as much. Number 8: Development. As with population growth, cities are growing all over the planet. People have to live somewhere, right? So, a lot of infrastructure has to be put in place, such as houses, streets, buildings, stores, and many other conveniences of daily life. Most of all, more water needs to flow to these areas so people can live. With a growing population comes the need for more products and services, too. People will need transportation, food, services and tons of other things, all of which require water to produce. Unfortunately, if we don't figure out how to handle this added burden, we could be in for a tough road ahead. Many nations around the country are growing faster than ever before and seeing huge numbers of new residents. It can be hard to keep up with infrastructure, especially in rural nations where water is already rare enough. Sometimes the problem can be eased by rain, but quite often these areas are in drought, which leads us to... Number 7: Worldwide Droughts. Worldwide droughts have been on the rise in recent years. If that's not bad enough, some of these droughts have lasted longer and been more severe than ever before. Scientists studying climate change are worried that these problems will only get worse. Before we get into the issues of drought, though, take a moment to like this video and to subscribe to Zero2Hero! It only takes a second of your time, but, it means a lot to us here! When an area experiences a drought, it can be weeks, or even months before a single drop of rain hits the ground. The residents have to find water somewhere else and sometimes the government has to ship it in. All of this costs money, and for poorer nations this can be too heavy a burden. Weather patterns have been drastically changing in recent decades, leading to stronger hurricanes, tornadoes, droughts and other major weather events. Many believe that global warming is causing many of these issues and that we may not even be able to undo the damage. Number 6: Many Uses. As we know, water is an important element of nearly everything on Earth. From start to finish, water is involved through many processes of creating all kinds of goods. Without sufficient water, a lot of the goods we enjoy today will have to limit their supply or stop production for good.
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Will The World Ever Run Out Of Water?
As the human population continues to explode, resources for fresh water are dwindling. What happens if the world runs out of water? How California's Drought Affects The World ►►►► http://dne.ws/1lom4nc Get Awesome DNews Science Shirts! ►►►► http://dne.ws/dnewsmerch Sign Up For The TestTube Newsletter Here ►►►► http://dne.ws/1McUJdm Read More: Global drought real threat to lives and economies: Experts http://www.cnbc.com/2014/09/05/global-drought-real-threat-to-lives-and-economices-experts.html “The U.S. is hardly alone when it comes to drought.A worldwide weather phenomenon threatens the future of water and food supplies, as well as the global economy, experts say. Colombia, Pakistan, Somalia, Australia, Guatemala, China, and Kenya are just a few of the other countries suffering severe drought conditions.” As fresh water supplies dwindle and droughts worsen, the poor suffer http://www.natureworldreport.com/2015/12/101382/ “As global warming causes weather patterns to shift, snow accumulation to shrink, and glaciers to melt, water is becoming an increasingly rare resource, and for the world’s poor, that could spell trouble.” ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube http://testtube.com/dnews Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez Julia Wilde on Twitter https://twitter.com/julia_sci DNews on Facebook https://facebook.com/DiscoveryNews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com Download the TestTube App: http://testu.be/1ndmmMq Sign Up For The TestTube Mailing List: http://dne.ws/1McUJdm
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Water Resources
005 - Water Resources In this video Paul Andersen explains how water is unequally distributed around the globe through the hydrologic cycles. Seawater is everywhere but is not useful without costly desalination. Freshwater is divided between surface water and groundwater but must me stored and moved for domestic, industrial, and agricultural uses. Subsidized low cost water has created a problem with water conservation but economic changes could help solve the problem. Do you speak another language? Help me translate my videos: http://www.bozemanscience.com/translations/ Music Attribution Intro Title: I4dsong_loop_main.wav Artist: CosmicD Link to sound: http://www.freesound.org/people/CosmicD/sounds/72556/ Creative Commons Atribution License Outro Title: String Theory Artist: Herman Jolly http://sunsetvalley.bandcamp.com/track/string-theory All of the images are licensed under creative commons and public domain licensing: “Center Pivot Irrigation.” Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, August 20, 2015. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Center_pivot_irrigation&oldid=677028017. “Desalination.” Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, September 4, 2015. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Desalination&oldid=679383711. File:LevelBasinFloodIrrigation.JPG, n.d. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:LevelBasinFloodIrrigation.JPG. Hillewaert, Hans. English: Aquifer (vectorized), May 25, 2007. en:Image:Schematic aquifer xsection usgs cir1186.png. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Aquifer_en.svg. Ikluft. Aerial Photo of the California Aqueduct at the Interstate 205 Crossing, Just East of Interstate 580 Junction., September 11, 2007. Own work. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kluft-Photo-Aerial-I205-California-Aqueduct-Img_0038.jpg. Kbh3rd. English: Map of Water-Level Changes in the High Plains/Ogallala Aquifer in Parts of Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Texas, and Wyoming, 1980 to 1995., February 27, 2009. Own work. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ogallala_changes_1980-1995.svg. moyogo, Water_Cycle_-_blank svg: *Wasserkreislauf png: de:Benutzer:Jooooderivative work: Water Cycle, SVG from Wasserkreislauf.png, November 13, 2011. Water_Cycle_-_blank.svg. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Water_Cycle-en.png. NCDC/NOAA, Michael Brewer. English: Status of Drought in California, October 21, 2014., October 23, 2014. http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/MapsAndData/MapArchive.aspx. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:California_Drought_Status_Oct_21_2014.png. “Ogallala Aquifer.” Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, July 20, 2015. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ogallala_Aquifer&oldid=672198863. Plumbago. English: Annual Mean Sea Surface Salinity from the World Ocean Atlas 2009., December 5, 2012. Own work. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:WOA09_sea-surf_SAL_AYool.png. Rehman, Source file: Le Grand PortageDerivative work: English: The Three Gorges Dam on the Yangtze River, China., September 20, 2009. File:Three_Gorges_Dam,_Yangtze_River,_China.jpg. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:ThreeGorgesDam-China2009.jpg. Service, Photo by Jeff Vanuga, USDA Natural Resources Conservation. Level Furrow Irrigation on a Lettuce Field in Yuma, Az., October 4, 2011. USDA NRCS Photo Gallery: NRCSAZ02006.tif. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:NRCSAZ02006_-_Arizona_(295)(NRCS_Photo_Gallery).tif. Station, Castle Lake Limnological Research. Castle Lake, California, January 14, 2008. [1]. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Castlelake_1.jpg. Tomia. Hydroelectric Dam, December 30, 2007. Own work. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Hydroelectric_dam.svg. USGS. English: Graph of the Locations of Water on Earth, [object HTMLTableCellElement]. http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/waterdistribution.html - traced and redrawn from File:Earth’s water distribution.gif. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Earth%27s_water_distribution.svg. version, Original uploader was Sagredo at en wikipedia Later. English: These Images Show the Yangtze River in the Vicinity of the Three Gorges Dam, September 29, 2007. Transferred from en.wikipedia; transferred to Commons by User:Rehman using CommonsHelper. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:ThreeGorgesDam-Landsat7.jpg. “WaterGAP.” Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, April 22, 2014. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=WaterGAP&oldid=605287609. “Water in California.” Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia, August 31, 2015. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Water_in_California&oldid=678801793.
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Water Water Everywhere: Crash Course Kids #14.2
So you know about Freshwater and Saltwater now and you know that there's not that much Freshwater for us (and other life) to get to. So how do different animals deal with different amounts of water where they live? In this episode of Crash Course Kids, Sabrina talks about the adorable Nerpa and how they deal with rough conditions to live in Freshwater! This first series is based on 5th grade science. We're super excited and hope you enjoy Crash Course Kids! ///Standards Used in This Video/// 5-ESS2-2. Describe and graph the amounts and percentages of water and fresh water in various reservoirs to provide evidence about the distribution of water on Earth. [Assessment Boundary: Assessment is limited to oceans, lakes, rivers, glaciers, ground water, and polar ice caps, and does not include the atmosphere.] Want to find Crash Course elsewhere on the internet? Crash Course Main Channel: https://www.youtube.com/crashcourse Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/YouTubeCrashCourse Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/thecrashcourse Tumblr - http://thecrashcourse.tumblr.com Credits... Executive Producers: John & Hank Green Producer & Editor: Nicholas Jenkins Cinematographer & Director: Michael Aranda Host: Sabrina Cruz Script Supervisor: Mickie Halpern Writer: Kay Boatner Consultant: Shelby Alinsky Script Editor: Blake de Pastino Thought Cafe Team: Stephanie Bailis Cody Brown Suzanna Brusikiewicz Jonathan Corbiere Nick Counter Kelsey Heinrichs Jack Kenedy Corey MacDonald Tyler Sammy Nikkie Stinchcombe James Tuer Adam Winnik
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A Day in the Life of a Water Resources Engineer / Water Resources Engineering Vlog / Women in STEM
Please watch: "What I've gained from studying abroad | Should you study abroad?" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dD4tN895KVU --~-- Andromeda DuMont is a water resources engineer! In her vlog she shows us around the machine shop (you can see some lathes there), takes us around while doing some field work, and shows us some giant piping (suction-side) and some big wheels (which are motors to the pumps) where magnets are used to power the shaft! She has a blog called the Watermark and you should definitely check it out: http://thewatermarkblog.com/ You can follow Andi on social media here: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thewatermarkblog/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dumontandi/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dumontandi/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.ch/dumontandi/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQRAzTKaH4J5mCMs0LA8rYw/ Tumblr: http://dumontandi.tumblr.com/ If you're interested in submitting a vlog, send me some footage explaining what you do and I'll edit it into a video: [email protected] SUBSCRIBE! https://www.youtube.com/steminine FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/STEMinineVlog/ INSTAGRAM: @stemininevlog https://instagram.com/STEMinineVlog TWITTER: @STEMinineVlog https://twitter.com/STEMinineVlog TUMBLR: http://steminine.tumblr.com/ MEDIUM: @STEMinine https://medium.com/@STEMinine PINTEREST: STEMinine (I have my bookshelf here!) https://www.pinterest.ca/steminine/
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Animated Map Shows Where Your Bottled Water Actually Comes From
Bottled water comes in two varieties. There's purified water, which is water from local sources (a.k.a. tap water) that has been filtered, and there's natural spring water, which is sourced from springs across the United States. So the bottled water that costs you several dollars may be sourced from the earth in Florida or it's just from the local water supply in New York. -------------------------------------------------- Follow BI Video on Twitter: http://bit.ly/1oS68Zs Follow BI on Facebook: http://bit.ly/1W9Lk0n Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/ -------------------------------------------------- Business Insider is the fastest growing business news site in the US. Our mission: to tell you all you need to know about the big world around you. The BI Video team focuses on technology, strategy and science with an emphasis on unique storytelling and data that appeals to the next generation of leaders – the digital generation.
