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  • REMOTE LEVEL MONITORING OF DEEP RIVERS

    Remote River Monitoring with SmartScan25 SolidAT solution for Remote River Level Monitoring is now enhanced with the introduction of GaugerTX. Until recently, GaugerGSM sensors were deployed, allowing measurements of river depth ranges up to 9.5 meters (31’). GaugerGSM are ultrasonic level sensors compactly integrated with GSM communications. GaugerGSM, together with GaugerNET, a web-based ...

  • Using micro-organisms to monitor river health

    Monitoring changes in microscopic organisms called diatoms can assist in evaluating the quality of water over an entire river watershed. Researchers from France have developed a new index that could help Member States fulfill the EU's Water Framework Directive 2000 (WFD). The WFD aims to achieve good ecological and chemical status in surface water bodies by the year 2015. Diatoms are a type of ...

  • AppliTek secures Kazakh transboundary river monitoring project

    The Republic of Kazakhstan, is a transcontinental country in Central Asia and Europe. The ninth largest country in the world by land area, it is also the world's largest landlocked country; its territory of 2,727,300 square kilometres (1,053,000 sq mi) is larger than Western Europe. The monitoring stations for which AppliTek is delivering all on-line analyzers will only be accessible by off-road ...


    By AppliTek NV

  • 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 ...

  • Black substance in Anacostia river

    Test results of water samples taken from the Anacostia River show that a black substance that has plagued a portion of the river since mid-August is a rare algal bloom, the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today. Initial testing by biologists from EPA and the Maryland Department of the Environment ruled out that the discoloration was a petroleum product or other hazardous ...

  • Monitoring team discovers huge arsenic pollution in Chinese river

    Relevant heads of SEPA notified the media on the arsenic pollution accidents of Ruifeng Mining Industry Ltd. Company in Dushan County, Guizhou province. This was a bad environmental pollution accident, which left us deep lessons, he said. He said, Ruifeng Company put the outdated vitriol production lines, which should to be phased out according to State orders and were left unused for nearly two ...

  • Modern Water’s toxicity monitor used for river clean-up research

    Modern Water plc (AIM:MWG), the owner of leading water technologies for the production of fresh water and monitoring of water quality, has collaborated with the University of Central Florida (UCF) to supply a Microtox® M500 toxicity monitor. The monitor will assist with research into advanced treatment techniques which could provide a solution to the removal of Total Phosphorus from the ...

  • WMO signs agreement to establish monitoring centre for hydrology of lakes and rivers

    The creation and subsequent operation of an international data centre on the hydrology of lakes and reservoirs has for a long time been expected by the international scientific community. For example, longterm, highquality data from lakes, such as water levels, and freeze and breakup dates, provide a valuable indicator for regional climate variability and change. Despite the existence of various ...

  • Severn Trent Services Awarded River Dee Monitoring Contract

    Severn Trent Services were recently awarded a five-year contract by The Dee Steering Committee (DSC) for the continued sampling and analysis of the water in the River Dee. The DSC has been set up to monitor the quality of the water taken from the River Dee which is processed to provide drinking water. The Committee consists of four parties: United Utilities, Dee Valley Water and Dwr Cymru with ...


  • Satellite images make it possible to monitor ice break-up in Torne River

    SMHI has used high-resolution satellite images for the first time to monitor ice break-up in Torne River, one of Sweden’s largest unregulated rivers. The CryoLand research project has developed a method of identifying ice jams in the Torne River and flooded areas around the river using high-resolution satellite images. “Radar satellite images with a resolution of 1-3 ...

  • GE Completes Hudson River Dredging

    GE [NYSE: GE] today (Oct 2, 2015) announced it has completed dredging in New York’s Upper Hudson River. Since 2009, GE has removed the majority of PCBs from the Upper Hudson River in one of the largest and most successful environmental cleanup projects ever undertaken in the United States. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has called the project an historic achievement that ...


    By General Electric

  • Research focus on Australia’s rivers and wetlands

    As a result of reduced water availability and unsustainable demands on our environment, Australia’s rivers, lakes, wetlands and floodplains have suffered severe degradation. There is growing recognition of the need to supply ‘environmental water’ to protect and conserve these important ecosystems. The Ecological Responses to Altered Flow Regimes Cluster, launched today by CSIRO ...

  • Rivers in North Carolina, Georgia at Record Lows

    WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) - Despite some rainfall at the end of the month, streamflows during May in North Carolina were at or near record low levels, particularly in the western part of the state, according to scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey, USGS. May was a dry month in neighboring Georgia bringing many of the state's rivers and streams to their lowest levels ...

  • 24/7-365 River Pollution Monitoring Now Possible With Technological Breakthrough by Atlas Scientific

    The days when companies could secretly dump pollutants into rivers has come to an end. Groundbreaking new technology developed by Atlas Scientific now makes it possible for towns and municipalities to embedded thousands of sensors into local rivers, estuaries and reservoirs, to actively monitor their health in real time. Each one of these sensors are no bigger that your thumbnail and costs a ...


  • Monitoring air quality in the Pearl River Delta with MARGA system from Metrohm Applikon

    State-of-the-art environmental analysis in China: The Institute of Tropical and Marine Meteorology is located in Guangzhou in Southern China. One of the institute’s missions is to extend the monitoring station’s observation capabilities to aerosols and gases in order to study their influence on the climate and air quality in the Pearl River Delta. To this end, they have ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • Northamptonshire river work will benefit people and wildlife

    An exciting project is underway to improve a Northamptonshire river for people and wildlife. The Environment Agency is working with four other organisations on the £48,000 project to improve habitats on the river Nene at Duston Mill on the southern outskirts of Northampton. Work will include altering the channel to improve habitats and create more diverse flows that will benefit fish, ...

  • Toxics Persist in Washington Rivers, Lakes and Fish

    OLYMPIA, Washington - Toxic chemicals banned decades ago continue to linger in the environment and concentrate in the food chain, threatening people and the environment, according to three recent studies by the Washington state Department of Ecology. The new data on toxic contaminants in freshwater fish and sediments add evidence to the state's push to reduce and eliminate the use of toxic ...

  • Pharmaceutical pollution levels in European rivers assessed

    Concentrations of three pharmaceuticals (ethinylestradiol, oestradiol and diclofenac), have been mapped in a recent study of European rivers. The researchers predict that levels of ethinylestradiol, a contraceptive and hormone replacement drug, could exceed the WFD’s suggested environmental quality standards in 12% of the total length of Europe’s rivers Widely used pharmaceutical ...

  • Salty River on Crete turned into Drinking Water

    Panagiotis Krousaniotakis is home from school and can drink directly from the tap. Not far from his house, the waiters at the tavern close to the beach can serve tourists fresh water for free. And many of the nearby hotels can offer their guests water without a brackish taste. The Greek island of Crete is a popular tourist attraction with more than 2.5 million visitors every year. Lots of them ...


    By Grundfos

  • Colorado River begins flooding Mexican delta

    Colorado River water has begun pouring over a barren delta near the U.S.-Mexico border, the result of a landmark bi-national agreement being celebrated Thursday. The gush of water in Mexico is an effort to revive the last 70-mile stretch of the river into the Sea of Cortez. The delta dried up decades ago. Conservationists hope the water will bring back trees, wildlife and aquatic life that were ...


    By Associated Press

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