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RO-KITE - Eliminates the need of a second tow vessel

by DESMI A/S  (Aug. 17, 2016)

The new aquatic device is designed to replace the functions of a second boom sweep vessel. Meeting the requirements for the open water, sheltered water, and shoreline/river water environments. The DESMI RO-KITE is a floating water kite based on a combination of trawl door and ram-air parachute principles. The purpose of this device is to ...

Rock-solid carbon storage hopes rise

by Climate News Network  (Aug. 20, 2016)

Geologists have resolved one great problem about the capture of carbon dioxide from coal-fired or gas-fired power stations and its sequestration deep in the Earth, with what appears to be the prospect of rock-solid carbon storage. Once there in the right rock formations, there’s no reason why it should escape. That ...

Yellow River Water Reclamation Facility

by Ovivo (Formerly Eimco Water Technologies)  (Oct. 24, 2007)

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 ...

Five European rivers commit to more river restoration

by Wetlands International  (Sep. 24, 2013)

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 ...

River Rhine commended for river basin management

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Sep. 13, 2013)

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 ...

River Mur recognised for effective river basin management

by European Environment Agency (EEA)  (Oct. 30, 2014)

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 ...

America`s Rivers of Filth

by Environment News Service (ENS)  (Oct. 15, 2007)

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 ...

Black substance in Anacostia river

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Sep. 9, 2011)

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 ...

Massive river water transfers lacking scrutiny

by WaterLink International - Geomares Publishing bv  (Aug. 31, 2009)

'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 ...

Louisiana addresses water quality in Tensas River

by US EPA - Environmental Protection Agency  (Apr. 26, 2011)

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 ...

US-Mexico pact on Colorado river water storage

by WaterLink International - Geomares Publishing bv  (Dec. 21, 2010)

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 ...

River managers plan a bleak water future for Europe

by WWF International  (Jun. 1, 2009)

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 ...

Project to improve water quality in River Thames

by Black & Veatch Corporation  (Jan. 29, 2010)

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 ...

New Reservoir Will Funnel Colorado River Water to Nevada

by Environment News Service (ENS)  (Dec. 21, 2006)

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 ...

Salty River on Crete turned into Drinking Water

by Grundfos  (Apr. 29, 2015)

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 ...

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 ...

Testing ecological toxicity in rivers

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Nov. 21, 2008)

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 ...

Better integration of temporary rivers into the Water Framework Directive

by European Commission, Environment DG  (Jan. 16, 2014)

Improvements to EU water policy have been proposed in a recent study, to help ensure that temporary rivers and streams in the Mediterranean are adequately protected in line with the goals of the Water Framework Directive (WFD). The researchers suggest new classifications for river types, and highlight the importance of distinguishing between ...

New Columbia River water rights under review

by Environment News Service (ENS)  (Jan. 21, 2008)

An agreement that could result in new rights to Columbia River water is now available for public review. Under the proposal, irrigators will help pay for water conservation projects that in turn will allow the Washington Department of Ecology to issue new water rights from the Columbia River. The Washington Department of Ecology and the ...

US river flows altered by water management

by WaterLink International - Geomares Publishing bv  (Nov. 4, 2010)

The amount of water flowing in streams and rivers has been significantly altered in nearly 90% of waters that were assessed in a new nationwide USGS study. Flow alterations are a primary contributor to degraded river ecosystems and loss of native species. Flows are altered by a variety of land- and water-management activities, including ...

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