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Ahead of World Water Day, UN Calls for Better Management of Water Resources

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Mar. 20, 2015)

The planet is facing a 40 per cent shortfall in water supply by 2030, unless we dramatically improve the management of this precious resource. This is the unavoidable conclusion reached in the 2015 United Nations World Water Development Report, "Water for a Sustainable World" launched today in time for World Water Day which will be celebrated on ...

$22 Million Paid For Cleanup Costs and Natural Resource Damages at the Cornell-Dubilier Electronics site in South Plainfield, NJ

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Mar. 19, 2015)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced that $22 million has been received from D.S.C. of Newark Enterprises, Inc. and its sole shareholder, Anthony Coraci, for their liability in a settlement to recover the federal and state government’s costs for cleanup and for natural resource damages caused by contamination at the ...

Speech by Achim Steiner to the High-Level Session on Resource Efficiency in the Framework of the German G7 Presidency.

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Mar. 12, 2015)

Human progress is moving quicker and quicker as time goes on. It's what futurist Ray Kurzweil calls human history's Law of Accelerating Returns: more-advanced societies have the ability to progress at a faster rate than less-advanced societies. And we have witnessed this. Over the last century or so we have cut mortality rates, reduced poverty, if ...

Abengoa’s Human Resources function awarded the EFQM European 500+ Seal of Excellence

by Abengoa  (Feb. 25, 2015)

This is the highest award presented by the Club for Management Excellence and AENOR based on the EFQM model. Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, has been awarded the EFQM European 500+ Seal of Excellence, the ...

Most important, least understood natural resource: March 8-14 is National Groundwater Awareness Week

by National Ground Water Association (NGWA)  (Mar. 2, 2015)

Groundwater along with oxygen is arguably the most important natural resource for human life, and National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 8-14, is a good time to learn how to become a good steward of it, the National Ground Water Association said today. Ninety-nine percent of all available freshwater in the world is groundwater, according to ...

Southern Nevada Water Authority Encourages Consumers to Chase Water Waste This Week

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Mar. 16, 2015)

The average American family could be wasting more than 10,000 gallons of water each year due to easy-to-fix household leaks, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) WaterSense program. That amount of water could increase a water bill by as much as 10 percent while wasting precious resources. That’s why EPA ...

EPA, Hawaii water utilities encourages consumers to Chase Water Waste this week

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Mar. 16, 2015)

The average American family could be wasting more than 10,000 gallons of water each year due to easy-to-fix household leaks, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) WaterSense program. That amount of water could increase a water bill by as much as 10 percent while wasting precious resources. That’s why EPA ...

The water man of India wins 2015 Stockholm Water Prize

by Stockholm International Water Institute  (Mar. 20, 2015)

Rajendra Singh of India is named the 2015 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate, for his innovative water restoration efforts, improving water security in rural India, and for showing extraordinary courage and determination in his quest to improve the living conditions for those most in need. Mr Singh, born 1959, lives and works in the arid Indian state ...

Don’t drink the water – Thousands in Canada can’t drink their water

by GLOBE Foundation  (Mar. 12, 2015)

A new report from the Council of Canadians reveals that as of January there were 1,838 drinking water advisories in effect across Canada, warning people not to drink their water straight from the tap. The report, On Notice for a Drinking Water Crisis is the first in many years to document the drinking water advisories (DWA) across ...

World Water Day Celebrated – Rainwater Harvesting Tanks

by Enduramaxx Ltd  (Mar. 24, 2015)

With nearly 750 million people throughout the world having no access to clean drinking water or improved sanitation, World Water Day, which took place on Sunday 22nd March, raised awareness that a secure water world is emerging as a top human development priority in the post-2015 Development Agenda. The theme of water and sustainable development ...

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