Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Watershed study

Cosumnes River is a model for floodplain restoration

Fooding in the lower Cosumnes River watershed in January. MICHAEL R. EATON / Water Deeply

Water Deeply

Water Deeply

With California's surface drought over, the state can prioritize investing in groundwater recharge and floodplain restoration to help fight one of its biggest lingering problems: groundwater overdraft. As it does so, the relatively unknown Cosumnes River watershed has emerged as a model. Research shows the benefits from restoring floodplains that could prove useful across the state.

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Stanford creates 'map' of water financing ideas

Stanford University

Financing for water projects and aging infrastructure is critically needed, but difficult to come by. A team of researchers at Stanford has created a "Living Map" of innovative ways to finance water projects so that regions can pay for these vital upgrades.

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Combined energy-water system could aid millions

MIT News

Many highly populated coastal regions suffer from severe drought. In an effort to deliver fresh water to these regions, while considering how to produce the water efficiently using clean-energy resources, a team of researchers from MIT and the University of Hawaii has created a detailed analysis of a symbiotic system that can meet both of these needs in one large-scale engineering project.

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