water stewardship Articles

  • How data and analytics are keeping Philly’s water safe

    CH2M assisted Philadelphia to implement a Surveillance and Response System (SRS) demonstration project under the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Water Security Initiative. CH2M Global Director Smart Cities and Senior Technology Fellow Dr. Avinash S. Patwardhan and Ken Thompson, CH2M Deputy Director Intelligent Water Solutions and Senior ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Understanding the True Cost of Water - Overcoming Barriers to Corporate Water Stewardship

    For companies pursuing corporate water stewardship strategies, a common barrier to action is the perceived low cost of water “at the tap.” Water reduction, reuse, and recycling projects often do not meet investment hurdle rates or compare positively to other investments. This also acts to limit community and watershed engagement actions outside of the fence line as well. Our water and ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Collaboration Trumps competition for developers of water risk and stewardship tools

    This post is part of a series on World Water Week, an annual event designed to draw attention to and discuss global water issues. Read more posts in this series. This piece was co-authored by Anne-Leonore Boffi, Program Officer with the ...

  • Five barriers to Corporate Water Stewardship and how to overcome them

    Antea Group consultant Nick Martin recently facilitated the second of a series of webinars in partnership with CDP. The first session, focused on Corporate Water Stewardship 101, provided an introduction and overview of some of the basic concepts. This time, Nick took a ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • WSSA Pesticide Stewardship Series: Always Be Diligent Concerning Personal Protective Equipment

    This month pesticide safety educators, health professionals and other experts from around the U.S. will explore how to motivate pesticide handlers to use best practices concerning personal protective equipment (PPE). The discussion is part of a Pesticide PPE Seminar Series sponsored by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). PPE includes apparel and devices worn to ...


    By PRWeb

  • WSSA Pesticide Stewardship Series: Preparation and Oversight are Vital When Storing a Pesticide

    A landscaping and irrigation company was recently fined for storing pesticides in the same area as combustible materials – a decision that could have led to an explosion and fire. “Improper pesticide storage can expose both individuals and the environment to unintended harm,” says Fred Whitford, Ph.D., coordinator of the Purdue Pesticide Program, Purdue University. “A ...


    By PRWeb

  • Water Rights and Environmental Damage: An Enquiry into Stewardship in the Context of Abstraction Licensing Reform in England and Wales Donald

    Keywords: property stewardship, water rights, abstraction, Water Framework Directive, Water Act 2003 Abstract: The intersection of private rights and public responsibilities lies at the heart of both environmental and property law. This article considers this intersection in the context of debates about property ownership and notions of environmental stewardship. These ...


  • Midwest leader Gallagher uniform uses Abanaki to balance stellar service with environmental stewardship

    Since 1893, family-owned and operated Gallagher Uniform has provided a full range of uniform service options. Today, the company is set up to meet the needs of virtually every organization in south central Michigan that requires uniforms, from small operations of 10 employees to large enterprises with a workforce of 6,000. The four brothers who currently own and manage the business have over 100 ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Understanding the True Cost of Water

    Overcoming Barriers to Corporate Water Stewardship For companies pursuing corporate water stewardship strategies, a common barrier to action is the perceived low cost of water “at the tap.” Water reduction, reuse, and recycling projects often do not meet investment hurdle rates or compare positively to other investments. This also acts to limit community and watershed ...

  • Assessing global water risks and source water vulnerabilities case study

    Challenge: One of the largest multinational beer, wine and spirits companies in the world, and a widely regarded global leader in sustainability, retained Antea Group's Global Corporate Consultancy team to assess localized water stress conditions throughout its global operations. The company wanted a prioritization of local risks against the best available internal and external data. ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Oil and water don`t mix

    Small spots of motor oil on your driveway look tacky enough. Leaks of hydraulic oil from the hydro turbine of a big pumped-storage plant are not only more noticeable, but they also could end up in the facility's sump or in its reservoir, as well. At the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project in New York's Catskill Mountains, there's another reason leaks are unacceptable. The New York Power ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Soil, sediment, and ground-water characterization and remediation technologies

    This issue of Technology News and Trends highlights “green remediation,” the practice of considering all environmental effects of remedy implementation and incorporating options to maximize the net environmental benefit of cleanup. The applications in this issue demonstrate increased sustainability that can be gained through use of renewable energy sources to power treatment systems or through ...

  • Water risk to business is no small drip

    At the World Economic Forum in Davos two weeks ago, I was struck by how often the issue of water risk was raised by business executives. As the global economic turmoil is receding, many CEOs and global leaders are turning to other threats—and water is high on the list. For the second year in a row, water crises were named among the ...

  • Dallas water utilities - Case Study

    Integrity Municipal Systems Restores Eight Lime Slakers for the Bachman Water Treatment Plant in Dallas, TX: Almost $1M Saved Compared to New Systems Dallas Water Utilities (DWU) provides approximately one billion gallons per day of clean drinking water to more than 1.2 million residents from three processing facilities. Reliability is vital to DWU and its customers. To ensure ...


    By Integrity Municipal Systems

  • Influences on the water testing behaviors of private well owners

    Many private wells in the United States and Canada already are contaminated, or are at risk of contamination. Regular testing for pathogenic bacteria is one of the most concrete measures well owners can use to determine whether or not their drinking water quality is safe. This study explored the factors and causal relationships that influence well owner water quality testing behavior. In-depth, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Religious approaches to water management and environmental conservation

    The goal of this paper is to identify points of convergence between the great religious traditions in addressing human–nature relations, as well as presenting a critical evaluation of whether these approaches have in fact affected environmental conservation in representative countries. Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Buddhism and Hinduism have been considered. The main traditions considered are: ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • A preliminary water footprint assessment of copper production in China

    Scarcer water resources, stricter water regulations, decline in ore grade and increasing controversy on water use between local communities and mining operators have raised awareness of good water stewardship as being vital to running commercially viable mining operations. Water footprint assessment (WFA) is a holistic methodological framework that allows detailed quantification of direct and ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Water Quality and Habitat Improvement at a Decommissioned Phosphate Fertilizer Facility

    As part of their long-term site restoration plan, ICI created within the former prefiltration pond a pond/wetland/upland wildlife habitat to benefit local species of birds, mammals, and plants, along with a myriad of other living creatures. The site already supported a wide range of flora and fauna, which has been enhanced by this restoration. The completed project now provides for selected areas ...

  • The New Economy of Water: The Risks and Benefits of Globalization and Privatization of Fresh Water

    Executive Overview New voices are beginning to be heard in the debate over water, and new ideas – good and bad – considered. Among the most powerful and controversial of these new ideas is that water should be considered an “economic good” – subject to the rules and power of markets, multinational corporations, and international trading regimes. In the last decade, this idea has been put ...


    By Pacific Institute

  • Quantifying benefits of water restoration projects case study

    The Coca-Cola Company is committed to balancing the water used in its finished products by participating in locally relevant projects that support communities and nature. LimnoTech, in collaboration with The Nature Conservancy (TNC), is supporting the Company’s “Replenish” commitment through a multi-phase project. The project is focused on the quantification of benefits from ...


    By LimnoTech Inc.

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