river water monitoring News

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Water Environment Federation, Partners to Kick-Off World Water Monitoring Day™ 2007 on the Banks of the Potomac River

    Alexandria, Va. - The Water Environment Federation (WEF) will join with the International Water Association (IWA), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and other partnering organizations to kick-off World Water Monitoring Day 2007 on Tuesday, September 18 at Oronoco Bay Park in Alexandria, Va. Benjamin H. Grumbles, Assistant Administrator for U.S. EPA’s Office ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Dissolved Ammonia Monitor from Analytical Technology Enables Continuous Measurement of Ammonia in River Water

    (August 11, 2009) Specialist electrochemical sensor manufacturer Analytical Technology announces that its Q45N Dissolved Ammonia Monitor achieves continuous, on-line monitoring of ammonia levels in raw water from rivers. Continuous monitoring of ammonia in river water is important for plant operations and environmental agencies. Analytical Technology’s dissolved ammonia monitor enables ...

  • 20 years of monitoring provides insight into New Zealand`s river water quality

    Two decades of monitoring of river water quality by NIWA has provided important information that is helping to care for New Zealand’s iconic rivers. More than 18 000 river water samples have been collected by New Zealand’s National Rivers Water Quality Network (NRWQN) over the past 20 years to monitor river conditions. The Network, which was set up to detect trends and conditions in water ...

  • At annual swim event in Charles river, yearly water quality remains good; EPA grade from 2010 monitoring: B+

    As local residents eager to reestablish swimming in the Charles River held an annual swim event, EPA announced a grade of “B+” reflecting monitoring data that showed that during 2010, the Charles River continued to have acceptable water quality for boating and swimming. This progress is thanks to the intensive Clean Charles Initiative began in 1995. EPA’s grade of B+ for the ...

  • World Water Monitoring Day

    Established in 2003, World Water Monitoring Day (WWMD) is a global educational outreach programme designed to increase involvement in protecting water resources across the globe. The day promotes citizens to carry out basic water testing in local water bodies such as lakes, rivers, reservoirs and harbours etc.; results are then shared on the ...


    By DelAgua Group

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