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In-Situ® Inc. Donates Water Level Tapes to Sierra Leone to Help Protect Groundwater Sources Adjacent to Ebola Care Facilities

by In-Situ, Inc.  (Apr. 16, 2015)

In-Situ® Inc. has donated 11 groundwater level dip tapes to The Ministry of Water Resources in Sierra Leone. Sierra Leone is in the grip of the worst Ebola outbreak in history and the dip tapes are being used to monitor groundwater levels at wells and boreholes adjacent to Ebola Care Facilities. The tapes will then be deployed to local ...

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 ...

7th World Water Forum

by DelAgua Group  (Apr. 14, 2015)

Every three years since 1997, the World Water Council (WWC) holds the largest international gathering on water; the World Water Forum (WWF), with influential stakeholders attending from over 170 nations. This year will be the 7th conference, taking place from 12th-17th April in Daegu & Gyeongbuk, South Korea. The WWF aims to mobilise ...

$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 ...

OTT demonstrates latest water monitoring technology

by OTT Hydromet  (Apr. 6, 2015)

OTT Hydrometry’s latest water quality and level monitoring technologies will be demonstrated at two major events this Spring. First, on 21st and 22nd April, OTT will participate in the International Association of Hydrogeologists Irish Group meeting in Tullamore, Co. Offaly. Entitled: “Integrated Hydrogeology: Contemporary Principles, ...

Water Week 2015 Begins this Sunday in Washington, DC

by NACWA - National Association of Clean Water Agencies  (Apr. 9, 2015)

WHAT: Hundreds of water professionals from across the country will arrive this weekend in Washington, DC for Water Week 2015, April 12-18, 2015. Leading up to Earth Day 2015, Water Week provides a unique opportunity for ...

The Great Leaks: Water Use and Scarcity in Canada

by GLOBE Foundation  (Apr. 7, 2015)

Canada has one-fifth of the world’s fresh water, points out World Wildlife Fund Canada—and the third largest supply after Brazil and Russia, notes the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization. Yet that is only 7% of the world’s renewable fresh water supply, and ...

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 ...

Scaling-up investments in natural infrastructure at the World Water Forum

by Wetlands International  (Apr. 9, 2015)

On Tuesday 14 April 17:00 - 19:00 we are co-hosting an event with WBCSD on scaling-up investments in natural infrastructure at the 7th World Water Forum in South Korea. Come explore the benefits of natural infrastructure-based solutions with business, government and civil society. Our aim is to get the importance of wetlands for natural ...

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