Water Pollution News

  • WaStop aids in the prevention of outbreaks of E. coli in potable water

    On Tuesday, June 23, 2015 it was discovered that drinking water in Everöd, Southern Sweden seemed to be polluted. The municipality immediately warned recipients to boil drinking water. The probable cause was thought to be contaminated stormwater that had seeped into the water treatment plant in Everöd leading to contamination of the potable water. The afternoon of September 1 saw the ...


    By Wapro AB

  • New water-quality station is a step forward for Baltimore water pollution clean-up

    In a first for Baltimore and the nation, the U.S. Geological Survey and the Environmental Protection Agency will soon be installing a suite of sensors that will provide the public and scientists with the first comprehensive, real time look at water quality in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor. Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and the urban rivers that flow into it are important sources of water to ...

  • Pollution Srl will attend ECOMONDO 2016

    Ecomondo, the largest showcase in the Euro-Mediterranean area for advanced and sustainable technology for processing and recycling all kinds of waste, will be in Rimini, Italy, from 8th to 11th of November 2016.  Please come to visit us at Booth 031,Hall ...


    By Pollution Srl

  • Water Expo China 2016

    Water Expo China will once again take place at the New China International Exhibition Center in Beijing from 15 – 17 November 2016. The show has received positive responses from exhibitors and more than two-thirds of available exhibition space has already been reserved. The fair is expected to welcome 350 companies from 28 countries and regions. The total exhibition area occupied by the ...


    By Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd

  • WWEM 2016 Lab Conference focuses on priority pollutants

    Laboratory analysts from around the world will congregate in Telford (UK) on 2nd and 3rd November to focus on the testing, monitoring and analysis of water, wastewater and environmental samples. Featuring a wider range of conferences, workshops, demonstrations and an international exhibition, WWEM 2016 (www.WWEM.uk.com) will be even larger than previous WWEM events, which ...

  • Newly appointed IWA Fellows and Distinguished Fellows

    The International Water Association (IWA) today announces the appointment of new IWA Fellows and Distinguished Fellows. These individual water professionals are being recognized by their peers for their contribution to the water sector and to IWA, as well as to improving the wellbeing of societies and the environment. In a world that faces serious water challenges, whether water scarcity, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Chemicals risk assessment: Baltic study recommends more monitoring of emerging pollutants

    Chemicals are everywhere and new substances are regularly being introduced to the market. However, only some pose a risk to the environment. How do we decide which of them to monitor? A new study using a database of chemicals found in fish in the Baltic Sea has assessed which chemicals are commonly monitored. The researchers suggest that monitoring is biased towards known, already regulated ...

  • Water Expo China 2016

    Water Expo China will once again take place at the New China International Exhibition Center in Beijing from 15 – 17 November 2016. The show has received positive responses from exhibitors and more than two-thirds of available exhibition space has already been reserved. The fair is expected to welcome 350 companies from 28 countries and regions. The total exhibition area occupied by the ...


    By Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd

  • Microplastics discovered in the deep, open ocean

    A unique study by scientists at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC) will provide valuable new insights into the concentrations of microplastics in the open ocean from surface to the sea bed. Professor Richard Lampitt and Dr Katsia Pabortsava, who lead microplastic research at NOC, said “There is considerable uncertainty about the concentration and characteristics of the many ...

  • The U.S. Virgin Islands: Promise, Problems, and Progress

    Forty miles east of Puerto Rico[1] in the heart of the Caribbean lays an island group known as the United States Virgin Islands (USVI). Made up of three main islands (St. Thomas, St. Croix, and St. John) and dozens of smaller islands, the USVI is known for its white sandy beaches and the year-round temperate ...

  • Port of Brisbane finds success in $1 million pollution prevention project

    In early 2013, Cyclone Oswald tore through huge swathes of eastern Australia, causing some $2.5 billion (AUD) in damage across Queensland and New South Wales. The torrent deposited more than 1.8 million Mg (2 million ton) of agricultural contaminants, sediments, and nutrients into the ...

  • Michigan elementary schoolers reduce pollution while making art

    More than 150 elementary school students and 30 educators from Bay County, Mich., have found a way to beautify their community while saving money on water bills. Five area schools and extracurricular groups recently met to paint rain barrels for display and use outside popular buildings throughout their community. Embracing this concept of green infrastructure, the kids can redirect stormwater ...

  • Water crisis in the Gulf needs radical solutions

    Despite their location smack in the middle of the desert, the Gulf countries have water parks, public fountains, and bright green lawns. But all that glitters is not gold, and a water crisis is looming for countries such as Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Technology can alleviate its natural scarcity – there will be enough to drink – but the costs and ...


    By IRIN

  • IOC-UNESCO Assesses Status of LMEs and Open Oceans

    Fifty percent of all fish stocks in large marine ecosystems (LMEs) are overexploited and 60% of the world's coral reefs are threatened by local activities, according to the findings of a series of assessments by the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission of the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (IOC-UNESCO). The Transboundary Waters Assessment Programme (TWAP) carried out ...

  • Nitrate and the U.S. EPA

    The U.S. EPA initiated the Federal Water Pollution Control Act  in 1948 to regulate contaminants in surface waters - which later expanded in 1972 to form the Clean Water Act (CWA). Nitrate is one of the primary contaminants regulated by the U.S. EPA under the CWA as well as the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). The maximum contaminant level set by the ...


    By NECi Superior Enzymes

  • Repairing of water and land polluted areas in Ogoniland, Nigeria

    For the past 60 years, the Ogoni's country by the production of crude oil extremely dirty. With conventional technologies, soil and water contamination from a technical and commercial perspective, can not be remedied. Although today there are large sums of money from various sources for disposal is a decontamination only possible if by well-documented approach a large area highly effective acting ...


    By Oil Dissolver GmbH

  • China´s emerging environmental protection industry

    The environmental protection industry that has grown up in China over the last twenty years is now worth around RMB 4500 billion, according to estimates by the National Development and Reform Commission. Poten Environment Group is one of the companies to have emerged in this period. Its founder and president, Mr Zhao Lijun, anticipates even greater progress for the sector. ‘Positive news on ...


    By Aquatech Global Events

  • Anguil expands environmental offerings to include water treatment solutions

    After nearly forty years in the air pollution control industry, Anguil Environmental is announcing the creation of a new water treatment division appropriately named Anguil Aqua Systems.  The new initiative will leverage Anguil’s extensive engineering experience and process knowledge. Anguil has spent the past three years researching the market, forming a technical team and expanding ...

  • DrinkTap.org offers information about tap water during Drinking Water Week

    As Drinking Water Week continues, the American Water Works Association and water professionals across North America are encouraging the public to learn about their water supply and local water utility by visiting AWWA’s fully updated consumer website, ...

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