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  • Yellow River Water Reclamation Facility

    Eimco Water Technologies was recently awarded the contract to supply the screening equipment for the Yellow River Water Reclamation Facility (YRWRF) Improvements Project.  The design of the equipment is based on the advanced technology of Brackett Green® Double Entry Drum Screens and will primarily include: Two (2) Headworks Drum Screens rated for 64 MGD with 5mm ProPaPanel®Two (2) ...

  • River Rhine commended for river basin management

    The River Rhine has won the first ever International River Foundation (IRF) European River Prize, which is given for remarkable achievements in integrated river basin management. The other finalists were the Órbigo River in Spain, the Upper Drau in Austria, and the Mura-Drava-Danube in Central Europe. River basin management of the Rhine has improved dramatically in recent years, ...

  • Five European rivers commit to more river restoration

    As part of the European River Restoration Conference, five European river basins committed themselves to working together. The river basins include: the Arpa in Armenia, Irpen in Ukraine, Irwell in England, Orbigo in Spain, and Rhone in France. Under the facilitation of the European Centre for River Restoration, the five parties will develop and share their best practices and knowledge in order ...


    By Wetlands International

  • River Mur recognised for effective river basin management

    The River Mur flows from Austria, Slovenia, Hungary and Croatia before reaching Drava, a tributary of the Danube. The organisation managing the Mur Basin was awarded the second European River Prize during the 6th European River restoration conference (ERRC) in Vienna yesterday. The River Mur rises in the Radstädter Tauern and flows into the Drava in Croatia after a length of 453 km, 298 km ...

  • Testing ecological toxicity in rivers

    Water quality in rivers is commonly classified according to its physical and chemical properties, but this may not fully describe its biological health. Polish researchers have tested a new method of water assessment, which looks at the toxicity to organisms of not just water, but also sediment and floodplain soil samples. This provides a more complete picture of a river's health and may help ...

  • Australian rivers and wetlands research

    CSIRO, Australia, has joined forces with other leading Australian research organisations to develop science which will underpin improved management and assessment of the health of Australia's river and wetland ecosystems. As a result of reduced water availability and unsustainable demands on our ...


  • A Critical Juncture for Europe’s Rivers

    Over 300 delegates gathered last week for the European River Restoration Conference. Leading policy makers, scientists and restoration practitioners shared experiences, identified the key future challenges and celebrated successes in improving the state of Europe’s rivers. The Rhine River was recognised with the 1st European Riverprize while finalists from more recent river initiatives in ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Project to improve water quality in River Thames

    Black & Veatch has been selected by Thames Water as principal contractor to upgrade and extend Mogden Sewage Treatment Works in West London. Construction will start in spring 2010 to significantly reduce the amount of storm sewage that overflows into the River Thames during heavy rainfall when the site becomes overloaded. As principal contractor, Black & Veatch is responsible for the ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • New Reservoir Will Funnel Colorado River Water to Nevada

    LAS VEGAS, Nevada (ENS) - A bill that directs the Bureau of Reclamation to construct a new reservoir to capture billions of gallons of Colorado River water requested by Arizona and California users but not used, was signed into law today by President George W. Bush. Included in the massive HR 6111 Tax Relief and Health Care Act, the measure will enable the capture and use of ...

  • 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

  • New wetlands for the River Till

    A pioneering project is taking place in Northumberland, to reconnect the River Till with its floodplain for the first time in over 50 years. Lead by the Tweed Forum in partnership with the Environment Agency, the Fenton Floodplain project is part of the wider River Till project, which will start at Fenton in the Till Valley on part of the Earl of Durham’s Lambton Estate. The Environment Agency, ...

  • America`s Rivers of Filth

    WASHINGTON, DC, October 12, 2007 (ENS) - Billions of gallons of polluted wastewater spilled unchecked into America's waterways in 2005 as more than half the country's industrial and municipal wastewater facilities exceeded the limits of their Clean Water Act permits, according to a analysis of official figures released today by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group. 'Troubled Waters: ...

  • 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 ...

  • Louisiana addresses water quality in Tensas River

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded $130,402 to the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality to improve water quality in the Tensas River, located in north-east area of the state. Specifically, the project will reduce nonpoint source pollutants by installing grassed filter strips that will filter sediment. The Clean Water Act (CWA) allows EPA the ability to help states and ...

  • US-Mexico pact on Colorado river water storage

    A bi-national pact to allow Mexico to store a portion of its annual allocation from the Colorado River, up to 260,000 acre-feet over three years, in the largest US reservoir, Lake Mead, sets the stage for progress on environmental issues in ongoing talks between the two countries, according to Environmental Defense Fund. As Lake Mead water levels continue to drop, a bi-national agreement to store ...


  • Massive river water transfers lacking scrutiny

    'With the number of large water transfer schemes possibly nearly tripling by 2020 and the amount of water transferred expected to double, poorly assessed mega-transfers have the potential to inflict immense harm on both the communities donating the water and the communities receiving it,' said WWF-Germany Freshwater Director, Martin Geiger. Pipe dreams? looked at existing and proposed large water ...


  • River managers plan a bleak water future for Europe

    An ambitious European scheme to fix and safeguard its rivers and secure its water future is at risk of being undermined by poor and inadequate plans for water management prepared by EU countries, a new study by WWF and European Environment Bureau (EEB) has found. The analysis has found none of the draft plans rates well across a range of water safety, conservation and management measures. 'The ...


    By WWF International

  • River Sends Wateralerts

    Instant, customised updates about water conditions are available by subscribing to WaterAlert, a new service from the US Geological Survey. The alerts facilitates by daily or hourly updates watching for floods, recreational activities or the quality of water in a well. The text messages contain information about current conditions in rivers, lakes and groundwater when they match conditions of ...


  • The European Centre for River Restoration

    Guide Syndicate become a networking member of the ECRR. ECRR’s mission is to enhance and promote river restoration and sustainable river management throughout Europe, disseminating river restoration information and fostering the establishment of national river restoration networks in as many European countries as possible. It shares the same goals of many River Restoration national centres, but ...


  • Life in Hungarian River extinguished

    Hungary’s prime minister has played down the threat of widespread pollution to the River Danube from the spill of a large amount of toxic red sludge from an industrial plant, saying the situation had been brought “under control”. However, officials remained concerned that toxins from the drying sludge could be spread through the air. The death toll from the disaster rose ...


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