WGH DC underlines need to preserve water

TURA, Feb 10: West Garo Hills Deputy Commissioner Ram Singh has laid stress on the need for citizenry to conserve water and focus on rainwater harvesting. Singh emphasized this during the district-level launch of an awareness campaign — ‘Catch the Rain – Where it Falls, When it Falls’ — in Tura on Wednesday. The program […]

New research finds rainwater harvesting could be solution to Tucson food deserts

TUCSON, AZ — Data shows nearly 94,000 Tucson residents live in a food desert; those are low-income neighborhoods where the closest grocery store is at least a mile away. Researchers with the University of Arizona and Arizona State University say rainwater harvesting may be the answer to eliminating them. According to Assistant Professor of Architecture […]

SFA graduate student investigates effect of tree coverage on roof-harvested rainwater quality

NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Research conducted by Stephen F. Austin State University environmental science graduate student Kimberly Gamez is adding to a growing body of work with the goal of alleviating the ever-increasing demand on one of Texas’ most precious natural resources — water. According to the Texas Water Development Board, Texas’ population is expected to increase […]

8 ways to protect Pittsburgh’s streams and rivers by keeping storm drains clear

Pittsburgh’s streets have more than 25,000 storm drains, to catch stormwater and direct it into the sewer systems. Unfortunately, rainstorms often overwhelm the sewer system, and untreated sewage overflows into our streams and rivers. That rainwater carries anything on the street — from leaves, pet waste and motor oil to deicing salt, fertilizer or other […]

Portland’s PAE Living Office Building Designed For Hospital-Level Quake Performance

Last summer, Paul Schwer, a green mechanical engineer, met with Portland, Ore., Mayor Ted Wheeler to talk about a subject dear to him—resilient structures for the earthquake-prone city. Those who don’t know Schwer, president of PAE Consulting Engineers Inc., might question why a mechanical engineer would be asking a mayor for a city grant program […]