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ESRI UC Water Resources Hydro Meeting Recap

by KISTERS group  (Jul. 21, 2014)

KISTERS North America was proud to yet again be a sponsor of this year’s edition of the ESRI UC Water Resources Hydro Meeting in San Diego, CA. Dr. David Maidment kicked off the Water Resources Hydro meeting with a keynote presentation. His talk energized the audience of water resources professionals as he outlined exciting new projects and ...

Illinois Governor Quinn Signs Clean Water Initiative

by Natural Resources Defense Council  (Jul. 23, 2014)

Governor Patrick Quinn will sign into law today legislation that will help Illinois cities better prepare for the impacts of climate change. The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Center for Neighborhood Technology (CNT) worked with the legislature and with Governor Quinn’s administration to develop the legislation and worked to ...

California water use rises amid severe drought

by Associated Press  (Jul. 15, 2014)

Californians have increased their water consumption this year during the severe drought, despite pleas from the governor to conserve, fallowed farm fields and reservoirs that are quickly draining. The State Water Resources Control Board on Tuesday released updated results from a water-use survey that said consumption has risen 1 percent, even as ...

Rainwater Tanks Could Ease The Water Crisis

by Enduramaxx Ltd  (Jul. 4, 2014)

The Guardian reports this week that ‘The fabric of our society is threatened by our mismanagement of water’.  According to Jacob Tompkins, there is a global water crisis unfolding.  From floods in the Balkans to drought in California.  With 780 million people lacking access to clean water and with China declaring in 2013 ...

Local Water Utility Receives Award of Recognition for Outstanding Performance

by American Water Works Association (AWWA)  (Jul. 7, 2014)

Zone 7 Water Agency’s Del Valle Water Treatment Plant has received the “Directors Award of Recognition” from the Partnership for Safe Water for the 15th consecutive year, an honor achieved by only 30 water utilities across the country since the program’s inception. The Partnership is a program developed by the American ...

CAFRE (College of Agriculture, Food & Rural Enterprise) win UK award for water management

by Delta-T Devices Ltd  (Jul. 18, 2014)

Delta-T Devices would like to congratulate Cathal Ellis and Martin Wooster of CAFRE for winning the ‘Exemplar project in Northern Ireland’ which recognises water efficiency achievements. CAFRE currently use the Delta-T GP1 Data Logger and Soil Moisture sensors to automatically control irrigation in their Nursery stock tunnels. ...

California Board Proposes Ways to Protect Ocean Life, Water Quality During Desalinization

by Bloomberg BNA  (Jul. 8, 2014)

The California State Water Resources Control Board has released proposed amendments to the state's ocean plan that addresses desalination facility intakes and brine discharges. Generally, desalination plants remove salts from saltwater and brackish water to produce freshwater for municipal uses. The main environmental impacts associated with ...

Peter L. Jacob Water Treatment Facility honored for 15 years of outstanding performance

by American Water Works Association (AWWA)  (Jul. 10, 2014)

South Burlington, VT - Champlain Water District's Peter L. Jacob Water Treatment Facility has received the prestigious Phase IV "15-Year Excellence in Water Treatment" Award from the Partnership for Safe Water. Champlain Water District is the first and only utility in North America to date to achieve this highly significant longevity award, ...

Advancing Water Sector Resilience through Collaboration: NACWA and AMWA Release Summit Report

by NACWA - National Association of Clean Water Agencies  (Jul. 11, 2014)

NACWA and the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) has released the Water Resilience Summit Summary and Next Steps white paper. NACWA and AMWA co-hosted the Water ...

Companies Urged To Disclose Data On Plastic To Cut Pollution And Improve Resource Efficiency

by Trucost Plc  (Jun. 23, 2014)

Companies could become more sustainable by improving the way they measure, manage and report the amount of plastic they use in their business operations and supply chains, according to ground-breaking new research by the Plastic Disclosure Project, the UN Environment Programme and natural capital analysts Trucost. The report, entitled Valuing ...

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