Water Regulations News

  • Subcommittee on Groundwater permitted to resume activities

    Following a review by the Department of Interior, the Advisory Committee on Water Information’s Subcommittee on Groundwater (SOGW) is resuming operations this month. The subcommittee’s activities were put on hold in the spring so a review of the group’s activities could be undergone by the new administration. While the review is ongoing, SOGW is permitted to proceed with ...

  • EPA announces further delay of Lead and Copper Rule revisions

    Planned revisions to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Lead and Copper Rule regulating lead and copper content in drinking water has been delayed another six months. The new revisions were scheduled to be released this summer, but given delays at EPA due to regulatory review and the lack of an assistant ...

  • Real solutions to address emerging issues for groundwater resources presented at NGWA symposium

    NGWA’s two-day Groundwater Solutions: Innovating to Address Emerging Issues for Groundwater Resources symposium in Arlington, Virginia, attended by more than 150 participants, concluded yesterday afternoon with a panel and group brainstorming session. Moderated by John Wilson, Ph.D., the panel featured prominent remediation authorities Tyler Gass, PG, PHg, Denis LeBlanc, and Joseph Quinnan, ...

  • Porto will be the European capital of water and innovation in September

    For seven days this autumn, the city of Porto, Portugal, will be transformed into the European capital of water and innovation. From 24 to 30 September, the Alfândega do Porto Congress Centre will serve as the main stage for Porto Water Innovation Week (PWIW), which centres around three large-scale international events. Participation is free, but pre-registration is required. ...


    By Águas do Porto

  • Drinking Water Inspectorate Water regulation - Regulation 31

    The Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI) under the umbrella of the UK Government’s DEFRA (Department for Environmental, Food and Rural Affairs) states that; “Protection of public health of consumers through safeguarding the quality of drinking water is a key aspect of the drinking water quality regulatory framework. ...


    By ENDURAMAXX

  • Product Launch: Efficient Flow Regulation With Wareg 3.0

    We can all see it, feel it, experience it – the climate changes are affecting us all. Regardless of where we reside, more frequent and higher levels of precipitation is something we have to get used to. And handle. We know that stormwater runoff in intensive storms can cause flooding.  By utilizing effective flow regulation we know that flooding can be minimized and even ...


    By Wapro AB

  • Marine Safety – Monitoring Shipping Vessel Impact on Coastal Shores

    With Canada aiming to increase marine safety within its coastal shores, Deep Trekker Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROV) prove to be well suited for the task. Through the Ocean Protection Plan, the Canadian Government plans to increase funding to marine safety services to each of the country’s coasts; including the shipping passages in the Arctic waters. The program highlights the need for ...


    By Deep Trekker Inc.

  • New USGS assessment provides fresh insights into nation’s brackish groundwater inventory

    A new nationwide assessment by the U.S. Geological Survey suggests that the nation’s brackish groundwater could help stretch limited freshwater suplies. This study, the first of its kind in more than 50 years, found that the amount of brackish groundwater underlying the country is more than 800 times the amount ...

  • USGS Assessment of Brackish Water Could Help Nation Stretch Limited Freshwater Supplies

    A new nationwide assessment by the U.S. Geological Survey suggests that the nation’s brackish groundwater could help stretch limited freshwater supplies. This study, the first of its kind in more than 50 years, found that the amount of brackish groundwater underlying the country is more than 800 times the amount currently used each year. With issues like drought, groundwater ...

  • What’s Next for ´Waters of the U.S ´ (WOTUS)?

    President Trump’s February 28, 2017, Executive Order (E.O.) directing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to rescind and replace the Clean ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • AWWA urges budget that addresses water infrastructure needs

    In a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Office of Management and Budget, the American Water Works Association is urging that water infrastructure needs be addressed in the federal budget for fiscal year 2018.  “Water infrastructure is vital to our nation’s well-being,” wrote Tracy Mehan, AWWA executive director of government affairs, in the Feb. 27 ...

  • New dimensioning guidelines and new worksheet DWA-A 131

    In June 2016, a new directive for the design of wastewater treatment plants with activated sludge systems was published. Currently, the design software has to fulfil the conditions of this worksheet if the result uses to be according to german or european conditions. This also affects other worksheets. AQUA DESIGNER was adapted to the new conditions as one of the first applications and ...


    By BITControl GmbH

  • Senate confirms Pruitt to lead EPA

    Despite strong objections by environmentalists and clean energy groups, the U.S. Senate confirmed Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), putting President Donald Trump in prime position to fulfill his campaign pledge to revitalize America’s coal and fossil fuel industries. Senators voted 52-46 to confirm Mr. Pruitt, the former attorney general of Oklahoma who has ...

  • NuScale submits first SMR application to U.S. regulators

    NuScale Power has submitted its small modular reactor (SMR) design to U.S. regulators, the first design certification application for any SMR in the country. The company submitted its 12,000 page application to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) last week. The NuScale SMR design consists of integrated pressurized water reactor modules capable of generating up to 50 megawatts (MW) of ...

  • EnviroChemie introduces integrated management system

    EnviroChemie has had a certified quality management system in place in accordance with DIN EN ISO 9001 for a good 20 years now. At the end of 2015, EnviroChemie’s senior management decided to introduce an integrated management system (IMS) to regulate quality, environment, energy, and health and safety based on current international standards. This IMS was tested during a comprehensive ...


    By EnviroChemie GmbH

  • CH2M wins Performance Audit Group commission from Transport Scotland

    Transport Scotland, the agency responsible for the delivery of major infrastructure projects and for overseeing the operation of the Scottish transport networks, has awarded CH2M the Performance Audit Group (PAG) commission. As the holder of the commission, CH2M will remain responsible for auditing, monitoring and reporting on the financial, technical ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • Ballast Water Market gets set to sail

    A surge of investment in ballast water treatment is expected in 2015, due to the imminent ratification of global environmental legislation. Spending is expected to explode with more than 65,000 systems set to account for $45.6 billion investment over the next five years. A new report by Global Water Intelligence (GWI) outlines the opportunities on offer for water technologies. In line ...

  • South East Water on the block as funds seek exit

    The Canadian pension fund manager that controls a 50% interest in South East Water – the UK’s largest water-only company – is selling its stake. Caisse de Dépôt et Placement du Québec has hired RBC to advise it, and the bank will seek non-binding offers before Christmas. Analysts believe bids will reflect a premium of up to 30% over SEW’s current ...

  • Xylem Inc. announces closing of offering of $900 million of senior notes

    Xylem Inc. a leading global water technology company, today announced that it has closed its offering of $500 million of 3.250% senior notes due 2026 and $400 million of 4.375% senior notes due 2046. The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the transaction, together with cash on hand, proceeds from issuances under the Company’s existing commercial paper program and ...


    By Xylem, Inc.

  • World Water Council leads the way towards increasing climate resilience through water solutions

    A deeply uncertain world calls for new approaches, advocates World Water Council, calling on governments to include water in global climate agenda. On the road to COP22, the World Water Council in collaboration with Conagua and ANEAS launch a new evidence-based book to provide decision makers with solutions for adaptation plans to increase resilience and improve disaster ...


    By World Water Council

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