Surface Water Monitoring News

  • Xylem launches new ‘FerryBox’ water quality monitor

    Xylem Analytics UK and Aanderaa Data Instruments have launched a new marine water quality monitor which has been designed to enable wider deployment of water quality sensors on ferries and other marine vessels. The ‘SOOGuard’ will be launched at Ocean Business 2013 in April and Xylem’s David Goldsmith says: “In order to encourage the operators of ferries to allow the ...


    By Xylem Analytics

  • Nitrogen pollution measures need tailoring to specific areas to ensure cost-effective results

    New research has shown that policy measures in Denmark have successfully reduced total nitrogen loading to 10 estuaries by 39% in recent decades. However, to fully meet the targets of the EU Nitrates Directive and comply with the EU Water Framework Directive in a cost-effective manner, further mitigation measures must be tailored and focused to particular areas. Increased use of nitrogen ...

  • Commission takes Poland to Court over nitrates and water pollution

    The European Commission is referring Poland to the EU Court of Justice for failing to guarantee that water pollution by nitrates is addressed effectively. Europe has strong legislation on pollution from nitrates, and although the requirements have been applicable in Poland since 2004, too little has been done. Poland has still has not designated a sufficient number of zones that ...

  • American Water Now Accepting Applications for 2013 Environmental Grant Program

    American Water (NYSE: AWK), the nation’s largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, announced today that applications are now being accepted by its ...


    By American Water

  • WEDNESDAY: EPA Will Hold Public Meeting to Discuss Final Results of Radiological Investigation at Santa Susana

    On Wednesday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will hold a community meeting to discuss the final results of its radiological investigation at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL). EPA has officially completed its field work and has collected a total of 3,735 soil and sediment samples and 215 groundwater and surface water samples which were analyzed for radioactive contaminates. A ...

  • More than half of EU surface waters below ‘good’ ecological status

    Water pollution and physical modifications are still affecting the ecology of many of Europe’s lakes, rivers, transitional water bodies and coastal waters. These problems are likely to prevent the water bodies reaching ‘good’ status by 2015, a target set by the EU’s Water Framework Directive (WFD). The report, ‘ ...

  • Pollution and Debris Threaten East Coast Waters after Hurricane Sandy

    As Hurricane Sandy’s flood waters flow out to the coast, oil, pesticides, PCBs, and other dangerous chemicals will attach to sediment from streets, fields, lawns, and forests, and be carried out to open water, according to Yahoo News. New York City officials are referring to the water supply as “toxic soup”, urging people to stay away from affected areas-especially areas like ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Solinst to Present at RS Hydro Conference in the UK

    Solinst Canada will be presenting at an event to be held by RS Hydro on November 22nd and 23rd. The 'New Ideas and Thinking' environmental monitoring conference will take place in Worcestershire, UK, at the Chateau Impney, Droitwich Spa. The aim of the conference is to introduce the latest techniques and solutions for monitoring water. Parallel sessions outlining groundwater and surface water ...


    By Solinst Canada Ltd.

  • LakeESP Installed in Lake Stechlin

    PME and Terra4 recently installed a LakeESP for the Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries (IGB), Germany, in Lake Stechlin. The installation was completed in three days and included a LakeESP ...

  • EarthSoft Receives US EPA Region 9 Purchase Order

    EarthSoft today announced a Purchase Order from EPA Region 9 in San Francisco. After a comprehensive pilot evaluation, EQuIS was purchased with a sole source agreement to manage environmental data for the San Fernando Valley Superfund Site and other sites. Six US EPA Regions now have EarthSoft’s EQuIS. EQuIS is the world’s most widely used software for environmental data management ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

  • EarthSoft Releases EQuIS Alive

    EarthSoft announced today the release of a new module, EQuIS Alive, for managing biological, ecological and taxonomic data. EQuIS Alive assists clients assessing habitats and providing inventories of invasive, indigenous and protected species. EQuIS Alive is immediately available to those clients generating surveys and ecological observations about habitats, life stages, gender, and other ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

  • EarthSoft Continues Rapid Growth in First Half of 2012

    EarthSoft announced that its rapid growth has continued into 2012 with many new contracts in a variety of market segments. EarthSoft’s EQuIS is the most widely used software for technical environmental data management and is now used in 42 countries around the world. EQuIS is considered the software of choice by many government agencies, large industrials, laboratories and consultants. New ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

  • EPA Awards Over $600,000 to the State of New Mexico to Ensure Safe Drinking Water Supply

    The Environmental Protection Agency has awarded the New Mexico Environment Department $605,300 to ensure New Mexico residents have a safe supply of drinking water. The NMED is the primary drinking water agency in New Mexico, and its function is to implement the Safe Drinking Water Act and associated regulations. The funds will be used to provide technical assistance to drinking water systems, ...

  • United States and Canada Sign Amended Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson and Canada’s Minister of the Environment Peter Kent today signed the newly amended Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement at a formal ceremony in Washington, D.C. First signed in 1972 and last amended in 1987, the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement is a model of binational cooperation to protect the world’s largest ...

  • OGC Surface Water Interoperability Experiment FINAL REPORT

    The Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC) announced this week the publishing of its Final Report on the Surface Water Interoperability Experiment. The report describes the methods, results, issues and recommendations generated by the Surface Water Interoperability Experiment (SW IE), carried out as an activity of the OGC Hydrology Domain Working Group (HDWG). The SW IE was designed to advance the ...


    By KISTERS AG

  • Alberta plans responsible growth for oil sands region

    The Alberta government has released a sweeping blueprint for the Lower Athabasca region designed to balance economic development and the environment in this sensitive oil sands area. Three years in the making, the Lower Athabasca Regional Plan (LARP) places strong environmental limits, conserves sensitive lands, and seeks to provide certainty to industry. The first of seven regional plans under ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Water Quality Experts Gather in Denver for National Water Pollution Conference

     Green Infrastructure, low-impact development and a healthy bottom line will be at the top of the list when leading experts on storm and surface-water quality gather here next week (Aug.19–23) 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 ...


    By Forester Media Inc.

  • Saving Taxpayers Billions, Green Infrastructure to Be Focus of National Water Quality Conference This Summer

     Green Infrastructure, low-impact development and a healthy bottom line will be at the top of the list when leading experts on storm and surface-water quality get together in Denver this August 19–23 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 ...


    By Forester Media Inc.

  • EarthSoft Releases EQuIS Alive - New Module for Ecology, Biology, Taxonomy Data Management

    EarthSoft announced today the release of a new module, EQuIS Alive, for managing biological, ecological and taxonomic data. EQuIS Alive assists clients assessing habitats and providing inventories of invasive, indigenous and protected species. EQuIS Alive is immediately available to those clients generating surveys and ecological observations about habitats, life stages, gender, and other ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

  • EarthSoft Announces Canadian Subsidiary

    In celebration of the 145th Birthday of Canada, EarthSoft announced today the establishment of EarthSoft Canada Inc. EarthSoft will increase EQuIS development, deployment and operational efficiencies in Canada in response to the rapidly expanding demand for EQuIS data management solutions there. EarthSoft Canada Inc. also sees opportunities in the Canadian people for their talent ...


    By EarthSoft, Inc

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