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  • Treatment of Remediated Nitrate Salts Begins

    The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Environmental Management Los Alamos Field Office (EM-LA) and Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS) have begun to treat the drums of remediated nitrate salts (RNS) at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Approximately one RNS drum will be treated per day at the Waste Characterization, Reduction, and Repackaging Facility. It is expected that treatment of ...

  • 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

  • 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

  • Meet your new time saver

    The GDT-S Prime modem will take care of the transfer of data from a sensor to you, wherever you are, whenever and however you want it. Plus, at any time or place you can perform a remote battery check, basic diagnostics, receive upgrades, set communication intervals, such as measurement and send intervals and set alarms.You can receive your data by e-mail or download it from the Eijkelkamp Web ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • Actions for a water-secure world

    The Budapest Water Summit 2016 ended on Wednesday after three days of High Level Panels and Forums and months of international consultative processes. During a special ceremony, participants presented the Budapest Water Summit Messages and ...


    By World Water Council

  • Water security in an uncertain world

    Policymakers must find flexible plans to ensure water security despite the uncertainties of climate change, says climate scientist Mark New. Much of the developing world is dependent on rainfall, snow or ice for its natural water supplies, so researchers and policymakers are concerned about how climate change will affect water security. Long-term water availability is largely determined by the ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Intellisonde improves water security

    The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is testing commercially available water quality sensors for their ability to provide a warning of deliberate or unintentional contamination events. The Intellisonde in-pipe water quality monitor from UK-based Intellitect Water is one of several instruments being assessed at its Ohio Test and Evaluation Facility. The project's work on water quality ...

  • Farming revolution `route to water security`

    Investing in agricultural infrastructure, from roads to fertilisers, will cut water wastage on a scale greater than any other intervention and is the best way to solve the world's water problems, a leading specialist has said. Colin Chartres, director general of the International Water Management Institute in Sri Lanka, was talking to SciDev.Net to highlight the launch of a book he has co-written ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Water Quality is Crucial to Human Health and Security

    Water Quality is Crucial to Human Health and Security Photos, video and press kit available online here: Stockholm –Tonight, Dr. Rita R. Colwell of the University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health received the 2010 Stockholm Water Prize for her pioneering research on the prevention of ...

  • Consensus builds for secure California water bond

    A secure water supply for California in the face of climate change and a court order to retain water in the Delta for an endangered fish were on the table today as Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger hosted a meeting with U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein of California. Around the table were state legislative leaders of both political parties and key stakeholders. The Republican governor invited Feinstein, ...

  • Water security and climate change: facts and figures

    Climate change will affect the water security of developing countries. Lucinda Mileham explores their priorities as they struggle to cope. Freshwater is a scarce resource. Only 2.5 per cent of the 1.4 billion km3 of water on Earth is freshwater fit for human consumption, and most of this is inaccessible — nearly 70 per cent is locked up in glaciers, snow and ice. Our greatest source ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Countries `must link water security and biodiversity`

    Technology designed to safeguard water supplies has caused extensive environmental damage in rich countries — and the developing world must pursue a different path, scientists warned today. Research published in Nature (30 September) reveals that human activities have endangered water security for 80 per cent of the world's population and threatened the biodiversity of 65 per cent of the ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Advanced monitoring technology helps improve water security

    As part of the homeland security activity in the United States, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to test commercially available water quality sensors for their ability to provide a warning alarm due to deliberate or unintentional contamination events within a drinking water system. The Intellisonde™ in-pipe water quality monitor from UK based Intellitect Water is one of ...


    By Intellitect Water Ltd

  • Atkins and Entec secure major water resources framework

    The Environment Agency has appointed engineering design consultancies Atkins and Entec to its Anglian Region Framework to deliver hydrogeological services and general water resources work. The framework, which runs for up to four years, covers a range of technical support to help the Environment Agency ensure that water resources are managed sustainably and to meet drivers such as the Water ...


    By Atkins

  • Seldon secures Chinese approval for water technology

    Seldon Technologies Inc has received formal approval from China’s Ministry of Health for its carbon nanotube drinking water technology for use in China. Seldon’s patented Nanomesh water purification technology is an adsorptive disinfection technology that inactivates a wide range of harmful microorganisms while adsorbing contaminants ...

  • ADB commissions 2nd Water Security Outlook

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has commissioned a second edition of its Asian Water Development Outlook (AWDO) in the run up to the Asia-Pacific Water Summit in 2010. AWDO 2010 will focus on how countries in the region are coping with a wide range of water security issues that pose critical challenges to ADB's mission to boost inclusive economic growth, reduce poverty, and bring about ...


    By Asian Development Bank

  • Secure drinking water access, urges UN

    Investing as little as 0.16% of the world's gross domestic product - or $198bn per year- could give half a billion people regular access to safe drinking water within four years, a UN official said on Friday. That would halve the number of people who risk serious illness and death on a daily basis, the United Nations Environment Programme said. The findings are presented in the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Loan to expand successful water security initiatives in Brazil

    The World Bank approved yesterday a US$103 million additional finance loan for the Ceará Integrated Water Resource Management Project (Progerirh).  The loan will allow the semi-arid northeastern Brazilian state of Ceará to continue improving the management of water resources and to expand rural and urban access to drinking water, even during periods of drought. 'Since its beginnings in ...


    By The World Bank

  • Water security drives innovation throughout the APAC region

    Water security has joined climate change at the top of nearly every country’s list of priorities. More innovation is needed, particularly in Asia, to meet demands for sustainable water. Asia is home to more than half the world’s population. Many live in underdeveloped, rural areas, while others live in massive megacities. Some countries in the Asia Pacific region, such as ...


    By Kemira Water Solutions, Inc.

  • Promoting Integrity and Transparency in Water and Food Security

    Event type: Seminar Date: 2012-08-26 Time: 09:00 - 12:30 Convenor: UNDP Water Governance Facility at SIWI (WGF), Water Integrity Network (WIN) and Transparency International (TI) Room: T6 Event Description The session will address the topic of integrity and corruption and how its ...

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