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  • Momentum Builds for One Water Management

    More than 60 leaders representing a broad spectrum of water stakeholder interests met in Washington D.C. last week to discuss and advance a more integrated and holistic approach to water resources: One Water Management (OWM), also known as Integrated Water Resources Management and Total Water Management. “Collaboration and integration lead to smarter water policies,” explains Ben ...


    By U.S. Water Alliance

  • Ban on water-wasteful buildings proposed

    Minimum water efficiency requirements are to be set for all new homes, shops and office buildings under proposals announced this week. The proposed measures are part of the Code for Sustainable Homes, the Government's scheme aimed at addressing energy and water-related issues through planning rules, and could cut water use by 15-20%, ministers say. The Government is now consulting on details of ...

  • 2013 World Water Week: Water Cooperation - Building Partnerships

    On September 1-6, 2013, the World Water Week in Stockholm will once again gather water professionals, government officials, researchers and business leaders in the Swedish capital to shape common solutions to the most pressing global challenges relating to water and development, this year, under the theme "Water Cooperation - Building Partnerships". The questions to be addressed in 2013 include: ...

  • Consensus builds for secure California water bond

    A secure water supply for California in the face of climate change and a court order to retain water in the Delta for an endangered fish were on the table today as Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger hosted a meeting with U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein of California. Around the table were state legislative leaders of both political parties and key stakeholders. The Republican governor invited Feinstein, ...

  • The costs of not building green

    Despite the narrowing gap in cost between green building and traditional 'to-code' building, most builders and home buyers still perceive the green option to be significantly more expensive.  The reality is that due to increased builder education and an influx of affordable green building products, a building can be built green within the same budget as a non-green building.  According ...

  • Water Damaged Properties Can Result in Building Occupant Illnesses

    Countless schools, businesses and homes have suffered water damage due to heavy rains, flooding or plumbing problems at some point.  After a water damaging event occurs, one of the first tasks a tenant or property owner faces is drying out the building.    Many people are not aware that water damage can not only result in damaged belongings and possible structural damage, but also ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Sound water management key to building resilience in Africa’s Sahel

    Sound water management holds the key to building resilience in Africa's Sahel and can free rural communities from the vicious cycle of weather-related food security crises that have plagued the region over recent years, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva said today at a high level meeting on resilience ...

  • Irritec at Water Africa & West Africa Building Construction 2017

    Irritec will attend to the next Water Africa & West Africa Building Construction 2017 exhibition, that will take place from June 14th to 16th 2017 at Accra Convention Center, in Ghana. The exhibition that will occur in Ghana, in one of the most growing market in Africa, will host over 80 exhibitors from all around the world and will show the last solutions for plumbing, water treatment, ...


    By IRRITEC SpA

  • Categories of Water in Damaged Buildings Discussed in New Online Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of another online video to help educate people about issues that may impact their health.  Their latest educational video discusses the different categories of water in water damaged buildings.   It’s important for people to understand what type of ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • ACCIONA to build a second water treatment plant in Mexico City

    The contract, valued at 764 million Mexican pesos (€47 million), entails the design, construction operation and maintenance of the El Caracol waste water treatment plant for 23 years. Mexico's National Water Commission (Conagua) has awarded a contract to a consortium of ACCIONA Agua and a ...


    By Acciona Agua

  • Genap builds 6 water storage systems in the Oman desert

    To provide an oil refinery in the Oman desert with water we supplied 6 fully-enclosed GenaFlexstore water storage systems. The systems were transported to Omam in December by sea, after which they were installed on site (with a total volume of approx. 7.000 m3 = 7 million litres) by Genap ...


    By Genap B.V.

  • Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies to build US$1.3bn sea water desalination plant

    Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, a global water and wastewater treatment specialist, has been retained to construct a sea water desalination system for Albany, a $1.3 billion luxury resort community under development in The Bahamas. The desalination structure at Albany will contain two seawater reverse osmosis units that will irrigate the resort community’s 18-hole championship ...

  • ACCIONA will build its third Drinking Water Treatment Plant in Italy

        A Design & Build project for the Siniscola (Sardinia) drinking water treatment plant will service up to 170,000 inhabitants; at an investment of more than 9 million euro. Italy's Abbanoa S.p.a, the public sector company that runs the island of Sardinia's integrated water services, has awarded ACCIONA Agua a Design & Build and commissioning contract ...


    By Acciona Agua

  • CH2M HILL Receives 2 Design-Build Awards for Water Projects

    DENVER, November 2, 2007 - CH2M HILL, a global full-service engineering, construction and operations firm, won two awards yesterday from the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) for outstanding project work using design-build delivery. The awards were presented at the Design-Build Conference in Dallas, Texas. CH2M HILL received awards for its work with the Southern Nevada Water Authority ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Summit Points to Water as a Catalyst for Building Resiliency in Face of Climate Change

    The 2015 One Water Leadership (OWL) Summit, August 26-28, in San Francisco, arrives at a time when water has begun to assume unprecedented space in the nation’s consciousness. With drought gripping much of our nation’s West and the effects of climate change beginning to manifest their consequences, ...


    By U.S. Water Alliance

  • ASTM E2128 - 12 Standard Guide for Evaluating Water Leakage of Building Walls

    This guide is intended to provide building professionals with a comprehensive methodology for evaluating water leakage through walls. It addresses the performance expectations and service history of a wall, the various components of a wall, and the interaction between these components and adjacent construction. It is not intended as a ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASHRAE standard 188P update prevention of legionellosis associated with building water systems

    Public Review Period June 10-July 25, 2011 The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has developed a proposed Standard Practice that specifies what is required to prevent legionellosis associated with building water systems. The proposed Standard Practice was approved in July 2010 for public review publication. The ...


    By Phigenics, LLC

  • An Update on ASHRAE Standard 188P: Prevention of Legionellosis Associated with Building Water Systems

    Recent publications indicate recognition that ASHRAE Standard 188P, Prevention of Legionellosis Associated with Building Water Systems, is moving steadily toward final approval. Already the proposed Standard has been published twice in public review format. The second publication of the Standard appeared in a public review that closed July 25, 2011. Final approval of the Standard is anticipated ...


    By Phigenics, LLC

  • Nearly 400 Northwest Buildings Compete in EPA’s “Battle of the Buildings”

    Last week the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency launched the 2015 Energy Star Battle of the Buildings and nearly 400 competitors in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska have joined in to reduce their energy and water use. In support of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan, which calls for businesses to cut waste and become 20 percent more energy efficient by 2020, the competition targets ...

  • GSA Transforms 1974 Building Into Top Performing Green Building

    Today, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced the completion of the Edith Green-Wendell Wyatt Federal Building renovation project in downtown Portland, Oregon. The 39-year-old facility is now a high-performing green building designed to be one of the most energy efficient office buildings in the country. U.S. Representative Earl Blumenauer and representatives from the ...

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