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  • Water Sector Security and Preparedness Standards: J100 and G430 Standards receive SAFETY Act designation

    The American Water Works Association (AWWA) announced today that the J100-10 and G430-09 Standards have been awarded SAFETY Act designation by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS). The Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act of 2002 (SAFETY ...

  • Water - The risks are rising and governments must act

    Water shortages and floods illustrate the risks posed by too little, or too much, water. By 2050 more than 40% of the world's population will live under severe water stress and nearly 20% could be exposed to floods. The economic value of assets at risk from floods is expected to be about USD 45 trillion by 2050. Water pollution is also increasing, adding to uncertainty about future water ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • A billion acts of green

    Earth Day Network and Procter & Gamble's (P&G) Future Friendly today announced the launch of the Billion Acts of Green Facebook and iPhone applications, enabling people to make a pledge to lessen their environmental impact and promote environmentally beneficial habits to friends and family via social media channels. The Billion Acts of Green campaign is a global effort focused on the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Kemira Oyj: Notification in accordance with Chapter 2, Section 10 of the Finnish Securities Market Act

    Kemira OyjStock exchange releaseDecember 10, 2012 at 6.00 pm (CET+1) Kemira Oyj has on December 10, 2012 received the following notification of a change in shareholding in accordance with Chapter 2, Section 9 of the Securities Market Act.According to the notification, ...


  • Securing Britain’s Energy Future

    INTRODUCTION It’s an honour to be asked to give the inaugural Annual International Energy Lecture here at the UCL Energy Institute. And I’m delighted to be making the speech today, when Royal Assent has been given to the Energy Bill – so we now have the Energy Act 2013. Thanks to any of you who’ve helped in its birth. Now in June 2014 the Institute ...

  • The energy security challenge

    Speech by Edward Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change to the Economist UK Energy Conference. Originally given at Marriott Hotel, London. This is the text of the speech as drafted, which may differ slightly from the delivered version. INTRODUCTION It’s a great pleasure to be with you here this morning. This summit is taking place at ...

  • ACT Now to Protect Your Groundwater!

    The Water Replenishment District (WRD) and more than 125 students from Rancho Santa Gertrudes Elementary School launched "Protect Your Groundwater Day" in an effort to increase groundwater awareness and protection in the ...

  • Technology Leaders Identify Imminent Threats to U.S. Water Security and Call for Comprehensive Strategy to Map a Secure Water Future for the Nation

    Today, a group of leading U.S. technology experts from across the corporate, government and academic sectors issued a joint “call to action” to develop a comprehensive water innovation strategy for the United States. At the “Disruptive Resilience: Chief Technology Officers Map America’s 2030 Water Future” conference today, a cross-section of diverse experts ...


    By Xylem, Inc.

  • Martin operating partnership, LP fined for violating the clean water act

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has fined Martin Operating Partnership, LP of Beaumont, Texas, $48,700 for violating federal Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) regulations outlined under the Clean Water Act. A federal inspection of oil storage and distribution terminals located at 10 Sulphur Plant Road and 1 Gulf States Road, in Beaumont, Texas, revealed the ...

  • Clean Water Act 35th Anniversary Finds More Work Needed

    WASHINGTON, DC, October 23, 2007 (ENS) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday enjoyed a rare moment of unanimity. By unanimous consent the senators adopted a resolution commemorating the 35th anniversary of the Clean Water Act. The resolution was sponsored by Senators Frank Lautenberg, a New Jersey Democrat, and David Vitter, a Louisiana Republican, chairman and ranking member of the ...

  • NACWA Applauds House Effort to Secure Funding for Clean Water Infrastructure

    The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) applauds the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment for moving expeditiously to approve legislation that would increase funding for the nation’s clean water infrastructure.  The bipartisan Water Quality Financing Act of 2007 (H.R. 720), introduced by Rep. James Oberstar (D-Minn.), ...

  • BioteQ Secures CDN$1.4M Contract for Water Treatment Plant Design and Engineering

    BioteQ Environmental Technologies, Inc. (TSX: BQE), a leader in the treatment of industrial waste water, has secured a contract from an international mining customer to provide detailed design and engineering services for a planned 1,800 cubic meter per hour water treatment system. Under the terms of the contract, valued at approximately CDN$1.4 million, work will commence immediately and will ...


    By BQE Water

  • San Francisco US$8m grant to test drinking water security system

    Improving the security of US drinking water systems has gathered urgency since the terrorist attacks of 9/11. The US Environmental Protection Agency, this week announced an US$8 million grant to San Francisco to help the city develop and evaluate a contamination warning system for its drinking water supply. Mayor Gavin Newsom joined Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy ...

  • Alberta energy tries to green up its act

    Jason Snydmiller is among a growing number of oilpatch veterans who are working to make Alberta a leader in environmental technology related to the energy sector, although his ambitions are global.'I see Alberta as one of the leaders globally for water technology,' says Snydmiller, president of amodest startup called Tangent Environmental Technologies with a staff of six.After spending years ...


    By One Eye Industries Inc.

  • Major Watershed Improvement Act Introduced in Pennsylvania Senate

     Bion Environmental Technologies, Inc. (OTC QB/BB: BNET) supports adoption of the Major Watershed Improvement Act, Pennsylvania Senate Bill 994, introduced on June 4 by Senator Elder A. Vogel, Jr., Chairman of the Pennsylvania Senate Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee. The legislation will enable all verified credit generators (public and private; ...

  • At UN, global leaders commit to act on antimicrobial resistance

    World leaders today signalled an unprecedented level of attention to curb the spread of infections that are resistant to antimicrobial medicines. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) happens when bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi develop resistance against medicines that were previously able to cure them. For the first time, Heads of State  ...

  • Governments Need to Act in Rio for a Sustainable Energy Future

      - UN supports Global Wind Day on 15 June Friday 15 June is Global Wind Day, when thousands will experience the power of wind energy at more than 200 events in at least 40 countries around the world. Global Wind Day is building pressure on world leaders gathering next week for the Rio +20 Summit to commit to doubling the share of renewable energy by 2030. ...


  • Call for health professionals to act on climate change

    Health should be at the centre of our fight against climate change, Health Secretary, Andy Burnham will say this week at the launch of a new report on Health and Climate Change. The report calls on health ministers and professionals across the world to recognise the danger that climate change poses to health, in the run up to the UN conference in Copenhagen in December. Key findings in the report ...


  • Summary of the American power act (Kerry-Lieberman)

    On May 12, 2010, Senator Kerry (D-MA) and Senator Lieberman (I-CT) released their draft legislation, the American Power Act (APA). This bill contains a comprehensive, sector-based approach to enhancing energy security, spurring the development and deployment of clean energy technologies, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The bill contains the following seven titles: domestic clean energy ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EPA and army corps of engineers release draft guidance to clarify waters covered by clean water act

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Regional Administrator Judith Enck today traveled to New York’s Great Swamp in Brewster, N.Y. to discuss the importance of clean water and a draft guidance developed by EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to clarify which waters are subject to protection under the Clean Water Act. The future status and condition of the Great Swamp is ...

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