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  • MP5 EHS data mangement system used to manage data at the UK`s Low Level Radioative Waste repository in Cumbria, UK

    The Low Level Waste Repository (LLWR) is the principal national disposal facility for low level radioactive waste in the UK. The Repository plays a key role in delivering the UK's nuclear decommissioning strategy for site owners the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority NDA.Originally disposal of waste was based on landfill practices, with waste being tipped into clay-based trenches (7 in total) and ...


    By EHS Data Limited

  • Aurora, Illinois water production team earns national award for water quality

    The Partnership for Safe Water and the City of Aurora, Illinois, is proud to recognize the achievements of the Aurora Water Production Division in providing some of the nation’s safest, cleanest drinking water to the City’s residents. The Aurora Water Production team has been honored with the Presidents Award from the Partnership for Safe Water, a national initiative to improve the ...

  • 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 ...


  • Satellites unlock secret to vanishing water

    A team of hydrologists led by Matt Rodell of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., found that northern India's underground water supply is being pumped and consumed by human activities, such as irrigating cropland, and is draining aquifers faster than natural processes can replenish them. The results of this research were published today in Nature. The finding is based on data ...


  • Everglades show improvement in water quality

    Researchers at the University of Florida Research and Education Centers and scientists at the South Florida Water Management District have published a report regarding the trends in water quality feeding into Everglades National Park. The report can be found in the September-October 2010 Journal of Environmental Quality, published by the American Society of Agronomy, the Crop Science Society of ...

  • Satellites help locate water in Niger

    Like most sub-Saharan African countries, Niger faces problems meeting its water needs. As part of ESA’s TIGER initiative, satellite data are being used to identify surface and underground water resources in the drought-prone country.Due to the rainfall variability in time and in space, during recent years the rain-fed agriculture struggles to meet the requirements of food security in the Sahel ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • Everything about fresh water in Europe

    Clean fresh water is essential to life. Unfortunately, almost all human activities affect water quality. On World Water Day, 22 March, the European Environment Agency (EEA) is enriching the information on the web-based Water Information System for Europe (WISE) with two new sets of data on urban waste water and pollutant releases. Europe hosts several million kilometres of rivers and streams and ...

  • Arsenic-free water for rural India

    High levels of arsenic in the groundwater in areas of northeast India and Bangladesh are a recognised public health problem. However, the Isolux Technologies Division of MEL Chemicals, Inc. teamed up with an Indian engineering firm in 2009 to supply 39 arsenic treatment systems customised to the requirements of rural Indian villages. Water supply in rural northeast areas of India and neighbouring ...


  • The Key to Closing Water Damage Claims:

    Heat it Up! New thermal drying systems help to close water damage claims in a fraction of the previous time Claims adjusters and managers know the story well: The sooner a claim file is closed, the happier the customer and the greater the savings to the company. Water damage claims magnify this maxim and exemplify it. The longer it takes to get someone out to remove the water, ...


  • Pricing policies for efficient water management

    Researchers have developed a new method to investigate the effects of different water pricing policies at the river basin scale. The system is intended to be used when water has to be allocated to different users under conditions of water scarcity. In many parts of the world, demand for water is outstripping the availability of water. Water is increasingly seen as a scarce resource that ...

  • 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 SERIES

  • National Water Week and World Water Day: will the next big conflicts in Africa be on water usage?

    “The next big conflicts in Africa will be on water usage” was the chilling prediction made earlier this year by the recently departed Dr Lawrence Musaba of the Southern African Power Pool and last year’s recipient of the African Utility Week Lifetime Achievement Award. “The food-energy-water nexus is becoming a challenge for Africa”, Dr Musaba said, ...


    By Clarion Events Ltd

  • CH2M joins Value of Water Coalition for Imagine a Day Without Water

    Today CH2M is pleased to join the Value of Water Coalition and hundreds of water agencies, businesses, elected officials, schools and community organizations from across the United States for Imagine a Day Without Water, a national campaign taking place September 15, 2016 aimed ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Household water well inspections important to water quality, health

    National Groundwater Awareness Week, March 10-16, 2013, is a good time to schedule a water well system inspection to assure proper well operation, prolong the well system’s life, and monitor groundwater quality, the National Ground Water Association and its 48 affiliated state organizations said today. “Water wells are expertly engineered systems that, like a car, ...

  • Southern Water Selects InfoWorks ICM

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that Southern Water, UK, has selected InfoWorks ICM, the industry’s leading integrated catchment modeling solution, to help manage its large and complex sewer ...


    By Innovyze

  • Eijkelkamp helps municipality of Zutphen with water data

    The appearance of the IJsselkade in Zutphen is undergoing renovation. During the preparations for the renovation, Eijkelkamp Soil & Water is collating the correct groundwater and surface water data. In mid-February 2016, the existing ground water monitoring network will be temporarily extended by 9 groundwater monitoring points and 1 surface water monitoring point around the IJsselbrug bridge ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • INTERNATIONAL WATER WEEK 2011 IN AMSTERDAM

        Amsterdam, 21 September 2010 – Amsterdam RAI, organisers of the internationally renowned Aquatech trade exhibition and ...


    By Aquatech Global Events

  • Calculating ‘old’ and ‘new’ water runoff

    Just ahead of a rainstorm, Cody Ross might run out to an agricultural research site as part of his graduate work. He’ll need to get some dye into an injection well. The point? To evaluate the path that water follows from the field during and after the rainstorm. Ross, a member of the Watershed Systems Research Program at the University of Manitoba, is measuring water flow in a part of ...


    By American Society of Agronomy

  • Integrated water management helps control agricultural pollution

    By 2015, all surface waters and groundwaters in the European Union should aim to achieve 'good status', with healthy ecosystems and low levels of pollution. The goals for the management of these bodies of water are set out under the Water Framework Directive1. Recent research suggests that integrated management of water catchment areas could be used to control sources of pollution within river ...

  • Flood and water management bill gains royal assent

    The Flood and Water Management Bill gained Royal Assent yesterday. The Act will implement several key recommendations of Sir Michael Pitt’s Review of the Summer 2007 floods, protect water supplies to consumers and protect community groups from excessive charges for surface water drainage. The Act’s provisions include: New statutory responsibilities for managing ...


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