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  • 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 ...


  • Environment: Measuring progress in a changing world

    Measuring progress in a changing world is the focus of a Commission communication that was launched at a high-level workshop held in early September. The actions proposed in this communication aim to improve the measurement of a nation's progress by complementing the current and best known measure of economic activity, Gross Domestic Product (GDP). As a part of efforts to make the shift towards a ...


  • Environment: Measuring progress in a changing world

    Measuring progress in a changing world is the focus of a Commission communication that was launched at a high-level workshop held this week. The actions proposed in this communication aim to improve the measurement of a nation's progress by complementing the current and best known measure of economic activity, Gross Domestic Product (GDP). As a part of efforts to make the shift towards a low ...

  • Viking Johnson couplings specified for Bulgarian water project

    A new £40 million water pipeline network to supply the Bulgarian city of Ruse with drinking water is to rely on Viking Johnson large diameter couplings for mechanical pipe jointing.The 21 km long, 1.2 metre diameter, water main is being laid between Ruse – the largest Bulgarian city on the River Danube – and natural water sources in the Slivo Pole area to the north-east of the city.Viking ...


    By Viking Johnson

  • Effective drinking water disinfection

    The need for drinking water disinfection is as old as public water supply itself. Microbiological parameters for drinking water treatment include coliform bacteria and specific pathogenic species of bacteria, vira, and protozoan parasites. Although the objective is the same – to provide safe clean water – the methods used to do so are numerous. The most common methods for water disinfection are ...


  • AUS$1.5m to assess climate change impacts on groundwater

    The Rudd Government will provide $1.5 million for a project to help water managers better understand the expected impacts of climate change on Australian groundwater resources. Minister for Climate Change and Water, Senator Penny Wong, made the announcement in Griffith with Parliamentary Secretary for Water, Dr Mike Kelly. 'Australia faces major challenges in securing our water supplies in the ...


    By Australian Government

  • EPA awards more than $7.1 million in Recovery Act funds to clean up underground petroleum leaks in Michigan

    In an effort to protect people where they live, work, and play, EPA announced the distribution of $7.1 million to Michigan under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to assess and clean up underground storage tank petroleum leaks. The greatest potential hazard from a leaking underground storage tank is that the petroleum or other hazardous substances seep into the soil and ...

  • Close-Up on Water Stocks; Water Top Environmental Concern

    Water Stocks Sector Close–Up on Water Stocks Following a Recent Survey Reporting Water Issues are the Top Environmental Concern Worldwide  Water-Stocks.com, an investor and industry portal for the water sector within Investorideas.com, presents a sector close-up on water stocks following a recent survey reporting water issues are the top environmental concern worldwide. Investors following ...


  • Massachusetts gets US$3.1 million in recovery act funds to help clean up underground petroleum leaks, create jobs, protect land and water

    In an effort to protect people where they live, work and play, EPA has awarded US$3,118,000 to the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to assess and clean up underground storage tank petroleum leaks. The greatest potential hazard from a leaking underground storage tank is that the petroleum or other hazardous substances ...

  • Water issues are top environmental concern worldwide

    A public opinion survey on attitudes about fresh water sustainability, management and conservation finds that people around the world view water issues as the planet’s top environmental problem, greater than air pollution, depletion of natural resources, loss of habitat or climate change. The poll, conducted by GlobeScan, a global survey research firm on behalf of Circle of Blue, a Michigan-based ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • EPA awards $607k in recovery act funds to clean up underground petroleum leaks in D.C.

    In an effort to protect people where they live, work, and play, EPA announced the distribution of $607,000 to Washington, D.C. under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to assess and clean up underground storage tank petroleum leaks. The greatest potential hazard from a leaking underground storage tank is that the petroleum or other hazardous substances seep into the soil and ...

  • EPA awards $1.6 million in recovery act funds to clean up underground petroleum leaks in West Virginia

    In an effort to protect people where they live, work, and play, EPA announced the distribution of $1,643,000 to West Virginia under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to assess and clean up underground storage tank petroleum leaks. The greatest potential hazard from a leaking underground storage tank is that the petroleum or other hazardous substances seep into the soil and ...

  • EPA awards US$6.1 million in recovery act funds to clean up underground petroleum leaks in PA

    In an effort to protect people where they live, work, and play, EPA announced the distribution of US$6,163,000 to Pennsylvania under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to assess and clean up underground storage tank petroleum leaks. The greatest potential hazard from a leaking underground storage tank is that the petroleum or other hazardous substances seep into the soil and ...

  • EPA awards US$4.6 million in recovery act funds to clean up underground petroleum leaks in VA

    In an effort to protect people where they live, work, and play, EPA announced the distribution of US$4,674,000 to Virginia under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to assess and clean up underground storage tank petroleum leaks. The greatest potential hazard from a leaking underground storage tank is that the petroleum or other hazardous substances seep into the soil and ...

  • EPA awards US$3.7 million in recovery act funds to clean up underground petroleum leaks in Maryland

    In an effort to protect people where they live, work, and play, EPA announced the distribution of US$3,712,000 to Maryland under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 to assess and clean up underground storage tank petroleum leaks. The greatest potential hazard from a leaking underground storage tank is that the petroleum or other hazardous substances seep into the soil and ...

  • China trial for new in-pipe monitor

    New technology, developed by Intellitect Water (UK), that provides visibility of water quality within the drinking water distribution network, is currently on trial in China. Shanghai based, Ewaters Environmental Science & Technology Co., Ltd, which specialises in water network modelling and data management, carried out the trial and their Managing Director, Weijun Zhang says, 'We are keen ...


    By Intellitect Water Ltd

  • Flooding and damage from 2008 Myanmar cyclone assessed

    Tropical cyclone Nargis made landfall in the Asian nation of Myanmar on May 2, 2008, causing the worst natural disaster in the country's recorded history – with a death toll that may have exceeded 138,000. In the July 2009 issue of the journal Nature Geoscience, researchers report on a field survey done three months after the disaster to document the extent of the flooding and resulting damage. ...


    By ScienceDaily

  • Urban water ecology

    Sewage overflows are a fact of life in urban areas, and in many cities, excess sewage water enters streams and lakes with rain runoff. Although this pollution is harmful to most organisms, there is one group of insects that thrives on it: mosquitoes. Luis Fernando Chaves, a post-doctoral researcher at Emory University, and his team discovered mosquitoes in abundance in a sewage-contaminated ...


  • EPA offers tips to save water and money

    August is peak water use season and with a few simple tips from EPA's WaterSense program homeowners can save water and as much as $110 annually on their water bills. “Peak water use can be expensive, taxes local water systems, and threatens future water supply and quality,” said Peter S. Silva, EPA’s assistant administrator for water. “A few simple changes can help consumers reduce their water ...

  • Tracking largest industrial spill

    At about 1 a.m. last Dec. 22, James Schean awoke with a start. He heard what sounded like a furious thunderclap and a staccato of snapping trees. Then his house shuddered and heaved. Swept up by some mighty force, it tore clear of its foundation and rumbled off like a derailed freight car. "I could hear everything breaking," he says, "the rafters cracking, Sheetrock falling off, the furniture ...


    By The Compliance Center (ICC)

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