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  The Joy of Water Fountains
The larger the volume of water that passes from the top of the fountain to the bottom, the louder the sound will be.
Distilled water doesn’t contain the dissolved minerals that are required to activate the low water sensor.
These small fountain foggers can be used in any water fountain that has a space of at least 4” between the bottom of the basin and either the water surface or the lowest tier of the fountain.
www.waterfountainguide.com   (0 words)

Everything from the role of the waters of hydration in antibody-binding to the effect of solvation for stabilizing protein structure to the dependence of water's dielectric and pH on temperature and pressure.
And, this bound water may, apparently, serve this function at the surface of the protein, and not solely while confined to the interior.
Water at high temperature exhibits many of the properties we associate with less polar liquids under standard conditions.
www.bris.ac.uk /Depts/Chemistry/MOTM/water/water.htm   (1978 words)

  Water - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Water (in its pure form) is a tasteless, odorless substance that is essential to all known forms of life and is known as the universal solvent.
Water is also used in industrial contexts, as a coolant during metallurgy, and in almost all powerstations as a coolant and to drive steam turbines to generate electricty.
Polluting water may be the biggest single misuse of water; to the extent that a pollutant limits other uses of the water, it becomes a waste of the resource, regardless of benefits to the polluter.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Water   (5948 words)

 Water (molecule) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Water is also used in many industrial processes and machines, such as the steam turbine and heat exchanger, in addition to its use as a chemical solvent.
Water chilled at the surface increases in density and sinks, forming convection currents that cool the whole water body, but when the temperature of the lake water reaches 4 °C, water on the surface decreases in density as it chills further and remains as a surface layer which eventually freezes and forms ice.
Hence, in ocean water, because of the salt content, the downward convection of colder water is not blocked by an expansion of water as it becomes colder near the freezing point; thus the oceans' cold water near the freezing point continues to sink.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Water_(molecule)   (3731 words)

 Book: Water Garden Encyclopedia
Whether it's a simple pond, an imaginative waterfall, or a lavish fountain, the water garden is fast-becoming one of the most popular and exciting backyard features.
Philip Swindells is a water gardening specialist with extensive experience in growing aquatic plants in many parts of the world.
The author of many publications on water gardening, he is the former editor of the Water Garden Journal of the International Waterlily Society.
www.gardenguides.com /books/watergardenencyclopedia.htm   (239 words)

 Water (2005)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Baran was later thematically pilfered by a less successful film, Osama, which dealt with the harsh reality of an anti-feminist Taliban in Afghanistan, where a girl is caught pretending to be a boy by the Taliban regime, and the horrible consequences of her actions - only committed for the purpose of survival.
Water is similar to both of these films on several thematic levels.
Water, like Baran, is subtle, preferring to let the human side of the story tell you what you need to know, and showing us the necessity for change, for hope, for unbroken faith, without holding our hands through the process.
imdb.com /title/tt0240200   (900 words)

The origin of the source water, the types of microorganisms in that water, and the treatment of that water before it is bottled vary considerably among bottled water companies and even among brands of water produced by the same company.
Distilled water, being essentially mineral-free, is very aggressive in that it tends to dissolve substances with which it is in contact due to its acidic properties.
Water filtered through a good reverse osmosis system tends to be neutral to slightly alkaline and is recommended for regular use provided that minerals are supplemented with vegetables or nutritional supplementation.
www.drlam.com /A3R_brief_in_doc_format/2002-No5-Water.cfm   (7329 words)

 USAID Environment: Water
Water shortages and poor water management can lead to loss of biodiversity and agricultural production, increase in malnutrition and disease, reduced economic growth, social instability, and conflict.
Water resources are not distributed uniformly across the globe — nor are they necessarily located where the largest concentrations of people reside.
Demand for water outstrips supply in a growing number of countries, and the quality of that supply is rapidly declining.
www.usaid.gov /our_work/environment/water/index.html   (440 words)

 NPS: Nature & Science » Water Resources
It is the mighty river that roars forcefully; the babbling brook that murmurs it's lullaby; the aquatic life below the surface that we strive to protect, preserve and manage; because without it life could not endure.
Water is a major factor in shaping our landscape.
The Southern Black Hills Water System (SBHWS) is planning to use ground water for a growing rural population in the southern portion of the Black Hills.
www.nature.nps.gov /water   (358 words)

 WDNR - Environmental Protection - Water
Manages in-water activities and is responsible for maintaining, enhancing, and monitoring aquatic based resources such as aquatic ecosystems, sport and commercial fisheries, lakes and wetlands.
Water Success Stories is our way of sharing with you some of the highlights.
Those objectives are: implementing and enforcing the federal Clean Water Act to assure Wisconsin waters are safe enough to fish in and swim in; sustaining groundwater and drinking water needs; enhancing and restoring outstanding fisheries; and protecting lakes and rivers that belong to all Wisconsin citizens by upholding the Public Trust Doctrine.
www.dnr.state.wi.us /environmentprotect/water.html   (398 words)

 CBC News Indepth: Water
Of all the water on our planet, 97.5 per cent is sea water and three-quarters of the remaining 2.5 per cent is locked in polar ice caps.
The environmentalists successfully argued that allowing Gisborne Lake water to be sold in bulk would make Canadian water a "commodity" and thus subject to the terms and conditions of GATT and NAFTA.
Water shipped halfway around the world will only be affordable to the privileged and will deepen inequities between rich and poor.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/water   (1186 words)

