water pollution emergencies News

  • Mobile water suitcase for emergency supply

    Emergency water supply is an important and challenging need. Especially search and rescue detachment/troops, who visit the field soon after the incident for evaluation, lack reliable supply of clean and safe water. The Swiss based water treatment specialist Trunz Water Systems AG developed a mobile and light weight watermaker that is installed in a shock resistant, non corrosive case – ...


    By Trunz Water Systems AG

  • Black carbon pollution emerges as major player in global warming

    Soot from biomass burning, diesel exhaust has 60 percent of the effect of carbon dioxide on warming but mitigation offers immediate benefits.  Black carbon, a form of particulate air pollution most often produced from biomass burning, cooking with solid fuels and diesel exhaust, has a warming effect in the atmosphere three to four times greater than prevailing estimates, according to ...

  • Chemicals risk assessment: Baltic study recommends more monitoring of emerging pollutants

    Chemicals are everywhere and new substances are regularly being introduced to the market. However, only some pose a risk to the environment. How do we decide which of them to monitor? A new study using a database of chemicals found in fish in the Baltic Sea has assessed which chemicals are commonly monitored. The researchers suggest that monitoring is biased towards known, already regulated ...

  • Worldwide investments in combating water pollution

    An innovative market in water quality is rapidly emerging worldwide, as cash-strapped governments in countries as diverse as China, the United States, Brazil and Australia invest billions of public and private dollars in schemes that reward people who protect water resources, according to a new report that is the first to quantify payments for watershed services that could help avert a looming ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Emerging Contaminants: New Challenges for the Water Industry

    Over the past decade there has been growing concern regarding the presence of biologically active contaminants including endocrine disrupters, pharmaceuticals, personal care products and other substances in the aquatic environment. Emerging contaminants not only include those substances in active or past production, but also include their metabolites and other transformation products and chemical ...


  • 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 ...


  • Tri-Tech Holding to Showcase High-Tech Emergency Water and Water Monitoring Technology at Beijing International Disaster Reduction and Emergency Technology & Equipment Expo

    Tri-Tech Holding Inc.(Nasdaq: TRIT), a premier Chinese company that provides leading turn-key solutions in China for water resources, water and wastewater treatment, industrial safety and the pollution control markets, announced today that the company will attend the 2nd Beijing International Disaster ...


    By Tri-Tech Holding Inc.

  • Water Quality Experts Gather in Denver for National Water Pollution Conference

     Green Infrastructure, low-impact development and a healthy bottom line will be at the top of the list when leading experts on storm and surface-water quality gather here next week (Aug.19–23) to explore the newest water pollution prevention and mitigation technologies, share their recent experiences, and discuss which strategies are most effective in minimizing surface water ...


    By Forester Media Inc.

  • Europe’s environment now healthier – but new risks emerging

    Europeans live longer and healthier lives than in the past, partly due to successful environmental policies that have reduced the exposure to harmful environmental contaminants in air, water and food, according to a new report. However, these contaminants are still a problem, and several new health risks are emerging, for example, from new chemicals, new products and changing lifestyle ...

  • China releases blueprint to promote emerging industries

    China's State Council recently approved the nation's 12th Five-Year Plan on National Emerging Industries of Strategic Importance, which sets out policy directions and major tasks for seven strategically important industries. During this period, China has pledged to invest more than 2 trillion yuan (US$316 billion) in promoting energy-saving and low-carbon projects across the country. High on the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Emergency health response to help flood victims

    Urgent medical attention is needed for the people displaced by the floods on 18 August taking refuge in temporary shelters, including school buildings and tented camps, in Sunsari and Saptari districts, according to the Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS). Government health officials said more than 11,000 displaced families in Saptari camps needed medical attention. Most suffer from diarrhoea, ...


    By IRIN

  • California Governor activates excessive heat emergency plan

    In view of National Weather Service forecasts of temperatures in the 90s and 100s for much of California during the rest of the week plus concerns over increased levels of smoke and air pollution from hundreds of wildfires, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today directed state agencies to implement Phase II of California's Contingency Plan for Excessive Heat Emergencies. 'We are coordinating with ...

  • China´s emerging environmental protection industry

    The environmental protection industry that has grown up in China over the last twenty years is now worth around RMB 4500 billion, according to estimates by the National Development and Reform Commission. Poten Environment Group is one of the companies to have emerged in this period. Its founder and president, Mr Zhao Lijun, anticipates even greater progress for the sector. ‘Positive news on ...


    By Aquatech Global Events

  • Stringent air pollution norms boost adoption of air pollution control equipment

    The industrial growth and the infrastructure boom in India has vitalized several industries such as steel, cement and electricity. The electricity vertical has been especially invigorated, with utilities adding capacities to their plant to close the gap between demand and supply. These developments across verticals have fueled demand for air pollution control equipment (APCE) in India. New ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • AWWA to Congress: Controlling nutrient pollution key to preventing cyanotoxins in drinking water

    In testimony today before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, American Water Works Association Water Utility Council Chair Aurel Arndt stressed that the solution to keeping drinking water safe from cyanotoxins begins with ...

  • China Outlines Environmental Action in ‘War’ on Air, Water and Soil Pollution

    China's Premier Li Keqiang pledged that the country would take stronger measures over the coming year to reduce and control air, water and soil pollution, speaking in his annual address at the opening of the National People's Congress (NPC) meetings in Beijing. Li said China would “declare war” on pollution, and would raise energy efficiency, reduce vehicle emissions and prevent and ...


    By Bloomberg BNA

  • Chinese government clamps down on Huaihe River water pollution

    The Chinese Ministry of Environmental Protection has announced implementation of the target-hitting accountability documents for prevention and control of water pollution in the Huaihe River Basin. The governments of four provinces in the Huaihe River basin, that is, Jiangsu, Anhui, Shandong, and Henan, have sped up the construction of sewage treatment projects, innovated the working mechanism, ...

  • Pollution Srl will attend ECOMONDO 2016

    Ecomondo, the largest showcase in the Euro-Mediterranean area for advanced and sustainable technology for processing and recycling all kinds of waste, will be in Rimini, Italy, from 8th to 11th of November 2016.  Please come to visit us at Booth 031,Hall ...


    By Pollution Srl

  • IN BUSINESS; Selling Gear to Pollution Fighters

    PEEKSKILL— THROUGH the gap that separates the Church of the Comforter and the Park Street Methodist-Episcopal Zion Church here, you catch a glimpse of a warehouse on Sparrow Lane. Colleen Galloway, a former English teacher at Pleasantville High School, owns the building and enjoys talking about its shady pedigree. It was the former home, she said in a playfully hushed tone, ...


    By CG Industrial Safety

  • How toxic are unregulated wastewater pollutants?

    Spanish and Dutch researchers have evaluated the environmental impact of chemical pollutants in wastewater in Spain. The results suggest that the most problematic pollutants may be derived from newer pharmaceutical and personal care products, such as everyday painkillers and soaps, not yet regulated. Water pollution is the main environmental concern for EU citizens, according to an EC ...

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