public well Articles

  • Wastewater and groundwater

    Nearly 25 percent of the population in the United States—in more than 25 million homes—disposes of wastewater through onsite, or unsewered, systems that return treated effluent to the ground. This is an important public health issue because many of those same homes use wells that rely on groundwater for the drinking water supply. With ...

  • [Technical Paper] Biomass Evolution in Full-Scale Drinking Water Filters

    After nearly two-years of work, we could advance our understanding of ATP measurement in drinking water biofilters. I will describe some of the background and key results from the study below – more information is provided in the Journal AWWA December 2016 article. Background of the ...


    By LuminUltra Technologies Ltd.

  • Bacterial growth and biofilm formation in household-stored groundwater collected from public wells

    The research was aimed at assessing changes in the number of bacteria and evaluating biofilm formation in groundwater collected from public wells, both aspects directly related to the methods of household storage. In the research, water collected from Cretaceous aquifer wells in Toruń (Poland) was stored in a refrigerator and at room temperature. Microbiological parameters of the water ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Public Involvement in Pollution Management

    Formal public involvement at the scoping and draft review stages is part of the Environmental Assessment process and is usually required for industrial projects. However, the wider use of participatory approaches in World Bank pollution management projects is still evolving. Public involvement in setting priorities for pollution management is no yet common although there is evidence that an ...


    By The World Bank

  • Latin America well-positioned for CDM

    The coastal desert of Colombia’s La Guajira state is a world away from Kyoto, the temperate Japanese city where representatives of 159 countries in 1997 signed the Kyoto Protocol on reducing greenhouses gases. The Caribbean laps against rickety settlements. Herds of goats range across scorching sands. Months, whole years, pass without rain. But Kyoto is well known to the inhabitants of La ...


  • Investors and public back energy efficiency

    Energy efficiency finally has transitioned from being a good idea to a good business – to a very good business. Money poured into the industry last year, pumping up total deal values by 664.7% and making 2009 energy efficiency’s break-out year, according to Peachtree Green Advisors. ...

  • Public reactions to the promotion of nanotechnologies in society

    What would be the reactions of the public if nanotechnologies do not contribute to the economic growth and societal well-being? Similar questions have led philosophers, cultural and social scientists to explore the ethical and societal implications of nanotechnologies. They often call for more realistic expectations with regard to the promotion of nanotechnologies in society. If governments, ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • The logistics of public participation in environmental assessment

    This paper starts by investigating the rationales for public participation in environmental assessment. It is contended that access to participation may refer both to means as well as ends; thus, some advocates of citizen participation favour involvement for social and or political reasons (i.e. the participation is the end in itself). However, the value of that participation may also, as we ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Will Public Visibility and Not Rules Shape Actions?

    We all know that the most effective way to get a company to do something is to require it to do it through regulations. While EHS or Sustainability Managers may want to achieve good things, there is nothing like a regulation to get upper management to open the purse strings and dedicate resources and labor to address a problem. Well, a new approach is being tried in recent years in some venues. ...


  • Is the public-private sector the place to be at this time?

    Public-private projects may not be for everyone, but they do deserve perusal. Given the current condition of the housing/construction industry, it is not surprising to find more developers eager to explore public-private sector development and revitalization opportunities. At www.Envirobidnet.com we have seen more interest from developers in the past six months than in our entire 15 years of ...


    By ENVIROBIDNET.com

  • Controlling pest birds in public schools

    Pilots, golfers, and virtually anyone who is responsible for the safety of others are concerned about dealing with “pest birds” effectively. They include pigeons, Canada geese, seagulls, starlings and others that contaminate and damage the various buildings in which we live, work, and play. Bird droppings have the potential to transmit over 60 known diseases, and they are also a safety hazard ...


    By Bird-B-Gone, Inc.

  • Landfill pumps for Gas well dewatering - Case Study

    AutoPumps Keep the Power On for Thousands of Florida Homes Waste Management's Springhill Regional Landfill near Campbellton, Florida generates "green" energy by extracting and burning the methane in landfill gas. Its $7 million landfill gas energy (LFGE) plant, with six large Caterpillar engines running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, is capable of producing 4.8 million watts of power. ...


    By QED Environmental Systems

  • Analysis of expenditure on pharmaceuticals in the Spanish public health system

    In Spain, the social security (i.e., the public health system) budget relays on the local administrations of every region. From this budget, a very important amount of money goes to finance, totally or partially and medicines for people. If the administrations do not take this issue seriously, the expenses can be overwhelming. In this paper, a Spanish region called Asturias is analysed in terms ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Technocratic policy partnerships: a new descriptor for public administration?

    This paper deals broadly with the issue of public policy-making in the United Kingdom, and more particularly with the issue of the transfer and application of scientific or technical expertise into policy decision-making. It is argued that it is increasingly the case that "expert knowledge" is the driving force, or even the initiator, of new policy. However, public policy decisions ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • A country public house in the North of England case study

    A Public House had a new treatment plant installed in order to comply with the new discharge consent levels for BOD imposed by the River Authorities. A few months after the plant was commissioned the National Rivers Authority took samples and reported that the discharge was far above the BOD consent level by a factor of ten. The contractors were contacted and they recommended that wastes such as ...


    By Cleveland Biotech Ltd.

  • Funding for forests: the potential of public ballot measures

    A variety of measures exist to prevent deforestation or forest conversion to other land uses. Some of these measures, such as purchasing land outright for conservation or purchasing conservation easements, are designed to permanently protect forests by precluding future residential or commercial development on the tract of land. But these approaches all require money. One approach to raising ...

  • The regulatory and standards landscape of Canada’s public infrastructure

    IntroductionInfrastructure Canada (INFC) is the Government of Canada’s focal point for making strategic investments in public infrastructure and advancing the New Deal for Cities and Communities. Research is a fundamental building block for both. INFC is committed tbuilding, connecting and sharing knowledge about public infrastructure and communities. The department identified governance as ...


    By CSA Standards

  • Determinants of performance management system in UAE public sector

    The e-performance systems can be an aid to help the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to prepare for the new challenges of the modern economic world. This study describes employee e-performance effectiveness within United Arab Emirates organisations and investigates of using manual and traditional performance system as well as the electronic performance system. Our research reveals that e-performance ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Four steps well owners can take to protect their water wells, health during flooding

    The owners of private household water wells in areas of flooding should act to address possible threats to their drinking water quality, the National Ground Water Association said today. If a well has been flooded: Do not drink the water or wash with it, but use an alternative supply such as bottled water Stay away from the well pump ...

  • Beyond inclusion: effects and limits of institutionalised public participation

    European institutions as well as member states have been recently promoting participatory procedures that are proclaimed to contribute to the legitimacy of political regimes and decision-making processes. Discussing three cases in the controversy over GMOs in the Czech Republic and France, this paper analyses participatory procedures as a power technique, and argues that they have a tendency to ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

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