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  • Abbotsford BC Selects SCADAWatch to Further Power Its Smart Water Network

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that the City of Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada, has chosen the company’s revolutionary  ...


    By Innovyze

  • China reservoir attracts loan

    A project to improve the efficiency of water reservoirs in the Shandong province in the People's Republic of China (PRC) has received financial backing from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). A USD29.8 million loan for the ‘Risk Mitigation and Strengthening of Endangered Reservoirs' in Shandong Province Project has been approved. The loan will rehabilitate nine ageing dams and hopes ...

  • New Reservoir Will Funnel Colorado River Water to Nevada

    LAS VEGAS, Nevada (ENS) - A bill that directs the Bureau of Reclamation to construct a new reservoir to capture billions of gallons of Colorado River water requested by Arizona and California users but not used, was signed into law today by President George W. Bush. Included in the massive HR 6111 Tax Relief and Health Care Act, the measure will enable the capture and use of ...

  • Western Water Outlook: Grim - But good management can lower the risk of reservoir depletion

    As the West warms, a drier Colorado River system could see as much as a 1-in-2 chance of fully depleting all of its reservoir storage by mid-century, assuming current management practices continue. That’s grim news for the roughly 30 million people who depend on the Colorado for drinking and irrigation water. A research team—including PSD’s Marty Hoerling, Andrea Ray, Joseph Barsugli (CIRES), and ...

  • Water reservoirs receive protection in Saudi Arabia from Minnesota company

    The Saudi Kingdom and Sinopec, the world's largest oil refining company, have awarded Industrial and Environmental Concepts, Inc. of Lakeville, Minn., a contract in the Al Khobar region of Saudi Arabia. The project is managed by the Saudi government and its agency, Hassa Irrigation and Drainage. The government recognizes the importance of water and is employing leading organizations in the water ...

  • Remote-control boat speeds reservoir surveys

    As the regulatory requirement to assess reservoirs and lakes expands to include smaller bodies of water, HR Wallingford has developed a remote control boat which is able to collect hydrometric data quickly, simply, safely and accurately. The ARC-Boat employs a sophisticated SonTek (a Xylem company) M9 Acoustic Doppler Profiler (ADP®) which is a 5-beam depth sounding device that scans the ...


    By Xylem Analytics

  • Divers install eccentric plug valve in reservoir tunnel

    A team of specialist divers – working in a cramped, water-filled tunnel 20 metres beneath the surface of a reservoir – has just completed installation of an eccentric plug valve to control water flow.The valve and associated equipment has been supplied to United Utilities by Viking Johnson (www.vikingjohnson.com), a world leader in the supply of pipe joints and ...


    By Viking Johnson

  • International Lining Technology Project of the Month: Huffaker Hills Reservoir

    April’s project of the month is close to headquarters with the Huffaker Hills Reservior in Reno, Nevada. In December, Superintendent Gilberto Mendoza and 12 other employees installed 60-mil textured HDPE, ballast and batten at the reservoir and water containment project. Since it was a two-minute drive from our offices, project manager Sean Gill was able to take some video of the project as ...

  • New York City Reservoirs to Be Filled Only 80 Percent

    WEST TRENTON, New Jersey, October 5, 2007 (ENS) - New York City has agreed to help regulate temperatures and water levels in the Delaware River by releasing up to a total of 35 million gallons a day from three of its reservoirs. The Delaware River Basin Commission at its September 26 meeting directed commission staff to begin the public rulemaking process to implement an amended ...

  • Water Management 2008 Exhibition & Conference

    Water is one of the four classical elements in ancient Greek philosophy and science. It is considered to be both cold and wet, according to Plato, it is associated with the icosahedron. It is associated with the qualities of emotion and intuition. Clean water is essential to human life. In many parts of the world, it is in short supply.Water Management 2008 Exhibition & Conference will act as ...


    By Services International

  • Pricing policies for efficient water management

    Researchers have developed a new method to investigate the effects of different water pricing policies at the river basin scale. The system is intended to be used when water has to be allocated to different users under conditions of water scarcity. In many parts of the world, demand for water is outstripping the availability of water. Water is increasingly seen as a scarce resource that ...

  • Delaware Basin States and New York City Announce New Reservoir Plan Agreement

    PHILADELPHIA – New York State, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and the City of New York announced that they have signed a one-year agreement for a new interim flow program intended to protect fisheries habitat downstream of the New York City (NYC)-Delaware Basin reservoirs, enhance flood mitigation and repel the upstream movement of salt water in the Delaware Estuary. The Philadelphia ...

  • Flood and water management bill gains royal assent

    The Flood and Water Management Bill gained Royal Assent yesterday. The Act will implement several key recommendations of Sir Michael Pitt’s Review of the Summer 2007 floods, protect water supplies to consumers and protect community groups from excessive charges for surface water drainage. The Act’s provisions include: New statutory responsibilities for managing ...


  • World’s Largest Combined Sewer Reservoir Captures APWA Top Environment Project Award

    The Thornton Composite Reservoir, part of a massive Chicago-area combined sewer tunnel collection system that helps protect against flooding and pollution resulting from storm-related sewer overflows, has been named an American Public Works Association (APWA) Public Works Project of the Year. Thornton’s reservoir capacity is up to 7.9 billion gallons of water, making it the largest combined ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • Sustainable water management: better information for better choices

    'Clear information and citizen involvement are crucial if we are to bring about improvements in Europe's environment, particularly in the field of water', says Professor Jacqueline McGlade, Executive Director of the EEA. In a keynote speech at the European Water Partnership workshop (4th September 2008) in Zaragoza, Spain, Professor McGlade described sustainable water management as 'one of our ...

  • ResMix 5000cc `Source Management` System for Welsh Water

    Gurney Environmental continue 2014 with additional “Firsts” for the WEARS Australia ResMix “Source Management” System with the first Northern Hemisphere installation of the mighty 5000 cc for Welsh Water completed in August, the first ResMix system for the Company.  This will be the first application of the ResMix 5000 in the Northern Hemisphere. The ResMix 5000cc is ...


    By Gurney Environmental Ltd.

  • Palestinian water boss reduced to “crisis management”

    The occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) continues to suffer from drought, but the head of the Water Authority told IRIN there was a limit to what he could do to help. 'Crisis management is the only strategy that I am able to apply,' Shaddad Attili, the head of the Palestinian Water Authority, told IRIN while attending World Water Week in Stockholm (13-23 August). He said he did not have the ...


    By IRIN

  • US river flows altered by water management

    The amount of water flowing in streams and rivers has been significantly altered in nearly 90% of waters that were assessed in a new nationwide USGS study. Flow alterations are a primary contributor to degraded river ecosystems and loss of native species. Flows are altered by a variety of land- and water-management activities, including reservoirs, diversions, subsurface tile drains, groundwater ...

  • Managing water shortages - the problem is people, not climate

    A recent study of water shortages around the world over the past two millennia has shown that population growth has been the most significant pressure on water supplies and this will continue to increase as a threat in future. Dealing with water scarcity therefore will increasingly require improved water governance, management and policy measures, which are fully integrated into societal ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • ARCADIS wins large water management contract in Brazil

    ARCADIS, the international consultancy, design, engineering and management services company, announced this week that ARCADIS Logos in Brazil, in a consortium with a local firm, has signed a large water management contract with the Brazilian Ministry of National Integration for the implementation of the São Francisco River Integration Project. The total amount of the awarded contract is US$ 42 ...


    By Arcadis

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