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  • Homeland Security for Drinking Water Supplies

    As it has done with other jurisdictions, Congress has recently passed legislation aimed at protecting our nation's drinking water resources. Historically, water supply protection has been a high priority, including reservoir protection, continuous monitoring, and secure and redundant facilities to ensure an uninterrupted supply of drinking water. The Clean Water Act (1972), requires pollution ...


    By AECOM

  • Guidelines for drinking water quality Addendum to Vol 2 Health Criteria

    In 1984 and 1985, the World Health Organization (WHO) published the first edition of Guidelines for drinking-water quality in three volumes. The development of these guidelines was organized and carried out jointly by WHO headquarters and the WHO Regional Office for Europe (EURO). In 1988, the decision was made within WHO to initiate the revision of the guidelines. The work was again shared ...


    By DelAgua Group

  • Our drinking water systems are a disaster. What can we do?

    In the wake of the Flint, communities turn to innovative technology and financing to prevent the next crisis. People in developed countries turn on the tap and safe drinking water flows, a dramatic health benefit they tend to take for granted. That complacency was dramatically disrupted last year when children in Flint, Michigan, started testing positive for lead poisoning and the ...


    By Ensia

  • 2011 Predictions for EPA`s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention

    The Acta Group, L.L.C.'s (Acta) thoughts are below on what may be headed our way in 2011 from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP). In short, the general trends established by the Obama Administration during the past two years are expected to continue notwithstanding the 2010 election results. At the same time, the impact of ...


    By Acta Group

  • Coupling microbiological testing and sanitary surveys in drinking water quality programs: results from Capiz Province, Philippines

    Developing countries often struggle to conduct laboratory-based water quality testing programs due to a lack of financial and technical resources. However, inexpensive, accurate, field-based tests are being developed which have the potential to overcome this barrier. This paper provides the results of an initiative by the Provincial Health Office in Capiz, Philippines, to conduct a first-ever, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Towards lessons from the field in India drinking : lessons from the field

    India being a vast and diverse country, we face many challenges in ensuring reliable, sustainable safe drinking water supply to rural households of the country. Though, in terms of provision of safe drinking water, we have covered more than 90 percent of the rural households, according to the National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) 65th round survey 2008-09, the authors have to recognize that much ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Microtox and Deltatox bioassay technology – early warning systems for monitoring and evaluating drinking water quality placed on DHS approved products list for homeland security

    Microtox Bioassay technology was recently awarded the Designation and Certification as an ‘Approved Product for Homeland Security’ under the Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act of 2002 (the SAFETY ACT), by the Department of Homeland Security, DHS. Accordingly, Microtox has been placed on the “Approved Products List for Homeland Security.” The EPA ...


  • City Water International explains The Basics of Water Filtration

    The Basics of Water Filtration Most of us know that filtered water is healthier than tap water because of its purity, but how does water filtration work? The basic principle is that filtered water has passed through a filter which removes contaminants through one of several methods, depending on the type of filter. Most water purification systems work in one of three ways ­ by running water ...


    By City Water International

  • [INFOGRAPHIC] Quench water coolers can help eliminate common water dangers

    Americans are a thirsty population and water continues to be the most popular drink of choice in the United States. In fact, according to Beverage Marketing, Americans are consuming water in greater quantities than ever before, drinking 1.2 times more water than they were a decade ago. This increase has led to a total of 91 billion gallons of water consumed in 2011, an astronomical amount. ...


    By Quench USA, Inc.

  • Municipal water services in Guatemala: exploring official perceptions

    In Guatemala, water services are frequently interrupted, water pressure is inadequate and tap water is often unsafe to drink. Water providers face the challenge of maintaining water systems and improving water services to provide reliable and safe drinking water. Understanding the perspectives of government officers may help in finding solutions to overcome this challenge. Semi-structured ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • The Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for Water and Wetlands

    The Ramsar Secretariat, in partnership with the Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP),  International Union for the Conservation of  Nature (IUCN) ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Rethinking Big Water - Is It Time For A New Approach To Municipal Water Infrastructure?

    Las Vegas has long served as a stereotype of human excess: gambling, drinking, sex, all-you-can-eat buffets. But the latest chapter is playing out away from the Strip, in the part of the valley where two decades of booming development have swelled the population to 2 million residents who rely on a dwindling water supply. Ninety percent of the southwestern U.S. city’s drinking water comes ...


    By Ceres

  • US water strategy and the response to climate change

    A long-term, international investment in scientific study of the Earth’s climate is now resulting in a scientific consensus concerning climate change and its impacts on water resources. The 'National Water Program Strategy: Response to Climate Change' provides an overview of the potential effects of climate change on water resources and the US clean water and safe drinking water programs. It also ...

  • EcoloBlue Emergency A.C.E. Container - Water From Air

    At EcoloBlue, we are trying to raise awareness about our All Contained Emergency (A.C.E. Container) solution in a 40ft container. It is a self contained, powered, water generation, and bottling system (600 to 1000 260ml pouches per hour) that provides up to 2,000 liters of pure drinking water daily from the Humidity in the Air. EcoloBlue’s A.C.E. Container is designed for solutions such as ...


    By EcoloBlue

  • Zentox system saves money by cleaning, reusing water

    Washing dead chickens uses water. No, make that lots and lots of water. Cleaning each chicken-and removing the contaminants and bacteria that the U.S. Department of Agriculture requires-uses about 10 gallons of water. So if you’re a typical chicken plant that processes, say, 200,000 chickens a day, you end up using 2 million gallons of water a day. Using that much water puts ...


    By Zentox Corporation

  • Indian Water Purifier Market 2014 Analysis

    This latest market research report titled Water Purifier Market in India 2014 states that the domestic water purifier market is set to experience steady growth as people are becoming more aware of the utility of water purifiers in India. As initial consumer reactions and water purifier reviews have been largely positive, the adoption of the same will only improve over the years. Also, the market ...

  • Improvements needed for US-Mexico border water infrastructure program

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provided US$626 million in assistance agreements (grants) to the  Border Environment Cooperation Commission (BECC) and the North American Development Bank (NADBank) for projects starting between Fiscal Years (FYs) 1997 and 2007. The grants were for water infrastructure improvements (both drinking water and wastewater) along the U.S.-Mexico border. ...

  • Case histories of using tin technology to control corrosion in water systems

    Stannous chloride is an alternative corrosion control in aqueous systems. Stannous chloride’s effectiveness as a better corrosion inhibitor has been demonstrated in both municipal drinking water and industrial cooling water applications and its use has a reduced impact on rivers and streams. Orthophosphate and other phosphate compounds are the most common treatments for reducing corrosion in ...


    By AS Inc

  • ASTM Standards Help Meet Need for Clean Water

    The new ASTM Water Portal provides a single access point to standards and related information about ASTM International’s diverse committees working to protect and monitor this vital global resource. Clean and safe water is the underpinning of the quality of life for people around the world. Global economies depend on water, whether it’s to support the manufacturing of goods ...


    By ASTM International

  • Flood alert and remote monitoring of water reservoirs and rivers

    River flood alert and water reservoir managements are global growing requirements. SolidAT offers a full or partial solution (according to the customer's requirements) that can save lives and damage to property inflected by river floods. Moreover we provide real time water reservoir level and capacity. Awareness of governments and municipalities world wide is growing. Below is described a case ...

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