water protection News

  • EPA adds sites to Superfund National Priorities List

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency added seven sites to the Superfund National Priorities List on August 3 and proposed four more sites to the list. Under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) of 1980, EPA is required to annually revise the list of sites that have known or threatened releases of hazardous substances or contaminants. The EPA ...

  • Eco Expo Asia 2016 closed with record-breaking exhibitor and visitor numbers

    Eco Expo Asia 2016 closed amid great acclaim with record-breaking exhibitor and visitor numbers. Held from 26 – 29 October, the Expo was jointly organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, and co-organised by the Environment Bureau of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The ...


    By Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd

  • The importance and protection of subterranean water

    In Poland, the Polish Geological Institute (PSH) plays a leading role in the hydrogeological work connected with the implementation of the Framework Water Directive into Polish Law, by taking on the functions of the state hydrogeological service. The results of PSH's work are used by public bodies, as well as for the preparation of reports for the European Commission as a result of the laws. An ...


  • Protecting Concrete from Water Intrusion

    Water Intrusion Technologies has an advanced solution for removing and keeping water out of subterranean concrete walls and slabs, which is Electro-Osmotic Pulse (EOP) technology. Traditional methods for correcting water intrusion involved the application of sealants or costly excavation around a facility exterior. In 1994, a team of researchers and the U.S. Army Engineer Research and ...


  • Students recognized for protecting drinking water

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognized three schools and an individual in the Schuylkill River Watershed today for developing educational environmental projects that help protect drinking water. Those receiving the Schuylkill Action Network Drinking Water Scholastic awards included: Miquon School, Philadelphia School District - The Schuylkill Stories Video Contest Award ...

  • Recycling cooling water protects the environment

    Siemens has received an order from Slovakia Steel Mills (SSM) in Strážské, Slovakia, to supply a water treatment plant for its new steelworks. The plant will treat the water used for direct and indirect cooling and is scheduled to come on stream by the end of 2010. The order is worth some ten million euros. The mini mill of Slovakia Steel Mills in Strážské is designed ...


  • EPA Protects Louisiana Coastal Waters

    Recently, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded $2,502,401 to the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana to improve coastal wetlands in Louisiana. The project will create 300 acres of barrier marsh and nourish 130 acres of developing marsh near Bayou Moreau using dredged material from the Gulf of Mexico. This project is funded through the Coastal Wetlands Planning, ...

  • Georgetown honored for protecting drinking water

    The US Environmental Protection Agency’s mid-Atlantic office has awarded the Town of Georgetown, Delaware the source water protection award for its efforts to protect their drinking water sources. 'Drinking water is a finite and precious resource, so we applaud communities like the Town of Georgetown that are taking steps to protect it,' said Don Welsh, EPA Regional Administrator. We look forward ...

  • Finnish partnership to protect water quality

    Developed to continuously monitor in-pipe water within drinking water distribution networks, the Intellisonde is a small water quality monitor that can be inserted into pressurised pipes to monitor up to 12 parameters. Sarlin design and produce water quality monitoring systems for customers across a range of industrial sectors in Finland and have recently finished a comprehensive testing ...


  • Protecting profits in a water scarce world

    While our bodies are more than half water (highest when you are born, decreases over time) and the earth is two-thirds covered by H2O, we can't easily tap either of these sources.  Less than 1% of the world's fresh water is available for human use - leading to severe negative human impact:  3.5 million people die each year from water related diseases like diarrheas, and almost 1 billion ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Finnish partnership to protect water quality

    Intellitect Water (UK) has announced a new distribution partnership with Finnish environmental services company Sarlin for the highly innovative Intellisonde™ in-pipe water quality monitors. The Intellisonde™ is designed to provide efficient access to water quality data and will now be distributed in Finland exclusively by Sarlin. Developed to continuously monitor in-pipe water within drinking ...


    By Intellitect Water Ltd

  • Fire Protection Water Storage Tanks

    Water availability and supply is an important subject to the fire service. Potable water for human consumption is delivered to domestic, commercial and industrial properties from (in the majority of cases in the UK) municipal water systems (mains water supplies). This system also supplies to fire hydrants or fire protection systems, but to guarantee water availability there also needs to be the ...


    By Russetts Development Ltd

  • Soil protection

    On 13 September, MEP Cristina Gutiérrez-Cortines presented the draft directive on soil protection to members of the European Parliament's ITRE committee (Industry, technology, research and energy). Ecological NGOs present at the meeting were not reassured. 'We are disappointed with it. This directive is in danger, when it could be an essential lever for a genuine policy on soil protection on a ...


  • EUR 400m for wastewater treatment and water protection in Wallonia

    The European Investment Bank (EIB), the EU’s financing institution, and Société Publique de Gestion de l’Eau (SPGE) met for the third time to sign a loan contract, as the EIB is providing a long-term loan of EUR 400m to SPGE for wastewater treatment, the protection of water catchment areas and priority sewerage and drainage works. Recognising the need to preserve one of its natural resources, in ...

  • Protecting the Nation`s Water Supply from Attack

    Nation’s First Physical Security Standard Guidelines for Water/Wastewater Utilities Released  Alexandria, Va. - The nation’s first standard guidelines for protecting the public from potential malevolent acts and other threats by enhancing the physical security of water and wastewater infrastructure systems were released today for trial use by water and wastewater ...

  • House Panel Weakens Protections for Clean Air, Water

    The House Appropriations Interior and Environment Committee today pushed through a flawed spending bill that would seriously undermine the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to protect the public from breathing dirty air and drinking polluted water. The following is a statement from Franz Matzner, associate director of government affairs at the Natural Resources Defense ...

  • New Jersey wins water protection case

    The law that protects the sources of drinking water for 88 New Jersey municipalities and 1,250 square miles in the northwestern part of the state has been upheld by a state Superior Court judge. Superior Court Judge Victor Ashrafi Friday dismissed a challenge to the Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act, the 2004 law designed to protect water and other natural resources in the New Jersey ...

  • 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 SERIES

  • Warwick, Lititz Receive EPA Award for Protecting Waters

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today honored two Lancaster County, Pa. communities for protecting sources of drinking water used by more than 20,000 people. EPA Regional Administrator Shawn M. Garvin presented the agency’s 2012 regional Source Water Protection Award to the Warwick Township Municipal Authority and the Borough of Lititz at a ceremony at the Warwick Municipal Office. ...

  • Water intake protection using fluorescence monitors

    The protection of municipal drinking water producers and industrial plants water intakes from oil and hydrocarbon contamination has long been a problem for users of rivers, lakes and oceans.  Potential pollution sources include ships and barges with oily bilge wastewater or cargo spills, local surface traffic accidents with fuel spills, upstream industrial plants with oil leaks in cooling ...

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