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Can a Desert Nation Solve the World's Water Shortage?
From California to Africa, we are facing a global water shortage. But one tiny country, in the middle of a desert, has found remarkable solutions. Which country? And can we replicate its success? Businessman and New York Times bestselling author Seth Siegel explains. Donate today to PragerU! http://l.prageru.com/2ylo1Yt Joining PragerU is free! Sign up now to get all our videos as soon as they're released. http://prageru.com/signup Download Pragerpedia on your iPhone or Android! Thousands of sources and facts at your fingertips. iPhone: http://l.prageru.com/2dlsnbG Android: http://l.prageru.com/2dlsS5e Join Prager United to get new swag every quarter, exclusive early access to our videos, and an annual TownHall phone call with Dennis Prager! http://l.prageru.com/2c9n6ys Join PragerU's text list to have these videos, free merchandise giveaways and breaking announcements sent directly to your phone! https://optin.mobiniti.com/prageru Do you shop on Amazon? Click https://smile.amazon.com and a percentage of every Amazon purchase will be donated to PragerU. Same great products. Same low price. Shopping made meaningful. VISIT PragerU! https://www.prageru.com FOLLOW us! Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/prageru Twitter: https://twitter.com/prageru Instagram: https://instagram.com/prageru/ PragerU is on Snapchat! JOIN PragerFORCE! For Students: http://l.prageru.com/29SgPaX JOIN our Educators Network! http://l.prageru.com/2c8vsff Script: Is the world going into a water crisis? It certainly seems that way. The U.S. government predicts that by 2025, 60 percent of the world’s landmass, and 40 of our 50 U.S. states will experience water shortages— some of them extreme. The U.S. intelligence community sees worldwide water shortages as a major national security risk. Water scarcity helped trigger the Syrian civil war and has been a key reason why Africans have migrated in large numbers to Europe. More of this can be expected. But there is cause for optimism. And it comes from a very unlikely place—a country in the middle of a desert. That country is Israel. Compelled by necessity and powered by remarkable technological innovations, Israel has become the world’s water superpower. By reusing waste water, by making desalination affordable, by rethinking irrigation, and by developing an array of sophisticated water conservation techniques, Israel not only has a sufficiency of water, but an abundance of it. What Israel has done, other nations can do, too, including its Mideast neighbors. And while it’s a lot to hope for, cooperation on water issues could become the basis for cooperation on other issues as well. For Israel, an obsession with water is not new. The word “water” appears 600 times in the Hebrew Bible. For over 2,000 years daily prayers for rain in the land of Israel have been a part of traditional Jewish ritual. For the founders of the modern State of Israel, water was not only a daily concern, but a paramount question of future survival. Vast quantities of water would be needed for the millions of immigrants who would make their way to the new country. Without plenty of water, economic growth would be impossible. But where was the water going to come from? It was a daunting challenge, but one which Israel overcame. Today, while other nations, even ones with far more natural water resources, struggle with water management, Israel has a surplus of useable water. The desert, as Israel’s founders dreamed, is blooming. Not only does the country supply its own population with an array of fruits and vegetables, but it exports billions of dollars worth of produce to nations around the world. So, how does a small country with little annual rainfall, with only one freshwater lake, and with no major rivers do this? It begins with a nothing-wasted attitude that extends from the government to private industry to farming to consumers. Israel charges its citizens the market price for water—no subsidies. You can have as much water as you want, but you have to pay for it. And when you pay for something, you tend to be more careful with how you use it. To view the complete script, visit https://www.prageru.com/videos/can-desert-nation-solve-worlds-water-shortage
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WATER our most precious resource
Water is a precious, yet finite resource essential for life, with no adequate substitute. Supplying and allocating water of adequate quality and in sufficient quantity is one of the major challenges facing society today. Such challenges are creating a giant market for water solutions. Watch our video goo.gl/6F2XJm to find out more about the challenges and opportunities that exist by addressing water scarcity.
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Our Thirsty World | National Geographic
Did you know that only 1% of Earth's water is fresh and available for consumption? Fresh water is the world's most essential natural resource, but it's also one of the most threatened. National Geographic magazine's April issue celebrates and explores this important resource. ➡ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: National Geographic is the world's premium destination for science, exploration, and adventure. Through their world-class scientists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers, Nat Geo gets you closer to the stories that matter and past the edge of what's possible. Get More National Geographic: Official Site: http://bit.ly/NatGeoOfficialSite Facebook: http://bit.ly/FBNatGeo Twitter: http://bit.ly/NatGeoTwitter Instagram: http://bit.ly/NatGeoInsta Learn more about this Special Issue http://environment.nationalgeographic.com/environment/freshwater Water: A Special Issue http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2010/04/table-of-content Our Thirsty World | National Geographic https://youtu.be/2pXuAw1bSQo National Geographic https://www.youtube.com/natgeo
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Sources of water
Let's learn about The Sources Of Water. For More Updates, Subscribe to; For Best Nursery Rhymes: https://www.youtube.com/user/venuskidsworld For Hit & Latest Music: https://www.youtube.com/user/venus For Blockbuster Movies https://www.youtube.com/user/VenusMovies For Movies & Music in Regional Languages: https://www.youtube.com/user/venusregional For Heavenly & Peaceful Devotional Music: https://www.youtube.com/user/venusdevotional For More Movies & Music Videos http://www.dailymotion.com/VenusMovies Also You Can: 'LIKE' us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/venusentertainment 'FOLLOW' us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/venusmovies 'CIRCLE' us on Google+: https://plus.google.com/+VenusMovies
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I-Team:  What You Need to Know About Your Water or Sewer Line Warranty
by Dana Fowle Aired June 10, 2016 You might have noticed in Fulton County something in your mailbox offering sewer and water line warranty coverage. Fulton County wants homeowners to seriously think about signing up for this coverage in case you get a line leak. Not only is Fulton doing it, but other counties, and Atlanta, are thinking about doing this, too. It never happens at a good time. The sewer backs up. Or the water line bursts. But it happens. And much of the time you the homeowner is responsible, and it's not a cheap fix. The average water leak, according to Fulton County's Water Resources Division, costs about $1,500 to repair. A sewer line leak hits the pocketbook at about $3,500. Paul Williams, with Fulton County, told the Fox 5 I-Team that 70 percent of all calls to the county about about sewer and water-related issues, they find is ultimately the homeowner's responsibility. "That is a lot of phone calls and a lot of frustration," he said. So to reduce that frustration, Fulton County sought bids and landed on HomeServe, with an A+ Better Business Bureau rating, to endorse as the go-to warranty company. "It allows the homeowner, to buy very cost-effectively, a warranty protection plan, that in the event the sewer line fails, a water line ruptures, HomeServe will come in at no additional cost," added Mr. Williams. The county gets a commission. The deal, up and running since last fall, makes the county about $800 a month. Not a windfall, but the long-term goal is to reduce calls to the county. But do you sign up for this $120 a year warranty service? Well, it depends on what kind of pipes that you have. The metro area has three kinds of water and sewer lines. The newer PVC type. The cast iron pipes installed in the 60s and 70s. Back in the 40s and 50s, they used ceramic tile pipe which is a lot like a flower pot. Fragile. Ron Anderson, president of the Georgia Plumbers' Trade Association, said the type pipe you have will help you decide whether to spend the money on a warranty. First, a little background. "Luckily replacement of sewers doesn't happen as much as people think it does. More of your sewer calls is nothing more than unclogging the pipe," he said. If you live in a newly-built home in a newer subdivision like you'd see in the suburbs, this plumbing expert says he wouldn't pay for a service line warranty. But older areas is where it gets tricky, he added. He pointed out a lawn with two, large oak trees whose roots seek out the nutrient-rich sewer line. But near the home, he sees a promising sign. This home is fitted with a new PVC pipe. So he'd pass again on a warranty. But the neighbor's yard is possibly a different story. At a glance you can't tell what pipe is used, but if you had to fix a leak replacing its extensive front lawn feature would be expensive. Ron Anderson said, "There's always lot of digging." He said if this home still uses the now possibly rusting cast iron piping then, yes, a service warranty may be in order. In an email to the Fox 5 I-Team, HomeServe says it has "99% customer satisfaction" and has saved Fulton County homeowners $35,000 in emergency repairs. But it should be noted that last year the company admitted no guilt but entered into an agreement with the state of Maryland to change some of its business practices for using "overly general language to disclose certain coverage limitations." Paul Williams said its Fulton County contract with HomeServe is clear. "When you purchase this there are no pre-existing conditions. The only condition is that you wait for 30 days to get your first service. So, if even you have a failure at the point of call that is still going to be repaired. If you wait 30 days." http://www.bbb.org/connecticut/business-reviews/water-and-sewer-line-protection/homeserve-usa-co
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Why Do Rivers Curve?
