If you would like to know more about using multi-wavelength Fast Repetition Rate fluorometry to estimate gross primary productivity come along to a free training session to be held on Onboard RV Callista on Wednesday 10th April 12.00-13.00 at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK. Dr Kevin Oxborough and his team will demonstrate the new range of FastOcean FRR fluorometers for in situ and in vitro estimation of gross primary productivity. Additional applications include ballast water monitoring, algal bloom detection, sea-truthing of satellite data, toxicant detection, coastal monitoring, iron fertilization experiments to name a few. With increased functionality, detailed analysis of phytoplankton within the laboratory can now be achieved. Places are limited to 25 so if you wish to attend, please come along to Ocean Business and register fast - http://www.chelsea.co.uk/component/content/article/338-register-for-one-...
A few places are still available on our free training session entitled “Measurements of hydrocarbon, sewage contamination of the coastal zone, BOD, optical brighteners and CDOM using the new Chelsea range of UviLux UV fluorometers". This event is being held on 9th April 2012 on board research vessel RV Callista at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, UK as part of Ocean Business 2013 (9-11 April 2013). If you would like to attend please come along to Ocean Business and register. As this event is taking place on a boat, places are limited to 25. For more information visit http://www.chelsea.co.uk/component/content/article/338-register-for-one-...
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Texas suffering long-term drought is struggling with legal issues as to ownership of water and how water can be conserved. The Texas Supreme Court rules that a landowner, if rights have not been sold or transferred, has right to water that can be pumped from wells on his property. Only limitations may be waste or subsistence or perhaps some other narrow grounds. With aquifers at very low points because of use and drought, state's ability and local groundwater conservation districts to restrict removal of water from aquifer may be limited.
Some parties are now drilling into deep more saline aquifers and using desalination to provide water for people, industry, and for hydraulic fracturing in booming oil fields in West Texas. This may help reduce problems with fresh water aquifers, but desalination is expensive.
Legal rights to groundwater are important in the US. How do these issues affect other countries?
Volume 2, Issue 14, April 3, 2013
The Big Picture
PM seeks joint mechanism on Brahmaputra from China; experts wary
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has sought a joint mechanism from Chinese President Xi Jinping to assess construction work on dams on Brahmaputra river in Tibet, but experts are sceptical if Beijing would oblige soon. Singh had met the new Chinese President on the sidelines of the BRICS Summit held in Durban, South Africa last week and raised the issue of the transborder river systems..........................read more
New financial mechanisms needed for achieving global water security: UN
Amid growing water scarcity across the world, several experts, including those from the United Nations, have proposed a new definition of water security. Stating that there are now, more than ever, strong links between water security and international peace, the experts have urged for inclusion of water security issues on the agenda of the UN Security Council. In recent years, water security has emerged as pressing issue on the global political agenda........................read more
News & Features
VA Tech Wabag eyes projects in Arab markets, desalination
India's leading water and wastewater treatment company Va Tech Wabag has decided to increase focus on the North African, Latin American and Russian market to drive business expansion. The company has also identified desalination as a future growth driver and set up a dedicated SBU (strategic business unit) for the vertical....………………..read more
Innovation Fund raises Rs 400 crore; to get Govt nod soon
The India Inclusive Innovation Fund, a Government-backed fund that seeks to provide capital to companies building innovative products and services in several areas including water, has managed to get commitment to the tune of Rs 400 crore. The Fund is aimed at providing services to under-served and low-income communities.…..………read more
Water politics plagues IPL season 6
As Kolkata Knight Riders get ready to play Delhi Daredevils to get the sixth season of the hugely successful and popular Indian Premier League (IPL) underway on April 3, the spotlight has suddenly shifted from the cricketers, cheerleaders, Shah Rukh Khan, vuvuzelas et al. Water has emerged the undisputed new champion..............……...…read more
Ramky Infra bags Rs 360 crore orders in water, wastewater verticals
Hyderabad-based Ramky Infrastructure has bagged orders worth over Rs 360 crore in water and wastewater verticals. The orders are for projects in Karnataka, Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. The company said in Andhra Pradesh, its JV was awarded a Rs 138.26-crore project for a water treatment plant.............……...…read more
World water disinfection products market seen at $7.7 bn in 2016; India, China to push growth
India, China, Taiwan, South Korea, Japan and Australia are among the major countries in Asia-Pacific that will drive the growth of water disinfection products market in the next three-four years. The $5.9 billion world water disinfection product industry is projected to increase 5.5 per cent per year to $7.7 billion in 2016..........……..…read more
Egypt likely to offer water projects to Indian companies
Egypt is expected to invite Indian companies to participate in a host of water and wastewater projects being taken up in the Arab country following the visit of its President Mohamed Morsi earlier this month. Some of the projects are likely to be undertaken by Egypt through the public-private partnership (PPP) mode.…………read more
Spain's Aqualia plans India foray; eyes 24X7 water projects
Spain's Aqualia, one of the world's largest water management company, is looking to make an entry into the Indian market, but remains cautious in its approach. The company is looking to bag large water management contracts. Some of these contracts could be over Rs 550 crore ($100 million) each...........……..… read more
Useful report released to mark the World Water Day 2013 by Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition. You will have to register first for downloading the free version
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Report: USDA Says Farmers Expected to Plant More Water-efficient Crops in 2013 ## http://www.circleofblue.org/waternews/2013/world/report-usda-says-farmer...
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Pump Aid has been working with the University of Brighton, who have now secured funding for a PhD study on rural water supplies. The position has now been advertised, but the deadline is tight – April 11th:
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