water protection News

  • Water law attorney sees exempt well issues on the rise

    Issues with water quantity and land use will become more common throughout the United States, possibly impacting the construction of new water wells, according to a veteran water law attorney. Most exempt well cases are limited to western states, but Jesse Richardson Jr., lead land use attorney at the Land Use and Sustainable Development Law Clinic and associate professor of law at the West ...

  • Oxford Instruments launches X-MET8000 Expert Geo - a new high-performance handheld XRF analyser for fast on-site environmental screening

    Oxford Instruments has added the X-MET8000 Expert Geo to its successful range of X-MET8000 handheld XRF (X-ray fluorescence) analysers for rapid, on-site environmental soil and sediment testing. X-MET8000 Expert Geo offers fast screening for heavy metals, dramatically reducing the need for laboratory analyses and their associated cost. Easy to use and ...


    By Oxford Instruments plc

  • GWPC launches state-powered WellFinder mobile application

    The Ground Water Protection Council (GWPC) announced today the release of RBDMS WellFinder, a free mobile application powered by data directly from state regulatory programs, which allows users to locate and select oil and natural gas wells from an interactive map to display valuable data and information.  RBDMS WellFinder utilizes well data directly from state regulatory programs. This ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • 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, ...

  • 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 Foundation

  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...


  • EPA Helps Protect Oklahoma’s Waters with $11.2M Grant

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently awarded the Oklahoma Water Resources Board a grant of more than $11.26 million to fund clean-water projects in the state. The grant goes to the state’s Clean Water Revolving Loan Fund (CWSRF), which provides low-interest, flexible loans to communities to help them improve water quality and infrastructure. These funds will be used by ...

  • Protecting engineering materials from water impact

    Erosion caused by the impact of water droplets on component surfaces can lead to failures in key technological applications. For example, in steam generating plants, the leading edge of turbine blades suffer major erosion damage from the steam driving the turbines, requiring costly maintenance and repair with consequent loss of generating capacity. Similarly, erosion caused by the impact of rain ...

  • GTI Covers Helping Protect California’s Water Supply

    Geomembrane Technologies Inc. (GTI) is proud to be contributing to California’s water recycling efforts. One of the state’s water districts recently chose a GTI retractable structurally supported cover for the chlorine contact basin at its water recycling ...

  • Iowa lawmakers introduce Surface Water Protection Act

    A new initiative to improve Iowa's water quality has been pupt forward by a bipartisan group of state lawmakers.  The result of a two-year watershed planning task force, the Surface Water Protection Act is aimed at identifying problems and preventing pollution in Iowa's largest lakes, rivers and creeks.  'Iowa needs a coordinated effort to clean up our surface water and improve water ...

  • USDA seeks partnerships to protect soil and water

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is teaming with businesses, nonprofits and others on a five-year, $2.4 billion program that will fund locally designed cosnervation of soil and water projects nationwide, Secretary Tom Vilsack said Tuesday. Authorized by the new farm law enacted earlier this year, the Regional Conservation Partnership Program is intended to involve the private sector more ...


    By Associated Press

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