Water Risk News

  • Nitrite pollution puts warming waters at risk

    US scientists have identified a new hazard linked to global warming: a change in ocean water chemistry causing nitrite pollution that could trigger toxic algal blooms and even dead zones in coastal waters. ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Important submarine canyons ecosystems are at risk

    NOC scientists contributed to a recent review of studies of submarine canyons, which identified they are at risk from human activities, and require better protection. The review was published in the journal Frontiers in Marine Science by a team of scientists that are part of the International Network for submarine Canyon Investigation and ...

  • View our webinar on Mitigating Risk of Legionnaires` Disease

    EVAPCO's recent webinar on mitigating the risk of Legionnaires' Disease is now available to view at your convenience. Jointly sponsored by EVAPCO, Aircoil Company and SPX Cooling Technologies, the webinar provided an executive summary detailing some of the recent outbreaks reported in the media, along with information you can use to mitigate the risk. Experts in the field agree on seven ...


    By Evapco Inc.

  • Is Legionella Lurking in Hot Tubs and Other Water Sources in Puerto Rico?

    Legionellais a type of bacteria that are found naturally in the environment, especially in warm water, that can cause a life-threatening form of pneumonia known as Legionnaires’ disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that between 8,000 and 18,000 people are hospitalized with Legionnaires’ disease each year in the United States.   People get ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Eyewash Stations and Potential Microbial Risks from Improper Maintenance Discussed in New Video

    Today, the IAQ Video Network and Cochrane & Associates announced the release of their latest educational video.  Their newest production discusses how workers can be at risk of infections when using eyewash stations that have not been properly maintained.  “According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, improperly maintained eyewash ...


    By Cochrane & Associates, LLC

  • Ecolab and Trucost Expand Water Risk Monetizer to Include Revenue at Risk Assessment

    The Water Risk Monetizer, industry’s first publicly available financial modeling tool that enables businesses to factor current and future water risks into decision making, now provides users with insights into how water scarcity impacts ...


    By Trucost Plc

  • Leading Global Investors Urge Food and Beverage Companies to Better Manage Water Risks

    Amid growing concerns over escalating water scarcity and pollution risks, more than 60 leading North American and European institutional investors collectively managing $2.6 trillion in assets sent joint letters to 15 food and beverage companies last week calling for increased water risk management and disclosure practices. The letters were sent to companies identified as poor performers on water ...


    By Ceres

  • New Report: Major Food Companies Must Adapt to Escalating Global Water Risks

    Major U.S. food companies need to adopt far stronger practices to use limited global water resources more efficiently, according to a report released today by Ceres, a nonprofit sustainability advocacy group. The report, Feeding Ourselves Thirsty: How the Food Sector is Managing Global Water Risks, ranks the nation’s 37 largest food ...


    By Ceres

  • GAO Report: Drinking Water at Risk from Underground Fracking Waste Injection

    The Environmental Protection Agency’s program to protect drinking water sources from the underground injection of fracking waste needs improvement, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. Underground injection of fracking waste has been linked to drinking water contamination and induced earthquakes around the country. The GAO report is online here: ...

  • Fluid Dynamics win major non chemical water conditioning contract in London

    The Larner Road redevelopment in Erith, Kent is a large project involving the demolition of old blocks of flats and their replacement with 220 brand new one and two bedroomed apartments. Fluid Dynamics MagCAT and Biokleen non chemical water conditioning systems have been chosen for the water treatment in the new four tower blocks being built Preventing Scaling London is a very hard water area and ...

  • IPCC emphasises global warming risks and role ecosystem based adaptation

    Wetlands International, CARE Nederland, Cordaid, the Netherlands Red Cross, and the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, said today they were deeply concerned about the increasing risks climate change poses to people, reflected in the latest report by scientists on climate impacts. The agencies welcome the reference to the value of ecosystem-based adaptation. The ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Global warming dials up our risks, UN report says

     If the world doesn't cut pollution of heat-trapping gases, the already noticeable harms of global warming could spiral "out of control," the head of a United Nations scientific panel warned Monday. And he's not alone. The Obama White House says it is taking this new report as a call for action, with Secretary of State John Kerry saying "the ...


    By Associated Press

  • New hydraulic fracturing report finds Texas and Colorado face biggest water sourcing risks

    As hydraulic fracturing is increasingly used for oil and gas extraction across much of the United States and Western Canada, a new Ceres report issued today shows that much of this activity is happening in arid, water stressed regions, creating significant long-term water sourcing ...


    By Ceres

  • Corporate Approaches to Water Risks Outdated and Dangerous

    The recently released CDP Global Water Report 2013 establishes that a misguided approach to water-related risk management has become business as usual at the world’s largest global companies.  Corporate focus is too often directed at reducing water use, which is an inadequate response to increasingly immediate substantive water risks, ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Water - The risks are rising and governments must act

    Water shortages and floods illustrate the risks posed by too little, or too much, water. By 2050 more than 40% of the world's population will live under severe water stress and nearly 20% could be exposed to floods. The economic value of assets at risk from floods is expected to be about USD 45 trillion by 2050. Water pollution is also increasing, adding to uncertainty about future water ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Risks of invasion of alien marine species driven by global shipping

    New research has identified global hot spots of invasion risk by marine species transported in the ballast water of shipping. Treating this water before discarding it could reduce the risk of invasions by as much as 82%, the researchers predict. The movement of marine organisms outside their natural ranges can have seriously damaging effects on native ecosystems. Increased trade and transport at ...

  • World's Largest Water Risk News Database - aquaNOW - Debuts

    The world’s leading provider of water related news, OOSKAnews, announced today the launch of a new database and search engine. aquaNOW.info, the World’s Water Data engine, will allow water professionals to access the world’s most substantive database of water-related news. The new database empowers users to search through over 300,000 tagged data points across 26,000 water news articles compiled ...

  • California Residents Informed of Legionella Risks Associated with Hot Tubs

    According to some reports, there are over 5 million residential hot tubs in the United States and many of these are located across California. Although hot tubs can provide relaxation and fun, if not properly maintained they can also present a health risk. One health concern is due to Legionella bacteria. Legionella is naturally found in water, especially warm ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • New mapping tool provides unprecedented ability to assess water risk

    Aqueduct provides companies with comprehensive, high-resolution picture of water risks worldwide. The World Resources Institute (WRI) today launched a new online tool that maps water risk worldwide based on the most current, highest resolution data available. Companies, investors, and governments can use the ...

  • Businesses See Increased Water Risk But Boardrooms Slow To Act

    There is a sharp rise in company reports of detrimental impacts from drought and other water-related issues, yet little change in the number of companies with board level oversight of water strategies and no increase in the number of ...


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