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  • Baltimore region embraces program to locate, map, assess and repair water distribution assets

    Over the past decade, the City of Baltimore has seen vast improvements in control point operability and system sustainability of its water distribution assets. The report card is looking better each year. The Baltimore City Department of Public Works shoulders a big responsibility.  The Department provides 265 million gallons of water daily to 1.8 million ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Pakistan flood data wasted, say critics

    A huge effort to collect and analyse data on the devastating floods wreaking havoc in northern Pakistan has been severely undermined by a lack of strategies for disaster management and the dissemination of information, scientists and disaster experts have said. The Pakistan Meteorological Department's flood forecasting division provides information on the size and flow of the floods using data ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Marine life in reefs and coastal waters critically endangered

    Many marine ecosystems are facing mass extinction as a result of human activity, such as habitat destruction, acidification of sea-water and overfishing. New research into the regions and species most at risk suggests that up to 90 per cent of large predatory fish stocks have disappeared, transforming complex food webs into simplified ecosystems dominated by microbes and algae. The research ...

  • Pakistani scientists reject flood criticism

    Pakistani meteorologists have rejected claims that last year's flood damage could have been reduced if they had collaborated with a major European forecasting centre. The floods, which occurred last July, killed just under 2,000 people, disrupted the lives of 20 million and damaged a fifth of the country. A study — accepted for publication by Geophysical Research Letters — said that ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • InfoWorks addresses Critical link Analysis

    Untitled Document Wallingford Software, a leading developer of hydraulic modelling and network data management software for the worldwide water industry has revealed plans to release a new tool, ...


    By Innovyze

  • Natural resource management critical to peacebuilding

    Intrastate conflicts are likely to drag on and escalate without a greater focus on environment and natural resources in the peacebuilding process, according to a new report launched today by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). In addition, conflicts with a link to natural resources are twice as likely to relapse within the first five years, as shown by data collected by Uppsala ...

  • Food safety is critical to nutrition security

    We must focus on food safety as well as nutrition to feed the hungry — but there are many barriers to safe eating, writes the WHO's Jørgen Schlundt. Most scientists agree that the world's farmers produce enough food to cater for the Earth's six billion people. The fact that more than one billion people suffer from hunger and undernutrition is widely thought to be a result of inadequate ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Metropolitana Milanese Reduces Water Loss on Critical Steel Pipeline

    The common belief that the age of a pipe determines its condition is rarely correct – in many cases, a newer main can be in worse condition than one twice or three times as old. Instead, operational, environmental and installation factors have more impact on the condition of a buried asset. For utilities embarking on proactive management and assessment of their buried infrastructure, leak ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • Metropolitana Milanese Reduces Water Loss on Critical Steel Pipeline

    Assessing the condition of buried water infrastructure can yield a variety of outcomes that are difficult to predict. Sometimes, they even seem random. The common belief that the age of a pipe determines its condition is rarely correct – in many cases, a newer main can be in worse condition than one twice or three times as old. Instead, operational, environmental and installation factors ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • The first worldwide critical review process for an LCA database

    As LCA continues to be used more broadly in industry, companies require increased accuracy, transparency and credibility of their data sources in order to make the best informed decisions. Recognising this and in order to ensure consistency and quality of its market-leading GaBi Database, PE INTERNATIONAL is finalizing the first round of an ongoing critical review process with DEKRA. The DEKRA ...


    By thinkstep

  • Critics say fines show Shell not ready for Arctic

    Critics of offshore Arctic drilling say $1.1 million in fines levied against Royal Dutch Shell for air pollution violations show that the petroleum giant is not ready to safely drill off Alaska's northern coast. A Shell spokesman says the fines are part of learning how to operate complex equipment in a harsh environment. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced  ...


    By Associated Press

  • EU relaxes renewables target, reaps criticism

    The European Union on Wednesday shied away from more ambitious renewable energy goals as the bloc's sluggish economy appeared to dent its zeal in the global fight against climate change. To the dismay of Germany, environmentalists and others, the European Commission stepped back from proposing tougher binding renewable energy targets ...


    By Associated Press

  • Fracking critics unhappy with Obama climate speech

    President Barack Obama's speech this week on climate change forcefully rejected some key arguments made by opponents of natural gas fracking, upsetting some environmental groups that otherwise back his climate goals. Obama, in his address Tuesday calling for urgent action to address climate change, praised what he called ...


    By Associated Press

  • CNPC to Install GE Cogeneration Systems to Provide Beijing Data Center with Critical Power Supply

    GE (NYSE: GE) today announced China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC ) will install five of GE’s ...


    By General Electric

  • Water Management In Post Conflict Countries Critical To Peacebuilding And Economic Recovery New Study

    In times of war, water resources and infrastructure are often destroyed or become inaccessible to large segments of people living in conflict areas. Restoring these critical services can avert humanitarian crises and rebuild state authority, according to a new study launched today by the Environmental Law Institute (ELI), the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the University of Tokyo, ...

  • MarketsandMarkets Published Global Bottled Water Market: Critical Success Factors and Global Forecast (2010-2015)

    Bottled water contributes a major share in the global soft drinks industry. Increasing awareness among people about consuming safe water is increasing demand for bottled water worldwide. Urbanization and increasing economic stability in developing countries such as China, India and Mexico is also generating demand for bottled water in this part of the world. Browse market data tables and in-depth ...


  • Energy Department blocks disclosure of road map to relieve critical U.S. energy-water choke points, Circle of Blue reports

    Withheld Report Requested and Funded By Congress Shows: Managing water and energy separately will not meet US growing energy demand; New power plants are planned without considering water availability; National policy encouraging large scale biofuels production will stress U.S. water supplies. Circle of ...

  • The effects of nuclear power cooling systems on the critically endangered European eel

    A case study in Sweden has shown that critically endangered European eels are being lost when they are sucked into the local nuclear power station’s cooling system. A process to pump the eels back into the sea could be beneficial to this species, the researchers conclude. Nuclear power stations require large amounts of water for their cooling systems and 86% of the world’s nuclear ...

  • Verdantix says the chief sustainability officer is critical for strategic innovation

    Firms must appoint a Chief Sustainability Officer to succeed with strategic innovation in a resource-constrained economy, according to a new report from independent research firm Verdantix. The Chief Sustainability Officer requires proven general management skills, business transformation experience and the commercial insight to support sustainability-driven innovations. 'Many CEOs hold back ...


    By Verdantix Ltd

  • Queensland Delivers First-of-its-kind Assessment of Critical Assets in Australia

    In 2013–2014, Queensland Urban Utilities developed and implemented a first-of-its-kind risk-based assessment program in Australia utilising innovative technologies and engineering assessment techniques to assess critical sewer mains. This work was in line with Queensland Urban Utilities’ industry-leading approach to risk-based asset management. A critical component of Queensland ...


    By Pure Technologies

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