Water Toxicity Monitoring News

  • Drones take flight over HVAC

    EYE IN THE SKY Perhaps drones’ most significant HVACR application lies in their ability to inspect rooftop units. Using a drone allows a technician to gather any pertinent visual information before ascending to the top of a building. Additionally, drones can capture film of technicians and contractors in action, be used for promotional reasons, and provide an eye in the sky to ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • South-Korea, Taiwan, Saudi Arabia, USA, Switzerland, … select our EZ-ATP® technology

    AppliTek has received several purchased order for its revolutionary EZ-ATP® analyzer from countries like South-Korea, Taiwan, USA, … The EZ-ATP® monitors total bacterial and pathogen load in water by measuring portions of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) of any type of bacterial microorganism present in the water sample. These may include ...


    By AppliTek NV

  • Flow Measurement using Cable Lengths of 800 Metres

    Bouzey reservoir is situated on the western rim of the French Vosges close to the city of Épinal. The reservoir has a storage volume of approx. 7 million m3 and since 1882 ensures steady water supply for the "Canal des Vosges". To dam up the lake a gravity dam with a height of 20 m and a length of more than 500 m was built of traditional brickwork 130 years ago. The dam structure however ...


    By NIVUS GmbH

  • WMO highlights integrated drought management

    At the ongoing Conference of the Parties of the U.N. Convention on Drought and Desertification (UNCCD), WMO has highlighted its work towards improving proactive, integrated management of droughts – the world’s most destructive natural hazard. “We already know that the ...

  • El Niño expected to be strongest since 1997-98

    A mature and strong El Niño is now present in the tropical Pacific Ocean and is likely to strengthen further. This year’s El Niño event is the strongest since 1997-1998 and is potentially among the four strongest events since 1950, according to the latest Update from the World Meteorological ...

  • World Conference Adopts New International Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction After Marathon Negotiations

    Representatives from 187 UN member States today adopted the first major agreement of the Post-2015 development agenda, a far reaching new framework for disaster risk reduction with seven targets and four priorities for action. Conference President, Ms. Eriko Yamatani, Minister of State for Disaster Management, announced agreement on the text, the Sendai Framework for Action - the new ...

  • USAID, NOAA, and World Meteorological Organization announce new Weather-Ready Nations Initiative

    his weekend, at the 3rd UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction the U.S. Agency for International Development, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the World Meteorological Organization announced the creation of Weather-Ready Nations, a new program to improve the understanding of high impact weather, water, and climate events. The devastating effects of extreme ...

  • Multi-hazard early warning systems vital for managing growing risks

    As climate change and demographic change boost the number of people exposed to floods, heatwaves and other hazards, improved early warning systems and greater coordination of disaster management activities will be needed to manage risks and protect lives and property, according to the World Meteorological Organization. ...

  • Lower losses from weather extremes and earthquakes in 2014

    The good news is that the absence of very severe catastrophes and a quiet hurricane season in the North Atlantic meant that losses from natural catastrophes in 2014 were much lower. The bad news is that there is no reason to expect a similarly moderate course in 2015. At US$ 7bn, the most expensive event in terms of overall loss was Cyclone Hudhud in India. Around 7,700 people lost their lives in ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • ENER-G offers early warning system to help businesses avoid ‘Triads’

    Business energy broker ENER-G Procurement is offering a free  ‘Triad warning service’ to help intensive business energy users minimise their costs for peak winter electricity usage. Transmission Network Use of System (TNUoS) charges for half-hourly customers are based on ...


    By ENER-G

  • China in Talks to Join the OECD System for the Mutual Acceptance of Data in Assessment of Chemicals

    It has recently been reported that China is in discussions with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to become a provisional adherent to the Mutual Acceptance of Data (MAD) system. This would require China to accept data from safety testing of chemicals from participating countries generated under the MAD conditions and to establish a Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) ...


    By Acta Group

  • IUCN Red List criteria useful as an early warning for extinction threat

    The IUCN Red List criteria perform well as an early warning system for short-lived species threatened by climate change, according to recent research. Using the Red List criteria, the study identified Assa darlingtoni, an Australian frog, as being at risk of extinction up to 85 years before a model predicted it was likely to become extinct. The International Union for Conservation of Nature and ...

  • Mixed readiness for tsunamis in the Caribbean

    The Caribbean region is working hard to prepare for tsunamis, but has more to do, a workshop heard last week (13-15 May). Around 75 per cent of the region’s countries have emergency plans, delegates were told at the Ninth Session of the Intergovernmental Coordination Group for the Tsunami and Other Coastal Hazards Warning System for ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Indian City Prepares for New Season of Dangerous Heat with Innovative Early Warning System

    Building off of last year’s successful launch of South Asia’s first-ever early warning system and preparedness plan for extreme heat events, the Indian city of Ahmedabad, along with the Indian Institute of Public Health, Gandhinagar and partners, is developing the 2014 Heat Action Plan to continue its pioneering efforts. Underscoring the importance of addressing intensifying heat in ...

  • Climate Services, Observing Systems and Research in Focus at WMO Executive Council

    The World Meteorological Organization’s (WMO)  Executive Council has agreed on measures to expand and improve research and observing networks to increase understanding of our rapidly changing climate and strengthen delivery of meteorological services vital to society and the global economy. At its annual session 15-23 May, the Executive Council also discussed enhanced disaster risk ...

  • Indian city launches first-ever heat wave preparation and warning system

    The Indian city of Ahmedabad launched a first-of-its-kind Heat Action Plan today, making it the first city in South Asia to create a comprehensive early warning system and preparedness plan for extreme heat events fueled by climate change. This ground-breaking project, created by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) in partnership with an international coalition of health and academic ...

  • More dynamic indicators needed to measure phosphorus’s availability

    Current knowledge on the availability of mineral resources is explored in a recent study, which focuses on phosphorus as a key example. Static measures of availability, such as the consumption-to-production ratio, are useful as early warning signals, the researchers suggest, but more dynamic indicators that consider technological development and population change are needed to better inform ...

  • Climate data `has helped African farmers boost production`

    Farming communities in Africa are benefitting from an exchange programme to improve access to, and understanding of, climate science, according to a report presented at a seminar. The seminar, held in in Dakar, Senegal, last month (20–21 November), discussed the results of the programme — ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Scientists on trial: Lessons for disaster preparedness

    Earthquake science was not on trial in Italy — it was about inadequate information and participation in decision-making, says Carina Fearnley. The prison sentences for manslaughter given to six Italian scientists and one government official last week have led to an outpouring of outrage. The media have echoed the anger of numerous scientists that ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • GLP Compliant Bioassay and Biodegredation Testing Services Now Available

    Sherry Laboratories’ bioassay testing laboratory, is pleased to announce the expansion of capabilities to include GLP compliant testing services. Many companies involved in the manufacture and/or research and development of chemicals, pharmaceuticals, pesticides, and insecticides require GLP compliant testing to assist with research and EPA ...


    By Sherry Laboratories

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