As water shortages and water security start to mean more and more in this new world weather reality we're living through... You've got to imagine water towers are going to mean more and more. Helmut Erdle, Water tower, Backnang, Germany, 1961
During the 1960s the Soviets decided to divert two rivers feeding the Aral Sea to irrigate the desert for cotton production. The result was a heavily contaminated basin littered with the rusting hulks of former fishing boats, a practically dead ecosystem and a decimated fishing industry. The amount of water lost is said to be equivalent to the complete draining of Lake Erie and Lake Ontario.
Runnels — the technical term for narrow channels used to move water from one place to another — were once used for irrigation purposes and as rudimentary drainage systems, but they make intriguing landscape elements on their own. Click on pin for Pinterest tips for the housing industry.
Water works, Margaret Street, Liverpool- A remarkable spectacle, looming over the surrounding houses. Pevsner describes it as "one of the most impressive monuments of C19 Liverpool". The 85-foot tower dates from 1857, a covered reservoir having preceded it by three years (now gone).
The circulation of drilling mud during the drilling of an oil well. in petroleum engineering, a heavy, viscous fluid mixture that is used in oil and gas drilling operations to carry rock cuttings to the surface and also to lubricate and cool the drill bit. The drilling mud, by hydrostatic pressure, also helps prevent the collapse of unstable strata into the borehole and the intrusion of water from water-bearing strata that may be encountered.