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  • New hydrofracturing book published by NGWA Press

    An Introduction to Water Well Hydrofracturing: A Form of Well Development and Cleaning, was recently published by the Association under its NGWA Press label. Authored by Stuart A. Smith, CGWP, and Allen E. Comeskey, CPG, the book is an update of the text Smith authored in 1989 titled Manual of Hydraulic Fracturing for Well Stimulation and Geologic Studies. The new book discusses how ...

  • Phnom Penh water supply authority Wins stockholm industry water award 2010

    In recognition of its world class performance in water supply and self-sufficiency, the Cambodian Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority (PPWSA) under the leadership of General Director Ek Sonn Chan has been named the winner of the Stockholm Industry Water Award 2010. For background facts, translations and photos see: http://www.siwi.org/siwa2010 Historically, ...

  • Omani water authority preps for restructuring shift

    The Public Authority for Electricity and Water (PAEW) in Oman has outlined plans to reorganise its internal accounting structure as the country prepares for a radical overhaul of its water sector starting later this year. The national utility’s 2015 annual report, published this week, reveals plans to formally track the organisation’s water supply security and the quality of assets ...

  • WPL meets water authorities health and safety standards

    The HiPAF range of sewage treatment plants is supplied to major water utilities, as well as domestic and commercial applications. Available as a permanent or temporary solution, the range includes above and below ground tanks and will service small communities of up to 3,000PE, biologically treating effluent to the consent standards required. As part of an on-going customer led product ...


    By WPL Ltd

  • Water Footprinting' to Deal with Demand for Supplies

    Mission Markets was mentioned in an article published today in the International Herald Tribune entitled "'Water Footprinting' to Deal with Demand for Supplies". The article discusses the growing interest in "water footprinting", similar to carbon footprinting. Here is a brief quote ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Emergency water supply after disasters

    A portable gravity-driven microfiltration unit which produces drinkable water in an emergency has been developed at the University of Kassel, Germany. An article in Water Science & Technology: Water Supply describes how the unit can provide water for 200–500 people for a period of over many months without any maintenance. Serious natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes ...

  • Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority: The Successful Power Generation Model

    Toufic Allaf, a speaker at the marcus evans Power Generation MEA Summit 2010,on how the Abu Dhabi power generation model is a success DUBAI, UAE--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Power Generation MEA Summit 2010 Dubai, UAE, 29 November to 1 December Interview with: Toufic Allaf, Technical Advisor, ...

  • Poseidon and San Diego County Water Authority pursue partnership on desalination plant

    San Diego – Poseidon Resources today announced the San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA) Board of Directors voted unanimously to direct its staff to work with Poseidon on a contract to purchase drinking water from Poseidon’s Carlsbad Desalination Project (“Project”). The Project’s capacity is 56,000 acre feet per year, enough drinking water for 300,000 San Diego ...


    By Poseidon Resources

  • Metropolitan Board Authorizes Ozone Retrofit at District’s Oldest Water Treatment Plant

    The Metropolitan Board of Directors today authorized construction of $140.4 million of new ozone facilities at the district’s oldest treatment plant, a project that will help boost the regional and state’s economy, add up to 1,200 jobs during construction while enhancing Southern California’s drinking water quality. The new facilities will use ozone ...

  • Water Authority of Western Nassau County NY Selects H2ONET

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart water infrastructure, today announced that the Water Authority of Western Nassau County, New York, has chosen the company’s industry-leading CAD-based H2ONET to support its water distribution network modeling ...


    By Innovyze

  • California authorizes oilfield dumping into protected aquifers

    Regulators in California, the country's third-largest oil-producing state, have authorized oil companies to inject production fluids and waste into what are now federally protected aquifers more than 2,500 times, risking contamination of underground water supplies that could be used for drinking water or irrigation, state records show. While some of the permits go back decades, an Associated ...


    By Associated Press

  • Entsorga-Enteco 2006: Local Authority & Environmental Services

    Waste management companies provide full service for industry and municipal authorities Europe’s cities and municipalities are facing enormous challenges. This applies especially to fresh water supply and to the treatment and disposal of liquid waste, but also increasingly to the area of municipal waste management. This means, of course, that private waste management companies are finding more ...


    By Koelnmesse GmbH

  • Daimer Unveils Carpet Cleaning Machines For Transit Authorities

    Daimer Industries, Inc.®, the globally reputed American brand of industrial machinery with in excess of 700 models, including commercial carpet cleaner systems, turbo-charged truck mount carpet cleaners, auto carpet cleaner equipment, high pressure car wash equipment, portable carpet extractor machines, and other professional auto ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Seacoast Utility Authority, Florida, Adopts InfoWater

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that Seacoast Utility Authority (SUA) in Florida has chosen the company’s industry-leading InfoWater as its standard water network modeling solution. The ...


    By Innovyze

  • Orange Water and Sewer Authority water utility receives award of recognition from Partnership for Safe Water

    The Orange Water and Sewer Authority’s Jones Ferry Road Water Treatment Plant staff has received the 10-Year Directors Award from the Partnership for Safe Water. OWASA was one of a select group of utilities honored by the Partnership at the recent annual conference of the ...

  • Zimbabwe water in short supply despite rain

    A young woman stoops by the roadside in one of Bulawayo’s poor, high density townships where a huge water-filled crater extends into the road. The sight of this woman scooping water into a pail highlights the plight of many in this city of more two million, where mains water cuts have continued this year despite the heavy rains that have been pounding Zimbabwe since last year. 'I use the water ...

  • Paris takes back its water supply

    The return of Paris's water supply to municipal control, announced during the election campaign, was approved at the council meeting on 24 and 25 November. 'The creation of a public water service in Paris is an emblematic political decision,' says Anne Le Strat, the current chief executive of Eau de Paris. At present, water is distributed by Lyonnaise des Eaux on the left bank, and the Compagnie ...


  • Increasing water supplies - reuse of treated wastewater

    Reusing wastewater, particularly for agricultural purposes, plays an increasingly important part in water management, particularly in areas of low rainfall. A recent study of the Apulia region in southern Italy shows that wastewater can be used to meet agricultural water needs. The Apulian water agency (AQP) runs the largest aqueduct system in Europe, importing water from neighbouring regions and ...

  • Thinning glaciers `endangering South Asian water supply`

    New evidence that Himalayan glaciers are shrinking has added weight to concerns that there could be severe water shortages in the region by 2030. Researchers drilling an ice core in the 6,050 metre-high Naimona'nyi glacier near Tibet were expecting to find radioactivity left by atomic tests carried out 50 years ago. Instead they found little more than background levels of radioactivity. The ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Contamination concern grows over private water supplies

    Water supply specialists are urging farmers to monitor their private water supply for possible contamination now that flood waters have receded.  Flood water in a private water supply can cause increased susceptibility to iron related bacteria as well as stimulate bacterial activity if it is already present. Iron bacteria is one of the most common contamination problems in private water ...


    By Geoquip Water Solutions

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