We're now on Patreon! Please support us at: http://www.patreon.com/minuteearth Can you find an oxbow lake in GoogleEarth? Share your findings (pictures or coordinates) on Twitter, Facebook and other social media using the hashtag #oxbowlake And subscribe! - http://www.youtube.com/user/minuteearth?sub_confirmation=1 ________________________ Created by Henry Reich Production and Writing Team: Alex Reich, Peter Reich, Emily Elert, Ever Salazar, Kate Yoshida, and Henry Reich Narrated by: Emily Elert Music by Nathaniel Schroeder: http://www.soundcloud.com/drschroeder "Oxbow" voiceovers by: Vanessa Hill: https://www.youtube.com/user/braincraftvideo Ever Salazar: https://www.youtube.com/user/EverST88 Antoine Coeur: https://www.youtube.com/user/MinutePourLaTerre ________________________ Free iTunes podcasts of MinuteEarth! - https://goo.gl/sfwS6n Facebook - http://facebook.com/minuteearth Twitter - http://twitter.com/MinuteEarth MinuteEarth provides an energetic and entertaining view of trends in earth's environment -- in just a few minutes! ________________________ References Ferreira da Silva, A. M. (2006). On why and how do rivers meander. Howard, A. D. (2009). How to make a meandering river. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 106(41), 17245-17246. http://www.pnas.org/content/106/41/17245.full Howard, A. D., & Knutson, T. R. (1984). Sufficient conditions for river meandering: A simulation approach. Water Resources Research, 20(11), 1659-1667. http://erode.evsc.virginia.edu/papers/howard_meander_84.pdf Leopold, L. B., & Wolman, M. G. (1960). River meanders. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 71(6), 769-793. https://www.usu.edu/jackschmidt/files/uploads/Fluvial_2013_Labs/Leopold_Wolman_1960.pdf Parker, H. (1996). River Meandering as Self-Organization Process. Science,271, 1710. http://www.f052.it/watch/927/meandering_river.pdf Rhoads, B. L., & Welford, M. R. (1991). Initiation of river meandering. Progress in Physical Geography, 15(2), 127-156. http://www.geog.illinois.edu/~brhoads/rhoads%20and%20welford%201991.pdf Schwenk, Jon. Interview. 9 July 2014. Seminara, G. (2006). Meanders. Journal of fluid mechanics, 554, 271-297. http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=431272&fileId=S0022112006008925 Stølum, H. H. (1998). Planform geometry and dynamics of meandering rivers.Geological Society of America Bulletin, 110(11), 1485-1498. http://bruche.u-strasbg.fr/pages_protegees/pdf/stolum_1998.pdf ________________________ Video and Image Credits Waterfalls Cascading - Courtesy Shutterstock http://www.shutterstock.com/video/clip-6183704-stock-footage-waterfalls-cascading-down-a-rock-face-in-the-rocky-mountains-downward-pan.html Rio cauto Cuba - Public Domain Photo http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rio-cauto-cuba.JPG Tiger Leaping Gorge - Courtesy Shutterstock http://www.shutterstock.com/video/clip-4884011-stock-footage-tiger-leaping-gorge-yunnan-province-china.html River coming from mountain - Google Earth 42°21'35.72" S 173°34'30.41" E Meandering River - Google Earth Engine https://earthengine.google.org/ Under Water 2 - Ken Mankoff https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKMaeqpP8s4 Oxbow Lake Australia - GoogleEarth 23°41'31.06" S 150°47'53.91" E Oxbow Lake Colombia - GoogleEarth 3°20'18.70" N  70°07'10.92" O Oxbow Lake France - Google Earth 46°55'24.16" N   5°19'28.34" E Dry Oxbow Lake Colorado - Google Earth 32°00'06.80" N 115°07'19.81" O Martian Rivers on Aeolis Planum - NASA/JPL/University of Arizona http://hirise.lpl.arizona.edu/PSP_006683_1740 Mars Rover Curiosity - Public Domain Image http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mars_Rover_Curiosity_in_Artist's_Concept,_Wide.jpg
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Saving Water in Agriculture Surface Irrigation
Arizona Department of Water Resources US Department of The Interior - Bureau of Reclamation USDA - NRCS - Natural Resources Conservation Service Uploaded with permission.
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Nepal is NOT the second richest country in water resource?
We often hear Nepal is the second richest country in water resource. We read in books, newspaper and almost everywhere. But what is the actual truth? Let us know what do you think in comments below. http://hamrobuzz.com/1250-nepal-is-not-the-second-richest-country-in-water-resource/
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10 Most Dangerous Waters in the World
For copyright matters please contact us at: [email protected].com ► Subscribe: https://goo.gl/gYLyzW ################################ ► Website: http://vid.io/xcRS ► Facebook: https://goo.gl/G0HVYw ► Twitter: http://vid.io/xcRO ► Google +: http://vid.io/xcRM ################################ The world is 70 percent water, so it's probably a good thing that the stuff is good for us. We can drink it, swim in it, grow food with it, and just plain live because of it. However, certain bodies of water are shockingly mean to us. Interacting with some lakes and rivers can hurt us, make us sick, or even kill us. Hello guys and today we're talking about 10 Bodies Of Water That Want You Dead #10. Boiling Lake Dominica Whoever named this place was certainly no fan of subtlety: Boiling Lake is exactly what it sounds like. Discovered in 1870 by two Englishmen, temperatures taken five years later ranged anywhere from 82 to 91.5 °C. #9. Citarum River West Java, Indonesia Here we have a body of water that can destroy us, but only because we screwed it up. Citarum River might well be the most polluted, trash-filled bit of water on the planet. #8. Rio Tinto Spain Rio Tinto is among the most acidic bodies of water around, with a pH balance of 2, at best. This means the Rio Tinto is as strong as stomach acid and is more than powerful enough to kill any fish that dare swim in it. #7. Lake Kivu Of DRC And Rwanda Three hundred meters (1,000 ft) below the surface of Lake Kivu lies a ticking time bomb. Over 250 cubic kilometers (60 cubic miles) of carbon dioxide, along with around 65 cubic kilometers (15 cubic miles) of methane gas, lurks under this body of water, enough to provide electricity to several countries. #6. The Rivers Of Johannesburg South Africa Catching E. coli is no fun under normal circumstances; now imagine you were literally swimming in the stuff. #5. Blackwater River Virginia, USA Too much water can be a bad thing, even if the water can't kill you otherwise. #4. Tualatin River Oregon, USA Oregon's Tualatin River is not the place to be if you want to take your dogs for a swim; close to a dozen pups die there every year from exposure to toxic blue-green algae. #3. Lake Karachay Russia Like a supermodel with a bomb strapped underneath her bodice, Russia's Lake Karachay is pristine, gorgeous, and incredibly deadly. It is, without question, the most radioactive body of water on the planet. #2. Belle Fourche River And South Dakota, USA Belle Fourche isn't poisonous, boiling, or radioactive. However, it is turbulent and wild, at least in one particular area. #1. Potomac River Maryland–West Virginia Border, USA Though the only thing most people know about the Potomac is that Washington, DC is situated on it, the legendary river can also be associated with something else: horrible deaths. Thank you for watching!!! Does anyone want to come over and swim with me? Write in comments what do you think of these bodies of water. Join our channel for more interesting videos!
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What Is Groundwater?
This lighthearted animation tells the story of groundwater: where it is, where it comes from, and where it goes. Learn more about this video: http://ow.ly/vcFiU
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Clean Water: A Long Journey from the Source to Our Tap
We turn the faucet and it's always there. CLEAN, SAFE AND ABUNDANT. Water, the essence of life. We use it every day, but we rarely think about the fact that it's been through a complex journey and many changes before it gets to our home. Pennsylvania's SOURCE WATER comes from surface water like our rivers, lakes and streams or from groundwater, the aquifers that lie beneath the earth. Water suppliers tap into these sources and treat the water before delivering it to us, ready to drink. This SOURCE WATER is affected by what happens on the land around it, and although we don't mean to, our daily activities often end up polluting our most essential resource. Polluted runoff is the number one cause of water quality problems today. Learn more at http://www.stormwaterpa.org This video was made possible thanks to support from the William Penn Foundation, the Water Resources Education Network (WREN), and other partners and supporters of our StormwaterPA project.
