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  • Why measure? Introducing the Water Indicator Application

    Our daily life is full of indicators: from GDP providing an indication of economic health, to grades in school to show how a student has performed, to body temperature confirming whether or not a patient has a fever. But, what are indicators and why are they important? Indicators are a measurement or value that gives you an idea of what something is like. They help us to track the development of ...

  • Ultrasonic depth sensor to measure water levels

    The Dutch algae control company LG Sonic introduced an ultrasonic depth sensor to give the customers real-time insight in the water levels which allows them to adequately deal with water level fluctuations. Reservoirs used for industrial processes or the production of drinking water often deal with strong water level fluctuations. Due to events of high demand and evaporation, water levels in ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Review of water quality league tables and update of ground water quality indicators

    The National River Water Quality Network includes 77 sites located on 35 of New Zealand’s typically larger rivers, which drain about half of New Zealand’s land area. The Ministry for the Environment has published information on the water quality of these sites.  The sites are ranked in three league tables based on nutrient levels, water quality for recreational use and biological indicators. ...


    By New Zealand Government

  • River Water Quality indicator for sustainable development - 2008 results

    The river water quality indicator is one of the 68 indicators of the Government’s Sustainable Development Strategy. It separately measures biological and chemical river water quality on an annual basis and the indicator for each represents the proportion of river water, in terms of river length, which is considered to be of “good” quality. Headline results In England: 72 per cent of river ...

  • Solinst Canada Introduces Water Level DrawDown Meter

    Solinst Canada Ltd. is pleased to announce the latest addition to their Level Measurement Devices—the Model 101D Water Level DrawDown Meter. The 101D Water Level DrawDown Meter indicates static water level, with a second function to monitor falling hydraulic head.  In water level mode, the Model 101D Water Level DrawDown Meter allows accurate depth to water ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • Unsustainable water consumption contributes to sea level rise

    The global sea level is rising, yet only part of that rise can be attributed to the effects of climate change. New research has calculated that human impacts on terrestrial water storage make up around 42% of total sea level rise, in particular, the extraction of groundwater that eventually makes its way to the ocean. Tidal measurements have revealed that the global sea level rose by 1.8mm per ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Drinking water in Gaza Strip contaminated with high levels of nitrate

    Palestinian and German scientists have recommended to the authorities in the Gaza Strip that they take immediate measures to combat excessive nitrate levels in the drinking water. 90 per cent of their water samples were found to contain nitrate concentrations that were between two and eight times higher than the limit recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO), say the researchers from ...

  • Radar water level sensor undergoes river thames trial

    Environment Agency hydrologists have recently trialled a new radar water level sensor at a site by Molesey Lock on the River Thames near Hampton Court Palace. The sensor was installed during October 2008 and initial results indicate that significant time and cost savings are possible with the new technology. Water level measurements are taken at Molesey Lock for onward transmission to the ...


    By OTT HydroMet

  • Water levels dropping in some major rivers as global climate changes

    Rivers in some of the world’s most populous regions are losing water, according to a new comprehensive study of global stream flow. The study, led by scientists at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), suggests that in many cases the reduced flows are associated with climate change. The process could potentially threaten future supplies of food and water. The results will be ...

  • Saint Paul Regional Water Services’ McCarrons Water Treatment Plant Achieves Highest Level of Performance

    Saint Paul Regional Water Services’ McCarrons treatment plant received the prestigious Presidents Award from the Partnership for Safe Water. The Partnership is a drinking water optimization program sponsored by the American Water Works Association, the Environmental Protection Agency and other water organizations. The award recognizes water treatment facilities that continuously provide ...

  • Early signs indicate New Mexico water wells unharmed by gold mine toxic release

    While the August 5 toxic waste release from Colorado’s Gold King Mine into Colorado’s Animas River presents the potential for contamination of groundwater used by drinking water wells, early indications are that New Mexico wells may not be affected, the National Ground Water Association said today. “Continued vigilance in monitoring groundwater supplies along the river remain ...

  • At the highest international level: A top performance from the waste and waste-water industry

    The task of dealing with waste is changing rapidly, with the focus moving away from simple disposal and towards exploiting all recoverable substances. Europe, and Germany in particular, has taken on a leading role in this regard. This is demonstrated firstly by the high levels of expenditure on environmental protection, and secondly by the wealth of highly innovative technological developments. ...


    By Koelnmesse

  • Air pollutants in the Arctic act as global indicators

    Original story at MIT news. Despite global treaties and national regulations limiting toxic chemicals known as persistent organic pollutants (POPs), many of these chemicals still remain in the environment for long periods of time and accumulate in our land, water and air. These chemicals ...

  • Masdar Institute and Xylem Inc. Sign Agreement to Develop Sustainability Indicators for Abu Dhabi’s Water and Energy Sectors

    The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, an independent, research-driven graduate-level university focused on advanced energy, and sustainable technologies, and Xylem Inc., a leading global water technology provider, today jointly announced a research collaboration to establish sustainability indicators such as energy and cost performance of processes and equipment for water, wastewater ...


    By Xylem, Inc.

  • New indicator proposed for assessing treated wastewater quality

    The chemical, physical and microbiological characteristics of effluents from wastewater treatment plants are regulated by national and EU law for discharge into surface waters or reuse, but a wide variety of treatment options exist and monitoring all pollutants may be expensive. A new study from Italy proposes a new Wastewater Polishing Index (WWPI) to help decision makers and environmental ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • EPA Data Shows Water Quality in San Juan River in the Navajo Nation Back to Pre-Event Levels

    Based on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) surface water data collected following the August 5, 2015 Gold King Mine release, San Juan River water quality in Navajo Nation has returned to pre-event conditions. This determination is based on a review of water quality data collected from August 7-15, 2015 at EPA’s sampling point near Hogback, N.M. Water quality has now returned to ...

  • How reliable are your groundwater level measurements?

    Over the past few years, Eijkelkamp Soil & Water has gained extensive experience in the management of groundwater level measurement networks. This experience also serves as a foundation for our ongoing efforts to develop and enhance the collected data. For example, in the course of our activities, we have observed a growing discrepancy between manually-collected measurement data and ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • Local people place different values on urban sustainability indicators

    Progress towards achieving a sustainable urban environment may be measured by sustainability indicators (SIs), which can be chosen to represent values that are important to local communities. A recent study has assessed a set of SIs developed by both sustainability experts and local citizens and suggests that local communities can attach different values to SIs to reflect local values and ...

  • Pesticide levels decline in corn belt rivers

    Concentrations of several major pesticides mostly declined or stayed the same in “Corn Belt” rivers and streams from 1996 to 2006, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey study. The declines in pesticide concentrations closely followed declines in their annual applications, indicating that reducing pesticide use is an effective and reliable strategy for reducing pesticide contamination in ...

  • Water metals check

    Industrial Test Systems, Inc. (ITS), located in Rock Hill, SC, announces the release of SenSafe™ Water Metals Check test strips, an easy, accurate and inexpensive way to determine metal levels in drinking water. This patented test uses an indicator that develops red in the presence of metals. Simple color matching determines the levels of metal in water after a 30 second dip. This product ...

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