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Water Resources Fact Sheet

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jul. 30, 2014)

The Earth Policy Institute has published a most informative Fact Sheet on the World’s Water Crisis. As Food and Water Security in a Changing World was a major topic at GLOBE 2014, this Fact Sheet is reproduced here ...

New ISO 14046 Water Footprinting Standard Released

by Energy Team (UK) Ltd.  (Aug. 6, 2014)

ISO have recently released a new Water Footprint Standard (ISO 14046) to communicate the importance of evaluating water management and supply. With water being a highly scarce global resource due to drought, water shortages, climate change, contamination and pollution; ISO 14046 promotes efficient measurement to create better management of water. ...

New incineration-waste clean-up method brings resource and carbon benefits

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Jul. 30, 2014)

Ash from waste incineration can be made safer simply by mixing it with rice husks, water and other forms of waste ash at temperatures under 100 °C, according to new research. Once dried, the end product not only locks away toxic metals lead and zinc, but also stores carbon. Furthermore, it can be used in the polymer industry to lower costs, ...

Tetra Tech Wins $23 Million U.S. EPA Water Contract

by Tetra Tech  (Aug. 21, 2014)

Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) announced today it has been awarded a five-year, $23 million single-award contract with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to assess and reduce the human health and ecological risk from contaminated fish, sediments, and water-borne pathogens in fresh and marine waters. Through a combination of field ...

Ohio offers $150M in no-interest water plant loans

by Associated Press  (Aug. 14, 2014)

Ohio's environmental regulators laid out a plan Thursday to assist cities with testing and treating their drinking water, a first step in the state's response to last week's water emergency in Toledo that left 400,000 people without clean tap water. The state will make $150 million in interest-free loans available so that cities can upgrade water ...

City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department receives prestigious award from the Partnership for Safe Water

by American Water Works Association (AWWA)  (Aug. 4, 2014)

The City of Raleigh Public Utilities Department has received the “Directors Award of Recognition” from the Partnership for Safe Water, a program developed by AWWA, EPA, and associated Partner organizations, to guide water suppliers towards improving water quality by ...

Water and Agriculture Leaders Plant Seeds for Environmental Progress in Rare Collaboration

by U.S. Water Alliance  (Aug. 21, 2014)

he US Water Alliance issued a report today highlighting common ground and innovative strategies between agriculture and water and wastewater utilities to reduce nutrient pollution in the Mississippi River Basin. “Coming Together to Protect  Mississippi River Watersheds:  Agriculture and Water Sector Collaboration for Nutrient ...

ANSI/NGWA Water Well Construction Standard now available

by National Ground Water Association (NGWA)  (Aug. 1, 2014)

The ANSI/NGWA-01-14 Water Well Construction Standard is now available through the National Ground Water Association’s online bookstore. Set in motion some eight years ago when NGWA first initiated efforts to become an American National Standards Institute-accredited standards developer, ANSI/NGWA-01-14 sets a baseline of expectations for ...

2014 One Water Leadership Summit Two Rivers, Two Cities, Two States, One Water – Kansas City, MO September 15-17, 2014

by U.S. Water Alliance  (Jul. 31, 2014)

Shifting the paradigm to one water management, the U.S. Water Alliance will hold the 5th annual One Water Leadership (OWL) Summit, in Kansas City, MO on September 15-17.  The Summit will look at the many ways water unites us and ways we can unite its many silos. As a focal point for the national dialogue on resource recovery and green ...

Manufacturing industry saves £2 million in water costs

by WRAP (the Waste & Resources Action Programme)  (Jul. 30, 2014)

Signatories to the Federation House Commitment (FHC) significantly reduced the amount of water used in the manufacture of food and drink last year, saving the industry £2 million in the purchase price of water alone. The news comes as part of the Commitment’s annual progress report, published today by WRAP. Between 2012 and 2013, ...

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