The News Review:
- China pours 70bn into rescuing its water supply
- NYC Uses Fish to Guard Water Supply From Terrorists (Update1)
- Changes expected for Water Authority: Volusia’s pioneering city…
China pours 70bn into rescuing its water supply
Times Online – Aug 23, 2006
3 billion people are less than a third of the global average, and falling. This summer one of the most serious droughts in half a century in southwestern Sichuan province has left 18 million people short of drinking water and affected grasslands in Inner Mongolia. Pollution caused by China’s race to develop its economy is another factor behind the country’s water crisis. More than 70 per cent of Chinese rivers and lakes are polluted, while underground water supplies in 90 per cent of its cities are contaminated.
NYC Uses Fish to Guard Water Supply From Terrorists (Update1)
Bloomberg – Aug 23, 2006
23 (Bloomberg) — New York City is guarding the watersupply for 9 million people against terrorist attack and keepingtabs on its quality with tiny fish called bluegills. 5-centimeter) bluegills react quickly to smallchanges in water purity, acting as a “canary in a coal mine,''Department of Environmental Protection spokesman Ian Michaels said. Intelligent Automation Corp…
city, which the company declined to identify, is also using thetechnology, Lawler said. Early Detection “One fish can't drive an alarm, but if five or six are havinga bad day, there's something wrong,'' Lawler said. New York's water system supplies about 1. 1 billion gallons ofdrinking water a day to the city and nearby counties. The watercomes from 19 reservoirs in a 1,972-mile watershed north and westof New York, in some places more than 125 miles from the city. Levels of lead and nitrates were within state Department ofHealth guidelines, according to the latest state Department ofEnvironmental Protection report. To contact the reporter on this story:Todd Zeranski in New York at.
Changes expected for Water Authority: Volusia’s pioneering city…
Free with registration – Orlando Sentinel – AccessMyLibrary.com – Aug 23, 2006
23–At a time when no one in Central Florida was eager to tap rivers or lakes for drinking water, Volusia County and 13 of its cities took the plunge. They formed a uniq.