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Interior Department Releases Report Underscoring Impacts of Climate Change on Western Water Resources
WASHINGTON – Putting the national spotlight on the importance of water sustainability, the Department of the Interior and the Bureau of Reclamation released a basin-by-basin report that characterizes the impacts of climate change and details adaptation strategies to better protect major river basins in the West that are fundamental to the health, economy, security and ecology of 17 Western states.
The SECURE Water Act Report, produced by Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation and its state and local partners, was released following today’s first White House Summit on Water in observance of World Water Day. Read More →
WASHINGTON – It’s hard enough to deal with long-term drought and climate change issues, but imagine what it’s like to live in a region where access to clean water is a rare commodity.
Saied Delagah, chemical engineer at Reclamation’s Technical Service Center in Denver, has witnessed this issue first hand. He has traveled abroad to work with the Middle East Desalination Research Center (MEDRC), an internationally recognized research institution that specializes in desalination technologies and renewable energy integration into desalination. His most recent travel to Muscat, Oman, during December 2015, continues Reclamation’s long-standing relationship with Middle East desalination research, which dates back to the 1990s. Read More →
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – The Bureau of Reclamation released its 2016 Operations Plan for the Klamath Project. The Plan is based upon the expected hydrologic conditions from the April 1 Natural Resource Conservation Service inflow forecast and current reservoir elevations. Learn More →
Bureau of Reclamation Launches Two Prize Competitions to Solve Issues About Downstream Fish Passage and Detecting Soil Movement within Earthen Dams, Canals and Levees
WASHINGTON - The Bureau of Reclamation has launched two prize competitions to seek new ideas and better methods for fish to move downstream past large dams and to detect the movement of soils within earthen dams, canals and levees. Through these prize competitions, Reclamation and its partners are seeking solutions from beyond the usual sources of experts that work in these fields. These competitions are open through May 10, 2016. Read More →