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  • Accurate Dosing Pumps Enable Welsh Water To Maintain Strict Phosphorus Limits And Reduce Maintenance Costs

    To help overcome the repeated blockage of diaphragm pumps when dosing ferric sulphate at wastewater treatment plants, a number of Welsh Water sites now feature Qdos 30 peristaltic pumps from Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group (WMFTG). The investment is expected to achieve a quick return thanks to ...

  • 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) ...

  • 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 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, ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Better integration of temporary rivers into the Water Framework Directive

    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 natural and human-derived causes of intermittent water ...

  • 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 ...

  • US river flows altered by water management

    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 reservoirs, diversions, subsurface tile drains, groundwater ...

  • Improving water quality in Europe`s rivers

    The European Water Framework Directive (WFD) urges policy implementation managers to respond to poor ecological, chemical and quantitative status of the water system caused by negative pressures from different drivers. This issue discusses recent experiences with regard to different stages of river basin management strategy, to help us understand how we can safeguard water, an indispensible ...

  • New Columbia River water rights under review

    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 Columbia-Snake River Irrigators Association are proposing ...

  • Water Storage Dam Planned for Columbia River Basin

    YAKIMA, Washington (ENS) - The best location for a new water storage dam and reservoir in the Columbia River basin is Lower Crab Creek in Grant County, a newly completed assessment by federal and state agencies has concluded. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the Washington state Department of Ecology are seeking a location where water can be stored to augment irrigation ...

  • 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 ...

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