Surface Water Monitoring News

  • EPA Promulgates SNURs for Two CNT Substances

    On July 8, 2014, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) promulgated significant new use rules (SNUR) under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for 13 chemical substances that were the subject of premanufacture notices (PMN). The rule includes two PMN substances, P-10-5 and P-11-339, that were the subject of TSCA Section 5(e) consent orders and whose reported chemical names include the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Data Management Seminar and EQuIS Demonstration

    Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. - SGS Office, Sulzbach, Germnay Register by Friday, 11 July Please contact Karl.Daines@SGS.com EQuIS data management software improves data quality and decision support. EQuIS is used in more than 42 countries and is the most widely used ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

  • Province Announces Manitoba`s First Comprehensive Surface Water Management Strategy

    $320-million Investment to Better Manage Floods, Droughts, Protect Lake Winnipeg; Regulations to Preserve Wetland Benefits; Cut Red Tape for Routine Drainage Projects:  Ministers Manitoba is proposing its first comprehensive Surface Water Management Strategy and multi-year surface water management investments to protect Lake Winnipeg and mitigate flood and drought damage, Conservation and ...

  • Grand Challenges: Request for Information on the Subsurface

    Subsurface reservoirs account for more than 80% of U.S. primary energy, and they offer vast potential for the storage of energy, CO2, and nuclear waste. Despite decades of development, current technologies do not allow full utilization of subsurface energy resources. Major advances in our understanding of the subsurface environment coupled with the identification and development of potential ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Solinst Canada Announces the New Solinst Levelogger App

    Solinst Canada Ltd. is pleased to announce the release of the all-new Solinst Levelogger App. The Solinst Levelogger App makes water level data collection and sharing, as well as programming Levelogger dataloggers, even more convenient and efficient. With the 3001 App Interface for the Levelogger, wireless Bluetooth technology allows you to connect your Levelogger to your Apple iPhone, iPad, iPad ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • Chicago Receives Two U.S. EPA Grants to Improve Lake Michigan Water Quality

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today announced the award of two Great Lakes Restoration Initiative grants totaling $1 million to fund green infrastructure projects in Chicago. The projects will improve water quality in Lake Michigan. EPA Region 5 Administrator / Great Lakes National Program Manager Susan Hedman was joined today by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Sen. Dick Durbin, U.S. Rep. ...

  • Commission takes Austria to Court over failure to protect water quality on Schwarze Sulm river

    The European Commission is taking Austria to Court for its failure to ensure adequate protection for the Schwarze Sulm river in Steiermark. In the Commission's view, the construction of a proposed power plant would cause a serious deterioration in the quality of the river, which is one of the longest undisturbed rivers in the region. The Commission is of the view that the regional authority ...

  • Environment: Commission takes Denmark to Court over water management problems

    The European Commission is taking Denmark to Court for a failure to present plans for managing its river basins. These plans are essential to put the measures in place to achieve the objective of 'good status' for Danish waters by 2015 and should have been adopted before December 2009. Delayed plans could mean a failure to deliver the water quality required. On the recommendation of ...

  • Analytik Jena gains major contract in China for monitoring the water quality of an entire region

    For its core business of Analytical Instrumentation Analytik Jena AG has obtained a major contract for the supply of 22 instruments of the multi N/C series to analyze the water quality in the Chinese province Henan. The project volume of the contract amounts to a medium-level six-figure range. The instruments are already due to be delivered during the current quarter. "During the tender for this ...


    By Analytik Jena AG

  • Partech lead the way with extended WaterWatch² range and Triple Validation Unit

    Partech’s first release adds to the pioneering WaterWatch² range. The WaterTechw² pH8000 Sensor is a specialised electrode to take pinpoint accurate pH and temperature readings across a range of water treatment scenarios. Suitable for use in surface, waste and drinking water environments, the flat-surfaced electrode features an Extended Path Reference (ERP) and a gel fill to act ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • Analytik Jena assigns award for best customer quote on the occasion of the SPECORD anniversary

    The MVV Energie AG won the great Analytik Jena quote campaign related to the proven SPECORD device. The Analytik Jena AG awarded a price for the best customer quote as part of a Germany-wide customer competition on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of their SPECORD product series. "I am happy about the great participation of our customers in the campaign and the many creative contributions ...


