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Rainwater Tanks Could Ease The Water Crisis

by Enduramaxx Ltd  (Jul. 4, 2014)

The Guardian reports this week that ‘The fabric of our society is threatened by our mismanagement of water’.  According to Jacob Tompkins, there is a global water crisis unfolding.  From floods in the Balkans to drought in California.  With 780 million people lacking access to clean water and with China declaring in 2013 ...

Getting a charge out of water droplets

by MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology  (Jul. 14, 2014)

Original story at MIT News Last year, MIT researchers discovered that when water droplets spontaneously jump away from superhydrophobic surfaces during condensation, they can gain electric charge in the process. Now, the same team has demonstrated that this process can generate small amounts of electricity that might be ...

EPA Awarding $2.1 Million to Revitalize Urban Waters

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Jul. 17, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding $2.1 million to 37 organizations in 17 states and Puerto Rico to help protect and restore urban waters, improve water quality, and support community revitalization and other local priorities. The funding is through EPA’s Urban Waters program, which supports communities in their ...

California Board Proposes Ways to Protect Ocean Life, Water Quality During Desalinization

by Bloomberg BNA  (Jul. 8, 2014)

The California State Water Resources Control Board has released proposed amendments to the state's ocean plan that addresses desalination facility intakes and brine discharges. Generally, desalination plants remove salts from saltwater and brackish water to produce freshwater for municipal uses. The main environmental impacts associated with ...

Neutral organisations play a positive role in facilitating participatory water management

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Jul. 3, 2014)

Public participation is an essential part of integrated water management. In a recent study, researchers following the development of a UK catchment management plan found greater cooperation between land managers and environmental regulatory bodies as a result of a participatory process. This study followed the participatory process of a group of ...

North Dakota pipeline leaks about 1M gallons of saltwater

by Associated Press  (Jul. 10, 2014)

>Around 1 million gallons of saltwater has leaked from a North Dakota pipeline, some of it into a bay that leads to a lake that provides drinking water for an American Indian reservation, company and tribe officials said Wednesday. Three Affiliated Tribes Chairman Tex Hall told The Associated Press that an underground pipeline near ...

Pipeline breach renews call for more monitoring

by Associated Press  (Jul. 11, 2014)

A saltwater spill from an underground pipeline in North Dakota has renewed calls from farmers and environmentalists to require new monitoring to help ensure that such breaches are prevented or caught quickly. State Rep. Dick Anderson, a Republican farmer from Willow City, said he plans to revisit legislation the state Legislature rejected last ...


by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.  (Jul. 15, 2014)

Limited Space Still Available For Sustainable Futures Training Workshop: There are still spaces available for the Sustainable Futures Training workshop scheduled for August 5-7, 2014, at the George Washington University campus in Washington, D.C. Attendees at the three-day workshop will get firsthand experience with the ...

East Riding of Yorkshire Council Selects InfoWorks ICM for Local Flood Risk Management

by Innovyze  (Jul. 1, 2014)

Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that East Riding of Yorkshire Council, UK, has selected InfoWorks ICM, the industry’s leading integrated catchment modeling solution, for local flood risk ...

North Carolina and Virginia Sign Deal with Duke for Dan River Cleanup

by Associated Press  (Jun. 9, 2014)

Environmental and wildlife officials in North Carolina and Virginia signed an agreement with Duke Energy Monday for the cleanup of toxic coal ash from the Dan River, which flows through the two states. The agreement requires Duke to pay any "reasonable" cost associated with the Feb. 2 spill at its power plant near Eden, which coated 70 ...

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