Water Safety News

  • Sweco to improve flood protection in Poland

    Sweco has signed two new contracts – one with the Regional Water Management Authority in Wrocław and one with the Regional Water Management Authority in Szczecin – to provide consulting services for the Odra-Vistula Flood Management Project - component 5.4.  The project, which is being co-financed by the World Bank, aims to improve flood protection for people living in the ...


    By Sweco Nederland BV

  • Hyflux secures premium in Galaxy NewSpring sale

    Singaporean project developer Hyflux has agreed to an offer of US$136.5 million for its 50% interest in Galaxy NewSpring, a portfolio of 24 municipal and industrial water and wastewater treatment plants in China. The buyer, Hong Kong-listed project developer Yunnan Water, recently agreed to pay Mitsui US$100 million for the remaining 50%. Yunnan Water will lend a further US$56 million to Galaxy ...

  • FT Water Summit: Global water security essential for growth

    On October 12, the World Water Council, as a founding partner, participated in the second edition of the Financial Times Water Summit in London. Over 150 participants from the business, financial, and water communities gathered to share recent developments and solutions and to exchange perspectives on the ways they are contributing to reducing water risks. Chaired by FT Environment ...


    By World Water Council

  • Black & Veatch: Low prices, security concerns push natural gas industry to look inward

    Emerging global markets, liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects and increased coal plant retirements represent growing opportunities for the natural gas industry even as low-price conditions hinder capital investments. This outlook, found in Black & Veatch’s just-released 2016 Strategic Directions: Natural Gas Industry Report, reflects widely varying market outlooks for the upstream, ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • Recording of World Bank Event on Water Quality Testing

    On October 5, 2016, The World Bank hosted an informative event, “Water Quality Testing: Everything You Always Wanted to Know for Managing Water Safety.” The principal speaker was Dr. Mark Sobsey, an internationally renowned expert on water quality who also developed the Compartment Bag Test (CBT). The World Bank has graciously shared a video recording of the event as ...


    By Aquagenx, LLC

  • PowerCell signs important agreement with 3M to meet the growing market for fuel cell stacks – to secure deliveries of MEA with high quality and performance

    Leading fuel cell company PowerCell Sweden AB (publ) has signed an important agreement with world-leading 3M to secure future supplies of MEA (Membrane Electrode Assembly). The agreement with 3M secures PowerCell’s supplies for the increased demand of the fuel cell stacks PowerCell S1 and ...


    By PowerCell Sweden AB

  • Thomaston, GA Earns Partnership for Safe Water Award

    The City of Thomaston Water Treatment Plant, which Severn Trent North America has operated since 2012, has received the “Directors Award of Recognition” from the Partnership for Safe Water, a program developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the American Water Works Association (AWWA), and associated Partner organizations to guide water suppliers toward improving water ...

  • World Bank Event on Water Quality Testing to Review Everything You Wanted to Know About Managing Water Safety

    The World Bank has organized an informative event, “Water Quality Testing: Everything You Always Wanted to Know for Managing Water Safety.” Dr. Mark Sobsey, an internationally renowned expert on water quality, is the speaker. The event is on October 5, 2016 from 1:00-2:30 pm Eastern Standard Time. All individuals interested in water, sanitation and hygiene are ...


    By Aquagenx, LLC

  • New emissions regulations indicate rise of LNG as marine fuel in Asia

    Given the restrictions implemented by International Marine Organization (IMO) requiring lower exhaust emission of sulfur oxides (SOx), nitrous oxide (NOx), particulate matter (PM), and carbon dioxide (CO2), there will necessarily be a movement towards lower-emission fuels, especially in Emissions Control Areas (ECAs). The coasts of the US, Canada and Northern Europe are all highly regulated ...


    By dmg :: events

  • Louisiana Flooding Prompts Safety Awareness

    Following the recent Louisiana Flooding, emergency workers, various employers, and countless public volunteers have begun the massive task of cleanup and recovery throughout the state. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has begun an effort to raise awareness and maintain compliance with national safety and ...


    By OSHA Pros USA

  • Inprova publishes eGuide to help businesses profit from water market reform

    The short 'Preparing for UK water market reform and competition' eGuide advises organisations about the changes taking place on 1st April 2017. In nine months’ time the non-domestic water market in England will be fully open to competition, allowing businesses to switch their provider of water services much like they can change their energy supplier today. The ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • Defining groundwater ‘sustainability’ vital to establishing best practices and policy

    A shared understanding of groundwater “sustainability” is key to developing well-conceived policies and best practices to ensure a water-secure future, the National Ground Water Association said today as it intensifies its focus on groundwater sustainability. As part of this prioritization, NGWA has updated its ...

  • Water crisis in the Gulf needs radical solutions

    Despite their location smack in the middle of the desert, the Gulf countries have water parks, public fountains, and bright green lawns. But all that glitters is not gold, and a water crisis is looming for countries such as Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Technology can alleviate its natural scarcity – there will be enough to drink – but the costs and ...


    By IRIN

  • BOEM Announces Updated Financial Assurance and Risk Management Requirements for Offshore Leases

    The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) today notified companies holding oil and gas leases in federal waters that it is updating financial assurance and risk management requirements to ensure that U.S. taxpayers never have to pay for decommissioning and removing a company’s offshore production facilities. BOEM’s Notice to Lessees and Operators (NTL) details improved procedures ...


    By Electro – Metal BOEM

  • Crane Safety Cited in Collapse At Refinery

    Crane safety again came into question again at a California refinery. On Monday, June 20th, a 300-ton crane collapsed at a Torrance, CA Exxon-Mobil refinery. The cause of the incident has been identified as human error, on the part of the crane operator. In its collapse, the crane struck nearby equipment and injured three employees. The event ...


    By OSHA Pros USA

  • AWWA launches revamped water system operator series

    The American Water Works Association has relaunched its Water System Operations (WSO) series with fully revamped versions of Water Treatment, Grade 1; Water Treatment, Grade 2; and Water Treatment, Grades 3 & 4. WSO: Water Distribution Grades 1 & 2 and Grades 3 & 4 will be available this fall. AWWA’s WSO series provides the foremost test preparation materials for water operator ...

  • Tetra Tech Establishes Global Clean Water Fund for 50th Anniversary

    Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) announced today the recipients of its 50th Anniversary Global Clean Water Fund grants. In honor of Tetra Tech’s 50 years of leadership in the water sector, Tetra Tech established a fund, in partnership with Engineers Without Borders (EWB), to support programs that provide clean water for communities in need around the world. “Tetra Tech created this ...


    By Tetra Tech

  • Xylem Executives to Collaborate with Industry Leaders to Address Global Water Challenges and Work Toward a Secure Water Future at Singapore International Water Week 2016

    Executives from Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues will participate in key industry meetings and panel discussions on water management and innovative technology at Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) 2016. The five-day event will take place from July 10 - 15, in conjunction with the World ...


    By Xylem, Inc.

  • APWA Joins 86 Organizations Urging Senate Passage of Water Resources Development Act

    The American Public Works Association (APWA) joins 86 organizations, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the American Association of Port Authorities and the American Society of Civil Engineers, in a letter to the Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and Senator Minority Leader, Harry Reid (D-NV), urging the Senate to consider and pass S. 2848, the Water Resources Development Act ...

  • SGS Celebrates World Accreditation Day 2016

    SGS celebrates World Accreditation Day, a global initiative jointly established by the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation (ILAC), to raise awareness of the importance of accreditation. This year’s theme, "Accreditation: A Global Tool to Support Public Policy", focuses on the use of accreditation as a tool for supporting all of ...


    By SGS

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