AquaLocate is excited to anounce that the GF6 (upgrade from the GF3500) is expected to be available for purchase by mid January 2013. The new system has been completely redsigned and is now more portable, more compact, more sensitive to deeper water sources, and has a completely redesigned software interface which will allow for easy export to flow modeling software. The NEW GF6 pricing has also changed making it even more affordable to a wider range of users around the world.
British Geological Survey quantifies nitrate storage in unsaturated zone
To estimate nitrate stored in the unsaturated zone on a global scale between 1900 and 2000, the British Geological Survey (BGS) linked mathematical models of nitrate leaching from the base of the soil zone with estimates of groundwater recharge, unsaturated-zone porosity, and the depth to groundwater. Its modeling showed substantial continuous increase in nitrate stored in the unsaturated zone over the last century. The peak nitrate storage in 2000 was estimated to be up to 1814 teragrams of nitrogen. This is...
AWWA`s annual utility compensation survey now available
The American Water Works Association has announced the release of its annual compensation survey, which is available as three products for utilities serving different population ranges - over 100,000, 10,000 to 100,000 and under 10,000. The 2017 AWWA Compensation Survey provides current data and analyses on salaries, salary ranges and compensation practices in the water and wastewater utility industry. As utilities work to keep pace with a tightening labor market, the compensation survey: Compares salaries of...
National water quality survey in Haiti Uses Aquagenx CBT Kit and mWater Mobile App to ensure access to safe drinking water for Haitian Citizens
Haiti Outreach, a U.S. non-profit organization whose principle work is in Haiti, mapped 13,000+ water points across Haiti using the Aquagenx CBT Kit for E. coli bacteria and the mWater mobile app. In collaboration with World Vision, they used smart phones to collect and share water quality data on water points’ GPS location, functionality and potability, among many other indicators. Haiti Outreach adopted the Aquagenx CBT Kit because of its simplicity and convenience in low resource, rural areas while...
El Nino and the IMF force water tariff hikes across the global South
Domestic water and wastewater tariffs soared in cities across the developing world from 2015 to 2016 as utilities passed on the effects of rising energy costs, reforms to government subsidies and rampant inflation, the latest survey from Global Water Intelligence has found. Tariffs in Northern Europe and Australia meanwhile are finally coming down as efficiency measures bear fruit. The results of Global Water Intelligence’s 2016 Global Water Tariff Survey, published last month, have revealed the world’...
2016 AWWA utility compensation survey now available
The American Water Works Association has announced that the 2016 AWWA Compensation Survey of Water and Wastewater Utilities is now available for purchase. Available for utilities serving populations over 100,000, populations from 10,000 to 100,000, and populations under 10,000, the 2016 survey provides data and analyses of salaries, salary ranges, and compensation practices in the water and wastewater utility industry. As the labor market tightens and utilities work to keep pace, the 2016 AWWA Compensation...