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  • Water associations challenge EPA steam power plant rule

    In a brief filed Monday in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, the American Water Works Association and the National Association of Water Companies challenged a new rule on steam power plant discharges, arguing that it does not adequately protect drinking water consumers. In challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s final Effluent Limitation Guidelines for ...

  • 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 ...

  • B & V Water develops revolutionary alternative water supply system

    One of the UK's largest water treatment companies has developed a revolutionary system which enables companies to tap into alternative water supplies while reducing their costs and their impact on their environment. The system, created by multi million turnover and double award winning B & V Water Treatment, enables access to non potable water for industrial processes, thus conserving ...


    By B & V Water Treatment

  • Ruining the world’s water supply

    Agricultural run-offs containing fertilizers, animal wastes and pesticides are infecting rivers and water courses with blue-green algal blooms and toxic chemicals. While the problem is particularly evident in developing countries - Canada, Australia and the United States contain some of the world’s most polluted rivers, and poor agricultural practices are the root cause. Almost one-fifth ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Safe water supply for Uruzgan

    A consortium led by Royal Haskoning has been approached by the Dutch Embassy in Kabul to carry out a study into the situation of Integrated Water Resources Management in Uruzgan. Aim is to provide people in Uruzgan province (Afghanistan) access to safe drinking water, household food security, and sources of income while protecting them from the negative impacts of droughts and floods. Other ...

  • Expanding Biofuels may shrink Water Supplies in Developing Nations

    As per a recent report “Biofuel Market Worldwide (2007-2010)” published by RNCOS, it has been found that the biofuel market would increase at a CAGR of about 13% to reach almost US$ 53.3 Billion by 2015. Production of biofuel would also spur the demand for agricultural-land at the cost of natural ecosystem. In countries struggling with the problem of inadequate water supplies, increasing ...


    By RNCOS

  • Pöyry supports power supply development in northern Vietnam

    PÖYRY PLC          Press release 1 November 2011 Pöyry's Energy Business Group has won an engineering consultancy services assignment for the Mong Duong 1 coal fired power plant project stage 2 in Vietnam for Vietnam Electricity. The value of the assignment is EUR 8.0 million, and the project will be included in ...


    By Pöyry Energy

  • Vietnamese drinking water supply to be improved

    The Dutch engineering and consultancy firm DHV has won two contracts to improve the drinking water supply for tens of thousands of local residents in southern Vietnam. DHV has been commissioned to design two water treatment plants, a pumping station, and up to 150 kilometres of drinking water pipes. By carrying out these projects in Vietnam, DHV is making an important contribution to the ...

  • 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

  • Engineering an endless supply of fresh water

    A sustainable and secure supply of fresh water is becoming an increasingly urgent issue throughout the globe - particularly in the developing world, where many of the poorest and most vulnerable already lack clean drinking water. Climate change could also mean that many parts of Southern Europe may face a similar shortage of fresh water in the future. New research offers two solutions to water ...

  • 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 ...

  • Mobile water suitcase for emergency supply

    Emergency water supply is an important and challenging need. Especially search and rescue detachment/troops, who visit the field soon after the incident for evaluation, lack reliable supply of clean and safe water. The Swiss based water treatment specialist Trunz Water Systems AG developed a mobile and light weight watermaker that is installed in a shock resistant, non corrosive case – ...


    By Trunz Water Systems AG

  • Pumps stop water supply holes

    Each year billions of litres of pure drinking water pour out from leaking pipelines long before they reach the consumers. Grundfos technology can reduce the waste of water. The solution works with pressure control. The higher pressure in the pipes, the more leakage from the leaking pipes. To obtain less pressure Grundfos puts more pumps in parallel to keep the pressure in the water pipes. The ...

  • Mobile water suitcase for emergency supply

    Emergency water supply is an important and challenging need. Especially search and rescue detachment/troops, who visit the field soon after the incident for evaluation, lack reliable supply of clean and safe water. The Swiss based water treatment specialist Trunz Water Systems AG developed a mobile and light weight watermaker that is installed in a shock resistant, non corrosive case ...


    By Trunz Water Systems AG

  • World water development report

    Water scarcity is increasing in most urban areas worldwide. It will be affecting your business soon. It might already have done so. Are you ready, or will you be caught out? What can you do to reduce or mitigate the effects? Is there a global water crisis? Has the world reached a ‘tipping point' on water? Are there opportunities for your business? In an effort to ensure that diverse groups of ...

  • The first Trunz Water Day informed about sustainable, solar-powered solutions for drinking water supply in developing countries

    More than 50 representatives from NGO’s, Foundations, the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation and Embassies of different nations participated in the first Trunz Water Day on the 22nd September 2010 in Steinach/Switzerland. The event took place in the new Trunz Technology Center in Steinach. Ralph Hangartner, CEO is very happy about the huge interest in the ...


    By Trunz Water Systems AG

  • Grant applications sought for groundwater research, and developing-nation and domestic water supply, projects

    The National Ground Water Research and Educational Foundation is seeking grant applications for groundwater research projects, as well as water supply projects and educational programs in both developing nations and the United States. The NGWREF Board of Directors recently approved $15,000 for research grants, $35,000 for developing nations grants, and $10,000 for grants from the USA Groundwater ...

  • Project to improve water supply, sanitation services in Nepal

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will support a Nepal Government project to improve access to water and sanitation services in small towns throughout the country. ADB's Board of Directors approved a $45.1 million grant for the Second Small Towns Water Supply and Sanitation Sector Project, which is expected to bring significant health and hygiene benefits to residents, particularly through the ...


    By Asian Development Bank

  • California - Balancing regional sustainability and imported water supplies

    Massive water projects were built in California during the past century to provide urban water needs in the great metropolitan areas of Los Angeles and San Francisco. These metropolitan areas have cast a large urban shadow over California through these import projects, which have reached throughout the State to develop water supplies and then transport this water hundreds of miles to support ...

  • Protecting the Nation`s Water Supply from Attack

    Nation’s First Physical Security Standard Guidelines for Water/Wastewater Utilities Released  Alexandria, Va. - The nation’s first standard guidelines for protecting the public from potential malevolent acts and other threats by enhancing the physical security of water and wastewater infrastructure systems were released today for trial use by water and wastewater ...

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