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  • 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

  • Abbotsford BC Selects SCADAWatch to Further Power Its Smart Water Network

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that the City of Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada, has chosen the company’s revolutionary  ...


    By Innovyze

  • Celebrate Drinking Water Week

    Missouri American Water joins the Missouri Department of Natural Resources in recognizing May 1 to May 8 as National Drinking Water Week -- a time to recognize the vital role that drinking water plays in our daily lives. A few simple steps at home can help protect the rivers that are the source of our water. Watershed protection is the common thread that runs through ...


    By American Water

  • PFOS not widespread contaminant of drinking water

    Although limited data exists on perfluorinated chemicals in water, a recent study published in CIWEM’s Water and Environment Journal has found that perfluorooctane sulphonate (PFOS) is not a widespread contaminant of drinking water in England. PFOS has a number of industrial and commercial uses, including as a surfactant for fire-fighting foam, a mist suppressant for metal-plating baths and ...

  • Don’t drink the water – Thousands in Canada can’t drink their water

    A new report from the Council of Canadians reveals that as of January there were 1,838 drinking water advisories in effect across Canada, warning people not to drink their water straight from the tap. The report, On Notice for a Drinking Water Crisis is the first in many years to document the drinking water advisories (DWA) across Canada. On Notice reveals that there were ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Drinking water wells vulnerable to contamination

    New USGS groundwater studies explain what, when, and how contaminants may reach public-supply wells. All wells are not equally vulnerable to contamination because of differences in three factors: the general chemistry of the aquifer, groundwater age, and direct paths within aquifer systems that allow water and contaminants to reach a well. More than 100 million people in the United States ...

  • EPA: No Widespread Harm to drinking Water from Fracking

    Hydraulic fracturing to drill for oil and natural gas has not caused widespread harm to drinking water in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday in a report that also warned of potential contamination of water supplies if safeguards are not maintained. A draft study issued by the agency found specific instances where poorly constructed drilling wells or improper ...


    By Associated Press

  • California Proposes Hexavalent Chromium Drinking Water Standard

    Last month, the Los Angeles Times published a report about California’s proposed drinking water standard for hexavalent chromium. It would be the nation’s first drinking water standard for a material that gained national attention after the release of the Erin Brockovich movie. According to the article, “At 10 parts per billion, the standard is 500 times ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • EPA: No Widespread Harm to drinking Water from Fracking

    Hydraulic fracturing to drill for oil and natural gas has not caused widespread harm to drinking water in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday in a report that also warned of potential contamination of water supplies if safeguards are not maintained. A draft study issued by the agency found specific instances where poorly constructed drilling wells or improper ...


    By Associated Press

  • Continuous toxicity monitoring in drinking water and groundwater is highly is recommended

    The monitoring of water for unknown pollutants is of great importance, especially when surface water, drinking water or groundwater are used. Since a variety of substances are harmful for human being reliable online monitoring is recommended. LAR's online toxicity ...


    By LAR Process Analysers AG

  • New Water Bond Invests in Local Water Supply Projects, Groundwater Storage and Safe Drinking Water for All Californians

    With Governor Jerry Brown’s support, state legislative leaders today approved, on a broad bipartisan basis, a $7.5 billion water bond that would provide clean drinking water for disadvantaged communities and provide $1.5 billion for water recycling, stormwater capture, water efficiency and other local water supply projects like those detailed in “ ...

  • New silica method could reduce the cost of purifying drinking water

    Tiny particles of coated silica could be used to purify drinking water by removing harmful pollutants and pathogens. This simple and relatively cheap technology is capable of removing contaminants from water making it safe to drink and helping ensure that drinking water meets the standards of the European Drinking Water Directive. Provision of portable water is becoming a major socio-economic ...

  • Breakthrough solar powered technology improving drinking water quality

    Aquafide Engineering are pleased to announce that they have successfully installed five SolarBee water circulators in their first drinking water reservoir project in the UK. SolarBee long distance water circulators require no infrastructure, and in this project were installed in 2 days, and provide significant savings in capital and operational costs. Four of the machines have been installed to ...

  • ACCIONA will build its third Drinking Water Treatment Plant in Italy

        A Design & Build project for the Siniscola (Sardinia) drinking water treatment plant will service up to 170,000 inhabitants; at an investment of more than 9 million euro. Italy's Abbanoa S.p.a, the public sector company that runs the island of Sardinia's integrated water services, has awarded ACCIONA Agua a Design & Build and commissioning contract ...


    By Acciona Agua

  • Drinking water in Gaza Strip contaminated with high levels of nitrate

    Palestinian and German scientists have recommended to the authorities in the Gaza Strip that they take immediate measures to combat excessive nitrate levels in the drinking water. 90 per cent of their water samples were found to contain nitrate concentrations that were between two and eight times higher than the limit recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), say the researchers from ...

  • NGWA staff member appointed to National Drinking Water Advisory Council

    National Ground Water Association Director of Science and Technology William M. Alley, Ph.D., has been appointed to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Drinking Water Advisory Council. NDWAC supports EPA in performing duties and responsibilities related to the national drinking water program. Created through the Safe Drinking Water Act ...

  • Latest summary of EPA actions to ensure safe drinking water in Utah (UT)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 8 issued 3 administrative orders and 3 notices of violation in Utah from October 1, 2009 through March 31, 2010, under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). Although the State of Utah is authorized to implement the Safe Drinking Water Act, EPA can take federal action against public water systems in the state that violate the SDWA and its regulations. ...

  • EPA outlines new vision for clean, safe drinking water

    In a speech today at the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) annual conference in Washington, D.C., U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson announced the agency is developing a broad new set of strategies to strengthen public health protection from contaminants in drinking water. The aim is to find solutions that meet the health and economic needs of communities across the country ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • EPA administrator Jackson outlines new vision for clean, safe drinking water

    In a speech at the Association of Metropolitan Water Agencies (AMWA) annual conference in Washington, D.C., U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson announced the agency is developing a broad new set of strategies to strengthen public health protection from contaminants in drinking water. The aim is to find solutions that meet the health and economic needs of communities across the country more ...

  • Studies reveal why drinking water wells are vulnerable to contamination

    New USGS groundwater studies explain what, when, and how contaminants may reach public-supply wells. All wells are not equally vulnerable to contamination because of differences in three factors: the general chemistry of the aquifer, groundwater age, and direct paths within aquifer systems that allow water and contaminants to reach a well. More than 100 million people in the United States receive ...

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