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  • 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

  • More work needed for Bay-Delta conservation plan

    The Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) Steering Committee has received a document describing results of four years of work to develop a comprehensive habitat conservation plan to protect and recover endangered species and provide for a reliable water supply from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. While The Bay Institute believes that the BDCP has made substantial progress, the document received ...

  • ACWA Comments on Refinements to BAY Delta Conservation Plan

    Timothy Quinn, executive director of the statewide Association of California Water Agencies (ACWA), issued the following statement today on proposed changes to the conveyance portion of the draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan. Among the changes announced is a proposal to eliminate three pumping plants on the east bank of the Sacramento River between Hood and Walnut Grove. The elimination of the ...

  • Minister Gormley outlines €300 million water conservation investment plan

    The Minister for the Environment, Heritage and Local Government John Gormley T.D., has said today (25 January, 10) that investment in replacing water mains will increase five-fold to €300 million over the next three years as part of a revised water investment programme. Last year Minister Gormley ordered a review of the water services investment programme, in order to address the ongoing issue of ...

  • Is Canada doing enough to conserve water?

    World Water Day took place this week, and public attention in Canada as in many other countries was for a time focused on what clearly is our most valuable natural resource.  Canada has about nine per cent of the world's water supply, according to Environment Canada, but only 0.5 per cent of the world's population. One might interpret ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Review Period for Deeply Flawed Bay Delta Conservation Plan Ends Today

    The opportunity for public input on the controversial, poorly-designed Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) ends today after a 228-day public review and comment period, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The proposed project would build two, 30-mile long, 40-foot wide tunnels to divert even more water out of the Delta at a total estimated cost of $67 billion (including ...

  • New conservation plan launched to mark pacific year of the dugong

    A new pilot project using financial incentives to address direct hunting and the accidental capture of dugongs by changing people's practices and improving the livelihoods of local communities are among the initiatives to be promoted under the Pacific Year of the Dugong 2011. The campaign, launched today in Palau by President Johnson Toribiong and Minister of Natural Resources, Environment & ...

  • Phigenics Wins $1 Million Contract with U.S. Federal Government for Energy Management Planning and Strategies & Water Conservation

    Phigenics announced today that it has been awarded a $1 million dollar contract with the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service for Energy Management Planning and Strategies (SIN 871-202) and Water Conservation (SIN 871-210).  This enables U.S. Federal Government facilities that desire to improve the efficiency, effectiveness and overall safety of their ...


    By Phigenics, LLC

  • Water conservation reaches new heights in LA

    The twin office towers of Watt Plaza in Century City are the first Class A commercial high rise in Los Angeles to undergo a 100% retrofit with Falcon Waterfree urinals. The resulting 2.2 million gallon per year water savings at this single building provides welcome relief for the drought stricken area and exemplifies the success of comprehensive planning by local officials.This retrofit of Watt ...

  • Conservation in the oil sands

    In an effort to prevent irreversible decline of species and biodiversity in Alberta’s Boreal Forest, industry can take important steps to offset their environmental impacts by setting aside or restoring areas of equal or greater value to the lands disturbed. So says a report, Catching Up: Conservation and Biodiversity Offsets in Alberta’s Boreal Forest. The report, ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Make water conservation a priority in the new year

    For many, the beginning of a new year brings the commitment, promise and plan to change one’s lifestyle. Many resolutions are made but difficult to carry out. In the spirit of the new year, California American Water encourages itsVentura County customers to start 2010 out the right way by pledging to cut back daily water use and learn more about water conservation. Making a New Year’s resolution ...


    By American Water

  • Improving water planning in northern Australia

    The Parliamentary Secretary for Water, Dr Mike Kelly, today announced $1.785 million in funding for two new projects that contribute to the body of scientific knowledge being compiled to help government, industry and communities make informed decisions about sustainable water resource use and management in northern Australia. Dr Kelly said, “The $1 million Northern Australian Water Futures ...


    By Australian Government

  • NRDC: Drought Highlights the Need to Conserve Water and Improve Local Water Supplies

    Governor Jerry Brown today proclaimed a State of Emergency in California and called for water conservation statewide, directing state officials to prepare and manage water for these drought conditions. The declaration comes after the driest calendar year in California’s recorded history, during one of the driest winters on record in the state and what is shaping to be three consecutive dry ...

  • Conserving the critically endangered European eel

    A number of policies have been developed to protect the critically endangered European eel (Anguilla anguilla). Italian researchers have developed a model of the long-term population trends of the eel to assess the effectiveness of these measures and prevent further decline of this ecologically and economically important species. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United ...

  • Over USD40 million for Wetlands conservation

    The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in California has set Tuesday 15th February as the deadline for considering projects for 2011 Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) funding. Private landowners interested in enhancing, restoring or protecting their wetlands with this year's funding may want to get their applications in soon. This year WRP includes a new Grazing Reserve Pilot Program ...

  • One more contribution to resource conservation

    Together with the company TechnoSan, econ industries has customized a process for the treatment of metal grinding swarf. Encouraged by rising resource costs and a high market potential our client chose building the world’s first plant for the production of high quality metal alloys and silicium from waste sludges. Typical input materials for this plant are sludges derived from the ...


    By econ industries GmbH

  • Metropolitan General Manager’s Statement on Release of Final Chapters of Draft Bay Delta Conservation Plan

    Jeffrey Kightlinger, general manager of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, issues the following statement regarding the release of final draft chapters of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan: “Today’s release of the final chapters of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan completes the roll-out of the full preliminary plan for public review, marking a significant milestone ...

  • Metropolitan General Manager’s Statement Regarding Latest Development in Bay Delta Conservation Plan Process

    LOS ANGELES -Jeffrey Kightlinger, general manager of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, issued the following statement regarding Westlands Water District’s announced withdrawal from participation in the Bay Delta Conservation Plan process: “The Bay Delta Conservation Plan remains the best chance California has to frame a lasting ecosystem-water system solution for ...

  • Rare and The Nature Conservancy Agree to Merge

    The Nature Conservancy and Rare today announced their intent to merge, combining forces to accomplish greater conservation outcomes together than either organization could alone. Under the combined organization, Rare, known for its ground-breaking Pride campaigns, aimed at inspiring and empowering local people to conserve their natural resources, will retain its identity ...


    By Rare

  • Research and Markets: River Conservation and Management

    Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/lgpkm3/river_conservation) has announced the addition of John Wiley and Sons Ltd's new book "River Conservation and Management" to their offering. This book is intended for those with an academic, scientific and practical ...


    By Research and Markets

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