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  • Chesapeake Bay innovative nutrient and sediment reduction

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  • U.S. EPA honors federal agencies for water conservation, waste reduction

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today recognized six federal agency offices in California with its prestigious Federal Green Challenge (FGC) program award for reducing their operations’ environmental impacts. EPA Regional Administrator Jared Blumenfeld presented the awards to the Northern California agencies at a ceremony hosted by the Federal Executive Board in San ...

  • 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 ...


  • Food and drink giants pledge to slash water use

    Leading food and drink manufacturers have committed to making major cuts to their water use in an effort to reduce their environmental impact. 21 of the UK's biggest food and drink companies have signed up to an agreement brokered by trade association the Food and Drink Federation which, when fully implemented, will save 140 million litres of water a day. The companies will work with ...

  • Pennsylvania clean water fund reaches US$170m

    A $170 million fund has been created to help wastewater ratepayers and farmers finance improvements needed to address Chesapeake Bay and statewide water quality improvement mandates. The Pennsylvania Fair Share for Clean Water Plan announced today is the result of collaboration by municipal authorities, farmers, builders, conservation districts and the nonprofit Chesapeake Bay Foundation. 'For ...

  • A better way for the US Government to clean our water

    When it comes to allocating money for conservation, reverse auctions can help governments get the biggest bang for their buck. Reverse auctions are auctions with many sellers but only one buyer. They are often used in the private-sector to procure services inexpensively, but reverse auctions can also be used to cost-effectively allocate public conservation dollars. In 2005, WRI, together with the ...

  • US EPA offers US$3.6m in grants for innovative diesel emissions reduction projects

    The US Environmental Protection Agency-Region 4, as part of the Southeast Diesel Collaborative, this week announced the availability of approximately US$3.6 Million in grants to fund projects within the Southeast to demonstrate effective emission control technologies and strategies, methods or approaches to reducing diesel emissions. EPA expects to fund between five and ten grants ranging from ...

  • EPA Proposes New Pollution Reduction Plans for Malibu Creek and the Ventura River

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency this week announced two proposed pollution reduction plans for the Malibu Creek and Lagoon and the Ventura River. The Los Angeles region is home to a vast network of streams, lakes, rivers, and beaches used for fishing and recreation. The pollution targets set by these plans will improve water quality, and the critical aquatic habitat in these water ...

  • Jaguar Land Rover supports its 50th carbon reduction project

    Since 2007 Jaguar Land Rover has been investing in carbon reduction projects across the globe, as one part of their approach to sustainability. Today they celebrate the multiple achievements of their carbon offset programme with a stakeholder video, showcasing their support of 50 carbon reduction projects over 5 years. This support has delivered more than a 5 million tonnes reduction in CO2 ...


    By ClimateCare

  • UV technology for TOC reduction in Power plants and Semi-conductor industries

    ESCO International has recently designed and supplied TOC UV reduction systems for a power plant in Russia successfully treating process water to reduce TOC levels from 700 ppb to below 100 ppb. Our scope of supply included three UV systems to be installed after a Reverse Osmosis (RO) system and, before a membrane degasifier, EDI and polishing mixed bed, with process water flow rate of 25 m3/h ...


    By ESCO International (EI)

  • AWWA president to Congress: Pollution reduction key to cyanotoxins prevention

    In testimony today before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy, American Water Works Association President John Donahue stressed that the solution to keeping drinking water safe from cyanotoxins begins with reducing nutrient ...

  • High performance advanced oxidation processes for TOC and COD reduction

    Never has industry been under such pressure to eliminate toxic pollutants and new challenging refractory organic contaminants from water. Conventional treatment methods are simply limited in their effectiveness against a wide range of emerging pollutants. The combination of state-of-the-art UV and ozone technologies with additional oxidant and catalytic process steps as well as extensive pilot ...


    By ESCO International (EI)

  • Waste reduction could save small businesses 5% of turnover

    Small businesses could save between 4 to 5 per cent of their turnover by reducing waste, according to recently launched Government advice. Waste reduction was one of the Government’s top ten tips for businesses to save cash, carbon and water during the recession. Partnering with other nearby businesses to manage waste and recycling and achieve economies of scale was suggested. And viewing waste ...

  • New Sludge Dewatering Press -Reduction in Total Cost by 30%!

    Long-awaited Appearance of New Volute Dewatering Press-The New Model Exhibited in “NEW Environment Expo 2011” Held in Tokyo Big Sight- AMCON INC. (Headquarters: Yokohama, Kanagawa, CEO: Shoichi Sasaki), manufacturing and selling of sludge treatment equipment, is going to start sell the new model sludge dewatering equipment “Volute VDC-121 Model” from May 24th, 2011. The ...


    By AMCON Inc.

  • EPA awards innovative plating company in Clovis for significant reductions of toxic chemicals

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today recognized Valley Chrome Plating for its achievements in environmental and worker protection under the National Partnership for Environmental Priorities (NPEP) program. The plating company, located in Clovis, Calif., successfully substituted lead anodes and hexavalent chromium with less harmful alternatives. These advancements have resulted in the ...

  • EPA Recognizes Austin Federal Building for Significant Energy Reductions and Cost Savings

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recognized the JJ Pickle & Homer Thornberry Federal Building for reducing its environmental impacts. As part of the Federal Green Challenge (FGC), more than 400 federal facilities, representing nearly 1.3 million federal ...

  • State Agencies` Partnership Supports Nutrient Reductions in Chesapeake Bay Watershed

    The state departments of Environmental Protection and Agriculture, in collaboration with American Farmland Trust (AFT), plan to celebrate the partnership that has led to nutrient reductions for the Chesapeake Bay watershed. AFT will host an event to donate to DEP and the Department of Agriculture 4,023 nitrogen credits earned by five farmers from Lancaster, ...

  • Cupertino honored as national food waste reduction innovation leader

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today awarded the City of Cupertino (Calif.) its Food Recovery Challenge’s national Innovation Award for the city’s extensive efforts to reduce food waste. Cupertino’s efforts include leading-edge work to integrate food waste reduction goals into its business partnership with a local waste hauler and to aid local businesses compost their ...

  • MEP bids to green EU fuel carbon reduction plan

    The European parliament's rapporteur on EU proposals to make oil firms cut lifecycle carbon emissions from fuels is insisting that the plans include biofuel sustainability criteria to prevent deforestation and water shortages. Dutch socialist MEP Dorette Corbey says the criteria must be added to the law even though similar sustainability rules are already being developed by the commission as ...

  • ENER-G presents capital-free cost and carbon reduction solutions

    Sustainable energy business ENER-G will showcase new and innovative energy management technologies and services - available without any upfront capital cost under shared savings agreements - at Ecobuild (20 to 22 March 2012) - stand S2940. As an energy services business, ENER-G provides a one-stop approach to decarbonising buildings, taking care of all elements of the project and providing ...


    By ENER-G

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