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The Basics of Freshwater: Crash Course Kids 14.1
We have a lot of water on Earth, but we also can't actually drink much of it... or use it for farming. That's because most of the water on Earth is saltwater. We humans, like a lot of living things, need freshwater to survive. In this episode of Crash Course Kids, Sabrina talks about the difference between freshwater and saltwater and why freshwater is so important. This first series is based on 5th grade science. We're super excited and hope you enjoy Crash Course Kids! ///Standards Used in This Video/// 5-ESS2-2. Describe and graph the amounts and percentages of water and fresh water in various reservoirs to provide evidence about the distribution of water on Earth. [Assessment Boundary: Assessment is limited to oceans, lakes, rivers, glaciers, ground water, and polar ice caps, and does not include the atmosphere.] Want to find Crash Course elsewhere on the internet? Crash Course Main Channel: https://www.youtube.com/crashcourse Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/YouTubeCrashCourse Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/thecrashcourse Tumblr - http://thecrashcourse.tumblr.com Credits... Executive Producers: John & Hank Green Producer & Editor: Nicholas Jenkins Cinematographer & Director: Michael Aranda Host: Sabrina Cruz Script Supervisor: Mickie Halpern Writer: Kay Boatner Consultant: Shelby Alinsky Script Editor: Blake de Pastino Thought Cafe Team: Stephanie Bailis Cody Brown Suzanna Brusikiewicz Jonathan Corbiere Nick Counter Kelsey Heinrichs Jack Kenedy Corey MacDonald Tyler Sammy Nikkie Stinchcombe James Tuer Adam Winnik
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The Global Water Crisis | How Much Water Do We Really Use Everyday? | TakePart
The global water crisis will be the central issue facing our world this century. We can manage this problem, but only if we are willing to act now. Hidden Water, the video created in support of Participant Media's documentary, Last Call at the Oasis, visualizes the true cost of water - how much water we really use in our daily lives, which in turn affects the global water crisis. Do you want to raise awareness about the water crisis in the US and around the world? Visit Last Call at the Oasis: http://www.takepart.com/lastcall and sign the Water Bill of Rights to help guarantee access to clean water for all citizens! SUBSCRIBE: http://bit.ly/Subscribe2TP About TakePart: Featuring independent journalism on today’s most important and socially relevant topics,TakePart is the digital division of Participant Media, the company behind such acclaimed documentaries as CITIZENFOUR, An Inconvenient Truth and Food, Inc. and films including Lincoln and Spotlight. Connect with TAKEPART: Visit the TAKEPART WEBSITE: http://bit.ly/TakePartSite Like TAKEPART on FACEBOOK:http://bit.ly/TakePartFB Follow TAKEPART on TWITTER: http://bit.ly/TakePartTW Follow TAKEPART on TUMBLR: http://bit.ly/TakePartTumblr Follow TAKEPART on G+: http://bit.ly/TakePartGPlus The Global Water Crisis | How Much Water Do We Really Use Everyday? | TakePart https://www.youtube.com/user/takepart
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Canadian Makes Thousands of Dollars Smuggling Water into the U.S. | CBC Radio (Comedy/Satire Skit)
Cindy McNeil is a Canadian water smuggler. Every other day she makes the trip from B.C. into Washington state with a trunk load of fresh Canadian water to sell for profit to an American water buyer. This Is That followed McNeil as she made one of her water smuggling trips. Subscribe for more comedy: http://bit.ly/subscribeCBCcomedy About This is That: This is That is a current affairs program that doesn't just talk about the issues, it fabricates them. Nothing's off limits--politics, business, culture, justice, science, religion--if it's relevant to Canadians, we'll find out the "This" and the "That" of the story. Each week, hosts Pat Kelly and Peter Oldring will introduce you to the voices that give this country character and through these stories provide a new perspective as to what it means to live in Canada. Stay Connected: Twitter: http://bit.ly/ThisIsThatTwitter Facebook: http://bit.ly/ThisIsThatFB Instagram: http://bit.ly/ThisIsThatInstagram About CBC: Welcome to the official YouTube channel for CBC, Canada’s public broadcaster. CBC is dedicated to creating content with original voices that inspire and entertain. Watch sneak peeks and trailers, behind the scenes footage, original web series, digital-exclusives and more. Connect with CBC Online: Twitter: http://bit.ly/CBCTwitter Facebook: http://bit.ly/CBCFacebook Instagram: http://bit.ly/CBCInstagram Canadian Makes Thousands of Dollars Smuggling Water into the U.S. | CBC Radio (Comedy/Satire Skit) https://www.youtube.com/user/CBCTV
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What Is The Water Resources?
It is not limited only to its physical measure (hydrological and hydrogeological), the 'flows stocks', but dec 5, 2016 water resources information from us geological survey glossaries (vodnye resursy) was founded in 1972 present materials on assessment of resources, integrated waterresource use, peer reviewed journal sustainable management (swam) publishes articles that deal with interface science featured research investigating use over choptank river watershed using a multi satellite data fusion approach for purpose management, scientific multiple connections between economy we tailor solutions discover define through investigative hydrology studies, develop supplies well drilling there enormous expertise across many disciplines at ucla, spread among departments schools. Virtually all of these human uses require fresh water resources are sources usually that useful, or potentially to society; For instance for agricultural, industrial recreational use jan 15, 2008 context is essential survival and well being important many sectors the economyearth's resources, including rivers, lakes, oceans, underground aquifers, under stress in regions. Swater resources development army corps of engineers. It is important because it needed for life to exist. Water resources and economics journal elsevierwater group institute of the environment integrated water resource plan broward county!u. Water resources and economics sciencedirect. Wikipedia wiki water_resources url? Q webcache. All living things require water to grow and reproduce resources are sources of that useful or potentially humans. Googleusercontent search. Water resources waternews circleofblue. Water resources research wiley online library. Humans need water for drinking consumer confidence report. Water resources wikipedia en. The department of water resources has published the annual consumer confidence report containing important information successful management is becoming an increasingly complex and challenging task with issues ranging from drought scarcity to concept multidimensional. Many uses of water include agricultural, industrial, household, recreational and environmental activities. Uses of water include agricultural, industrial, household, recreational and environmental activities. The ucla water resources group is broward's management community has developed a plan called the integrated resource (iwrp) that looks at how jun 21, 2017 managers and urban planners can use this dashboard to access maps data help them monitor potential for in last 30 years, changing values, political shifts, economic constraints have resulted major alterations corps' program online version of economics sciencedirect, world's leading platform high quality peer reviewed full text journals. Water resources waternews circleofbluewater wikipediawater latest research and news scientific facts on water greenfactswater gwinnett county. Water resources mike powered by dhiwater springer. Sustainable water resources management springer. Water resources are sources of water that potentially useful.
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Children's: Earth's Resources - Air, Water, Land. How to Save the Earth's Resources
Children's: Earth's Resources - Air, Water, Land. How to Save the Earth's Resources, global resources, resources for kids. Kids Educ SUBSCRIBE TO US http://goo.gl/3zf4Z3 To see the more kids movies go to http://www.youtube.com/user/KidsEduc
Water Changes Everything.
Almost a billion people live without clean drinking water. We call this the water crisis. It's a crisis because it only starts with water -- but water affects everything in life. Health. Education. Food security. And the lives of women and children, especially. We can end the water crisis in our lifetime. But first we have to let everyone know it's happening. Learn how water changes everything -- and share this with everyone you know. Learn more at http://cwtr.org/2kpkwsz Written by charity: water + Jonathan Jarvis Animation by Jonathan Jarvis Voiceover by Kristen Bell Score and sound effects by Douglas Kaufman
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The Water Cycle
This video uses animation, graphics, and video clips to illustrate and explain each of the "flow" and "storage" processes in the Hydrologic Cycle, more commonly known as the Water Cycle: precipitation, interception, runoff, infiltration, percolation, groundwater discharge, evaporation, transpiration, evapotranspiration, and condensation.
