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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

  • Newly updated rate manual for small systems available from AWWA

    The second edition of the American Water Works Association’s M54 Developing Rates for Small Systems is now available. As an official AWWA Manual of Water Supply Practices, M54 includes the best practices for setting rates, fees charges, for water utilities serving a population of up to 10,000. It can be difficult for small utilities to develop a rate structure that recovers all of its costs ...

  • On-site analysis of cannabis potency using Infrared spectroscopy

    Cannabis is increasingly being recognised for its therapeutic value. This has led to a reduction in its regulation, and even its legalisation, by many different governments. As cannabis production becomes legalised and regulated it is important that manufacturers can assess the chemical content and potency of their plants. The value of cannabis in the control of pain, spasm and a range of ...


    By Specac Limited

  • Cost of Oil

    North Dakota is in the midst of a hydrocarbon production boom as gas and oil developers tap the Bakken Shale. The boom is generating civic resistance in the arid region, however, because it requires significant quantities of freshwater. Oil and gas production from the Bakken Shale is projected to use up to 5.5 billion gallons of water annually for as long as two decades. This year, if ...

  • Cost-effective way to analyse water

    New technology from GE will make it easier for the pharmaceutical industry to monitor and analyse water samples. The GE CheckPoint Pharma On-Line/Portable Total Organic Carbon (TOC) Sensor is typically mounted and used online for continuous monitoring. Measuring the levels of TOC in the water is an important step for pharmaceutical companies to control processes that are critical to their ...

  • Process water rental cuts costs

    When renewable energy specialist, Energy Power Resources (EPR) needed to increase water treatment capacity at its Elean power station near Ely in Cambridgeshire, it examined a wide range of options. Ultimately it found that the most convenient and cost-effective solution was rental of mobile water treatment solutions from ELGA Process Water, a Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies ...

  • At what cost recovery - Estimating the cost of natural disasters

    When natural disasters, such as earthquakes, storms and hurricanes, are reported in the media, they are often accompanied by an assessment of the cost of the disaster. While such information can be useful to help governments and international organisations target aid and recovery efforts, the details of what is included in the assessment, and the methods used, are often ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Hidden costs of purchasing oil water separators

    When evaluating your purchase options for oil water separators there are some important long-term considerations to make. An oil water separator is not a "set it and forget it" piece of equipment. The cost of the equipment is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to truly understanding how much money will need to be spent over the lifespan of a unit. Before comparing the acquisition costs of ...


    By Mercer International Inc.

  • Manufacturing industry saves £2 million in water costs

    Signatories to the Federation House Commitment (FHC) significantly reduced the amount of water used in the manufacture of food and drink last year, saving the industry £2 million in the purchase price of water alone. The news comes as part of the Commitment’s annual progress report, published today by WRAP. Between 2012 and 2013, signatories reduced their water use by 1.35 million m3, ...

  • Refinery water pollution costs ConocoPhillips US$1.2m

    ConocoPhillips, an international energy company headquartered in Houston, has agreed to pay a $1.2 million civil penalty to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act at a petroleum refinery it operates in the city of Borger, located in the Texas panhandle. The U.S. Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency announced that their complaint, filed simultaneously with today's ...

  • ELGA Process Water rental cuts costs for EPR

    When renewable energy specialist, Energy Power Resources (EPR) needed to increase water treatment capacity at its Elean power station near Ely in Cambridgeshire, it examined a wide range of options. Ultimately it found that the most convenient and cost-effective solution was rental of mobile water treatment solutions from ELGA Process Water, a Veolia Water ...


  • Cost-effective and reliable waste water aeration

    Körting waste water aeration ejectors have been handling the toughest of challenges placed on industrial and municipal waste water treatment for a long time now. Demands for an efficient and reliable oxygen transfer system during biological treatment stages make the technology from Hanover sought-after worldwide and the number one choice of plant operators. At the end of 2014, Körting ...


    By Körting Hannover AG

  • Polluting Philly drinking water costs Merck $20m

    Merck, the global pharmaceutical research company, has agreed to resolve violations of federal and state water pollution control regulations arising from spills of pollutants at its pharmaceutical plant outside of Philadelphia. The spills entered a waterway that supplies 40 percent of Philadelphia's drinking water. In one of the most comprehensive remediation settlement agreements for the ...

  • Cost of waterborne diseases

    Hospitalisations for three common waterborne diseases cost the healthcare system as much as USD539 million annually. Research presented last week at the International Conference on Emerging Infectious Diseases, held in Atlanta (GA, USA) revealed the cost of Legionnaires" disease, cryptosporidiosis and giardiasis to patients and insurers. "These cost data highlight that water-related diseases pose ...

  • The Hidden Costs of Electricity

    Huge demands on increasingly scarce water are a major hidden cost of a "business as usual" approach to American electricity generation that needs to be more fully understood by policymakers and the public, according to a new Synapse Energy Economics, Inc. report prepared for ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Cutting the Cost of Corrosion with GRP

    According to an EPRI (Electric Power Research Institute of the US) study more than half of all unplanned power outages are due to corrosion, which generally corresponds with other studies that half of all failures in industry are corrosion related. Studies in different countries indicate that 25% to 30% of water supply is lost in the supply chain due to leaks resulting from corrosion. ...

  • Counting the cost of climate change

    The report, Climate change: the cost of inaction and the cost of adaptation, looks at the economic costs of climate change (impacts) at a European level. These costs are increasingly shaping the climate policy debate but the report highlights the fact that methodological issues and uncertainties remain in cost estimation. Based on a review of existing information, the report also analyses the ...

  • The costs of not building green

    Despite the narrowing gap in cost between green building and traditional 'to-code' building, most builders and home buyers still perceive the green option to be significantly more expensive.  The reality is that due to increased builder education and an influx of affordable green building products, a building can be built green within the same budget as a non-green building.  According ...

  • France, Europe: high environmental costs

    In environmental terms, Europe costs France dearly, concludes a sub-committee of the Senate finances committee which was set up to monitor the budgetary implications of the application of EU environmental law. Fabienne Keller, spokesperson for the sub-committee, calculates that the cost of the implementation of Natura 2000 in 2006 was 40 million euros in budget approvals plus more than 25 ...


  • China needs comprehensive and cost-effective strategies to address water pollution

    China has become famous in recent years for its double-digit annual economic growth and rapid urbanization. Unfortunately, this economic success story is paired with serious environmental degradation, especially the pollution of China’s streams, rivers, lakes, and coastal areas. China suffers from growing shortages of fresh water resources and can ill-afford to have its lakes and rivers ...

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