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  • Record torrential rainfall linked to warming climate

    If you think you’re getting an unusually hard soaking more often when you go out in the rain, you’re probably right. A team of scientists in Germany says record-breaking heavy rainfall has been increasing strikingly in the last 30 years as global temperatures increase. Before 1980, they say, the explanation was ...


    By Climate News Network

  • African rainfall data `will improve climate predictions`

    A comprehensive 30-year dataset of African rainfall could soon help test climate change predictions and improve climate models, according to a UK researcher. David Grimes, who studies satellite data at the University of Reading, told SciDev.Net that his group will release the complete, open-access data set within a ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Record heat and record rainfall. Climate change has altered the GCC’s weather systems and increased the risk and regularity of extreme weather events

    In order to support improvement in GCC weather forecasting ability Advanced Conferences and Meetings (ACM) launched the WeatherTech GCC conference in 2015 the first event of its kind in the region to provide a platform to discuss optimization of next generation technologies to revolutionize the collection, analysis and distribution of weather forecasting data in the GCC.  This year ...

  • FlowWorks to manage sanitary sewer flow monitoring data

    Gwinnett County, USA, has selected FlowWorks to manage all sanitary sewer flow and rainfall monitoring data for the Department of Water Resources on annual contract. The selection was made, in part, because of FlowWorks' ability to accept data directly from Teledyne ISCO and ADS flow meters. Gwinnett County has an area of 436 square miles and a population of nearly 700,000. The county has long ...

  • Vietnam to launch earth-monitoring satellites

    Japanese experts are to help Vietnam build its first earth-observation satellites in an effort to help the South-East Asian country plan for the effects of climate change and natural disasters. Last November, Japan announced that ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Analytical Services offer THM monitoring

    Severn Trent Services can now monitor Trihalomethanes (THMs) on line in processed water, using the AquaSen THM100 On-line Total Trihalomethanes Monitor. THMs are the most prevalent disinfection by-products. They are formed when chlorine used in water treatment and bromine react with naturally occurring organic compounds in raw source water. THM regulation is enforced by UK drinking water ...


  • Weather Monitoring for Conservation at Fish Barrier

    Migration of the invasive Asian Carp through the Mississippi River system into the Great Lakes has the potential to devastate native fisheries throughout the region. Smith-Root, an environmental engineering firm, has developed a proprietary technology for an electric fish barrier to prevent such migration. Their technology uses the most efficient electric field pattern for guiding the fish with ...

  • Analytical Services now offer Trihalomethanes Monitoring

    Severn Trent Services can now monitor Trihalomethanes (THMs) on line in processed water, using the AMS THM100 On-line Total Trihalomethanes Monitor. THMs are the most prevalent disinfection by-products. They are formed when chlorine used in water treatment and bromine react with naturally occurring organic compounds in raw source water. THM regulation is enforced by UK drinking water ...


  • Water monitoring `easier` with free mobile phone app

    A mobile phone application that enables users of low-cost phones to submit water quality results quickly and easily is having a positive impact among users. The Water Quality Reporter (WQR) application was developed by the iCOMMS team at ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • OTT launches new Phosphate monitor at WWEM 2016

    The OTT stand (No. 126) at WWEM 2016 will provide the first opportunity for visitors to see the new HydroCycle PO4, the latest version of the Cycle-P remote, battery powered, dissolved phosphate monitor. Designed for long-term high frequency monitoring of remote locations, the HydroCycle PO4 can be left unattended for long periods, testing up to 1,500 samples between service/reagent change. ...

  • Satellites can help monitor and manage African droughts

    Kenyan MP and remote sensing expert, Wilbur Ottichilo, argues the time is ripe for using satellites to spot developing African droughts. The six million square kilometres of the Greater Horn of Africa are home to about 200 million people. Ecologically and environmentally, the region is highly precarious — more than 60 per cent of it is arid or semi-arid and most countries experience irregular ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • EPA provides environmental monitoring of Maine’s coastal beaches

    With the summer beach season in high gear, EPA’s New England office is awarding a US$252,220 grant to help support the Maine Healthy Beaches Program to continue efforts to monitor water quality conditions at Maine beaches to ensure that people enjoying the beach are also enjoying healthy water conditions. This EPA funding was made available through the federal Beach Act of 2000, which requires ...

  • Mobile masts used in African weather monitoring

    Africa hopes to plug gaps in its weather and climate data by mounting automatic weather stations onto its extensive network of mobile phone masts. Less than 200 of its weather stations meet UN World Meteorological Organization (WMO) standards — compared to several thousand in Europe — leaving many smallholder farmers without forecasts. The vast majority of farmers in Africa practise rain-fed ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Onset Announces Green Roof Monitoring System

    Onset (http://www.onsetcomp.com), a leading supplier of data loggers and weather stations, today announced the HOBO® Green Roof Monitoring System, a research-grade system for measuring the performance of green roofs. Providing reliable performance in harsh rooftop conditions, the 15-channel system enables users to quickly and easily monitor green roof conditions, ...


    By Onset Computer Corporation

  • Monitoring diffuse pollution in EU river catchment areas

    In recent decades, discharges of pollutants from waste water treatment plants and industry have been successfully identified and in many cases reduced, but assessing inputs of diffuse pollution from land, and the degree of retention of pollutants, such as nitrogen and phosphorus, within surface water systems is harder to achieve. A recent study has compared different methods used to estimate ...

  • ADS Spider-Q pump station monitoring and alarming

    ADS® LLC today announces the new ADS Spider-Q™, an easy-to-use, place-anywhere volumetric quantification system. Backed by ADS and over 33 years of flow monitoring expertise, the ADS Spider-Q is designed specifically for pump station monitoring and alarming. It features wireless data access, automatic data delivery, influent and effluent flow calculation, alarming, and reporting. “The technology ...

  • New Low-Power, Wireless Remote Monitors

    Following the acquisition of ADCON Telemetry, the Austrian low power wireless communications specialist, OTT Hydrometry has launched a suite of instrument 'bundles' that bring new levels of simplicity to the remote collection of environmental monitoring data. OTT Hydrometry already offers a variety of wireless communication options, however UK Managing Director Simon Wills says, "The ADCON ...

  • All it takes for Water Monitoring and Data Network

    The management of monitoring of equipment is increasingly done remotely at a (considerable) distance. Configuration, reading and, if necessary, taking action on data received from a remote location of one’s choice are possibilities that are nowadays standard requirements. You can do a lot more than just measure with the e-SENSE® telemetry measuring system, where measurement data is collected ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • Olympic groups to monitor Brazil`s polluted waters

    Olympic sports federations will be monitoring efforts to clean up the polluted waters around Rio de Janeiro to prevent health risks to athletes at the 2016 Games. An Associated Press report this week showed nearly 70 percent of Rio's sewage is untreated and dumped into iconic beach areas like Copacabana and Ipanema and picturesque Guanabara Bay. Those waters will host several of Rio's events at ...


    By Associated Press

  • Industry Flocks to Water/Wastewater Monitoring Event

    WWEM 2006 took place in early November and was almost unrecognisable in comparison to the inaugural 2005 event. WWEM was initially created to provide a vehicle for discussing and dispersing information on the Environment Agency’s monitoring certification scheme, MCERTS. However, on the evidence of WWEM 2006, it has become a red letter diary entry for anyone involved with testing or monitoring ...


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