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  • Taste & Odour In Drinking Water

    Water utilities frequently struggle with handling taste and odor complaints in various forms. The frequency and severity of these issues can vary according to such things as climate, source water quality, ineffective treatment , stagnation, and ineffective management of distributed water in general. When troubleshooting these issues, it comes down to two strategies: how to find the source and how ...

  • Renewing the Alberta water for life strategy

    A report released by the Alberta Water Council suggests that the provincial government must accelerate action and take stronger, bolder steps to safeguard Alberta’s water resources. The Council argues the provincial government must renew its dedication to the province’s ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Don’t drink the water – Thousands in Canada can’t drink their water

    A new report from the Council of Canadians reveals that as of January there were 1,838 drinking water advisories in effect across Canada, warning people not to drink their water straight from the tap. The report, On Notice for a Drinking Water Crisis is the first in many years to document the drinking water advisories (DWA) across Canada. On Notice reveals that there were ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Climate change strategy to help manage water resources

    To assist in responding to potential effects of climate change, a new strategy focuses on 40 specific actions for the national water program to take to respond to climate change. EPA's 'National Water Program Strategy: Response to Climate Change' describes steps for managers to adapt their clean water, drinking water, and ocean protection programs.  'Water is key to clean energy and climate ...

  • Water leaders explore lead line replacement strategies

    More than 100 water utility leaders from throughout the United States and Canada gathered Tuesday at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. to share strategies for removing the lead service lines that connect millions of older homes to water mains. Hosted by the American Water Works Association, the event took place during ...

  • Cities must improve water management strategies

    The World Water Council (WWC), a multi-stakeholder group based in Marseilles, France, has developed a draft declaration, the Istanbul Urban Water Consensus. The declaration is a call out to city leaders around the world to develop better water management strategies in order to prepare for future, perceived drought ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EPA seeks advice on perchlorate in drinking water

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking advice from the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) before making a final determination on whether to issue a national regulation for perchlorate in drinking water. The agency also is issuing an interim health advisory of 15 parts per billion (ppb) to assist state and local officials in addressing local contamination of perchlorate in drinking ...

  • Using the rays of the sun to convert sea- to drinking water

    Many of the world's remote areas with water shortages also have three things in abundance: Sun, wind and sea. How renewable energies can be harnessed more effectively in the future to transform salty seawater and brackish water into drinking water is the subject of a current study issued by an EU initiative dubbed 'ProDes'. Worldwide, more and more people are obtaining their drinking water ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Food and drink giants pledge to slash water use

    Leading food and drink manufacturers have committed to making major cuts to their water use in an effort to reduce their environmental impact. 21 of the UK's biggest food and drink companies have signed up to an agreement brokered by trade association the Food and Drink Federation which, when fully implemented, will save 140 million litres of water a day. The companies will work with ...

  • EPCOR Water USA receives prestigious award for safe drinking water

    EPCOR Water (USA) Inc. (EPCOR USA), a wholly owned subsidiary of EPCOR Utilities Inc. (EPCOR), has received the “Director’s Award of Recognition” from the Partnership for Safe Water for the company’s Anthem Water Treatment Facility in Anthem, Arizona. “Each ...

  • Drinking water regulations prompt deployment of decentralized water and wastewater treatment plants

    Decentralized water and wastewater treatment are precisely engineered onsite treatment systems used for treating small amounts of water and wastewater at affordable prices. As these systems serve individual houses, clustered dwellings, and closely located commercial outlets, the issue of piping costs is moot. Decentralized systems are produced using locally available materials, are easy to set up ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • US seeks public comment on water strategy to respond to climate change

    The US Environmental Protection Agency is seeking public comment on a draft strategy that describes the potential effects of climate change on clean water, drinking water, and ocean protection programs and outlines EPA actions to respond to these effects. The National Water Program Strategy: Response to Climate Change focuses on actions designed to help managers adapt their water programs in ...

  • TrojanUVSwift™ Selected for Beijing’s First UV Drinking Water Installation

    In response to more stringent drinking water regulations and contaminant monitoring, several municipalities throughout China are beginning to installing UV as part of their multi-barrier treatment strategy. We are proud to announce that Beijing’s first UV drinking water installation – located at a plant in ...

  • EPA administrator Jackson outlines new vision for clean, safe drinking water

    In a speech at the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) annual conference in Washington, D.C., U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson announced the agency is developing a broad new set of strategies to strengthen public health protection from contaminants in drinking water. The aim is to find solutions that meet the health and economic needs of communities across the country more ...

  • EPA to develop regulation for perchlorate and toxic chemicals in drinking water (DC)

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson today announced the agency’s decision to move forward with the development of a regulation for perchlorate to protect Americans from any potential health impacts, while also continuing to take steps to ensure the quality of the water they drink. The decision to undertake a first-ever national standard for perchlorate ...

  • EPA awards $1.5 million to universities for sustainable drinking water treatment methods

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced almost $1.5 million in funding to three universities to develop sustainable drinking water treatment methods. The research grants are funded through EPA’s Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program. These grants, which supplement last year’s grants to eight other universities, are intended to provide innovative treatment ...

  • UK launches new water strategy set on improving groundwater drainage

    The Government’s new water strategy to help secure and maintain water supplies, reduce water pollution and tackle surface water flooding has been launched by Environment Secretary Hilary Benn. It will help cut water use through a combination of efficient technology, metering and tariffs, improve surface water drainage, and reduce pollution from homes, industry and farming. Everyone in England ...

  • EPA outlines new vision for clean, safe drinking water

    In a speech today at the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) annual conference in Washington, D.C., U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson announced the agency is developing a broad new set of strategies to strengthen public health protection from contaminants in drinking water. The aim is to find solutions that meet the health and economic needs of communities across the country ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • AWWA launches new symposium on biological drinking water treatment

    The American Water Works Association today announced the launch of its newest event, the 2013 Biological Treatment Symposium, to be held March 28-29, in Denver, Colorado. Registration for the symposium is now open. The symposium will focus on biological drinking water treatment technology, operations, and monitoring strategies. The leading-edge symposium ...

  • TECHNEAU challenges the ability of traditional drinking water supply systems

    Welcome to the eighth issue of the TECHNEAU Newsletter. The newsletter is designed to disseminate news, scientific results and developments to stakeholders. Newsletters are issued every six months, with Newsletter 9 scheduled for June 2010. TECHNEAU challenges the ability of traditional drinking water supply systems to cope with present and future global threats and opportunities. TECHNEAU will ...


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