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  • Study tracks ´memory´ of soil moisture

    Original story at MIT News The top 2 inches of topsoil on all of Earth’s landmasses contains an infinitesimal fraction of the planet’s water — less than one-thousandth of a percent. Yet because of its position at the interface between the land and the atmosphere, that tiny amount plays a crucial role in ...

  • Water quality still deficient

    A new report by the World Health Organization and UNICEF states that the world is on track to surpass the Millennium Development Goal for drinking water access, but will fall short by one billion people for sanitation if current trends continue; access to a water source does not imply a quality water source. The Progress on ...

  • Hypoxia Task Force Launches New Monitoring Efforts to Track Water Quality Improvements

    The Mississippi River/Gulf of Mexico Watershed Nutrient (Hypoxia) Task Force announced today that it is launching two new efforts to monitor reductions in nutrients – nitrogen and phosphorus – throughout the watershed. The joint federal, state and tribal task force, chaired by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the State of Iowa, has established the Mississippi River ...

  • EPA addresses water quality issues in Gloucester

    Boston, Mass.-- In order to advance healthy water quality in the coastal areas of Cape Ann near the City of Gloucester, EPA is proposing a draft decision to deny the extension of a waiver of Clean Water Act requirements that has allowed the City to discharge wastewater receiving only primary treatment from its wastewater treatment facility into Massachusetts Bay. Gloucester has applied to EPA for ...

  • Intelligent software to manage biological water quality data

    Thanks to the complete integration of KiECO in the water resource management system WISKI and the water quality module, users can track and evaluate biological, chemical-physical and hydrological data in a single system. Holistic analyses now possible In this way KISTERS ensures holistic analyses and the identification of relevant interdependencies between the various types of ...


    By KISTERS AG

  • Loons tracked by satellites to uncover botulism transmitting

    Ten common loons are now sporting satellite transmitters so researchers can study the migratory movements and feeding patterns of these remarkable fish-eating waterbirds as they migrate through the Great Lakes toward their winter homes farther south. By using satellite tracking devices implanted in the loons from Wisconsin and Minnesota, USA, USGS scientists expect to learn essential information ...

  • Water quality protected during dredging of Somerset Levels

    A special monitoring system is helping protect water quality on the Somerset Levels and Moors where a major dredging operation is under way following severe flooding. The system, which was supplied by OTT Hydrometry and installed by Wavelength Environmental, is designed to protect the river ecology by issuing email alerts if water quality deteriorates beyond pre-set conditions. Any such alerts ...

  • IFAT CHINA 2008: Tracking Down Pollutants

    Sources of pollutants can only be discovered and processes made more environmentally compatible using a reliable data. There is an enormous need for setting up corresponding measurement stations in China. The environment trade fair IFAT CHINA in Shanghai from 23 to 25 September 2008 provides international manufacturers with the chance to become familiar with the (in part) difficult framework ...


    By Messe München GmbH

  • Strengthening Biosolids solutions track record in the US

    Latest project is one of the world’s largest dryer plants. 200 tonnes a day – that is how much sludge Keppel Seghers’ HARDPELLETISER units will treat at the Stickney wastewater treatment plant in Chicago. Keppel Seghers has just been contracted by the Stickney plant to provide four HARDPELLETISER units as well as supervise their construction and commissioning at a new dryer facility, ...


    By Keppel Seghers

  • Tracking the UK`s carbon from soil to sea

    This January scientists from a range of disciplines will come together to undertake the first ever coordinated sampling of the major rivers in Great Britain to look for soil derived organic carbon. This carbon is a large element of our 'natural capital' - in fact it is so large that restoring some damaged elements of it, such as upland peat bogs, could cost up to £570 million over the next ...

  • Water quality excellent at most of Europe’s bathing sites

    The water at Europe’s beaches, rivers and lakes was generally of high quality in 2013, with more than 95 % of these sites meeting minimum requirements. Coastal performed slightly better than inland bathing waters, the data shows. All the bathing sites in Cyprus and Luxembourg were deemed ‘excellent’. These countries were followed by Malta (99 % excellent), ...

  • Google Earth enables remote tracking of fish catches

    Persian Gulf governments could use Google’s free global satellite imaging program to better monitor and control fishing in their waters, say experts. Their comments follow a study that used Google Earth to uncover huge discrepancies between reported and observed fish catches in the region. The study, which tracked fishing from space, ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • EU bathing water quality remains high

    Clean bathing waters are vital for key economic sectors such as tourism and for plant and animal life. The annual bathing water report presented by the European Commission and the European Environment Agency shows that 96 % of coastal bathing areas and 90 % of bathing sites in rivers and lakes complied with minimum standards in 2009. It also describes where to obtain detailed and up-to-date ...

  • Inadequate policing puts Washington water quality in jeopardy

    When the Department of Ecology — the state agency that watches over polluters — recently tallied how many folks it needed to protect the health of Puget Sound and local lakes and rivers, officials came to a startling conclusion. The number of people policing water quality is less than half what's needed to do the job. Statewide, there are more than 6,500 construction sites, sewage treatment ...

  • World’s water professionals gather in Chicago to tackle pressing water quality challenges

    With lead and other challenging water quality issues in daily headlines, more than 12,000 water professionals are gathering in Chicago this week to explore solutions during the American Water Works Association’s Annual Conference and Exposition (ACE16). During a packed Opening General Session at the McCormick Place West ...

  • Water quality experts gather in Denver for national water pollution conference

    The worlds foremost experts on storm and surface-water quality will get together in Anaheim, CA August 19 - 23 to explore the newest water pollution prevention and mitigation technologies, share their recent experiences and discuss which strategies are most effective in minimizing surface water pollution.   With NPDES compliance in mind, StormCon 2012 brings ...


    By Forester Media Inc.

  • Water Quality Experts Gather in Denver for National Water Pollution Conference

     Green Infrastructure, low-impact development and a healthy bottom line will be at the top of the list when leading experts on storm and surface-water quality gather here next week (Aug.19–23) to explore the newest water pollution prevention and mitigation technologies, share their recent experiences, and discuss which strategies are most effective in minimizing surface water ...


    By Forester Media Inc.

  • EPA Releases New Website Enabling the Public to Track Compliance Status of Public Water Systems

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) dashboard, a user-friendly website that presents data about violations and the compliance status of public water systems. The dashboard contains interactive charts and graphs that provide information regarding the compliance of public water systems with federal drinking water regulations, as well as ...

  • Investigation begins to track suspected pollution from the Lahaina wastewater facility (HI)

    Federal and state agencies have begun important research to evaluate the suspected discharge of pollutants to the coastal waters along the Kaanapali coast of Maui. Funded by the U. S. EPA, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Hawaii Department of Health, the University of Hawaii will measure how long it takes for wastewater from the Lahaina sewage treatment facility to flow to the near-shore ...

  • Department of Energy Selects U.C. Berkeley to Lead Consortium for U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center’s Energy-Water Track

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected the University of California, Berkeley to lead a consortium of university, nonprofit, utility, and national laboratory partners in a new technical track under the U.S.-China Clean Energy Research Center (CERC) that addresses water-related aspects of energy production and use. Once the award is finalized, the U.S. consortium will match or exceed DOE ...


    By US Department of Energy

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