Surface Water Monitoring News

  • EPA Announces Awards to College Students in National Water Quality Challenge

    Today the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced seven undergraduate and graduate student winners for phase 1 of the National Aquatic Resource Surveys (NARS) Campus Challenge, recognizing exemplary research in the area of water quality and ecosystems. Announced in February, the NARS Campus Challenge encourages students to develop proposals for research projects that find innovative ...

  • Tropical Storm Bertha Causes Property Damage in Puerto Rico

    This past weekend, heavy rains and winds pounded parts of the Caribbean, including Puerto Rico.  The storm knocked out power for many and dropped between 3 and 5 inches of rain in Puerto Rico as it crossed the region.   Bertha’s strong winds and heavy rain caused water damage to some homes and buildings.  Whenever water enters a building, no matter the ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Wood Decay, Rot & Surface Fungi is No Match for Puerto Rico’s Zimmetry Environmental

    Homes and many other types of buildings found in Puerto Rico and across the Caribbean have long been constructed with a variety of materials, including wood.  Even most brick and mortar buildings contain a significant amount of wood and when properly maintained and protected, these buildings can last for centuries.    Termites and wood destroying ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • ESRI UC Water Resources Hydro Meeting Recap

    KISTERS North America was proud to yet again be a sponsor of this year’s edition of the ESRI UC Water Resources Hydro Meeting in San Diego, CA. Dr. David Maidment kicked off the Water Resources Hydro meeting with a keynote presentation. His talk energized the audience of water resources professionals as he outlined exciting new projects and initiatives that will shape the future for water ...


    By KISTERS AG

  • Duke Energy completes cleanup work along the Dan River

    Duke Energy has completed cleanup work along the Dan River just upstream of the Schoolfield Dam in Danville, Va. Completion of the work was reviewed and approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Since the operation began on May 6, approximately 2,500 tons of coal ash and river sediment have been removed from this location. Crews and equipment were staged at Abreu-Grogan Park in ...


    By Duke Energy

  • Getting a charge out of water droplets

    Original story at MIT News Last year, MIT researchers discovered that when water droplets spontaneously jump away from superhydrophobic surfaces during condensation, they can gain electric charge in the process. Now, the same team has demonstrated that this process can generate small amounts of electricity that might be ...

  • The Provision of Safe and Adequate Water is a Fundamental Human Right

    Today, talks on water as a human right and the government’s responsibility to provide it took centre-stage at a High Level Event consisting of the Uganda’s Ministry of Water and Environment, local organisations, international NGOs and donors. “Water is life, as it is commonly said, and provision of safe and adequate drinking water is a fundamental human ...


    By Wetlands International

  • 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

  • Enzymatic Nitrate Determination Now an ASTM Standard Method

    NECi enzymatic method for nitrate determination is now an ASTM International Standard Method.  This method is meant to replace methods D1254 (Nitrite) and D992 (Nitrate).   Method D1254 uses a reagent which is considered to be a possible carcinogen. Method D992 is mentioned by ASTM to "have relatively large errors when used in wastewaters and also has greater manipulative difficulties" ...


    By NECi Superior Enzymes

  • 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

  • Nanostructures to facilitate the process to eliminate organic contaminants in water

    In her PhD thesis, Silvia Larumbe-Abuin has developed nanostructures that assist in the process to decontaminate water. The nanostructures (particles of a microscopic size of between 1 and 100 nanometres) are coated in titanium oxide to which nitrogen has been added. This allows sunlight, rather than ultraviolet radiation, to trigger the process involving the chemical reaction and destruction of ...

  • 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 ...

  • Wastewater Monitoring Success in Indonesia and Malaysia

    A focus on export business in the Indonesian and Malaysian markets has resulted in a 100% increase in sales within the Partech catalogue, marking a huge success for the UK-based company in their 50th year. Over the past 24 months, Partech’s combination of marketing campaigns and distributor support means that their portable range of products can be found in over 100 facilities throughout ...


    By Partech (Electronics) Ltd.

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Drivers urged to `think not sink` and be `floodaware` as heavy rain hits Christmas getaway

    Communities across southern and south west England urged to prepare for risk of flooding. Heavy rain and high winds Heavy rain and high winds are set to sweep back in to England on Monday bringing an increased risk of flooding from swollen rivers and surface water collected on roads to many parts of the country, particularly southern and south west England. The Environment ...

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