Water - Liquid Awesome: Crash Course Biology #2
Hank teaches us why water is one of the most fascinating and important substances in the universe. Follow SciShow on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Like SciShow on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Review: Re-watch = 00:00 Introduction = 00:42 Molecular structure & hydrogen bonds = 01:38 Cohesion & surface tension = 02:46 Adhesion = 03:31 Hydrophilic substances = 04:42 Hydrophobic substances = 05:14 Henry Cavendish = 05:49 Ice Density = 07:45 Heat Capacity = 09:10 Crash Course Biology is now available on DVD! http://dftba.com/product/1av/CrashCourse-Biology-The-Complete-Series-DVD-Set Citations: http://www.extension.umn.edu/distribution/youthdevelopment/components/0328-02.html http://www.uni.edu/~iowawet/H2OProperties.html http://www.hometrainingtools.com/properties-water-science-teaching-tip/a/1274/ http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/earth/geophysics/h2o7.htm http://www.robinsonlibrary.com/science/chemistry/biography/cavendish.htm http://chemistry.mtu.edu/~pcharles/SCIHISTORY/HenryCavendish.html http://www.nndb.com/people/030/000083778/ http://www.notablebiographies.com/Ca-Ch/Cavendish-Henry.html TAGS: water, hydrogen, oxygen, molecule, covalent bond, cohesion, adhesion, polarity, hydrogen bond, surface tension, capillary action, hydrophilic, hydrophobic, ionic bond, ion, universal solvent, henry cavendish, chemistry, specific gravity, density, heat capacity, evaporation, biology, crashcourse, crash course, hank green Support CrashCourse on Subbable: http://subbable.com/crashcourse
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Explore More: Water Quality | Full Program
http://iptv.org/exploremore/water The water we drink, the places we swim, and the plants and animals within our environment are increasingly threatened by one thing--pollution. Agricultural practices, household uses, urban runoff, and other sources significantly impact our communities and the world. The ways we use water, the pollutants found in it, and the issues that challenge its quality must be understood if we are to protect this vital resource. This award-winning program examines the threats, surveys the experts, and challenges you to make a difference through the choices you make. Visit the Explore More website for in-depth content, career connections, classroom resources, WebQuests, and more. http://iptv.org/exploremore/water Segments 1. USES Why is water quality important? What are two ways you use water before you get to school each day? In what ways have you taken water for granted? 2. PRACTICES Who is upstream from you? Downstream? What practices do you see in your area that can negatively affect water quality? What do you do currently that can positively or negatively affect water quality? 3. POLLUTANTS What comes to mind when you think of water pollution? Can a stream be perfectly clear and still be polluted? What pollutants are likely problems in your area? 4. HYDROLOGY What is hydrology? What is the hydrologic cycle? How does water physically move in your area? How has the hydrology in your area changed? 5. SOURCES How can pollution get into the water? What is nonpoint source pollution? What can happen in the hydrologic cycle to move pollutants into the water? How might pollutants enter the water near your home? 6. THE WATERSHED APPROACH What is a watershed? How does the way we use land affect water quality? What are the potential pollutants in your watershed? What measures could be taken to solve pollution problems in your area? 7. EXCESS NUTRIENTS What are sources of nutrients in your watershed? What responsibilities do the users of these nutrients have to protect water quality? Are these uses necessary? 8. MANURE MANAGEMENT What comes to mind when you hear about manure spills or fish kills? How can politicians influence farming practices? How can the economic needs of farmers influence farming practices? 9. URBAN RUNOFF Describe the hydrology in an urban setting near you. What kind of hydrology was present before this urban setting was built? What pollutants do you see entering the waterways in this area? 10. TAKE ACTION What water quality measures are being taken in your area? What organizations or groups are involved in these efforts? What actions will you take to improve water quality?
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Water Resources - ways of watering crops
A small video about farming and water resources in India. Do you know that farming is the main occupation of many people in our country? In India, farmers mainly depend on rainfall for growing crops. However, the distribution of rainfall varies from one region to another. Farmers face a challenge while growing crops as they need a constant supply of fresh water. Thus, fresh water is supplied to the fields through the process of irrigation. The practice of supplying water to an area of land through pipes or channels for growing crops is know as irrigation. Tube wells, sprinklers and canals are some methods of irrigation that most farmers in India use. Let us know more about them: - Tube wells are used to supply underground water tunnels. These are dug in places where water is found deep below the earth's surface. The underground water is brought to the surface with the help of a pump; - Sprinkler irrigation is another method of supplying water to the fields. It is done with the help of a device which is attached to pipes. A pump is used to force the water out to the pipes. Sprinklers distribute water on the fields like natural rainfall; - A canal is a long and slightly narrow passage that is dug in the ground to carry water to the fields. Canals get water from rivers. Some canals also get water from reservoirs of dams. - Damns are built across a river in order to prevent the water from flowing. The river water is stored in a reservoir behind the dam. The water stored in here is then taken to the fields through canals. Dams are useful to us in many ways; they are used to generate hydroelectricity. They also hold the excess water flowing in the river and prevent floods. When dams serve more than one purpose, they are called multipurpose projects. Have you seen any of these methods of irrigation used for watering fields? This footage is part of the broadcast stock footage archive of Wilderness Films India Ltd., the largest collection of HD imagery from South Asia. The collection comprises of 150, 000+ hours of high quality broadcast imagery, mostly shot on 4K, 200 fps slow motion, Full HD, HDCAM 1080i High Definition, Alexa and XDCAM. Write to us for licensing this footage on a broadcast format, for use in your production! We are happy to be commissioned to film for you or else provide you with broadcast crewing and production solutions across South Asia. We pride ourselves in bringing the best of India and South Asia to the world... Please subscribe to our channel wildfilmsindia on Youtube www.youtube.com/wildfilmsindia for a steady stream of videos from across India. Also, visit and enjoy your journey across India at www.clipahoy.com , India's first video-based social networking experience. Reach us at rupindang [at] gmail [dot] com and [email protected] To SUBSCRIBE click the below link: www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=WildFilmsIndia Like & Follow Us on: Facebook: www.facebook.com/WildernessFilmsIndiaLimited Website: www.wildfilmsindia.com
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Water Resources: CBSE Class 10 X | Social Studies | Video Lecture
Water Resources: CBSE Class 10 X | Social Studies | Video Lecture Topic Included this chapter are : Water Resources,Reources and Development,Popular struggles,Political Polities,Outcome of Democracy,Gender Cast and Relegion,Forest and wildlife,power sharing,fedralism,Democracy Diversity,Challenges to democracy,Agricalture,class 10,class X,class 10 Civics,class 10 Social Socience, Class 10 Social Studies,Class 10 NCRT Solution,class 10 ncrt,ncrt,ncrt for civics,ncrt for social studies,dronstudy. Here is a demo of online video lecture. You can watch this complete video on our website Dronstudy OR Call us at - 8287971571
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DIY: Make Swamp Water Drinkable
Download The Walking Dead: No Man's Land for free and get Negan! Click here: http://nxtg.ms/2uB2gkV Only available this week! I'm putting my health on the line to prove a simple and effective survival hack, for getting clean drinking water. This video is sponsored by Next Games. #ad Subscribe & “Ring the Bell”: https://goo.gl/618xWm Bottled Water: http://amzn.to/2c8U5aP Glass Cup: http://amzn.to/2oKfkp6 Scissors: http://amzn.to/2cRrbt4 See What Else I’m Up To: Instagram: https://goo.gl/C0Q1YU Facebook: https://goo.gl/mQbwtK Pinterest: https://goo.gl/Gbffq4 Business Inquiries: For business and sponsorship inquiries please contact us directly: https://goo.gl/Z2L6yM Music by: Johan Glossner - "Cause I Am Coming Home (Elphick Remix) (Instrumental Version)" Royalty Free Music from Epidemic Sound: https://goo.gl/jlJWJO WARNING: This video is only for entertainment purposes. If you rely on the information portrayed in this video, you assume the responsibility for the results. Have fun, but always think ahead, and remember that every project you try is at YOUR OWN RISK. ✌️👑 RANDOM NATION: TRANSLATE this video and you'll GET CREDIT! Click Here: https://goo.gl/F7TtuJ Want credit TRANSLATING other videos? Click Here to see where else you can contribute: https://goo.gl/Dmpwbq THANK YOU!! ✌️👑
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What is Hydrosphere? | Water Distribution | Environmental Science | EVS | LetsTute
Check out our video on "Hydrosphere & Water Distribution" This session explains the following points : - What is Hydrosphere? - Distribution of Water Get the entire course on Hydrosphere | Natural Resources- Water which includes Video Lectures, Assessments and Quiz Videos by clicking the given link https://goo.gl/Jyo6AX Also avail DVD on the Hydrosphere | Natural Resources- Water from https://goo.gl/TJmkF6 Subscribe Us For More Updates: Link : https://goo.gl/bfusQt Website : http://letstute.com/ To Get Regular Content Updates- Like Us On Facebook : https://www.facebook.com/letstutepage Follow Us On Twitter : https://twitter.com/lets_tute Add Us On Google+ for updates on our upcoming Videos https://plus.google.com/+Letstute Email us @ [email protected] WhatsApp your Queries on +91 7506363600 Visit our other channels LetsTute Cbse Math https://goo.gl/Q5xVCN LetsTute Accountancy http://bit.ly/1VvIMWD Values to Lead (Value Education) http://bit.ly/1poLX8j
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Water and Classical Civilizations: Crash Course World History 222
In which John Green teaches you about water! So, we talk about resources a lot on Crash Course, and today is no exception. It turns out people can't live without water, which means it's absolutely necessary for civilization. Today John talks about water in the context of classical civilizations, but not like Greece or Rome or something. We're talking about the Maya civilization in Central America, and the Khmer civilization in what is now Cambodia. So this is an awesome video, OK? You can directly support Crash Course at https://www.patreon.com/crashcourse Subscribe for as little as $0 to keep up with everything we're doing. Free is nice, but if you can afford to pay a little every month, it really helps us to continue producing this content. Citation 1: Steven J. Mithen - Sue Mithen, Thirst: Water and Power in the Ancient World. Harvard University Press. 2012. p 235 Citation 2: Patrice Bonnafoux, cited in Mithen. p243 Citation 3: Mithen. p 296
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What is the future of water resources in Latin America and the Caribbean?
