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  • DESMI Ocean Guard A/S Launches New Ballast Water Management System

    DESMI Ocean Guard A/S is proud to announce the launch of a new Ballast Water Management System – CompactClean -  which sets new standards for small footprint, reliable performance, and certainty of meeting both the international and US discharge standards. DESMI Ocean Guard A/S is proud to announce the launch of a new Ballast Water Management System (BWMS). The system is named ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Toilet valve saves water

    When Masco Canada was looking to expand one of its tried and true products with an environmental feature, engineers from The University of Western Ontario were asked to re-configure a mechanical valve known as the Teck II that has been used in toilets for more than 80 years. Tony Straatman and Kamran Siddiqui, two Western Engineering professors who specialise in mechanical engineering, ...


  • Saving Water in Schools

    A growing number of schools and institutions in the UK are successfully managing to save millions of litres of fresh water a year. These environmentally aware establishments have placed eco-cube into their washrooms and as a result are saving precious fresh water and also saving considerable sums of money in the process.eco-cube is a proven system that uses microbial technology converting ...


  • Water savings for tire factory

    The BFGoodrich tire manufacturing plant in Woodburn, USA, has significantly reduced water and chemical usage while simultaneously increasing efficiency with help from GE's water chemical technology. The water supply at BFGoodrich's Woodburn facility comes from a well that produces very hard water, resulting in the need to chemically treat the water that is used for boiler feedwater in the steam ...


  • Saving water with water recycling partnership

    Artesian Resources Corporation, USA, has created the Artesian Water Recycling Partnership (AWRP) to encourage and support the use of reclaimed water for agricultural irrigation and other needs. Using reclaimed water to irrigate farm fields can save the Delmarva region millions of gallons of groundwater each day. The AWRP"s first project in Middletown, which was planned and engineered by ...


  • Houses that Save Water (and Money) in Camden

    Twelve new single family homes slated to be built in Camden’s Cramer Hill neighborhood will be designed with water conservation in mind, and will be labeled through the Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense program. The Nueva Vida III homes will be the first urban community of such dwellings in the United States. The development, part of the Cramer ...


    By American Water

  • Large water saving potential in Europe

    Ahead of the Informal Environment Council in Lisbon, which will focus on water scarcity and droughts, a report published by the Commission states that water use in the European Union could be reduced by about 40%. This figure is nearly twice as much as previously estimated. In July 2007, the Commission raised a number of issues to be taken into account to ensure the availability of water for all ...


  • Saving Water in McDonalds Washrooms in India

    McDonald’s India is paying careful attention to its water use given its status in a country with severe water challenges. According to The Water Project, India’s population, which is three times that of the United States, is the second largest in the world.  Due to water contamination, the country experiences significantly high diseases caused by an unsafe water supply and only ...

  • Fixing Leaks Saves Water and Money

    The arrival of spring brings an increase in outdoor activity -- including yard chores, deck and outdoor furniture clean up, and swimming pool prep -- that can drive water usage and utility bills up. While this increased seasonal cost is just another reality of home ownership, costs driven by water leaks should not be. American Leak Detection says that from both an environmental and an economic ...


    By American Leak Detection

  • 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 ...

  • Saving water and energy in wash extractors

    Ecolab has received an environmental stewardship award from the Austrian state of Oberösterreich in recognition of the company's efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of a local hospital laundry. The Austrian Textile Care team is being recognised after implementing the innovative PERformance SMART low-temperature washing process at a Braunau hospital laundry earlier this year. ...


  • Water treatment company helping to save water

    As drought conditions worsen across the United States, VRTX™ Technologies is giving businesses a way to go green by conserving water in cooling towers and evaporative condensers without chemicals being used to treat the water in the system. VRTX currently saves approximately 800 million gallons of reusable water each year. In evaporative cooling, water is used to reject heat in HVAC systems or ...


  • Water Storage Tanks – A Great Way to Save Water

    Water storage tanks are cost effective storage containers used for numerous residential and industrial purposes such as drinking water, rainwater harvesting, low cost housing developments, mining industries, farming and governmental projects, fire protection, hospitals, harbors, and rural areas, to name a few. These tanks require little or no maintenance due to ...


    By Rainbow Tanks

  • Grant water bath saves lives in Kenya!

    Grant Instruments (www.grantinstruments.com), a world-renowned supplier of scientific, life sciences and data acquisition products, is supporting IcFEM Mission Dreamland Medical Care Centre (DMCC) in Kenya by supplying a water bath and centrifuge. Roy Homent of Grant Instruments, said : "We are delighted to be able to support this medical centre in Kenya and to see that our equipment is helping ...

  • Aquafund saves water for fire & rescue services

    Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) will be using less water in future - but without affecting the service they provide or putting any of the 800,000 residents’ lives at increased risk. The service has tapped in to ADSM’s £500m AquaFund Scheme to enable water efficiencies across its 20 fire stations in the county, together with its Headquarters, mobilisation centre and training ...


    By ADSM plc

  • Test and demonstrate water-saving in the Middle East

    Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture is involved in the Middle East setting up research centers in the field of water saving with the aim to test and demonstrate water-saving technology under local conditions. The technology for soilless cultivation with possible recirculation of drain water is an important topic in these centers. Water is not only used for the plants though, a larger part is ...

  • Feds providing $50M for Western water-saving projects

    The U.S. government will invest nearly $50 million in water conservation and reuse projects in 12 drought-stricken Western states, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell announced Wednesday. "It is absolutely critical that states and the federal government leverage our funding resources so that we can make each drop count," Jewell said at a wastewater purification plant in Los Angeles. The money will ...


    By Associated Press

  • Free help to reduce water use and save money

    The Environment Agency is encouraging businesses in East Kent to take advantage of a new training tool to help reduce their water usage. Businesses can use the Rippleffect initiative, a free online training tool from WRAP, to help them improve their water efficiency and make significant financial savings. East Kent businesses are being specifically targeted as the River Stour has suffered from ...

  • Saving water is more than just a game

    Scientists from Spain, the Netherlands and Sweden have developed a computer game that will help improve understanding of sustainable water use. It is designed to address problems of resource allocation, while at the same time promoting cooperation among the different stakeholders. The water democracy game is part of a collaborative project involving 26 universities within the framework of the ...

  • Saving and managing water using pressure management

    The Royal United Hospital Bath NHS Trust provides acute treatment and care for a catchment population of around 500,000 people in Bath, and the surrounding towns and villages in North East Somerset and Western Wiltshire. Water costs were a primary focus for Andy House, estates manager, and knowing that the system was not pressure managed and therefore potentially over pressurised particularly ...


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