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  • Water associations challenge EPA steam power plant rule

    In a brief filed Monday in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, the American Water Works Association and the National Association of Water Companies challenged a new rule on steam power plant discharges, arguing that it does not adequately protect drinking water consumers. In challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s final Effluent Limitation Guidelines for ...

  • Safe water for africa

    A new strategic partnership between The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation, Diageo and WaterHealth International has been launched in Africa to provide sustainable access to safe drinking water there. The partnership, ‘Safe Water for Africa’ (SWA), will work with communities to drive the expansion of WHI’s water service delivery model across the continent. TCCAF, Diageo and ...

  • Safe water supply for Uruzgan

    A consortium led by Royal Haskoning has been approached by the Dutch Embassy in Kabul to carry out a study into the situation of Integrated Water Resources Management in Uruzgan. Aim is to provide people in Uruzgan province (Afghanistan) access to safe drinking water, household food security, and sources of income while protecting them from the negative impacts of droughts and floods. Other ...

  • Safe Astoria option exercised

    Shell Philippines Exploration B.V. has exercised the 30-day option with commencement early May 2010 for the continued use of the Safe Astoriaaccommodation support rig at the Malampaya ...


    By Thomson Reuters

  • Contaminants monitored for safe drinking water act

    As part of its commitment to implement sensible protections of drinking water for communities across the country, and as required by the Safe Drinking Water Act, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing thirty currently unregulated contaminants for monitoring in water systems, and submitting this proposal for public comment. The comment period will allow the public and other ...

  • Safe water advocates applaud revised rule

    A diverse group of drinking water providers and environmental and health organizations applauded yesterday’s announcement of a revised rule to safeguard U.S. drinking water. A pre-publication copy of the final Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR) was released Dec. 20 by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and will be published in the Federal Register in the next few weeks. Significant ...

  • EPA announces safe drinking water research

    Let's raise our water glasses and toast to America's health! Water is essential to life, and one of EPA's highest priorities is ensuring America has drinking water safe from pathogens and other waterborne contaminants. Today, EPA announced the award of $3.6 million in research grants to four universities, one non-profit, and one research institute to improve the detection of known and emerging ...

  • Safe drinking water needs assessed, says EPA

    A recent drinking water needs survey will help EPA determine the distribution formula for Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF) grants for the fiscal years 2010 through 2013 budgets. The assessment documents anticipated costs for repairs and replacement of transmission and distribution pipes, storage and treatment equipment, and projects that are necessary to deliver safe supplies of ...

  • Funding for safe drinking water left unused

     The recent revelation that nearly half a billion dollars in federal funding for safe water has gone unspent by the State of California offers one more strong incentive for residents to install Final Barrier protection in their own homes, the Water Quality Association states. "While we rely on public agencies for initial treatment, the best way to ensure safe drinking water is by ...

  • Human right to safe drinking water and sanitation at the UN

    The 3rd Commission of the 64th General Assembly of the United Nations made history on 28th July 2010 by overwhelmingly adopting a resolution proclaiming the Human Right to Safe drinking Water and Sanitation. Presented by Bolivia and 33 other States, the resolution received 122 votes in favour with no votes against and 41 abstentions. Founding President Mikhail Gorbachev of Green Cross ...

  • The Provision of Safe and Adequate Water is a Fundamental Human Right

    Today, talks on water as a human right and the government’s responsibility to provide it took centre-stage at a High Level Event consisting of the Uganda’s Ministry of Water and Environment, local organisations, international NGOs and donors. “Water is life, as it is commonly said, and provision of safe and adequate drinking water is a fundamental human ...


    By Wetlands International

  • PepsiCo Achieves Safe Water Access Goal

     PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) today announced that the company has achieved its previously stated goal of partnering to provide access to safe water to three million people in developing countries by the end of 2015. Given the company's strong progress to date, PepsiCo also announced a new commitment to provide access to safe ...


    By PepsiCo, Inc.

  • Recycled water is safe to use in household washing machines

    Water shortages, aggravated by climate change, are likely to increase in the future. Significant savings in drinking-quality water could be made if recycled water was used for household laundry. A recent study suggests that recycled water is safe to use in domestic washing machines and is not a health hazard. In Australia, where the study was conducted, about 15 per cent of domestic water is ...

  • Portable toilets help provide safe water and food

    It's hard to believe, but an estimated 2.6 billion people in the developing world - nearly a third of the global population - still lack access to basic sanitation services. This presents a significant hygiene risk, especially in densely populated urban areas and slums where contaminated drinking water can spread disease rapidly. Every year, some 1.5 million children die from diarrhea caused by ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • Procter & Gamble: Safe water through a powder

    The signature program for P&G's Live, Learn and Thrive™ corporate cause - helps address this critical issue by the use of simple, household-level water treatment technology: PUR™ Purifier of Water. P&G has committed to long-term, not-for-profit provision of PUR in the developing world in an effort to reduce illness and death, particularly in children. The Children's Safe Drinking Water ...

  • Safe water, anytime, anywhere from Bulane

    Today, over 1 billion people do not have access to clean drinking water, although the knowledge and technology currently exist which offer solutions to remedy this sad reality. One of these simple and appropriate solutions is: WATALYS® from BULANE. This is a small portable device which, by electrolyzing salt water, enables the production of a chlorine-based disinfectant solution (sodium ...


  • Partnership for Safe Water announces Steering Committee reappointment

    The Partnership for Safe Water is pleased to announce the reappointment of Dr. Robert Cheng to its Steering Committee. Cheng, currently Deputy General Manager for Operations at the Long Beach Water Department, will continue to serve as the Steering Committee’s Chair and AWWA representative, a position he has held for the past three years. Cheng has previously held other key AWWA volunteer ...

  • Clarks nears permanent solution to safe drinking water

    It's been 12 years since the central Nebraska village of Clarks learned their water contained dangerous levels of uranium. Now, after years of failed attempts to fix it, they're finally one big step closer to a permanent solution. State agencies found the high uranium levels in 2000. "We had over 200 parts per billion, which was the highest in the state," Clarks Mayor Jim Kava says. ...

  • Thomaston, GA Earns Partnership for Safe Water Award

    The City of Thomaston Water Treatment Plant, which Severn Trent North America has operated since 2012, has received the “Directors Award of Recognition” from the Partnership for Safe Water, a program developed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the American Water Works Association (AWWA), and associated Partner organizations to guide water suppliers toward improving water ...

  • Michigan undertaking plan to determine if Flint water safe

    The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has undertaken a five-part strategy to determine whether Flint's water, which has become contaminated with lead, is safe to drink. The state said the plan to try to ensure that drinking water no longer is tainted with lead includes residential water testing, school testing, food service and restaurant provider testing, blood testing and overall ...


    By Associated Press

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