surface water News

  • 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 ...

  • Surface water processed to demineralised water

    HydroBusiness B.V. extracts water from the river Maas at the harbour in Venlo and treats this to produce cooling water, process water and demineralised water for DSM. All the water extracted is passed through the treatment that produces cooling water, some of which is further treated to make process water, and a further part of which is then given additional treatment to reach demineralised water ...

  • Green Grass and Bioremediation Success

    Have you ever looked at your neighbor’s lawn and wondered how they grow such green grass? You quickly hop on the internet and search for tips and tricks to a greener lawn only to find there’s no simple solution, there’s work involved. The principle of having to take care of your lawn in order to produce results is reflected across most areas of work. People working in ...

  • Turning surface water in Thailand into clean drinking water

    A new sustainable water treatment system from Grundfos is designed to turn river water and surface water into drinking water for the residents in 15 Thai villages. The project is funded by the Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency of Thailand, which focuses on implementing efficient and sustainable solutions in remote areas. Insufficient access to clean water in rural areas ...


    By Grundfos

  • GBP 5.3m boost to tackle surface water flooding

    A £5.3 million award to 49 local authorities to help them tackle surface water flooding - a problem when the ground, rivers and drains cannot absorb heavy rainfall - was announced today by the Environment Minister Huw Irranca- Davies. Last year local authorities were invited to submit bids, for £20,000 - £100,000 to carry out immediate engineering works and to produce specific management plans to ...

  • Iowa lawmakers introduce Surface Water Protection Act

    A new initiative to improve Iowa's water quality has been pupt forward by a bipartisan group of state lawmakers.  The result of a two-year watershed planning task force, the Surface Water Protection Act is aimed at identifying problems and preventing pollution in Iowa's largest lakes, rivers and creeks.  'Iowa needs a coordinated effort to clean up our surface water and improve water ...

  • The world’s first model for engineered nanoparticles in surface waters

    Researchers of Wageningen University provide the world’s first spatiotemporally explicit model that simulates the behaviour and fate of engineered nanoparticles (ENPs) in surface waters. Wageningen researcher Bart Koelmans: “This is important in order to assure safe nanotechnology. We do need to have an assessment of the risks of ENPs to man and the environment.” ...

  • Nuclear Surface Moisture

    A new ASTM International standard provides guidance for the calibration of nuclear density gauges, which are used to measure the density, moisture content and inner structure of material. D7759, Guide for Nuclear Surface Moisture and Density Gauge Calibration, was developed by Subcommittee D18.08 on Special and Construction Control Tests, part of ASTM ...


    By ASTM International

  • Surface protection for yachts

    Yesterday I was asked why surface protection is so important when one is working on a yacht or a superyacht?  My first response was simply to state that it is designed to protect your profit margin in the project, because any damages are coming right out of your bottom line. The fact is that the owners of such ...


    By Global Plastic Sheeting

  • Real time surface water quality monitoring

    During Aquatech 2015 the Dutch company BlueLeg Monitor launched the newly developed fixed position EcoWatch for continuous real time surface water monitoring focusing upon relevant ecological water parameters. A new method to determine surface water quality is to use the color characteristics of the water using spectrometers and to interpret the spectral graphs with sophisticated algorithms. ...


    By BlueLeg Monitor BV

  • Water-shedding surfaces can be made to last

    Original story at MIT News Steam condensation is key to the worldwide production of electricity and clean water: It is part of the power cycle that drives 85 percent of all electricity-generating plants and about half of all desalination plants globally, according to the United Nations and International ...

  • OGC Surface Water Interoperability Experiment FINAL REPORT

    The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announced this week the publishing of its Final Report on the Surface Water Interoperability Experiment. The report describes the methods, results, issues and recommendations generated by the Surface Water Interoperability Experiment (SW IE), carried out as an activity of the OGC Hydrology Domain Working Group (HDWG). The SW IE was designed to advance the ...


    By KISTERS AG

  • Sonic Applies for Provisional Patent for Treatment of Contaminated Ground and Surface Water

    Untitled Document Vancouver, CANADA—Adam Sumel, President and CEO of Sonic Environmental Solutions Inc. (SNVTSX Venture Exchange) today announced that the Company has filed an application for a ...


  • Guidance to protect community groups from surface water drainage charges

    Defra launched a consultation today on new guidance to water companies on  concessionary surface water drainage charges. Defra launched a consultation today on new guidance to water companies on   concessionary surface water drainage charges. As a result of the switch by some water companies from the rateable value to a site area method of calculating surface water ...

  • Michigan`s New Surface Water Information Management System

    LANSING, Michigan, July 6, 2007 (ENS) - The state of Michigan has developed a new online tool for water managers and the general public to track the water quality of the state's rivers, lakes, and streams. The Michigan Surface Water Information Management, MiSWIM, system was introduced in late June by the Department of Environmental Quality, in cooperation with the Department of Natural Resources ...

  • New model simulates US groundwater and surface water interactions

    A new model to simulate groundwater and surface water interactions has been released by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The groundwater and surface water FLOW (GSFLOW) model simultaneously accounts for climatic conditions, runoff across the land surface, subsurface flow and storage, and the connections among terrestrial systems, streams, lakes, wetlands, and ground water. 'GSFLOW can be used ...

  • Containerised UV Disinfection packages to treat low quality surface water

    Another 2 containerised UV disinfection packages are set to leave the atg UV Technology production facility today.  These particular packages will be treating 1,300 m3/hr and 350 m3/hr of low quality surface water.  The mobile, turn-key packages built within a 30ft and 20ft container, include a 40 micron filtration package followed by an ultra-compact, high output medium pressure UV ...


    By atg UV Technology

  • Waste water treatment plant with low speed surface aerator

    Kamps supplies and realised the start up of the biggest waste water treatment plant in Cairo. Kamps installed 51 very low speed surface aerator of 200kw and 24 very low speed surface aerator of 132kw. The end user is very satisfy of the delivery and restart some new cooperation. The plant is design for 6 000 000 pe and is one of the biggest in the ...


    By KAMPS s.a.

  • ELGA Process Water introduces new membrane solutions for surface finishing applications

    There’s more to ceramics than pottery!ELGA Process water’s new range of membrane plant for the surface treatment industries feature CeraMem® industrial strength ceramic membranes. By comparison with conventional polymeric membranes, CeraMem® ceramic microfiltration (MF) and ultrafiltration (UF) membranes are less prone to fouling and have greater resistance to high temperatures as well as ...


  • Province Announces Manitoba`s First Comprehensive Surface Water Management Strategy

    $320-million Investment to Better Manage Floods, Droughts, Protect Lake Winnipeg; Regulations to Preserve Wetland Benefits; Cut Red Tape for Routine Drainage Projects:  Ministers Manitoba is proposing its first comprehensive Surface Water Management Strategy and multi-year surface water management investments to protect Lake Winnipeg and mitigate flood and drought damage, Conservation and ...

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