Full of water, yet thirsty? We talk about the future of water resources in Latin America and the Caribbean. Subscribe to our blog! https://blogs.iadb.org/agua At the Inter-American Development Bank we work to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean. http://www.iadb.org
What If All The Ice Melted On Earth? ft. Bill Nye
WATCH 'The End Of The Arctic' https://youtu.be/CrRDtZp96jw SIGN THE PETITION: http://bit.ly/arcticasap Subscribe! http://bit.ly/asapsci Special thanks to Business Insider for their Ice Melting video, watch the full version here: https://youtu.be/VbiRNT_gWUQ GET THE ASAPSCIENCE BOOK: http://asapscience.com/book/ Created by: Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown Written by: Tyler Irving, Greg Brown and Mitchell Moffit Illustrated: by: Max Simmons Edited by: Sel Ghebrehiwot FOLLOW US! Instagram and Twitter: @whalewatchmeplz and @mitchellmoffit Clickable: http://bit.ly/16F1jeC and http://bit.ly/15J7ube AsapINSTAGRAM: https://instagram.com/asapscience/ Snapchat: realasapscience Facebook: http://facebook.com/AsapSCIENCE Twitter: http://twitter.com/AsapSCIENCE Tumblr: http://asapscience.tumblr.com Vine: Search "AsapSCIENCE" on vine! SNAPCHAT US 'whalewatchmeplz' and 'pixelmitch' Created by Mitchell Moffit (twitter @mitchellmoffit) and Gregory Brown (twitter @whalewatchmeplz). Send us stuff! ASAPSCIENCE INC. P.O. Box 93, Toronto P Toronto, ON, M5S2S6 Photo Credits Corrientes-oceanicas Map By Dr. Michael Pidwirny (see http://www.physicalgeography.net) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons References / Further Reading: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v531/n7596/full/nature17145.html https://usclivar.org/amoc/organization/amoc-science-team http://www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/v5/n5/full/nclimate2554.html http://scied.ucar.edu/longcontent/melting-arctic-sea-ice-and-ocean-circulation https://coast.noaa.gov/digitalcoast/tools/slr http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/plugged-in/drown-your-town-what-does-your-hometown-look-like-with-sea-level-rise/ http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2013/09/rising-seas/if-ice-melted-map http://eau.sagepub.com/content/19/1/17.short?rss=1&ssource=mfc http://thewatchers.adorraeli.com/2013/01/29/rising-sea-level-will-displace-a-substantial-fraction-of-the-human-population/ http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=9162438 http://www.gizmodo.com.au/2016/08/rising-sea-levels-threaten-over-a-trillion-dollars-worth-of-us-homes/ http://www.nature.com/nclimate/journal/v3/n9/full/nclimate1979.html http://scied.ucar.edu/longcontent/rising-sea-level https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/climatescience/oceansicerocks/iceandclimate.html http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/11/111116-antarctica-mountains-mystery-ice-science-earth/ http://water.usgs.gov/edu/earthwherewater.html http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/climate-trends-continue-to-break-records
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You will NEVER BELIEVE where CAPE TOWNS WATER is really going... FOLLOW ME ON: FB: https://www.facebook.com/adamspiresvlogger/ Insta: @adamspiresvlog Special thanks for Siv Ngesi for co-producing this as well as Chris from Cape Town for doing the filming. Food vs Water Source: http://www.imeche.org/docs/default-source/reports/Global_Food_Report.pdf Cape Town is hurtling towards “Day Zero”: the day taps run dry. This is expected in mid-May, just weeks after the city’s new water supplies are due. Cape Town is quite used to surviving dry years. Water restrictions get it through and then dams refill, thanks to the wet years that usually follow. But this time it’s different. Never in recorded history has Cape Town encountered a drought of such severity for three consecutive years. One of the biggest debates is whether local government is handling the crisis effectively. Investigating this question exposes politics, not rainfall, at the heart of the problem. The Western Cape is the only province in the country run by the Democratic Alliance, while the African National Congress runs the rest. This means that the relationship between national government and the Western Cape is complicated, as the water crisis shows. Two tiers of governance – the Western Cape province and the City of Cape Town – went above and beyond what was required to prepare for drought. The system failed, however, at the level of national government. Wasteful expenditure in the national Department of Water and Sanitation, erroneous water allocations to agriculture and a failure to acknowledge or respond to provincial and municipal calls for help obstructed timely interventions. National government’s numerous spanners jammed up the works of a system that could have managed the crisis quite effectively. The Western Cape’s water situation Six major dams make up 99.6% of the volume of water in the Western Cape Water Supply System. Cape Town’s strategy for handling droughts is based on a warning system that kicks in when dam levels are lower than normal for a particular time of year. About once every ten years, there is extremely low rainfall around the major Theewaterskloof Dam. The last dam level scare was in 2004-2005. In 2007, the national Department of Water and Sanitation issued a warning about Cape Town’s water supply, saying the city would need new water sources by 2015. The deadline was based on normal rainfall and water demand trends. Unusually dry winters and higher water consumption could shorten this deadline considerably. Two tiers of governance – the Western Cape province and the City of Cape Town – went above and beyond what was required to prepare for drought. The system failed, however, at the level of national government. Wasteful expenditure in the national Department of Water and Sanitation, erroneous water allocations to agriculture and a failure to acknowledge or respond to provincial and municipal calls for help obstructed timely interventions. National government’s numerous spanners jammed up the works of a system that could have managed the crisis quite effectively. The Western Cape’s water situation Six major dams make up 99.6% of the volume of water in the Western Cape Water Supply System. Tags: cape town,cape town water crisis,south africa,south africa drought,water shortage cape town,saving water cape town,conspiracy,city of cape town
The Story of Bottled Water
The Story of Bottled Water, released on March 22, 2010 (World Water Day) employs the Story of Stuff style to tell the story of manufactured demand—how you get Americans to buy more than half a billion bottles of water every week when it already flows from the tap. Over five minutes, the film explores the bottled water industrys attacks on tap water and its use of seductive, environmental-themed advertising to cover up the mountains of plastic waste it produces. The film concludes with a call to take back the tap, not only by making a personal commitment to avoid bottled water, but by supporting investments in clean, available tap water for all. Our production partners on the bottled water film include five leading sustainability groups: Corporate Accountability International, Environmental Working Group, Food & Water Watch, Pacific Institute, and Polaris Institute. And, for all you fact checkers out there, http://storyofstuff.org/pdfs/StoryOfBottledWater_pdfs.zip GET INVOLVED: http://action.storyofstuff.org/sign/social-action/ FOLLOW US: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/storyofstuff/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/storyofstuff Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/storyofstuff/ SUPPORT THE PROJECT: https://action.storyofstuff.org/donate/social_donations/ Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/BBZ/
Science - Sources of Water - English
It explains about different sources of water. It explains about sources of surface water. It elaborates facts about groundwater like how underground water builds up, how groundwater is used etc. It emphasizes on rain as an important source of fresh water and rain water conservation. Next, learn about states of water and how water changes its state, watch: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQOpooHgtCg About us: We are a social enterprise working on a mission to make school learning interesting, relevant and affordable to every child on this planet. You can watch our FREE online videos at http://www.bodhaguru.com/watch and download our practice application/games - just visit http://www.bodhaguru.com/play If you like our videos, subscribe to our channel http://www.youtube.com/user/BodhaGuruLearning. Feel free to connect with us at http://www.facebook.com/BodhaGuru OR http://twitter.com/Bodhaguru Have fun, while you learn. Thanks for watching -- Team BodhaGuru
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Why China Is Running Out Of Water
The Fight To Control The South China Sea http://www.seeker.com/the-fight-to-control-the-south-china-sea-1792606255.html » Subscribe to NowThis World: http://go.nowth.is/World_Subscribe 80% of China's underground water is not suitable for drinking and many rivers are too polluted to touch. Will China run out of clean water? Learn More: The Economist: Desperate Measures http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21587789-desperate-measures The Atlantic: China Has Launched the Largest Water-Pipeline Project in History http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2014/03/china-has-launched-the-largest-water-pipeline-project-in-history/284300/ The Guardian: 100 Chinese cities face water crisis, says minister https://www.theguardian.com/world/2005/jun/08/china.jonathanwatts National Geographic: Yellow River http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2008/05/china/yellow-river/larmer-text/2 Music Track Courtesy of APM Music: "Ephimeral" _ More from NowThis: » Subscribe to NowThis News: http://go.nowth.is/News_Subscribe NowThis World is dedicated to bringing you topical explainers about the world around you. Each week we’ll be exploring current stories in international news, by examining the facts, providing historical context, and outlining the key players involved. We’ll also highlight powerful countries, ideologies, influential leaders, and ongoing global conflicts that are shaping the current landscape of the international community across the globe today. Like NowThis World on Facebook: https://go.nowth.is/World_Facebook http://www.youtube.com/nowthisworld Special thanks to Jules Suzdaltsev for hosting Seeker Daily! Check Jules out on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jules_su
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How To Prepare For a Hurricane Now
