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  • Largest rainwater harvesting project in upstate New York

    Huge Containment Solutions tanks are going in at Binghamton University. “This is the largest rain water harvesting (project) in upstate New York,” said Bill Hall, University architect. “200-thousand gallons of water retained in 4 different fiberglass tanks. It’s going to be used for harvesting for toilet flushing and also the biggest thing is make up water for the cooling ...

  • Comprehensive Professional Rainwater Catchment Training now Available

    The American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association (ARCSA ) now offers four levels of rainwater catchment education with three levels of professional recognitions.  ARCSA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that was founded in 1994 to promote rainwater catchment systems in the United States. ARCSA strives to offers a full spectrum of rainwater harvesting workshops and professional ...

  • Asia–Pacific Analysis: Rain harvesting can avert crisis

    To ensure South-East Asias's growing population has enough water to drink, we need to collect more rain, says Crispin Maslog. The world's next major crisis will be a lack of water for home use, including drinking water, many scientists predict. Humans can survive around 40 days without food, but much ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Klargester launches new Attenuation Systems and 24hr Storage Pump Stations

    Leading manufacturer, Klargester, has launched a new range of Stormwater attenuation tanks and a range of high capacity pumping systems, both designed to complement its existing series of sustainable urban drainage solutions (SUDS) products. Stormwater run-off and an increased risk of flooding is becoming a huge challenge for developers. In addition to increased rainfall and rising sea levels ...


    By Kingspan Environmental Ltd

  • BARR awarded for water conservation efforts

    BARR Plastics Inc. was honored to claim their second water conservation award for the year on November 26, presented by the City of Abbotsford. The certificate, received at City Hall by Dean Barrett, co-owner of BARR Plastics Inc., stated to be “in support of BARR’s water conservation efforts that assist in making the City of Abbotsford a sustainable and environmentally conscience ...


    By BARR Plastics Inc.

  • The wettest April in history helps E.ON reduce it’s water footprint

    ELGA Process Water, a Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies company, has supplied a two-stage membrane water purification system to E.ON’s Castleford Power Station to recover harvested rainwater for use as boiler make-up. Castleford is a 56MWe Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) power station and its 45bar boiler needs very high purity make-up water. The new system allows the production ...


  • A roof, a tank and rain

    All it takes is a roof, a gutter and a tank to lift the poor out of drudgery. But is it that simple, ask Aisling Irwin and Aditya Ghosh? Mr Wijesinghe, of Meewellawa village, in the dry northwest of Sri Lanka, used to dread his neighbours calling round. A call, by custom, means serving a cup of tea. His well was dry for increasing portions of the year — and every drop had to be ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • EPA recognizes recovery act water re-use project in Raleigh, North Carolina

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Regional Administrator Stan Meiburg joined state and local officials in Raleigh, NC to recognize the city’s Water Re-use green infrastructure project. This project, estimated to cost approximately US$465,735, is partially funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), through the State Revolving Fund. “This ...

  • FAB-HOMES design wins treehuggers “best of green” award

    FAB-HOMES, a new Passive House design studio based in Vancouver, Canada, has won Treehuggers 'Best of Green' Readers Choice Award 2010 in the category Design and Architecture. Treehugger is the leading green media outlet in North America with over 3.5 Million visitors per month, dedicated to driving ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Black & Veatch selected for Guangzhou drainage master plan study

    Guangzhou, China – Black & Veatch, a leading global engineering, consulting and construction company, has been selected to provide specialty consultancy services on a Drainage Master Plan for the urban centre of Guangzhou City in Guangdong Province, China. “Black & Veatch has a strong reputation for providing innovative solutions on drainage projects in congested urban environments ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • Greg Barker opens new Eco Community Education Centre

    Minister of State Greg Barker was in Norwich on Friday, 18 May to open Broadland District Council’s 500,000 Eco Community Education Centre. The new centre will play a key role in the council’s plans to deliver new and refurbished homes that are zero or very low carbon, by promoting new technology and new methods in green and ‘clean tech’ building systems. It will also help ...

  • Bywaters moves into its new home in Bromley-by-Bow, London

    Bywaters, the recycling and waste management company that has been providing recycling services in and around London since 1952, has recently moved three of its four sites to 9.2 acre premises in Bromley-by-Bow, London. Bywaters, with a turnover exceeding £20 million, has relocated due to the construction of the Olympic Park for 2012. Three of Bywaters’ sites were directly on Olympics’ ...


    By Bywaters Ltd

  • Reed elsevier environmental challenge

    The Reed Elsevier Environmental Challenge shortlist was announced today, highlighting four innovative ideas to improve access to safe and sustainable water supply in communities where access is presently at risk. The winning project, to be announced in June, will receive a prize of $50,000, with a second place prize of $25,000.  The projects range from a community rooftop rainwater ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Water Management 2008 Exhibition & Conference

    Water is one of the four classical elements in ancient Greek philosophy and science. It is considered to be both cold and wet, according to Plato, it is associated with the icosahedron. It is associated with the qualities of emotion and intuition. Clean water is essential to human life. In many parts of the world, it is in short supply.Water Management 2008 Exhibition & Conference will act as ...


    By Services International

  • Via Verde's Solar Panels and Green Features Shine for Grand Opening

    NYC Mayor Bloomberg and HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan were on hand Monday, June 18th, for the grand opening of Via Verde -- a 222-unit green affordable housing complex in the Bronx developed by Jonathan Rose Companies and Phipps Houses, and designed by Dattner Architects and Grimshaw. Bright Power's energy-saving innovations -- including a building-integrated solar electric system, and ...


    By Marketwire

  • Market for Water Recycling & Reuse Technologies to Reach $57 Billion in 2015 as Global Demand Intensifies

    NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwire) -- 08/19/10 -- Demand for water is increasing as the world's population grows, agricultural needs increase and developing nations become more affluent. Unfortunately, there is not an increase in water supply to match this growing demand; in fact, as weather patterns change and water sources continue to be overused, fresh water supplies are decreasing. The solution ...


    By Marketwire

  • NETL’s green projects promise energy efficiency all year round

    Forty years after the first Earth Day, it is almost second nature to toss a can or plastic bottle into the recycling bin, but being green is about much more than reusing materials. Just as individuals make a personal decision to “reduce, reuse, and recycle,” businesses, industry, and other organizations are making the same commitment to being green. With our increased awareness and commitment to ...

  • Knight Management Center at Stanford Graduate School of Business Achieves LEED Platinum® Rating

            STANFORD, Calif., March 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Green Building Council has certified the Knight Management Center at the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB) LEED Platinum® – the highest achievable rating.  LEED®, or Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, certification provides third-party verification that ...


    By Arup

  • World First for Water Recycling

    Sunshine Coast based business leads world with new domestic water recycling technology With the subject of water supply very much on every local and state government agenda and the minds of every Australian, an award winning Sunshine Coast company, EcoNova, has achieved a world first in domestic water recycling technology. Their patented water recycling system NovaClear™ is the first ...


  • Environment Agency signs deal for a green HQ

    The ‘greenest’ development in Bristol will be the new home to the Environment Agency’s national headquarters, it was announced. Following Government approval and exchange of contracts, Westmark’s Cabot House in central Bristol, will be the new national headquarters for the Environment Agency from late 2010. The move will save an estimated £180,000 per year by relocating to a smaller, more ...

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