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  • ‘Lift and shift` leak monitoring reduces water loss

    Veolia Water has been making use of recent developments in water leak detection technology to effectively manage water networks at an increased efficiency and lower cost. Halma Water Management"s (HWM"s) Permalog+ noise loggers have been employed by the company in a ‘lift and shift" method to quickly, easily and accurately find and repair leaks. Permalog+ noise loggers are small devices ...


  • On World Biodiversity Day the EC warns against biodiversity loss

    Today is World Biodiversity Day, and yet biodiversity is disappearing at an unprecedented rate. The EU has a package of measures in place to try and halt the loss, with an action plan well under way, a huge network of protected areas nearing completion, and a major report forthcoming on the economic consequences of biodiversity loss. EU Environment Commissioner Stavros Dimas said: 'Biodiversity ...

  • Red List update shows up global failure to slow biodiversity loss

    The latest update of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species should cause alarm over the continuing unprecedented loss of species and the failure so far of mechanisms to arrest biodiversity loss, WWF said today. The 2009 Red List update, issued today by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature, shows more than one-third (36 percent) of the 47,677 species assessed are threatened with ...


    By WWF International

  • Satellites unlock secret to vanishing water

    A team of hydrologists led by Matt Rodell of NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., found that northern India's underground water supply is being pumped and consumed by human activities, such as irrigating cropland, and is draining aquifers faster than natural processes can replenish them. The results of this research were published today in Nature. The finding is based on data ...


  • American Water Partners with EPA for “Fix a Leak Week,” March 18-24

    American Water (NYSE: AWK), the nation’s largest publicly traded water and wastewater utility company, is partnering with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to promote the fifth annual ...


    By American Water

  • What next for biodiversity protection in the EU?

    The European Commission marked the opening of the International Year of Biodiversity with a paper setting out future options for biodiversity policy. Despite past efforts, species extinctions are continuing at alarming rates, and a new vision is required to halt these losses. The Communication sets out a vision and outlines four possible targets to reach it, with different levels of ambition. The ...

  • JSC RusHydro develops an action plan for eliminating the consequences of the accident at the Sayano-Shushenskaya HPP

    JSC RusHydro, in conjunction with the Ministry of Power of the Russian Federation and JSC Lengidroprojekt, has developed a plan of organisational and technical measures for eliminating the consequences of the accident in the turbine room of the Sayano-Shushenskaya HPP and restoring the power station to normal functioning mode. The plan envisages rapid pumping out of the water from the turbine ...


    By RusHydro

  • IPBES Forges ahead with its Mission to Assess the Planets State of Biodiversity and Ecosystems

    The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), which was created to provide policymakers with reliable, independent and credible information on the status of biodiversity, agreed today to initiate a set of regional assessments in Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, and Europe and Central Asia. These assessments will be a vital contribution for a planned ...

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