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Stormwater Treatment

Selecting the appropriate catchment area for a stormwater harvest system is critical to success. 

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Designing a Stormwater Harvesting System

Most generally available information for harvesting precipitation focuses on rainwater harvesting for individual homeowners or similarly small ventures

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Stormwater Best Management Practices

There are several types of structures designated as BMPs in modern stormwater management. 

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The Three R’s of Stormwater Management

If stormwater were to be considered a valuable resource, on the same level as metals, paper, and even plastics, one could apply many of the same principles of Reduce—Reuse—Recycle 

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The Problem with Stormwater

Stormwater is typically collected after it has traveled over many different types of urban surfaces

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Top Questions About Hydraulic Fracturing

According to the IPAA, there are about 1.7 million fracked oil and gas wells in the U.S. as of 2021

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Considering Pros and Cons of Fracking

Industry representatives like to highlight new jobs and the associated economic growth in nearby communities brought by new shale development

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Managing Fracking Waste

The rapid expansion of unconventional oil and gas extraction has been credited with achieving actual energy independence for the US

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What is Flowback Water in Fracking?

Once a well has been fracked, some of the fluid is drawn back out, although the recovered amounts may vary significantly from well to well. 

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The Frenzy Over Fracking Fluid

There are many detractors of hydraulic fracturing, just as there are many detractors for coal mining, hydroelectric dams, and nuclear power plants. 

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Fracking the Well

Starting off, building a well for a shale deposit looks a lot like building a regular well.

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Economics of Fracking in Oil & Gas Production

The supply of oil and natural gas embedded in the Earth is still very large

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What is Fracking?

In simplest terms, fracking (hydraulic fracturing) is a technique involving the delivery of large quantities of specially formulated “slickwater”

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Irrigation Reservoirs - Delivering the Goods

At this point, you’ve hopefully discovered a few alternate sources of water, created plans for an irrigation reservoir or two to capture and store it

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Water Management in a Time of Scarcity

The need for quality irrigation water is increasingly squeezed by competing needs from cities and industry as well as scarcity arising from drought, and aquifer depletion

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That Dry Hole in the Ground: Filling the Reservoir When Water is Scarce

It seems like an exercise in frustration to dig an enormous hole when there’s no water to fill it with, right?

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Planning an Irrigation Reservoir

When designing an irrigation reservoir and connecting it to a farm’s irrigation system, it’s wise to start by determining how much water should be stored

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Does an Irrigation Reservoir Make Sense on Your Farm?

Ultimately, even if rainfall in your region has typically been gentle and has arrived at just the right time of year, that’s almost certain to change

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What is the Purpose of an Irrigation Reservoir?

Access to water for irrigation is increasingly under pressure across the country, but is investing in an irrigation reservoir a reasonable solution?

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The Future of Irrigated Agriculture

Ultimately, the truth is that farmers who depend on irrigation face a future with increasingly limited water supplies 

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The Politics of Irrigation Reservoirs

The struggle for sufficient water, a longstanding issue in developing countries, has now become a harsh reality in the US 

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Irrigation and Changing Weather Patterns

Irrigated agriculture is a pivotal practice in terms of the world’s ability to feed itself

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Irrigation: An Ancient Game Changer

rrigation also helps to maintain landscapes and protect soil in dry areas and during periods of less than average rainfall.

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What Makes a Great Baffle?

It’s important to evaluate not only the material used for your baffle system

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Designing an Efficient Clearwell Tank

It’s clear that strategic use of baffles in a clearwell tank enhances efficiency and effectiveness during the disinfection stage of potable water treatment

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