surface water News

  • Cooling Towers & Legionnaires Disease

    The largest outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in New York City history was traced to a cooling tower at a Bronx hotel in 2015. Over 120 people were infected and 12 of them died causing health officials to establish regulations for ongoing Legionella control measures. In March of 2016 in Sydney, Australia, 12 cooling towers tested positive for Legionella levels above the regulatory ...


    By Delta Cooling Towers, Inc

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • GBP 300k announced for early development of surface water management plans

    Environment Minister Phil Woolas today announced £300,000 for pilot schemes which will develop new guidance on surface water management plans to cope with anticipated extreme rainfall in the future. Defra is now seeking expressions of interest from pilot organisations which will need to demonstrate a specific and significant surface water flooding issue and provide evidence that they can ...

  • EPA awards $2.5 million to Arizona to improve surface water quality

    The Environmental Protection Agency awarded $2.5 million to the State of Arizona for projects to help restore water quality in the state’s polluted water bodies. With an additional $1.6 million leveraged by the state for these activities, more than $4 million is available this year to improve surface water quality. Recent water quality data shows that a significant percentage of surface ...

  • RainCatcher Soakaway Crates – A More Modern Approach To Surface Water Drainage

      Among RainCatcher’s rainwater harvesting product range of innovative, high performance, easy-to-install tanks, filters, pumps and accessories you will also find our new RainCatcher ...

  • Surface waters: 12 new controlled chemicals, three pharmaceuticals on watch list

    Twelve new substances will be added to the EU priority list of those known to pose a pollution risk to surface waters under rules endorsed by MEPs on Tuesday. For the first time, three pharmaceuticals will also be included in a "watch list" of emerging pollutants that could one day be placed on the priority list. “Water policy is a long-term policy. Our citizens should have access to clean ...


    By European Commission

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