emergency water supply News

  • Emergency water supply after disasters

    A portable gravity-driven microfiltration unit which produces drinkable water in an emergency has been developed at the University of Kassel, Germany. An article in Water Science & Technology: Water Supply describes how the unit can provide water for 200–500 people for a period of over many months without any maintenance. Serious natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes ...


  • Mobile water suitcase for emergency supply

    Emergency water supply is an important and challenging need. Especially search and rescue detachment/troops, who visit the field soon after the incident for evaluation, lack reliable supply of clean and safe water. The Swiss based water treatment specialist Trunz Water Systems AG developed a mobile and light weight watermaker that is installed in a shock resistant, non corrosive case ...


    By Trunz Water Systems AG

  • Mobile water suitcase for emergency supply

    Emergency water supply is an important and challenging need. Especially search and rescue detachment/troops, who visit the field soon after the incident for evaluation, lack reliable supply of clean and safe water. The Swiss based water treatment specialist Trunz Water Systems AG developed a mobile and light weight watermaker that is installed in a shock resistant, non corrosive case – ...


    By Trunz Water Systems AG

  • Kenya homes in on emergency groundwater supplies

    A project that will map groundwater resources in part of the drought-prone Horn of Africa region was launched in Nairobi, Kenya, last week (22 May). It will use remote sensing technology to explore underground ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Port Gamble sewage plant to protect shellfish, recharge groundwater

    The historic town of Port Gamble is about to get a new-fangled sewage-treatment plant, one that will allow highly treated effluent to recharge the groundwater in North Kitsap. The old treatment plant discharges its effluent into Hood Canal, causing the closure of about 90 acres of shellfish beds. After the new plant is in operation, those shellfish beds are likely to be reopened, officials ...

  • Pall Aria™ Mobile Water Treatment Systems Provide Emergency Water Supply to Calexico, California, Following Earthquake

    PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y.- Pall Corporation (NYSE: PLL) today announced that the Company has been contracted by the city of Calexico, California, to deliver four Pall Aria™ mobile water treatment systems supplying a total of up to four million gallons of potable water per day. The Pall systems were implemented following an earthquake that disrupted the city’s water supply. “Pall is ...


    By Pall Corporation

  • CSR 2010: emerging career choices in supply chain & sustainability

    Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company Misconceptions of business ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Pöyry awarded contract for the rehabilitation of various emergency power supply systems in Austria

    PÖYRY PLC          Press release 15 August 2011 at 1.00 p.m. Pöyry's Energy business group has been awarded a framework contract by the ...


    By Pöyry Energy

  • Desalination Techniques Emerge in the Spotlight as Fresh Water Supplies Diminish Steadily, Finds Frost & Sullivan

    Thermal and membrane desalination are the technologies driving the ultra pure water and potable water sectors in the water market. Thermal technologies are highly favored in countries where energy is cheap and abundant. The water market is growing, and other industries such as concentrated solar power, produced water treatment and ballast water treatment are exploring the possibility of ...


  • AWWA and CDC team up to provide emergency water supply planning guide for hospitals

    The American Water Works Association (AWWA), the world’s largest organization of water professionals, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have released a new guide to help hospitals and health care facilities operate during water supply emergencies. The Emergency Water Supply Planning Guide ...

  • Desalination techniques emerge in the spotlight as fresh water supplies diminish steadily, finds Frost & Sullivan

    Thermal and membrane desalination are the technologies driving the ultra pure water and potable water sectors in the water market. Thermal technologies are highly favored in countries where energy is cheap and abundant. The water market is growing, and other industries such as concentrated solar power, produced water treatment and ballast water treatment are exploring the possibility of ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Agilent Technologies and University of Arizona to improve methods for detecting emerging contaminants in water supplies

    Agilent Technologies Inc. (NYSE: A) today announced an agreement with Dr. Shane Snyder - an internationally recognized authority on water contamination from the University of Arizona's Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering - and the university's BIO5 Institute to work together to develop ways to detect emerging contaminants in water. Emerging contaminants can include ...


    By Agilent Technologies, Inc.

  • Emergency preparedness highlighted during Drinking Water Week

    As Drinking Water Week 2012 concludes, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) joins water professionals across North America in encouraging home preparedness for water-related emergencies. “We all have an important role to play in keeping our water supplies safe ...

  • Emerging Trends In UV Disinfection

    The UV disinfection industry has experienced tremendous growth over the last 20 years. The development of new UV technologies over this period is a perfect example of an industry investing to meet market demand – in this case demand for an effective, low cost, and environmentally friendly disinfection technology. The acceptance of UV disinfection at water plants treating in excess of one ...


    By Aquionics Inc

  • CSG emergency service

    CSG Pipelines, part of the Casting Services Group, one of the UK’s leading suppliers of quality civil engineering products, is increasing support for customers over the Christmas period and throughout the winter, following forecasts of severe weather. As temperatures plummet, winter is one of CSG’s busiest times of year and this year the team endeavors to offer additional support ...

  • EPA Says State Monitoring of Water Supplies Is Lax

    Agency points to emergency supplies as particular concern LISLE, Ill., -- A new report from the inspector general of the U.S. EPA on the lack of sufficient monitoring of water supplies provides more reason for Americans to consider using "final barrier" technology in their homes, according to the Water Quality Association. The EPA is stating that state officials need to conduct more rigorous ...

  • Project to improve water supply, sanitation services in Nepal

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will support a Nepal Government project to improve access to water and sanitation services in small towns throughout the country. ADB's Board of Directors approved a $45.1 million grant for the Second Small Towns Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project, which is expected to bring significant health and hygiene benefits to residents, particularly through the ...


    By Asian Development Bank

  • Climate change threatens Caribbean`s water supply

    Experts are sounding a new alarm about the effects of climate change for parts of the Caribbean - the depletion of already strained drinking water throughout much of the region. Rising sea levels could contaminate supplies of fresh water and changing climate patterns could result in less rain to supply reservoirs in the coming decades, scientists and officials warned at a conference in St. Lucia ...


    By Associated Press

  • Protecting the Nation`s Water Supply from Attack

    Nation’s First Physical Security Standard Guidelines for Water/Wastewater Utilities Released  Alexandria, Va. - The nation’s first standard guidelines for protecting the public from potential malevolent acts and other threats by enhancing the physical security of water and wastewater infrastructure systems were released today for trial use by water and wastewater ...

  • Contamination concern grows over private water supplies

    Water supply specialists are urging farmers to monitor their private water supply for possible contamination now that flood waters have receded.  Flood water in a private water supply can cause increased susceptibility to iron related bacteria as well as stimulate bacterial activity if it is already present. Iron bacteria is one of the most common contamination problems in private water ...


    By Geoquip Water Solutions

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