Water

Adoption of Green Stormwater Infrastructure Rises After Floods

2nd October 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Phys.org “Residents and property owners are more likely to adopt some green stormwater infrastructure practices if they have experienced flooding or erosion on their property or in their neighborhoods, according to new research from the University of Vermont. With the number of extreme precipitation events on the rise, the… [more]

Climate Change Calls for a Fresh Approach to Water Woes

1st October 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Phys.org  “The Everglades National Park, the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States, is home to 16 different species of wading birds and rare and endangered species like the manatee, the American crocodile and the Florida panther. But the area is also home to humans. The park is a… [more]

Microplastics Are Being Overlooked in River Ecosystems, 50% of Freshwater Insects Contaminated

28th September 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Phys.org “Research led by Cardiff University’s School of Biosciences has revealed that microplastics are widespread in insects from South Wales rivers. Microplastic fragments—pieces of plastic debris under five millimetres—were found to have been ingested by one in every two insects, and at all the sites sampled. This first UK study of… [more]

Worms, Water Fleas & Bacteria Could Bring Clean Water to Remote Areas

21st September 2018
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Phys.org  “Earthworms and tiny water fleas could help deliver clean water to billions of people living in remote areas of the world by eating up sewage and other pollution. An estimated 2.3 billion people around the globe are without basic sanitation, while 844 million do not have access to clean water, despite… [more]

New Study Examines Changing Soil Structures & Influence On Water Resources in US

20th September 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published at Phys.org  “From the garden in your backyard to your local watershed to the entirety of North America, structural changes are taking place in the soil underfoot—and evidence suggests it’s happening faster than previously thought, altering water quality and availability throughout the U.S. “Water resources are governed by properties of… [more]

New Statistical Model Predicts Extreme Flooding in Germany

18th September 2018
Published under: Data Tools & Methodologies

This article was originally published on Phys.org “Engineers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum have developed a new statistical model that predicts how likely extreme flood events are in Germany. In contrast to earlier models, they distinguish between several types of floods with different causes, such as heavy rain, snow or spatially extended rain events with long durations.… [more]