 Water Science for Schools (USGS): All about water!
We offer information on many aspects of water, along with pictures, data, maps, and an interactive center where you can give opinions and test your water knowledge.
Investigate the water cycle (in over 50 languages!)
The USGS Water Resources of the United States provides water information that benefits the Nation's citizens.
ga.water.usgs.gov /edu   (0 words)

 The Water Cycle
Evaporation is when the sun heats up water in rivers or lakes or the ocean and turns it into vapor or steam.
The water vapor or steam leaves the river, lake or ocean and goes into the air.
When water falls back to earth as precipitation, it may fall back in the oceans, lakes or rivers or it may end up on land.
www.kidzone.ws /water   (467 words)

 Water Management   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Fresh, clean water is scarce and getting more so: of all the water on earth, less than 3 percent is fresh, and all but three-thousandths of that is locked up in glaciers or icecaps or is too deep in the earth to retrieve.
RMI works to foster a "soft path" for water: technologies and management systems that provide the same or better services with less water, and usually with less expansive and expensive infrastructure.
Our staff and our network of affiliated professionals research and publish reports on cutting-edge water management ideas, consult for companies, utilities, and governments, and educate the public and other professionals on effective strategies.
www.rmi.org /sitepages/pid15.php   (203 words)

 Water structure science
Life cannot evolve or continue without liquid water, which is why there is so much fuss about finding it on Mars and other planets and moons.
Water is the most studied material on Earth but it is remarkable to find that its behavior and function are so poorly understood (or even ignored), not only by people in general, but also by scientists working with it everyday.
Water's unique properties and chameleonic nature seem to fit ideally into the requirements for life as can no other molecule.
www.lsbu.ac.uk /water   (470 words)

 P.O.V.'s Borders . Environment . Water | PBS
Water becomes invisible, whether it's the expensive stuff in our bottles, or the polluted stuff under our bridges.
The largest oil spill in American history wasn't in Alaska — it was in New York City, on a waterway between Brooklyn and Queens called Newtown Creek.
Travel down it and meet the group of inner city teenagers who've reclaimed these waters.
www.pbs.org /pov/borders/2004/water/index.html   (207 words)

 Wiley::Water Encyclopedia, 5 Volume Set
The Water Encyclopedia offers a comprehensive depository of all information relating to the scientific and technological aspects of the world's most important natural resource -- water.
The role of water in science, engineering and society requires a one-stop location to find whatever information is available on the cutting edge of the 21st century.
Water Encyclopedia: Oceanography; Meteorology; Physics and Chemistry; Water Law; and Water History, Art, and Culture
www.wiley.com /WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-0471441643.html   (235 words)

 Water - Ontario Ministry of the Environment   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A regulated drinking water system may be anything from a large municipal water treatment plant to a single water well servicing a campground.
Drinking water systems are required to monitor their water quality to ensure it meets provincial standards.
Wells providing water to small businesses, common spaces and residential communities may qualify as "regulated systems" Private wells are not regulated systems, but there are new rules in place for constructing or decommissioning (abandoning) a well.
www.ene.gov.on.ca /water.htm   (2045 words)

 United Nations Division for Sustainable Development- Sustainable Development Issues - Freshwaster
Most recently, in 2005, at its thirteenth session, the Commission explored policy options for furthering implementation on the issues of water and sanitation as well as on human settlements as reflected in its decision.
Water for Life Decade: The “Water for Life” Decade was launched on 22 March 2005, on World Water Day.
It called upon the international community to combat desertification and mitigate the effects of drought and floods; to develop integrated water resources management and water efficiency plans by 2005; and to support developing countries and countries with economies in transition in their efforts to monitor and assess the quantity and quality of water resources.
www.un.org /esa/sustdev/sdissues/water/water.htm   (485 words)

 Water | Worldwatch Institute
Water scarcity may be the most underappreciated global environmental challenge of our time.
Over the next quarter century, the number of people in countries unable to meet their domestic, industrial, and agricultural water needs is expected to balloon substantially.
Worldwatch research on water focuses on practical policies to ensure more efficient use and equitable access to water, to minimize international and intersectoral conflict over this vital resource, and to avoid groundwater contamination.
www.worldwatch.org /taxonomy/term/102   (577 words)

 EPA Ground Water and Drinking Water
The Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water (OGWDW), together with states, tribes, and its many partners, protects public health by ensuring safe drinking water and protecting ground water.
OGWDW, along with EPA's ten regional drinking water programs, oversees implementation of the Safe Drinking Water Act, which is the national law safeguarding tap water in America.
Lead In Drinking Water - Lead, a metal found in natural deposits, is commonly used in household plumbing materials and water service lines.
www.epa.gov /safewater   (321 words)

 Cassini-Huygens: News-Press Releases-2006
NASA's Cassini spacecraft may have found evidence of liquid water reservoirs that erupt in Yellowstone-like geysers on Saturn's moon Enceladus.
They ruled out the idea that the particles are produced by or blown off the moon's surface by vapor created when warm water ice converts to a gas.
The type of evidence for liquid water on Enceladus is very different from what we've seen at Jupiter's moon Europa.
saturn.jpl.nasa.gov /news/press-release-details.cfm?newsID=639   (532 words)

 American Water Works Association
After celebrating 125 inspiring years of safe water at AWWA, we now look to the future — to what challenges and circumstances the next 125 years will bring.
We invite you to be an integral part of the future of safe water by coming to ACE07 — AWWA's Annual Conference and Exposition, the most comprehensive and diverse water conference in the world.
Water Saver Home Web site, is a virtual encyclopedia of water saving tips.
www.awwa.org /waterwiser   (127 words)

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