water data

China A startup program in China, initiated by the company behind the Taobao Marketplace, seeks to create a map of water quality across the country by allowing residents to purchase water quality testing kits and upload the results with their smartphones, Bloomberg News reported. The results will be aggregated in a map that the company’s […]

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Water Data Farmers and water managers in Nepal are lacking adequate scientific data to make informed decisions about everything from local development to crop insurance, Inter Press Service reported. Nepal’s difficult terrain and sparse monitoring networks are one reason behind the data deficiency, but scientists also say that available data is not analyzed properly. Surveyors […]

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From soil to stratosphere, scientific understanding of the water cycle will take a giant leap in 2014.

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Some key programs identified in the draft, which was released earlier this week, are also facing budget cuts for the 2013 fiscal year.

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wild-rice-infographic

Wild Rice is an aquatic grass that is harvested annually for its nutritious grain. Throughout its growth cycle, wild rice encounters many external threats, both environmental and human-made, which are being compounded by the effects of climate change.

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Water scarcity is becoming an increasingly persistent problem for China, with droughts affecting several regions over the last four years.

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Tribal Water Rights Owing to the cut-at-all-costs political fervor in Washington, an $800 million water rights settlement between the federal government and American Indian tribes in the Southwest is unraveling, the Arizona Daily Sun reports. Arizona Republican Senator John Kyl has asked negotiators for the more than 30 participating parties to lower the cost of […]

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coal-use-worldwide-infographic

Since 2000, global coal consumption has grown faster than any other fuel, with the biggest market for coal in Asia. Although China tops the global list for both coal consumption and production, the nation has emerged as the world’s leading builder of clean coal technology.

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China Water Stats Information Graphic

The population of China’s capital has doubled since 1980, and, though agricultural and industrial water use is down, municipal use is up.

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china-coal-vs-water-infographic

A look at China’s coal-rich, yet water-scarce northern region.

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Water Data Infographic Design Urban Cities World Water Day 2011 Visualizing.org Circle of Blue

Runner-up in the 2011 Urban Water Design Challenge, sponsored by Visualizing.org and Circle of Blue.

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Water Data Facts Infographic

Runner-up in the 2011 Urban Water Design Challenge, sponsored by Visualizing.org and Circle of Blue.

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Winner of 2011 Urban Water Design Challenge.

Three weeks, 36 entries: Global competition sponsored by Circle of Blue and Visualizing.org.

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A breakdown of previous plans gives context to the newly released 12th Five-Year Plan.

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China Pipeline Map

Authorities close to the central government say the western line will be built.

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Wind generating capacity in China has reached more than 42 GW—the most of any country.

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An escalating confrontation over resources; a confrontation with global implications.

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Going the Distance for Water

In many cities, water travels far to reach the tap. Residents of the planet’s driest places rely on extensive waterways to deliver their supply. Click through the interactive infographic below to learn more about 10 cities that pipe water in from distant aquifers, plus additional plans to expand waterway networks even further.

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Organizations are creating tech tools to shine light on water supply operations—and improve service.

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Bulk water has been attempted and banned around the world. Visualize the last decade of attempts in Sitka.

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