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  • AppliTek Secures Several Water Monitoring Projects in Shangri-La City in Yunnan, China

    AppliTek just announced today it has secured several projects for protecting the drinking water supply in the beautiful city of Shangri-La in Yunnan Province, China. Shangri-La is a county-level city in northwestern Yunnan province, People’s Republic of China and is the location of the seat of the Dêqên Tibetan Autonomous ...


    By AppliTek NV

  • Groundwater Solutions: Innovating to Address Emerging Issues for Groundwater Resources – August 8-9th, 2017

    Westbay, along with distributor, Earth Data Northeast, will be exhibiting at the NGWA “Groundwater Solutions: Innovating to Address Emerging Issues for Groundwater Resources” symposium on August 8 – 9th, 2017 in Arlington, Virginia. The Symposium will identify real solutions to large dilute groundwater plumes, emerging contaminants in groundwater, and other constituents that ...


    By Westbay Instruments

  • Register now for the 2012 World Water Week

    Online registration for the 2012 World Water Week in Stockholm is now open! The theme for 2012 World Water Week in Stockholm is: "Water and Food Security". In over 100 events, participants will tackle the global water challenge especially in terms of food security. The conference will also cover issues such as drinking water supply and sanitation, transboundary water management, climate change, ...

  • VR-Innovation Price

    The Special Award of the Cooperative Financial Association has been awarded to the F.A.S.T. GmbH, Hans-Peter Karle (qualified engineer) and Rainer Riehle (qualified engineer), Langenbrettach, Germany, today to recognise the development of the AZ radio data transmission system used to located leakages on drinking-water supply network ...


    By F.A.S.T. GmbH

  • Helping to save lives in Haiti

    Haiti is one of the poorest countries on Earth, where the 80 % of its population live below the poverty line and two thirds of it depends on subsistence farming and fishing. The devastating tropical storms that occurred along 2008, 2010 earthquake and Hurricane Matthew which struck the country on 2016, together with the political instability, have affected the few facilities still standing, ...


    By Sistema Azud, S.A.

  • ExxonMobil found liable for US$105m for contaminating New York City’s drinking water supply

    A federal jury has unanimously held ExxonMobil liable for contaminating New York City’s drinking water supply with the gasoline additive MTBE (methyl tertiary butyl ether). The jury awarded the City of New York a total of $105 million in compensatory damages after an 11-week trial.The jury found that gasoline containing MTBE was not reasonably safe for its intended use in light of foreseeable ...


    By Kennedy & Madonna, LLP

  • ENSR prepares invasive plant species manual for AWWA research foundation and EPA

    ENSR has prepared a new water resources manual that details current strategies for combating the spread of invasive milfoil species in U.S. drinking water supplies. Milfoil refers to species of freshwater aquatic plants which degrade the water quality and ecological habitat in drinking-water reservoirs. ENSR, part of AECOM, is a leading global environmental and water resource management ...


    By AECOM

  • Irish EPA statement in relation to lead in drinking water supplies

    There are 944 public water supplies in Ireland. Every supply must be tested for lead at a defined frequency and must be tested randomly. The latest results indicate that over 99% of samples taken were compliant with the lead standard. Since the introduction of the Drinking Water Regulations in March 2007, eleven local authorities have notified the EPA of exceedances of the lead parametric ...

  • Clean drinking water for remote islands and villages in Panama

    On the two small islands Nargana and Chapera two water treatment units have been installed. The two islands are located at 70 - 100 km distance from the mainland and are only reachable by boat. The two locations belong to the Police Boarder Control and serve as checkpoint against the Colombian drug traffic. More information and pictures: ...


    By Trunz Water Systems AG

  • Report examines impact of climate change on drinking water supplies

    Warming of the earth's atmosphere will continue to put mounting pressure on America's drinking water sources, leading to diminishing supplies in some regions and flooding in others, according to an analysis released today by the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA), a nonprofit organization of the largest publicly owned drinking water systems in the United States. AMWA's report, ...

  • EPA provides fire protection to city of Hammond

    The City of Hammond, Louisiana, is receiving assistance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide its citizens with safe and reliable drinking water and improved fire protection. The EPA awarded Hammond $210,000 to extend its drinking water services and add additional water hydrant assemblies. The Safe Drinking Water Act protects human health by regulating the nation’s ...

  • Administration releases new draft rules for fracking on public lands

    New draft rules for fracking on public lands, released by the federal Bureau of Land Management today, would leave drinking water supplies for millions of Americans, as well as millions of acres of wild lands, at risk, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. The rules need to be strengthened in a number of ways in order to protect public health and the environment. The stakes are ...

  • H2O donates for clean water in Ethiopia

    With our Christmas donation we help the non-profit association Viva con Agua de Sankt Pauli e.V. again this year. The organisation is committed to ensuring that all people worldwide have access to clean DRINKING WATER. The core project countries are currently Ethiopia, Uganda and Nepal. This year we support Viva con Agua in the water projects in Ethiopia. Despite positive developments in recent ...


    By H2O GmbH

  • NGWA staff member appointed to National Drinking Water Advisory Council

    National Ground Water Association Director of Science and Technology William M. Alley, Ph.D., has been appointed to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Drinking Water Advisory Council. NDWAC supports EPA in performing duties and responsibilities related to the national drinking water program. Created through the Safe Drinking Water Act of 1974, NDWAC provides advice, ...

  • Modern Water’s Range of Trace Metal Monitors Invaluable to Municipalities around the World in Protecting Drinking Water

    The need for municipalities around the world to protect communities against harmful trace metal contaminants in their drinking water supplies has never been greater, especially following the recent tragic drinking water events in North America, Asia and Europe. Modern Water, a leader in water quality monitoring, believes it has the answer to protecting global drinking water supplies and has spent ...

  • Illinois governor orders state waters to be tested for pharmaceutical pollution

    Following reports last week that trace amounts of pharmaceuticals are contaminating the nation's drinking water, Governor Rod Blagojevich has directed the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency to expand its water quality monitoring to determine levels of pharmaceuticals that may be in Illinois waterways.  The Illinois EPA also will promote safe ways to dispose of over-the-counter, prescription ...

  • Kurita supports Somali refugees in cooperation with CARE

    We continue our social involvement as Kurita Europe by donating money to CARE. CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty. Our donation helps 160,000 inhabitants of a refugee camp in Kenya. We help Somali refugees for a better future by ensuring the access to basic education, sufficient water, hygiene and sanitary supply. Due to the sustained unsafety situation in ...


    By Kurita

  • Contaminated Water from Hurricane Irene Causes Boil Water Alerts

    Boil water notices have been issued in many counties that suffered damage from Hurricane Irene. The hurricane caused massive destruction and flooding that has impacted countless communities. Many of these now face contaminated drinking water supplies due to the storm. Boil water notices are issued when municipal and private water utilities have concerns over contamination of the drinking water ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EPA Establishes Safe Drinking Water Task Force to Provide Technical Expertise to MDEQ and City of Flint

    Today U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 5 Administrator Susan Hedman established the Flint Safe Drinking Water Task Force to provide the Agency’s technical expertise through regular conversations with designated officials from Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (MDEQ) and the City of Flint. The Task Force will be led by the Region 5 Deputy Regional Administrator and will ...

  • New York to phase out bottled water for public sector

    The Governor of New York has announced plans to ban the purchase of bottled water by state-owned agencies. he ban will cover both small bottles and those used by water coolers. State agencies will be expected to phase out their consumption of bottled water over the next six months. Governor David A Paterson said the move would save the state money as well as having obvious environmental benefits. ...

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