long-term water quality monitoring News

  • Canada`s long-term quality of life at risk

    Soaring greenhouse gasses, increasing waste generation and energy use, declining stocks of large fish species, and shrinking water supplies in parts of the country - are offsetting gains like reduced air pollution emission levels, good water quality, and healthy forest bird populations, said a new Environment Report released today by the Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW). "Canada isn't in a ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Canada`s long-term quality of life at risk

    Soaring greenhouse gasses, increasing waste generation and energy use, declining stocks of large fish species, and shrinking water supplies in parts of the country - are offsetting gains like reduced air pollution emission levels, good water quality, and healthy forest bird populations, said a new Environment Report released today by the Canadian Index of Wellbeing (CIW). "Canada isn't in a ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • IFCB in new Long-Term Ecological Research Site

    Imaging FlowCytobot samplers (IFCBs) manufactured by McLane will be installed in a new Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) site off the Northeast coast of the United States. LTER programs focus attention on specific sites representing major ecosystem types, and undertake long-term assessments of populations, communities, and the physical environment. ...

  • Australian oil spill report confirms need for long term environmental plan

    An independent marine scientists' report into the environmental effects of the Montara oil spill says a systematic, long-term monitoring effort is the only way to ascertain the true impacts of the spill on the region's biodiversity. This supports the Government's actions to commission a long-term monitoring plan with the company - PTTEP. The report describes the results from a survey of marine ...


    By Australian Government

  • Australian Government locks in long term environmental agreement with oil spill company

    The Australian Government and the company responsible for the Montara oil spill have struck an agreement for a long-term scientific environmental monitoring program for the area affected by the spill. Minister for the Environment, Peter Garrett, said the monitoring program will provide a longer term understanding of the impacts of the spill on the marine environment, in addition to the ...


    By Australian Government

  • The Chelsea AquaLine FerryBox system can provide information for the assessment of long-term trends in coastal water systems

    The new Chelsea AquaLine FerryBox is a generic, robust monitoring system that enables sea surface temperature, salinity, chlorophyll-a and turbidity to be monitored along with a vessel's geographical position. Already proven internationally, it is an exciting new system, which provides information for operators, passengers and environmental managers. These systems are plumbed into the ferries ...


    By Chelsea Technologies Group

  • WRD State of the District: Water Projects and Programs Will Provide Long Term Savings for Ratepayers in South L.A. County

    Today, the Water Replenishment District of Southern California (WRD) held its 3rd Annual State of the District address.  WRD Board President Sergio Calderon and WRD General Manager Robb Whitaker ...

  • Mississippi River an `Orphan` in Terms of Water Quality

    WASHINGTON, DC, October 18, 2007 (ENS) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has failed to coordinate and oversee state water quality activities along the Mississippi River, leaving the nation's largest waterway an 'orphan,' the National Research Council says in a new report. Greater effort is needed to ensure that the river is monitored and evaluated as a single system, said the ...

  • Cleanup at North Penn Area 2 Superfund Site Eliminates Risks; Provides Long-Term Groundwater Protection

    The U.S. Environmental Agency today announced the completion of construction activities for the cleanup of the North Penn 2 Superfund Site in Hatfield, Montgomery County, Pa. The construction completion is an important milestone in protecting human health and the long-term goal of restoring contaminated groundwater to drinking water quality. The soil, sediment and groundwater at the site were ...

  • Water Quality Improves in Long Island Sound

    For the second summer in a row, concentrations of dissolved oxygen in Long Island Sound are higher than the long-term average, indicating improved water quality and improved ecological conditions for organisms that live in the Sound. Aquatic animals rely on oxygen that is dissolved in water to survive. When dissolved oxygen levels decline, this can cause some animals to move away, weaken, or even ...

  • EPA grant to improve water quality monitoring in the Gallatin Valley, Montana

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding $60,000 to the Gallatin Local Water Quality District to establish an integrated stream monitoring program in the East Gallatin River-Bozeman and Bozeman Creek watersheds. Today’s announcement is part of $2.7 million EPA is providing for projects across the country to help restore urban waters, support community revitalization and ...

  • Monitoring System on ferry measures Delaware Bay water quality data

    This summer, a unique research project using a complex, automated measurement and sampling system on the MV Twin Capes was launched by the University of Delaware College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment (CEOE), with the cooperation and assistance of Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA). The SeaKeeper 1000, manufactured and installed aboard the ferry vessel by YSI, collects water quality data ...


    By YSI - a Xylem brand

  • AnalyticalTechnology introduces new portable water quality monitor for remote logging

    Specialist electrochemical sensor manufacturer Analytical Technology announces the launch of its new PQ45 Portable Water Quality Monitor. Companies in the water and industrial industries are now seeking rugged, field-deployable systems which enable the recording of water quality data in a variety of environments. Capable of monitoring a wide range of parameters in water, the PQ45 system is ideal ...

  • Sensors in Space Allow Daily Coastal Water Quality Monitoring

    ST. PETERSBURG, Florida, August 31, 2007 (ENS) - Using data from instruments aboard two NASA satellites, Florida researchers have created a way to map the fleeting changes in coastal water quality from space - something that has long evaded researchers and coastal managers relying only on ground-based measurements. This information has direct application for resource managers working on ...

  • Monitor indoor air quality (IAQ) with PPM Technology

    PPM Technology, a specialist gas detection and indoor air quality instrumentation manufacturer from Wales has developed a range of multi-parameter indoor air quality monitoring equipment. Indoor air quality (IAQ) relates to a number of environmental factors inside a building that can impinge on the health, comfort, or work performance of the building’s occupants. Monitoring IAQ is vital ...


    By PPM Technology

  • Bathing water quality improving in the EU

    The annual bathing water report presented by the European Commission and the European Environment Agency reveals that the large majority of bathing sites across the European Union met EU hygiene standards in 2008. During that bathing season some 96 % of coastal bathing areas and 92 % of bathing sites in rivers and lakes complied with minimum standards. The report provides useful water quality ...

  • Everglades show improvement in water quality

    Researchers at the University of Florida Research and Education Centers and scientists at the South Florida Water Management District have published a report regarding the trends in water quality feeding into Everglades National Park. The report can be found in the September-October 2010 Journal of Environmental Quality, published by the American Society of Agronomy, the Crop Science Society of ...

  • Mini IAQ Monitors supplied to monitor air quality in ice rink

    PPM have recently supplied a number of Mini IAQ Profile Monitors to Joel Anderson of Precision Quality Consulting in a project to monitor air quality in a indoor ice rink; the aim being to provide a safe environment for users and employees of ice arenas. Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) is a significant concern in ice rinks and arenas; these facilities are especially vulnerable to the ...


    By PPM Technology

  • EU bathing water quality remains high

    Clean bathing waters are vital for key economic sectors such as tourism and for plant and animal life. The annual bathing water report presented by the European Commission and the European Environment Agency shows that 96 % of coastal bathing areas and 90 % of bathing sites in rivers and lakes complied with minimum standards in 2009. It also describes where to obtain detailed and up-to-date ...

  • Hypoxia Task Force Launches New Monitoring Efforts to Track Water Quality Improvements

    The Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Watershed Nutrient (Hypoxia) Task Force announced today that it is launching two new efforts to monitor reductions in nutrients – nitrogen and phosphorus – throughout the watershed. The joint federal, state and tribal task force, chaired by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the State of Iowa, has established the Mississippi River ...

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