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    Clean Water Act Applies to Groundwater

    Some are calling it “the clean water case of the century.” It arose over a sewage treatment plant on Maui, in the Hawaiian Islands, that was disposing of 4 million gallons of partially treated sewage into the groundwater wells half a mile from the beach. A large percentage of the pollution found its way into the Pacific. The discharge certainly sparked controversy, but was it illegal? ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • From growth to wellbeing and resilience

    As a devastating European Environment Agency report takes the EU to task for its dismal failure to protect the ecosystem, it is high time for Europe to abandon its fixation on endless economic growth, experts at a post-growth event in Helsinki urged. The message is clear. Europe’s environment is in grave peril. That was the verdict of the European Environmental Agency’s ...

  • Water management grows farm profits

    A healthy lifestyle consists of a mixture of habits. Diet, exercise, sleep and other factors all must be in balance. Similarly, a sustainable farm operates on a balanced plan of soil, crop, and water management techniques. The western United States is a region with scarce water resources. In this case, water management techniques make up a larger piece of a sustainability plan. There is mounting ...

  • Wetland Project in Oman recognized with “Award of Excellence in Climate Action”

    During the Qatar Sustainability Summit 2019, the Omani companies BAUER Nimr LLC and Petroleum Development Oman received the prestigious “Award for Excellence in Climate Action” marking their impressive effort to make the oil & gas sector green, while contributing to significant Co2 emission reductions. The award was handed over by Dr. Yousef Mohamed AlHorr, Founding Chairman of ...


    By BAUER Resources GmbH

  • SUEZ recycles wastewater in Cap dAgde (France)

    The seaside resort town of Cap d’Agde (south of France), which hosts 250,000 tourists a day during the summer season, is facing the increasing scarcity of water. SUEZ is using its expertise as a world leader in wastewater recycling to serve the city of Agde, watering the Cap d’Agde golf course with treated wastewater (REUSE). This innovative solution, one of the top examples of REUSE ...


    By Suez

  • Why Owning A Tire Pyrolysis Recycling Plant May Be Profitable

    Pyrolysis is the name of any thermochemical reaction that necessitates a significant amount of heat, without oxygen, in order to disintegrate models like plastic. It could also be used to disintegrate tires, and that process is becoming extremely popular recently because of the sheer amount of plastic and tires that are buried in landfills. Although it may need many millennia of these waste ...

  • Source water key to bacterial water safety in remote Northern Australia

    In the wet-dry topics of Australia, drinking water in remote communities is often sourced from groundwater bores. The geochemistry of that groundwater impacts the occurrence of opportunistic pathogens in the drinking water supply, researchers now report in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases. Many aquifers in the tropics of Northern Australia are shallow and contain naturally high levels of ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • Urban stormwater could release contaminants to ground, surface waters

    A good rainstorm can make a city feel clean and revitalized. However, the substances that wash off of buildings, streets and sidewalks and down storm drains might not be so refreshing. Now, researchers reporting in ACS' Environmental Science & Technology have analyzed untreated urban stormwater from 50 rainstorms across the U.S., finding a wide variety of contaminants that could ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • Monitoring CO2 leakage sites on the ocean floor

    Injecting carbon dioxide (CO2) deep below the seabed could be an important strategy for mitigating climate change, according to some experts. However, scientists need a reliable way to monitor such sites for leakage of the greenhouse gas. Now, researchers reporting in ACS' journal Environmental Science & Technology have studied natural sources of CO2 release ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • Oil and water: better monitoring needed to secure vital groundwater supplies, researchers say

    When it comes to groundwater quality, fracking receives much of the public attention but misses most of the picture, according to hydrogeologists Jennifer McIntosh from the University of Arizona and Grant Ferguson from the University of Saskatchewan (USask). "There's a critical need for long-term -- years to decades -- monitoring for potential contamination of drinking water resources not only ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • Slurry, an environmental problem and solutions for small farmers

    Spain is the leader in the production of pig farming in Europe with over 28 millions of heads and 90,000 exploitations. So this translates in a generation of 50 millions tonnes of slurry on a yearly basis. After the pollution of the aquifers due to its uncontrolled waste, in addition to the relevant gas emissions (greenhouse effect gasses), the European Union passed a directive that later on ...


    By Flexicisternas

  • Membranes Tech Dive: Seeking the Holy Grail

    Membrane development has reached a plateau of productivity, yet commercial products still face quality and performance issues in the field. What impact are new entrants having on a mature and competitive playing field? ...


    By Aquatech Global Events

  • Water Crisis in Jordan

    Jordan, one of the driest countries on earth, is said to be experiencing its worst drought in 900 years. Its baseline water supply is inadequate and becoming worse with climate change. And, since the eruption of war and political unrest in the region, it has been difficult to name another country on the globe with less water per resident. It’s estimated that Jordan’s ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Protecting a Precious Resource

    Drinking Water is the essence of life and Superior Tank is proud to support the 2019 AWWA Drinking Water Week! Drinking Water Week was conceived over 40 years ago by the American Water Works Association (AWWA) to promote the vital role drinking water has in our lives. Only 1% of the water on earth is suitable to drink and without water a human can only survive 4-7 days. Drinking Water Week ...


    By Superior Tank Co., Inc.

  • Flooding Threatens Midwest Water Wells

    In the United States, the winter of 2018-19 has been wet. In fact, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported it as the wettest winter on record, with .02 inches more total precipitation than even the winter of 1997-98. The West, which has been suffering from ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • IAH Mentoring Scheme – registration open

    Registration to IAH’s mentoring scheme is now open! In 2012 IAH took first steps to establish a mentoring scheme, undertaking an initial trial and producing guidance notes etc. under the advice of a mentoring/career development expert. Since then we have made a number of further calls for participation; we are pleased to now be able to reopen the scheme to new participants in 2019. We aim ...

  • Satellite measurement of permanent loss to California groundwater source

    Researchers used satellite data to measure water volume changes due to groundwater variation in the aquifer, to show California’s Central Valley aquifer, the major source of groundwater in the region, suffered permanent loss of capacity during the drought experienced in the area from 2012 to 2015. California’s Central Valley aquifer, the major source of groundwater in the region, ...

  • Study: Coal-Fired Power Plants Are Polluting Groundwater

    Environmental groups are pushing for tighter regulation and enforcement of EPA rules A new study shows that of the 265 coal-burning power plants it studied in the United States, 241 have dangerous levels of toxic metals in the ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Commission on Transboundary Aquifers – update and call for participation

    Some news just in from IAH’s Commission on Transboundary Aquifers, who will be organising a workshop on 22nd Sept 2019 in Malaga, Spain, as a pre-conference event, ahead of the IAH 46th Congress. This workshop will take stock of the whole question of “transboundary aquifers” that has evolved in the past twenty years, since the launch of the IAH Commission. The aim of the ...

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