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Why is alkalinity an important parameter in environmental water analysis?

by Camlab Limited  (Apr. 20, 2015)

Answer: Alkalinity is a measure of the acid-neutralizing or buffering capacity of a solution. The properties of water are is easily influenced by alkalinity, making it an important and widely used test. If any changes are made to a solution which could impact pH, alkalinity acts a buffer. This ability to neutralize acid (H+ ions) is what ...

Why it’s time to elevate groundwater

by The World Bank  (Apr. 9, 2015)

Groundwater stored in the earth’s crust underpins all our lives – the ultimate source of freshwater for billions has become victim of over-extraction and the ultimate sink for pollutants.   For too long, not enough has been done to regulate the use of this precious, on-demand resource and manage disposal of waste. If rates of ...

Deer Island Wastewater Treatment - Case Study

by Diversified Plastics, Inc.  (Apr. 10, 2015)

The Project The Deer Island treatment plant, operated by the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, is the public wastewater treatment facility for the city of Boston. The plant is undergoing an extensive refurbishment, replacing all of its chain and sprockets. Diversified Plastics, pre-qualified by the independent design engineering firm, ...

ENPI-SEIS East Region Synthesis Report - Building a Shared Environmental Information System with the Eastern Neighbourhood

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Apr. 21, 2015)

Since 2010, the European Environment Agency (EEA) has been engaging countries of the Eastern European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP-East) (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) in a partnership: the aim to improve national capacities for managing and sharing environmental data and information. This cooperation was implemented ...

Can saltwater quench our growing thirst?

by Ensia  (Apr. 13, 2015)

An increasingly water-stressed world takes a new look at desalination. It seems simple enough: Take the salt out of water so it’s drinkable. But it’s far more complex than it appears at first glance. It’s also increasingly crucial in a world where freshwater resources are progressively strained by population growth, ...

Introduction to Environmental Testing in the USA

by Shimadzu Scientific Instruments Inc  (Apr. 3, 2015)

Environmental laboratories practice “applied analytical chemistry” by analyzing samples using a list of potential contaminants to determine how much, if any, of the contaminant is present. These contaminants, the methods used to analyze for them, and the maximum amount of contaminant allowed in the sample are defined by regulation. ...

Can incentives protect Canada’s clean water?

by GLOBE Foundation  (Mar. 26, 2015)

Clean water is a vital, valuable resource for Canada. We drink it. We grow food with it. We generate power using it. We use it as an input to industry, from manufacturing to oil and gas production. We swim, splash, and paddle our canoes in it. And clean water isn’t valuable just to humans; it also underpins essential ecosystems all over the ...

Who really is responsible for climate change and industrial emissions policy in Canada?

by GLOBE Foundation  (Mar. 24, 2015)

There seems to be no end to press releases announcing good things to deal with climate change and equally no end to criticism for alleged failings in this regard. All three levels of government share in the plaudits and criticisms for achievements or failures related to climate change, which is understandable given the lack of clarity as to who ...

On-line monitoring of enzymatic activities in water and water resources

by microLAN On-line Biomonitoring Systems  (Apr. 1, 2015)

On-site detection of enzymatic activities has been suggested as a rapid surrogate for microbiological pollution monitoring of water resources (e.g. using glucuronidases, galactosidases, esterases). Due to the possible short measuring intervals enzymatic methods have high potential as near-real time water quality monitoring tools. This ...

Integrated water resources management under a new global scenario

by IWA Publishing  (Apr. 8, 2015)

Integrated water resources management is a long-standing paradigm that needs to be reaffirmed and strengthened in light of current environmental changes and new development priorities at the international level. A review of progress toward internationally agreed goals related to water provides information on four areas of action that require ...

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