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EPA Approves Buffalo Sewer Authority’s Plan to Reduce Sewage and Water Pollution in Niagara River

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 14, 2014)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation have approved the Buffalo Sewer Authority’s plan to reduce the amount of sewage and stormwater run-off that flow from the city of Buffalo’s combined sewer system. Combined sewer systems, which carry sewage from buildings and ...

EPA Proposes Plan to Remove Toxic Sediment from the Passaic River; the Largest Cleanup in EPA History

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 11, 2014)

In an historic action that will protect people’s health and the environment, and benefit riverfront communities, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today proposed a plan to remove 4.3 million cubic yards of highly contaminated sediment from the lower eight miles of the Passaic River in New Jersey. The sediment in the Passaic River is ...

Giant in Global Water Management Wins 2014 Stockholm Water Prize

by Stockholm International Water Institute  (Mar. 21, 2014)

John Briscoe currently lives and works in the United States, where he is a popular teacher at Harvard University. Upon receiving the news, Professor Briscoe said he was “Very surprised and honored. I am delighted for the recognition this gives to thinking practitioners, of which I consider myself one." In its citation, the Stockholm ...

River Rhine commended for river basin management

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Sep. 13, 2013)

The River Rhine has won the first ever International River Foundation (IRF) European River Prize, which is given for remarkable achievements in integrated river basin management. The other finalists were the Órbigo River in Spain, the Upper Drau in Austria, and the Mura-Drava-Danube in Central Europe. River basin management of the Rhine has ...

Colorado River begins flooding Mexican delta

by Associated Press  (Mar. 27, 2014)

Colorado River water has begun pouring over a barren delta near the U.S.-Mexico border, the result of a landmark bi-national agreement being celebrated Thursday. The gush of water in Mexico is an effort to revive the last 70-mile stretch of the river into the Sea of Cortez. The delta dried up decades ago. Conservationists hope the water will bring ...

Better integration of temporary rivers into the Water Framework Directive

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Jan. 16, 2014)

Improvements to EU water policy have been proposed in a recent study, to help ensure that temporary rivers and streams in the Mediterranean are adequately protected in line with the goals of the Water Framework Directive (WFD). The researchers suggest new classifications for river types, and highlight the importance of distinguishing between ...

Lawmakers push EPA for more time on water rule

by Associated Press  (Apr. 4, 2014)

Industry groups and more than a dozen GOP senators are urging the Obama administration to reconsider plans to regulate many of the nation's streams and wetlands, saying the proposed rule hurts economic activity and oversteps legal bounds. In a letter Thursday, the senators faulted the Environmental Protection Agency for announcing a proposed ...

Five European rivers commit to more river restoration

by Wetlands International  (Sep. 24, 2013)

As part of the European River Restoration Conference, five European river basins committed themselves to working together. The river basins include: the Arpa in Armenia, Irpen in Ukraine, Irwell in England, Orbigo in Spain, and Rhone in France. Under the facilitation of the European Centre for River Restoration, the five parties will develop and ...

Modern Water’s toxicity monitor used for river clean-up research

by Modern Water - Monitoring Division  (Feb. 12, 2014)

Modern Water plc (AIM:MWG), the owner of leading water technologies for the production of fresh water and monitoring of water quality, has collaborated with the University of Central Florida (UCF) to supply a Microtox® M500 toxicity monitor. The monitor will assist with research into advanced treatment techniques which could provide a solution ...

UNECE Water Convention holds global workshop for river basin commissions

by United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)  (Sep. 23, 2013)

A workshop about river basin commissions and other joint bodies for transboundary water cooperation, focusing on legal and institutional issues, opened today in Geneva under the auspices of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (Water ...

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