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  • NACWA Applauds House Effort to Secure Funding for Clean Water Infrastructure

    The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) applauds the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment for moving expeditiously to approve legislation that would increase funding for the nation’s clean water infrastructure.  The bipartisan Water Quality Financing Act of 2007 (H.R. 720), introduced by Rep. James Oberstar (D-Minn.), ...

  • Actions for a water-secure world

    The Budapest Water Summit 2016 ended on Wednesday after three days of High Level Panels and Forums and months of international consultative processes. During a special ceremony, participants presented the Budapest Water Summit Messages and ...


    By World Water Council

  • Water security in an uncertain world

    Policymakers must find flexible plans to ensure water security despite the uncertainties of climate change, says climate scientist Mark New. Much of the developing world is dependent on rainfall, snow or ice for its natural water supplies, so researchers and policymakers are concerned about how climate change will affect water security. Long-term water availability is largely determined by the ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • NGWA urges water infrastructure projects

    In a letter to President-elect Barack Obama, the National Ground Water Association recommended adopting an economic stimulus package with water infrastructure projects addressing the long-term challenge of securing an adequate supply of fresh water, including groundwater. 'In 2003, 36 state water managers told the U.S. Government Accountability Office that they anticipated local, regional, or ...

  • Schneider Electric Announces Secure Power Systems Business for Industrial and Infrastructure Customers

    Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, today announced the creation of the Schneider Secure Power Systems for Industry and Infrastructure Business, a new global line of business designed to continue Schneider Electric's initiatives providing fast and efficient total system support and global services for large facilities with solutions that increase power availability and ...


    By Schneider Electric

  • Wetlands International promotes investments in natural infrastructure to achieve better water security at high-level meeting

    Wetlands International CEO Jane Madgwick is participating in a high-level panel on water cooperation for ecosystems at the International Conference on Water Cooperation in Dushanbe, Tajikistan. As part of the International Year of Water Cooperation, we are attending to highlight the urgent need to safeguard and restore wetland ecosystems as a key strategy to address water security challenges. ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Farming revolution `route to water security`

    Investing in agricultural infrastructure, from roads to fertilisers, will cut water wastage on a scale greater than any other intervention and is the best way to solve the world's water problems, a leading specialist has said. Colin Chartres, director general of the International Water Management Institute in Sri Lanka, was talking to SciDev.Net to highlight the launch of a book he has co-written ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • BioLargo, Inc. secures additional infrastructure and resources to continue building odor-no-more sales channels

    BioLargo, Inc. (OTCBB: BLGO) announced today that it has completed several important business developments to better serve its growing sales channels for its award winning Odor-No-More product-line, including its animal bedding additive which can reduce customer’s bedding consumption and disposal by up to 75%. First, the company is now warehousing inventory in multiple locations ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • Consensus builds for secure California water bond

    A secure water supply for California in the face of climate change and a court order to retain water in the Delta for an endangered fish were on the table today as Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger hosted a meeting with U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein of California. Around the table were state legislative leaders of both political parties and key stakeholders. The Republican governor invited Feinstein, ...

  • Salt River Project Selects Quantum Secure to Simplify Their NERC Critical Infrastructure Compliance

    Quantum Secure, the leading provider of enterprise software to manage and streamline security identities, compliance and events across disparate physical security systems, today announced that Salt River Project (SRP) has selected the SAFE for Energy Facilities software suite for its physical identity, access and compliance management, including audit, attestation, remediation and compliance for ...


    By PRWeb

  • Secure drinking water access, urges UN

    Investing as little as 0.16% of the world's gross domestic product - or $198bn per year- could give half a billion people regular access to safe drinking water within four years, a UN official said on Friday. That would halve the number of people who risk serious illness and death on a daily basis, the United Nations Environment Programme said. The findings are presented in the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Countries `must link water security and biodiversity`

    Technology designed to safeguard water supplies has caused extensive environmental damage in rich countries — and the developing world must pursue a different path, scientists warned today. Research published in Nature (30 September) reveals that human activities have endangered water security for 80 per cent of the world's population and threatened the biodiversity of 65 per cent of the ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Loan to expand successful water security initiatives in Brazil

    The World Bank approved yesterday a US$103 million additional finance loan for the Ceará Integrated Water Resource Management Project (Progerirh).  The loan will allow the semi-arid northeastern Brazilian state of Ceará to continue improving the management of water resources and to expand rural and urban access to drinking water, even during periods of drought. 'Since its beginnings in ...


    By The World Bank

  • Water security and climate change: facts and figures

    Climate change will affect the water security of developing countries. Lucinda Mileham explores their priorities as they struggle to cope. Freshwater is a scarce resource. Only 2.5 per cent of the 1.4 billion km3 of water on Earth is freshwater fit for human consumption, and most of this is inaccessible — nearly 70 per cent is locked up in glaciers, snow and ice. Our greatest source ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • AWWA’s Water Security Conference: registration is now open

    The American Water Works Association (AWWA) announced today that the 2011 Water Security Conference (WSC), which will be held in Nashville, Tennessee on September 11-14, is now open for registration. In response to President Obama’s 2010 Presidential Proclamation encouraging “all Americans to recognize the ...

  • Global Water Technologies discusses infrastructure at Water Summit 2012

    Global Water Technologies (OTC Pink: GWTR) will participate in Water Summit 2012 this week in Milwaukee, an event that draws national and international leaders on innovative approaches to sustainable water solutions. Global Water Technologies announced this summer that it is introducing a new system from Europethat uses multi-parameter sensors and software to reduce water loss in drinking water ...

  • Infrastructure Week 2016: Groundwater and well systems are critical U.S. infrastructure

    “‘Out of sight, out of mind’ too often applies to groundwater and the subsurface environment in which it exists, but maintaining this critical infrastructure is essential to providing comfort, security, goods, and services for the U.S. economy.” The National Ground Water Association issued this important reminder today to mark the beginning of Infrastructure Week 2016 ...

  • Global Water Technologies Notes New Water Infrastructure Report

     Global Water Technologies, Inc. (OTC Markets: GWTR) notes a new report by the Water Innovations Foundation (waterinnovations.org) underscores the growing need for innovative solutions to the nation's water infrastructure problems. "We announced leaking pipes as an area of interest in October and this new report highlights the urgency of the problem," said CEO Erik ...

  • Tackling port and harbour security

    Terrorism is a real and hidden danger that regrettably confronts all aspects of Western society. The scope and frequency of the threat is impossible to gauge, but the reality of the 9/11, Bali, Madrid and Beslan atrocities is unquestionable. This terrorist reality is one that the current US Administration has demonstrated a willingness to meet head on, taking the fight to the perceived ...


    By AC-CESS Co Uk Ltd

  • The energy security challenge

    Speech by Edward Davey, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change to the Economist UK Energy Conference. Originally given at Marriott Hotel, London. This is the text of the speech as drafted, which may differ slightly from the delivered version. INTRODUCTION It’s a great pleasure to be with you here this morning. This summit is taking place at ...

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