Surface Water Monitoring News

  • Dr. Zhongbo Yu of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas receives NGWA award for excellence in science and engineering

    Dr. Zhongbo Yu of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas has received the John Hem Award for Excellence in Science & Engineering from the National Ground Water Association. The John Hem Award honors significant scientific or engineering contributions to the understanding of groundwater. The award will be presented at the 2015 Groundwater Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada, December 15-17. Yu was ...

  • LG Sonic’s MPC-Buoy nominated for Aquatech Innovation Award 2015

    In the upcoming Aquatech Innovation Award 2015, LG Sonic is nominated in the category water treatment for the development of the MPC-Buoy, an environmentally friendly system that provides continuous online water quality monitoring to predict and control algae by using ultrasound technology, thereby offering a complete algae control solution. ...


    By LG Sonic

  • EPA Announces more than $7 million for Environmental Programs and Water Projects to the Navajo Nation

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced over $7 million in funding to support Navajo Nation’s environmental programs, wastewater infrastructure development, community education and capacity building. The announcement was made at the 23rd Annual Regional Tribal Conference in Reno, Nev. “Navajo Nation has made great progress in protecting the environment and improving public ...

  • Abrupt climate change can occur below 2°C warming

    Climate change could arrive with startling speed. New research has identified at least 37 “tipping points” that would serve as evidence that climate change has happened – and happened abruptly in one particular region. And 18 of them could happen even before the world warms by an average of 2°C, the proposed “safe limit” for global ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Find out our latest technologies during WEFTEC 2015, Chicago

    At the moment LG Sonic is attending WEFTEC Chicago, world’s largest water quality exhibition, to show their latest innovation to control algae, the MPC-Buoy. The MPC-Buoy is a floating solar-powered system that allows to effectively control harmful algal blooms in large water surfaces, such as lakes and drinking water reservoirs. LG Sonic’s booth is located in the Netherlands Pavilion ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Introducing the Aqua TROLL 600 Water Quality Platform

    In-Situ® Inc. announced today the newest advancement in state-of-the-art water monitoring technology – the Aqua TROLL® 600 Multiparameter Sonde, with field access through the VuSitu™ Mobile App for Android™. Rugged in groundwater and corrosion-resistant in surface water, the Aqua TROLL 600 delivers accurate data in an easy-to-use, customizable instrument. Features ...


    By In-Situ, Inc.

  • Federal Penalty for Swampscott Water Pollution

    The Town of Swampscott entered into a Consent Decree today agreeing to pay a $65,000 civil penalty and to take critical remedial measures to address pollution the Town discharged into the ocean near local beaches. The Consent Decree is the result of a federal enforcement action brought by the U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The complaint ...

  • EPA Approves Massachusetts Plan to Protect Cape Cod Waters

    EPA has formally approved an updated plan from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that creates a robust framework for Cape Cod communities to reduce nitrogen levels that are currently harming ecological health of ponds, bays and other surface waters on the Cape. The “Cape Cod Water Quality Management Plan Update” submitted by Massachusetts is consistent with provisions in the federal ...

  • EPA Funds Coastal Observation System for Indicators of Ocean Acidification in Casco Bay

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency provided a total of $85 thousand toward establishing a state-of-the-art coastal observing system in Casco Bay Maine to help coastal managers evaluate the threat of coastal acidification from excess CO2 in the atmosphere. The system was deployed on April 23, 2015. “Ocean acidification resulting from climate change and excess greenhouse gases ...

  • El Niño expected to be strongest since 1997-98

    A mature and strong El Niño is now present in the tropical Pacific Ocean and is likely to strengthen further. This year’s El Niño event is the strongest since 1997-1998 and is potentially among the four strongest events since 1950, according to the latest Update from the World Meteorological ...

  • EPA Data Shows Water Quality in San Juan River in the Navajo Nation Back to Pre-Event Levels

    Based on U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) surface water data collected following the August 5, 2015 Gold King Mine release, San Juan River water quality in Navajo Nation has returned to pre-event conditions. This determination is based on a review of water quality data collected from August 7-15, 2015 at EPA’s sampling point near Hogback, N.M. Water quality has now returned to ...

  • Scientists create 360-degree images of Hawaii coral reefs

    Alongside the lush and steep windward coast of the Hawaii island of Oahu researchers are creating images of coral reefs that are in danger of dying because of warm ocean waters. They are taking high-definition 360-degree panoramic images of the reefs and using them to monitor and study the health of corals over time. Scientists working with the team say they are concerned about how much coral off ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA Statement on Data from New Mexico to Navajo Nation from Gold King Mine Release

    Today, EPA is releasing additional water quality data from Aug. 7 to Aug. 8, 2015 for the Animas and San Juan Rivers from the Northern Border of New Mexico to Navajo Nation. Based upon the surface water sample results in New Mexico surface water concentrations are trending toward pre-event conditions. To assess the impacts of the release at the Gold King Mine, water quality samples were collected ...

  • EPA test results show mine spill unleashed highly toxic stew

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that surface-water testing revealed very high levels of lead, arsenic, cadmium and other heavy metals as a sickly-yellow plume of mine waste flowed through Colorado. These metals far exceeded government exposure limits for aquatic life and humans in the hours after the August 5 spill, which sent 3 million gallons of wastewater through ...


    By Associated Press

  • Pueblo of Santa Ana Granted Federal Authority to Protect Water Quality

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced today that the Pueblo of Santa Ana in N.M. has gained authority to administer its own water quality standards and certification programs under the Clean Water Act. The announcement was made today at the Regional Tribal Operations Committee (RTOC) meeting at the Pueblo of Isleta, N.M. Santa Ana is the 50th tribe of 567 federally recognized tribes ...

  • Award for innovative approach to control algae with ultrasound technology

    LG Sonic, a Dutch manufacturer of algae control systems, received an award for their innovative approach to control algae with ultrasound technology. The annual “Going the Extra Mile” (GEM) awards were hosted by Northumbrian Water, a UK Water Utility company supplying water in both the north and south of England. The event took place at the Beamish Hall on Thursday 25 June 2015. ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Meet our new water quality equipment

    For every application & budget The new wide range of precise, scientific water quality equipment Eijkelkamp Agrisearch Equipment offers is designed for intuitive operation. The multiparameter water quality instruments are suitable for testing groundwater, surface water and waste water. They are made from rugged materials to withstand harsh environmental conditions and all types of ...


    By Eijkelkamp Soil & Water

  • Texas Building Science Professionals Identify Surface and Wot Rot Fungi

    Wood continues to be one of the most commonly used building materials in Texas and across the Gulf Coast.  When properly maintained and protected from moisture, structures made from wood can last for centuries.    Termites and wood destroying insects have long been blamed for the destruction of wood used in buildings, but they are not ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Stress on water resources threatens lives and livelihoods

    The planet’s great subterranean stores of water are running out – and nobody can be sure how much remains to supply billions of people in the future. Satellite instruments used to measure the flow from 37 underground aquifers between 2003 and 2013 have revealed that at least one-third of them were seriously stressed – with little or almost no natural replenishment. The ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • California`s Largest Lake threatened by Urban Water Transfer

    Once-bustling marinas on shallow water in California's largest lake a few years ago are bone-dry. Carcasses of oxygen-starved tilapia lie on desolate shores. Flocks of eared grebes and shoreline birds bob up and down to feast on marine life. An air of decline and strange beauty permeates the Salton Sea: The lake is shrinking - and on the verge of getting much smaller as more water goes to coastal ...


    By Associated Press

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