We take you along as we prepare for Hurricane Florence. As livelong preppers and individuals who have lived through several disasters, we share with you some things you can do right now to prepare for a hurricane and other emergencies. RESOURCES: Guildbrook Farm Tees: https://goo.gl/RZTEG8 EcoZoom Versa: http://geni.us/Me7IL ThruNite TC12 Flashlight: http://geni.us/Sr2A0g ThruNite TH20 Headlamp: http://geni.us/KSFv8 Tough Light Rechargeable Lantern: http://geni.us/0JO7B Midland ER310 Emergency Radio: http://geni.us/CaT33 Midland GXT1050VP4 Two-Way Radio: http://geni.us/o6Zpz3z First Aid Kit: http://geni.us/HvVx9s RELATED VIDEOS: Earthquake: A Real SHTF Survival Story: https://youtu.be/KbZLuqvhFpY Why We Prep: https://youtu.be/f5BkF1vDfs4 Prepper Bug Out Bag Basics (BattlBox Mission 34: Movie and Review): https://youtu.be/Eeb5730SFgw Our Prepper MEDICAL Supplies and First Aid: https://youtu.be/CKUr9CHGHSg DIY Rocket Stove vs EcoZoom Versa COOK OFF!: https://youtu.be/fJZvKcC3VKk Canning 101: Start Here: https://youtu.be/jU0CzxBnKoY Start a 3 WEEK Prepper Food Pantry: https://youtu.be/_Gk7yKcaGjA Guildbrook Farm is an off grid, modern homestead located in the foothills of Appalachia. We take you along on our journey to become more self reliant by growing an organic garden, raising heritage breed chickens and pigs, improve our skills in canning and food preservation, building off the grid renewable energy systems, prepping for events such as natural disasters, and learning old time skills. Join us as we build an off-grid cabin and homestead from raw land while remaining debt-free. Follow our successes and failures as we learn to live a more simple, sustainable lifestyle. Thanks for watching! Jeremy, Jaime, Marina, and Ilaria ❤️ Guildbrook Farm 201 Tom Hall Street #1171 Fort Mill, SC 29715-1171
The Politics of Water in the Middle East: What No One Wants You to Know about the Jordan River
"The Politics of Water in the Middle East: What No One Wants You to Know about the Jordan River (and other stories of water resource mismanagement)" A presentation by Greta Scharnweber, Outreach Director for the Council on Middle East Studies at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale UniversityPart of the 2008 Summer Teacher Institute on Climate Change at the University of Chicago Center for International Studies.Greta Scharnweber works with the PIER (Programs in International Educational Resources) outreach team (which together covers the globe) to meet the needs of educators wishing to improve their classroom teaching on the Middle East. In addition to coordinating workshops, film series, and other cultural events on campus, she has led several intensive summer institutes on topics such as Understanding Islamic Societies, Arts in Action in the Middle East, Black Gold: The Geopolitics of Oil in the Middle East, and Metropolis: City Living from Timbuktu to Tashkent. This summer she will lead another intensive summer institute entitled From Sand to Sea: Cultural Exchange through Trade on the Silk Road. As a complement to these summer institutes, Greta organizes study tours in the Middle East for educators, including destinations such as Morocco, Egypt, UAE, Qatar, Turkey, Yemen, and Western China. She is currently planning for a study tour in Fall 2007 for educators to Jordan, Israel and Palestine to investigate ?The Politics of Water,? a program focused on the Jordan River Valley ecosystem and the crisis of fresh water resources in this tense political region. Beyond her work on Yale?s campus, Greta has taken a particular interest in promoting High School Arabic language programs in Connecticut, recently helping to get language programs started in both the New Haven and Norwalk public schools. She also serves on the boards of the Connecticut Geographic Alliance, the Center for Global Studies in Norwalk, CT, and consults with schools all over the state of Connecticut and in New England at large.Prior to becoming an Outreach Director at Yale, Greta worked for two years in the Ford Foundation?s Education, Sexuality, and Religion unit, where she worked on portfolios related to international education policy, religious pluralism, scholarship on ethnic and racial identity, gender studies and campus diversity initiatives. Greta graduated in 2001 with an M.A. from Georgetown University?s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, where as a student she supported their educational outreach efforts for two years. She also holds an M.A. in Comparative Religion and Islamic Studies from the University of Colorado at Boulder (1999). In 1997, Greta earned her Bachelor?s degree in Religion and Cultural Anthropology from Kenyon College. Her research interests have focused primarily on popular culture, contemporary religion and education. She is particularly interested in issues of cultural identity, including the importance of gender, race and ethnicity to the modern societies of the Middle East and North Africa.In addition to her special interest in the Middle East, Greta strives to be an internationalist: She speaks Arabic and Spanish, and has also studied French, KiSwahili, and Brazilian Portuguese. She has lived overseas in Egypt, Morocco and Kenya, has traveled widely throughout the Middle East, East Africa, Western Europe and the United States, and has recently begun exploring South America and Asia.
Views: 2911 UChicagoCISSR
Water As One Resource: How Groundwater Interacts with Lakes and Streams
This is the first presentation from the Critical Issues Webinar: Water As One Resource which provides an overview of how groundwater and surface water interact, what the implications of these interactions on water resources are, and how water can be more effectively managed if an understanding of these interactions is incorporated. Our speakers include: Ken Bradbury, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey William M. Alley, National Ground Water Association Thomas Harter, University of California, Davis This webinar is cosponsored by the National Ground Water Association, UW-Extension Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, and the Association of American State Geologists. For more information: www.americangeosciences.org/policy-critical-issues/webinars
Properties of Water
Explore some properties of water with the Amoeba Sisters! It's all about those hydrogen bonds. Video has handout: http://www.amoebasisters.com/handouts Terms discussed include adhesion, cohesion, surface tension, specific heat - all made possible by those amazing hydrogen bonds. Support us on Patreon! http://www.patreon.com/amoebasisters Our FREE resources: GIFs: http://www.amoebasisters.com/gifs.html Handouts: http://www.amoebasisters.com/handouts.html Comics: http://www.amoebasisters.com/parameciumparlorcomics Connect with us! Website: http://www.AmoebaSisters.com Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/AmoebaSisters Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AmoebaSisters Tumblr: http://www.amoebasisters.tumblr.com Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/AmoebaSister­s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/amoebasistersofficial/ Visit our Redbubble store at http://www.amoebasisters.com/store.html The Amoeba Sisters videos demystify science with humor and relevance. The videos center on Pinky's certification and experience in teaching science at the high school level. Pinky's teacher certification is in grades 4-8 science and 8-12 composite science (encompassing biology, chemistry, and physics). Amoeba Sisters videos only cover concepts that Pinky is certified to teach, and they focus on her specialty: secondary life science. For more information about The Amoeba Sisters, visit: http://www.amoebasisters.com/about-us.html We cover the basics in biology concepts at the secondary level. If you are looking to discover more about biology and go into depth beyond these basics, our recommended reference is the FREE, peer reviewed, open source OpenStax biology textbook: https://openstax.org/details/books/biology *We mention that water makes up "3/4 of the Earth's surface" and we wish we had said "nearly" This number is going to be an estimate, but here is a source that puts it around 71%. https://water.usgs.gov/edu/earthhowmuch.html We take pride in our AWESOME community, and we welcome feedback and discussion. However, please remember that this is an education channel. See YouTube's community guidelines https://www.youtube.com/yt/policyandsafety/communityguidelines.html and YouTube's policy center https://support.google.com/youtube/topic/2676378?hl=en&ref_topic=6151248. We also reserve the right to remove comments with vulgar language. Music is this video is listed free to use/no attribution required from the YouTube audio library https://www.youtube.com/audiolibrary/music?feature=blog We have YouTube's community contributed subtitles feature on to allow translations for different languages. YouTube automatically credits the different language contributors below (unless the contributor had opted out of being credited). We are thankful for those that contribute different languages. If you have a concern about community contributed contributions, please contact us.
Views: 525067 Amoeba Sisters
How to Save Water in Six Easy Ways
Watch more How to Go Green at Home videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/282280-How-to-Save-Water-in-Six-Easy-Ways Are you really doing all you can to conserve water, our most precious resource? Here are some simple ways you may not have thought of. Step 1: Ask yourself if you really want water Only ask restaurant servers to bring you a glass of water and refill it if you're planning to drink it. Step 2: Check your toilet Make sure your toilet isn't leaking by putting a drop of food coloring in the tank. If it shows up in the bowl a few minutes later and you haven't flushed, you have a leak. Tip A leaky toilet can waste 200 gallons of water a day! Step 3: Keep cold water on hand If you drink tap water at home, keep a jug of it in the fridge so you don't have to run the water until it's cold. Step 4: Recycle veggie water Wash fruits and vegetables in a basin rather than under running water, then use that water, and any you used to boil vegetables, to water your plants. In addition to saving water, you'll give them extra nutrients. Or save boiled veggie water to start a soup stock. Tip If you have a dehumidifier, use the water on plants. Step 5: Don't be lazy! Sweep steps, driveways, and sidewalks rather than hosing them off. Step 6: Keep a water spray bottle on the sink Keep a small spray bottle of water on your bathroom sink. Instead of running the faucet, use it to wet your toothbrush before applying paste. Think of how much water you can save with a few spritzes. Did You Know? The average American wastes up to 30 gallons of water every day.
