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  • AWWA announces webcast on water loss management

    The American Water Works Association (AWWA) announced today that it will host a webcast on utility water loss management strategies on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. EDT. This webcast will focus on the water audit method developed by AWWA and the International Water Association. How to implement ILI metrics to evaluate water loss trends will also be included, along with case studies that ...

  • The global cost of biodiversity loss: 14 trillion Euros?

    Although some success has been achieved in meeting the global target of reducing the rate of loss of biodiversity by 20101, a new report suggests that biodiversity will continue to decline, adversely affecting the health of associated ecosystems. By not meeting the 2010 targets, the report estimates the cumulative loss of biodiversity and associated ecosystem services between 2000 and 2050, could ...

  • Aqueduct launches new framework to evaluate global water risks

    For many companies, water issues have recently migrated from corporations’ social responsibility departments to finance and risk management departments. Companies have been reporting a growing exposure to water-related risks like flooding and pollution, and many have ...

  • Rapid biodiversity loss continues in absence of political action and accurate assessments of ecosystem values

    On World Biodiversity Day, Worldwatch Institute emphasizes that protecting biodiversity and ecosystem services is central to sustainable prosperity Washington, D.C.—Finding ways to value ecosystem health economically and to engage the world’s indigenous peoples in the process is key to saving biological diversity, a Worldwatch author suggests in the Institute’s most recent book. ...


    By Worldwatch Institute

  • DOE selects projects to monitor and evaluate geologic CO2 storage

    The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced the selection of 19 projects to enhance the capability to simulate, track, and evaluate the potential risks of carbon dioxide (CO2) storage in geologic formations. The projects' total value is approximately $35.8 million over four years, with $27.6 million of DOE funding and $8.2 million of non-Federal cost sharing. The work will be managed by ...

  • ASTM D5456 - 11a Standard Specification for Evaluation of Structural Composite Lumber Products

    This specification recognizes the complexity of structural glued products. This specification, or parts thereof, shall be applicable to structural composite lumber portions of manufactured structural components. Tests shall be performed to determine the properties of the material in accordance to the ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM D6066 - 11 Standard Practice for Determining the Normalized Penetration Resistance of Sands for Evaluation of Liquefaction Potential

    Normalization of penetration resistance data is a frequently used method to evaluate the liquefaction susceptibility of sands. A large case history database from many countries has been accumulated to estimate instability of saturated sands during earthquakes (1,2,3,4). This test is used extensively for a great variety of geotechnical exploration programs where ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM D7422 - 11 standard test method for evaluation of diesel engine oils in T-12 exhaust gas recirculation diesel engine

    This test method was developed to evaluate the wear performance of engine oils in turbocharged and intercooled four-cycle diesel engines equipped with EGR and running on ultra-low sulfur diesel fuel. Obtain results from used oil analysis and component measurements before and after test. The test method may be used for engine oil specification acceptance when all details of ...


    By ASTM International

  • ASTM D6987 / D6987M - 11 standard test method for evaluation of diesel engine oils in t-10 exhaust gas recirculation diesel engine

    This test method was developed to evaluate the wear performance of engine oils in turbocharged and intercooled four-cycle diesel engines equipped with EGR. Obtain results from used oil analysis and component measurements before and after the test. The test method may be used for engine oil specification acceptance when all details of the procedure are followed. ...


    By ASTM International

  • Philadelphia water department selects CapPlan Water

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of wet infrastructure modeling and simulation software and technologies, today announced that the Philadelphia Water Department (PWD), PA, has selected Innovyze CapPlan Water as its drinking water infrastructure management and risk assessment solution. The purchase equips PWD with a full ...


    By Innovyze

  • CapPlan water generation V3.5

    MWH Soft has released water modeling and management software V3.5 generation of CapPlan Water. Running on the GIS-centric InfoWater package, CapPlan V3.5 adds numerous scoring options for better determination of likelihood and consequence of failure for underground infrastructure. CapPlan Water changes the way water utilities plan the relative phasing of system improvements by allowing ...

  • Lead in EU drinking water

    A study published in the Journal of Water and Health examines the presence of lead in drinking water in the EU and the problems with obtaining accurate data. The authors estimate that about 25% of EU households will have a lead pipe, meaning that around 120 million people are potentially exposed to health risks. Before the 1970s, water suppliers would only consider corrective action if lead ...

  • Preventing a water crisis

    Californians know all too well that water shouldn't be taken for granted, especially as the state now faces what many are calling 'the worst drought in modern times.' On the heels of losing more than US$260 million last year due to the drought, California farmers are at risk of losing most of their federal water supplies critical for irrigation - a blow that could cause even more severe ...


    By Ceres

  • American Water is Awarded Three Grants from the Water Research Foundation

    VOORHEES, N.J. - American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE: AWK), the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility company, announced today that it has been awarded three separate research grants by the Water Research Foundation for a total value of $1,719,722. The research projects will cover the topics of pipe location and leak management, pressure management, and main breaks. Of the ...


    By American Water

  • Capital planning and operational efficiency for water

    MWH Soft has released H2ONET PZM (Pressure Zone Manager) for power AutoCAD® (Autodesk, San Rafael, CA) users. The solution analyses, simplifies, and summarises pertinent hydraulic information for each pressure zone in a water distribution system model.  This water master planning tool greatly accelerates hydraulic diagram design of existing and proposed pressure zones and helps ensure ...

  • Water savings from willow removal

    A CSIRO study into the water use of willows found more than five and a half megalitres of water could potentially be saved annually per hectare of willow canopy area removed, where trees were in-stream with permanent access to water. “One megalitre is one million litres – the volume of water used by three average households in a year. So the evaporative loss of one hectare of willows ...

  • Wasted food is also wasted water

    The world's growing food crisis - which triggered riots and demonstrations in over 30 developing nations early this year - is being aggravated primarily by wastage and overconsumption. 'Obesity is a much bigger problem than undernourishment,' said Professor Jan Lundqvist of the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI). He pointed out that there are 850 million people worldwide who suffer ...

  • Tougher law to curb water pollution in China

    China's top legislature has adopted an amended water pollution law that toughens punishment of company officials through hefty fines. 'Enterprise heads directly responsible for causing severe water pollution incidents and others with direct responsibility will be fined up to half of their income of the previous year,' says the revised Water Pollution Prevention and Control Law.  The law, which ...


  • Integrated water management helps control agricultural pollution

    By 2015, all surface waters and groundwaters in the European Union should aim to achieve 'good status', with healthy ecosystems and low levels of pollution. The goals for the management of these bodies of water are set out under the Water Framework Directive1. Recent research suggests that integrated management of water catchment areas could be used to control sources of pollution within river ...

  • Fueling ethanol production while protecting water quality

    Grain-based ethanol production has increased dramatically in recent years as the cost and instability of oil has increased. New US government policies require major increases in ethanol production. While future plans call for a viable cellulosic ethanol industry, expanded grain ethanol production will lead to further growth of corn acres in the near term, with unintended negative water quality ...

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