    By Analytik Jena AG

  • Water-shedding surfaces can be made to last

    Original story at MIT News Steam condensation is key to the worldwide production of electricity and clean water: It is part of the power cycle that drives 85 percent of all electricity-generating plants and about half of all desalination plants globally, according to the United Nations and International ...

  • Daimer Offers Advanced Carpet Cleaners With Self-Monitoring Technologies

    Daimer Industries, Inc.®, the globally leading U.S.A supplier of carpet cleaning machines, such as expertly designed truck mount carpet cleaners, carpet steam cleaners, unique car detailing systems, and other superior equipment, is now debuting the XTreme Power® XPH-9600, one of the company's top-of-the-line models in its entire portable series targeting both low and high pile carpets. ...


    By Daimer Industries Inc.

  • Surface waters: 12 new controlled chemicals, three pharmaceuticals on watch list

    Twelve new substances will be added to the EU priority list of those known to pose a pollution risk to surface waters under rules endorsed by MEPs on Tuesday. For the first time, three pharmaceuticals will also be included in a "watch list" of emerging pollutants that could one day be placed on the priority list. “Water policy is a long-term policy. Our citizens should have access to clean ...


    By European Commission

  • Commission takes Greece to Court over nitrate pollution

    On the recommendation of Environment Commissioner Janez Potočnik, the European Commission is referring Greece to the EU Court of Justice for failing to take measures to guarantee that water pollution by nitrates is addressed effectively. Although the Nitrates Directive has been in force since 1991, Greece has still not designated a number of zones vulnerable to nitrates pollution, and it has ...

  • Effects of shale gas development on water quality: experiences from the Marcellus Shale

    The impact of shale gas development on surface water quality has been explored in a recent study. Focusing on the Pennsylvania portion of the Marcellus Shale formation (which stretches from West Virginia to the Canadian border), the researchers conclude that shale gas wells and the treatment of shale gas extraction waste have measurable impacts on downstream surface water quality. The ...

  • University of Colorado Professor to Lead NASA Campaign to Study North American Air Quality

    A University of Colorado Boulder professor is leading a major NASA airborne science campaign this summer that will probe weather patterns and air pollution over a vast expanse of North America that have potential global climate consequences. The campaign, known as the Studies of Emissions, Atmospheric Composition, Clouds and Climate Coupling by Regional Surveys, or SEAC4RS, will allow researchers ...


    By University of Colorado

  • Deadline Approaches for National Water Pollution Conference

     The worlds foremost experts on storm- and surface-water quality will get together in Myrtle Beach August 18–22 to explore the newest water pollution prevention and mitigation technologies, share their recent experiences, and discuss which strategies are most effective in minimizing surface water pollution.   With NPDES compliance in mind,StormCon2013 brings together ...


    By Forester Media Inc.

  • Ontario Ministry of the Environment presents PeCOD® Surface Water Results of Ontario’s Lakes and Rivers

    Dr. Vasile Furdui from the Ontario Ministry of the Environment (MOE) presented the MOE’s findings on the PeCOD system for automated chemical oxygen demand (COD) analysis of Ontario’s surface waters. The venue was the Canadian Wastewater Management Conference, Hamilton Ontario through the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA). It was the first presentation by an independent ...


    By MANTECH Inc.

  • Land use can affect fresh water supplies

    New research has shown that supplies of fresh water provided by rivers depend not only on rainfall, but also on the land use within the river catchment. In the Spanish Basque Country, grasslands were found to supply the greatest amount of river water, followed by native woodlands, with exotic woodland plantations providing the least. The researchers also call for more comprehensive analyses of ...

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