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  • Water associations challenge EPA steam power plant rule

    In a brief filed Monday in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, the American Water Works Association and the National Association of Water Companies challenged a new rule on steam power plant discharges, arguing that it does not adequately protect drinking water consumers. In challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s final Effluent Limitation Guidelines for ...

  • Tracking the Impact of Water Governance Interventions

    Event type: Side Event Date: 2012-08-27 Time: 17:45 - 18:45 Convenor: UNDP Water Governance Facility at SIWI (WGF) Co-convenor: Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund (MDG-F), Every Drop Matters (EDM) and UNDP MDG GoAL WaSH Programme (GoAL WaSH) Room: K23 Event ...

  • Mexico must improve water governance

    Mexico's river basins are under severe water stress. The quality of rivers, lakes and aquifers is declining and floods, droughts, and hurricanes are more frequent. These are some of the alerts signaled in OECD's Making Water Reform Happen in Mexico. According to ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • UNDP Water Governance Facility at SIWI

    Anti-Corruption in the Water Sector Corruption plagues water resources management, water supply and sanitation service provision, hydropower, and irrigation in agriculture. It reduces economic growth, discourages investment, violates human dignity, increases health risks and robs poor people of their livelihoods and their access to water. Yet, the systematic means to prevent and punish ...

  • A better way for the US Government to clean our water

    When it comes to allocating money for conservation, reverse auctions can help governments get the biggest bang for their buck. Reverse auctions are auctions with many sellers but only one buyer. They are often used in the private-sector to procure services inexpensively, but reverse auctions can also be used to cost-effectively allocate public conservation dollars. In 2005, WRI, together with the ...

  • Government proposes more steps to store Fukushima water

    A government panel proposed additional measures to lessen the contaminated water crisis at Japan's crippled nuclear power plant, saying Tuesday that current plans are not enough to prevent the risk of a disaster. Officials on the Industry Ministry's contaminated water panel also said that the Fukushima Dai-ichi plant could run out of storage ...


    By Associated Press

  • Implementing knowledge on democratic governance

    WGF implements the Knowledge Management system for the documentation, analysis, dissemination and replication of innovations and lessons learned from the Joint Programmes of the Millennium Development Goals Achievement Fund in the thematic area of Democratic Economic Governance – Water Supply and Sanitation. The project includes eleven country programmes which aim to democratise access to ...

  • Review of Government`s water purchase program released

    An independent review of the first round of the Rudd Government's Murray-Darling Basin water purchase program has found it was efficiently run and achieved good value for money. Minister for Climate Change and Water, Senator Penny Wong, said Hyder Consulting had reviewed the Government's initial Basin-wide water purchase tender, conducted February to May this year. 'The Murray-Darling Basin is ...


    By Australian Government

  • Knowledge management workshop on water and sanitation governance

    August 22-25, before the 2012 World Water Week in Stockholm MDG-F and GoAL WaSH water and sanitation governance programmes will meet in Stockholm for a second and final global knowledge management workshop to discuss and define joint achievements and lessons learnt and to identify strategies to enhance the sustainability of their results. To learn more about the outcomes of the workshop, ...

  • Water - The risks are rising and governments must act

    Water shortages and floods illustrate the risks posed by too little, or too much, water. By 2050 more than 40% of the world's population will live under severe water stress and nearly 20% could be exposed to floods. The economic value of assets at risk from floods is expected to be about USD 45 trillion by 2050. Water pollution is also increasing, adding to uncertainty about future water ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Government committed to West Coast water quality

    The government has invested significantly in improving drinking water safety on the West Coast and will continue to do so, local MP and Associate Health Minister Damien O’Connor said today. Mr O’Connor was responding to a press statement from the Green Party on a draft report which he suggests is not entirely accurate or representative of the situation on the West Coast. “Although the Greens do ...


    By New Zealand Government

  • Federal government failing to protect drinking water - Report

    More than a decade after deadly gaps in drinking water management killed seven people in Walkerton, Ont., the federal government is still failing to ensure all Canadians have access to safe drinking water, according to a new report from Ecojustice. Waterproof 3, the environmental organization's third drinking water report ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Green algae: The government acts

    On a visit to Saint-Michel-en-Grève (North-Brittany), the prime minister, François Fillon, announced the creation of an inter-ministerial committee which has been given three months to set up “a plan of action against the proliferation of green algae, and propose effective solutions for collection and protection of the population.” It took the sudden death of a horse and the illness of its rider ...


  • Government finally acts on toxic Bisphenol A

    The government of Canada is prepared to declare that Bisphenol A (BPA), a chemical commonly found in plastic baby bottles, reusable water bottles and the lining of some food cans should be classified as "toxic" under Canadian law. Although it is a bold move, the government is lagging behind business, where many have already removed BPA products from their shelves. The government has ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Government support for environmental technology in B.C.

    The Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia are supporting B.C.’s environmental technology sector through a joint investment of $181,000 in GeoExchange BC, a leading clean energy industry association. The funding was announced by Ron Cannan, Member of Parliament for Kelowna-Lake Country on behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Western Economic ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • BPA Labeled Toxic by Canadian Government

    EMSL Analytical provides bisphenol A (BPA) testing services to determine if the chemical is present in plastics or environmental samples to protect the public from exposure and health risks. Cinnaminson, NJ, October 19th, 2010 Last week the Canadian government classified bisphenol A as a toxic substance.  The material is used to make plastics and can be found in ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Greening government buildings - leading by example

    From airport terminals in rural Canada, sky-high green roofs, to state-of-the-art buildings in urban centres, the Government of Canada is leading the way when it comes to sustainable building design. All over the country, Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) is finding innovative ways to green government operations and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Bridging the valley of death - the role of governments

    Venture Capital and private equity investors remain bullish in every cleantech sector according to the Cleantech Group With a remarkable $1.25B of investment in renewable energy, water, air, and sustainability in the first quarter of 2008 alone, the growth potential for most environmental sectors will continue to rise. But investors are demanding ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • DelAgua and Government of Rwanda sign MOU

    DelAgua Health and the Government of Rwanda sign a memorandum of understaning which triggers planning for Phase II of our project to bring clean water and efficient energy to 3 million people in Rwanda. In October 2012, DelAgua Health conducted a Phase I programme deployment covering 2,000 households and approximately 9,000 residents in 15 Umudugudus (villages) spread across 11 districts in ...


    By DelAgua Group

  • Puerto Rico’s Government to Make Major Upgrades to San Juan Water Infrastructure in Settlement with the Federal Government

    Under two settlements with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice, three Puerto Rico government agencies have agreed to upgrade portions of storm water systems they own within the Municipality of San Juan. These upgrades, which will be performed by the Department of Natural and Environmental Resources, the Department of Transportation and Public Works from the ...

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