Views: 120332 Howcast
Agricultural Water Management 101
Agricultural Water Management 101, by Prinsco, a family owned company innovating to impact agricultural efficiency since 1975. This presentation will take you through the basics of effective water management in an agricultural application, how it works and why it has the potential to dramatically improve crop health and productivity. www.prinsco.com
Views: 46820 Prinsco Inc
AP Government Forms Committee | to Study Ground Water Resources
The State government has constituted a high-level 22-member committee headed by the Secretary of Water Resources Department (Minor Irrigation) || ETV AP ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ☛ Download ETV Android App: https://goo.gl/aub2D9 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For Latest Updates on ETV Channels !! ☛ Visit our Official Website: http://www.etv.co.in ☛ Subscribe to Latest News -https://goo.gl/9Waw1K ☛ Subscribe to our YouTube Channel - http://bit.ly/JGOsxY ☛ Like us : https://www.facebook.com/ETVAndhraPradesh ☛ Follow us : https://twitter.com/etvandhraprades ☛ Circle us : https://goo.gl/H5cc6E ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Views: 403 ETV Andhra Pradesh
Over Troubled Waters (Documentary)
Available for the first time for free to the public. This film has been seen by hundreds of thousands of people since 2012. Our award winning documentary narrated by Ed Begley, Jr. on the struggle to stop the water grab via the Delta tunnels project, and the ways to create a sustainable water supply for California. Grab a cold one and learn. View time 45 minutes. ~~~ Our Story ~~~ The San Francisco Bay-Delta, largest estuary on the west coast of the Americas and a national treasure. . . If you have heard of the Delta at all, you have heard that it is both a vital resource and a seriously threatened region. But you’ve probably heard the story of the Delta told by people who want to reshape it to take the water and create corporate wealth. So much of what you have heard is misleading, even wrong. In California and in national media, the Delta has been brought to you by a politically powerful and well-financed PR machine. The people behind this machine don’t care about the long-term health of California’s water resources or the people who rely on them. You deserve to hear the story of the Delta told by the other side of the issue, the people who are fighting for this unique region and for a sane and sustainable water policy for the whole state. For this documentary, we’ve talked to North Coast fishermen and to Delta and Northern California farmers who have already seen their way of life changed, for the worse, by the way California has been managing its water. We’ve talked to people who maintain the Delta’s levees, to people who recreate in the Delta, and to people who understand the needs of the fish and other creatures who call the Delta home or pass through it, as the salmon do to spawn. We let you hear from interests on both sides. And we shine a bright light on some of the claims that have been used to justify sending ever more of the Delta region’s water to benefit corporate agriculture and Chinatown-style big water development interests. Restore the Delta is a grassroots organization that has been fighting for years to protect this unique community of farmers, fishermen, and environmentalists who want to preserve the Delta’s way of life and its unique and threatened ecosystem. We understand that in the long run, water policies that are bad for the Delta are bad for everybody. We need your help to share this story, not just for the Delta, but for the future of California.
Views: 14092 Restore the Delta
Integrated Water Resources Management Plan
The DPW&P is developing a plan for the future of our water resources. It’s called an Integrated Water Resources Management Plan (Integrated Plan). This Plan will help us spend our financial resources efficiently, to help minimize impacts to your rates and provide the City services you depend on. The Integrated Plan involves things YOU care about: DRINKING WATER, STORMWATER, WASTEWATER, FLOODING & MORE. The DPW&P held their first public meeting on Wednesday, May 16th, to introduce the concept of the Integrated Plan to the community and to provide an opportunity for resident input. If you were unable to attend, this video highlights the meeting discussion. Go to www.worcesterwaters.com for more information on the meeting, upcoming events, and to fill out our community survey form. The DPW&P wants to ensure our future priorities protect public health and the environment. The more we know about your priorities, the better the Plan will be.
Views: 55 City of Worcester
What really happens to the plastic you throw away - Emma Bryce
View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/what-really-happens-to-the-plastic-you-throw-away-emma-bryce We’ve all been told that we should recycle plastic bottles and containers. But what actually happens to the plastic if we just throw it away? Emma Bryce traces the life cycles of three different plastic bottles, shedding light on the dangers these disposables present to our world. Lesson by Emma Bryce, animation by Sharon Colman.
Views: 1751045 TED-Ed
Watearth Water Resources and Green Infrastructure
Watearth, Inc. combines extensive and award-winning experience in water resources, hydrology and hydraulics, Low Impact Development, Green Infrastructure, water quality, and environmental engineering with an unparalleled knowledge of sustainable stormwater and water management to deliver cost-effective long-term solutions to our clients’ environmental and water challenges. Our thorough understanding of today’s regulatory climate allows us to focus on our clients’ concerns and competing priorities within the context of today’s regulatory climate with a collaborative and integrated planning process. Founded in 2008 by Principal Engineer, Jennifer J. Walker, P.E., D.WRE, ENV SP, CFM, QSD, we are a leader in water resources and integrating Green Infrastructure with flood control. We have extensive experience in implementing flood control, Green Infrastructure, and water resources projects in urbanized and undeveloped areas from a watershed-level down to the smallest site. We have successfully provided services from planning and modeling through design, construction, and maintenance phases. Our comprehensive knowledge and hands-on experience allows us to “hit the ground running” with solutions that work for our clients. Walker is Principal developer of a model on behalf of the Texas Water Development Board to evaluate water conservation Best Management Practices statewide. Walker’s experience also includes developing a California statewide Low Impact Development (LID) modeling tool for Phase II communities in collaboration with California State Sacramento’s Office of Water Programs, which is funded by the State Water Resources Control Board. Walker serves as LID technical expert on the San Francisco Bay Area Regional Green Infrastructure Tool and the San Francisco Bay Area Green Plan-It Master Plan in collaboration with the San Francisco Estuary Institute. Walker is adept at solving complex and politically sensitive issues and is ahead of the curve in integrating GI/LID, water quality, environmental, water conservation, and flood control. She has been a diplomate of The American Academy of Water Resources Engineers since 2008. Watearth is an SBE/WBE/DBE certified business with multiple federal, state, and local agencies and maintains offices in Houston, Oakland, Sacramento, and Los Angeles. Please contact us for additional certification details and to discuss teaming on projects. Watearth 877.302.2084 [email protected] watearth.com
🇳🇮 Nicaragua's Great Divide - TechKnow
Nicaragua is the second poorest country in the Americas, second only to Haiti. Poverty is rampant and easily witnessed on its streets. The dream of building a trans-Nicaragua canal connecting the Atlantic and the Pacific has been around for centuries, but despite prospects for economic growth, the latest China-backed canal project in Nicaragua is dividing the nation. The proposed Nicaragua Canal Project presents a classic trade-off between economic development and the protection of natural resources to the country. In this case, it is Lake Cocibolca (also known as Lake Nicaragua), the largest lake in Central America and a source of drinking water to thousands of Nicaraguans, that is in danger. In my legal opinion, it is completely evident that the canal law is against the constitution. Monica Lopez Baltodano, environmental attorney, Popol Na On the Pacific side, the coastal town of Gigante relies on the sea for its basic needs. This is set to change if the canal project goes through, as Gigante will serve as the Pacific port entrance. However, the less fortunate - in spite of the lack of information available to them - continue to embrace the project as a potential means to escape poverty. They have been promised a change and more opportunities as a result - but this is without knowing the consequences. Monica Lopez Baltodano, who is an environmental attorney and director of the Popol Na Foundation, an organisation which looks after local civil rights, sees the canal project as one of the biggest threats to local communities. She warns of the dangers of how the fallout for local resources will affect Nicaraguans. "They sell people dreams, that a huge investment like this is going to change completely the economical system in Nicaragua, and the poverty in Nicaragua ... it's completely unreal. It doesn't work that way," says Baltodano about the way in which President Daniel Ortega's government has sold the project to the desperate public. With most of the mainstream media consumed by everyday Nicaraguans completely controlled by Ortega's government too, the legal battle ahead for Baltodano and Popol Na is long and uncertain. Salvador Montenegro-Guillen is one of Nicaragua's leading scientists, a professor of ecology and limnology who was once the director of the Center for Research in Water Resources of Nicaragua. He echoes Baltodano's sentiments and voices his own concerns about the importance of the lake. "Lake Cocibolca is actually the jewel of the crown for this country because no other body of water has the quality and quantity of this lake," he says. As scientists continue their research to try to rescue the lake, one thing has become apparent - the technical and, in due effect, environmental effects of digging the canal will bring irreparable damage to Lake Cocibolca. Local newspaper Confidencial even took a depth finder through the proposed course of the canal to find that most of the distance across the lake was just too shallow for the purposes of the project. "That means that they would have to dig up 20 metres, almost. How are they going to get the sediments out [of the water], where are they going to put it? What does that mean for the lake? There needs to be more studies done," says Katherine Vammen, a microbiologist and research scientist at the University of Central America. When it comes down to a pros and cons debate, Monica Lopez Baltodano fears the worst. "To risk all of our most valuable resources, affecting more than 119,000 people, just to get 25,000 jobs for a small period of time ... it doesn't make any sense at all. And I worry that we are putting all of our future at risk by destroying Nicaragua's lake," she says. Could the project change the fortunes of Nicaragua or ruin the country's most environmentally sensitive areas? TechKnow went to Nicaragua to look at Nicaragua's canal project and the potential fallout. - Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe - Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/AJEnglish - Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aljazeera - Check our website: http://www.aljazeera.com/
Views: 46921 Al Jazeera English