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Responsible water stewardship in the mining sector

by GLOBE Foundation  (Feb. 24, 2015)

The International Council on Metals (ICMM) has published a comprehensive new approach to managing water around mining and metals operations, in guidance that details the priorities of all water users throughout the water catchment, as well as the water usage of the operation itself. The new Practical guide to catchment-based water management sets ...

US charges Duke with illegal pollution from 5 coal ash dumps

by Associated Press  (Feb. 23, 2015)

Federal prosecutors filed multiple criminal charges against Duke Energy on Friday over years of illegal pollution leaking from coal ash dumps at five North Carolina power plants. The three U.S. Attorney's Offices covering the state charged Duke with nine misdemeanor counts involving violations of the Clean Water Act. The prosecutors say ...

New ideas give energy boost to wave power

by Climate News Network  (Feb. 22, 2015)

All along the coasts of Europe where the Atlantic waves crash onto the shore there are experimental wave power stations producing electricity. Now engineers in Norway and Sweden − two of the countries trying hardest to develop this technology − have announced “breakthroughs” in their methods, which the inventors believe ...

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 ...

Mediation Can Prevent, Resolve Natural Resources Disputes New UN Guide Launched

by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)  (Feb. 19, 2015)

Natural resources such as land, timber, water as well as extractive resources have played an important role in igniting and prolonging conflict - particularly in fragile states where management and oversight of such resources is often weak. In parallel, there is a growing recognition of the role of mediation for preventing and resolving natural ...

Europe’s largest resource efficiency event, RWM appoints Barry Dennis as Chairman

by Environment Media Group  (Jan. 26, 2015)

The organisers of RWM, i2i Events Group has appointed Barry Dennis as RWM Chairman.  Recently retired as director general of the Environmental Services Association (ESA), Barry will work with the RWM team to help shape the strategic direction of the event, designed to support and showcase the innovations in the recycling and waste management ...

Wastewater Educational Resources

by Environmental Services by Daniel L. Theobald  (Dec. 28, 2014)

Wastewater Wizard Featured YouTube Video: ‘Math Solutions’ Video-PlayList Math Solu ...

Lower your overheads in 2015 with free support from Resource Efficient Wales

by Carbon Trust  (Jan. 22, 2015)

Organisations in Wales could be cutting thousands of pounds from energy, water and waste costs thanks to free advice and support provided by the Carbon Trust and WRAP Cymru under the Welsh Government’s new Resource Efficient Wales service. Businesses and ...

2015 Water Summit Program Released

by GLOBE Foundation  (Feb. 23, 2015)

A draft outline of the three days of programming around the June 25 Canadian Water Summit has been released by the Advisory Committee. Information on plenary panels, breakout sessions, and full event scheduling is now available on the ...

Invest In Water to Prevent Conflict: New Report

by GLOBE Foundation  (Feb. 25, 2015)

A new UN report warns that without large new water-related investments many societies worldwide will soon confront rising desperation and conflicts over life’s most essential resource. Presenting their report at UN Headquarters, New York, officials of UN University and the UN Office for Sustainable Development said unmet water goals ...

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