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Water, water everywhere - A new ASTM International subcommittee

by ASTM International  (Jul. 13, 2015)

A new ASTM International subcommittee (E60.07 on Water Use and Conservation) will develop standards to support sustainability and sustainable development of water-related products and processes. These standards will benefit regulators, the environmental community, building designers, consumers and others who support water use and conservation ...

Officials hope 1st US offshore wind farm will boost industry

by Associated Press  (Jul. 27, 2015)

Construction has begun off Rhode Island's coast on the nation's first offshore wind farm, a milestone that federal and state officials say will help the fledgling U.S. industry surge ahead. U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell said Monday that lenders, regulators and stakeholders can now see a path forward. "It's great to witness a ...

Proposal for Technology and Data Analysis Regarding Goal 6 of the Sustainable Development Goals

by DelAgua Group  (Jul. 24, 2015)

A coalition of technical experts propose to provide analysis that integrates new data instruments, technologies, standards and approaches with existing systems for the monitoring of Goal 6 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Water security is to sustainable development what water is to life. ...

Third Pacific Meteorological Council opens in Tonga

by World Meteorological Organization (WMO)  (Jul. 20, 2015)

The Third Pacific Meteorological Council opened in the Kingdom of Tonga today bringing together over 100 Pacific Met Directors, partners and stakeholders to strengthen the path ahead for Pacific Meteorology under the theme - “Sustainable Weather and Climate Services for a Resilient Pacific.” This event reaches a historic milestone in ...

Making clean, high-quality fuels from low-quality oil

by MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology  (Jul. 17, 2015)

Original story at MIT News New findings released by MIT researchers could help energy companies implement a long-recognized process for converting heavy, high-sulfur crude oil into high-value, cleaner fuels such as gasoline without using hydrogen — a change that would reduce costs, energy use, and ...

´Hidden´ warming points to more record temperatures

by Climate News Network  (Jul. 28, 2015)

Global warming has seemingly slowed because the top 100 metres of the Pacific Ocean has cooled − or it could be because natural climate cycles keep the atmosphere relatively cool for three decades and then warming accelerates for the next 30 years or so. But while climate scientists are still trying to understand precisely why the rate of ...

Ban on water-wasteful buildings proposed

by www.edie.net - Faversham House Ltd.  (Dec. 15, 2006)

Minimum water efficiency requirements are to be set for all new homes, shops and office buildings under proposals announced this week. The proposed measures are part of the Code for Sustainable Homes, the Government's scheme aimed at addressing energy and water-related issues through planning rules, and could cut water use by 15-20%, ministers ...

Momentum Builds for One Water Management

by U.S. Water Alliance  (Jun. 24, 2013)

More than 60 leaders representing a broad spectrum of water stakeholder interests met in Washington D.C. last week to discuss and advance a more integrated and holistic approach to water resources: One Water Management (OWM), also known as Integrated Water Resources Management and Total Water Management. “Collaboration and integration lead ...

Suez to build and operate drinking water treatment plant

by WaterLink International - Geomares Publishing bv  (Mar. 29, 2010)

Suez Environnement, through its subsidiary Degrémont, and its customer Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB), signed a contract in November 2009 for designing, building and operating (DBO) an extension for the drinking water production plant at the TK Halli site, some 90km from Bangalore, India's Silicon Valley. After the forecast ...

Consensus builds for secure California water bond

by Environment News Service (ENS)  (Feb. 22, 2008)

A secure water supply for California in the face of climate change and a court order to retain water in the Delta for an endangered fish were on the table today as Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger hosted a meeting with U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein of California. Around the table were state legislative leaders of both political parties and key ...

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