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  • Arsenic Leaches into Iowa Water Supply

    Arsenic has numerous forms, one of which is arsenite. When arsenic is described as harmful, the specific type of arsenic being referred to is arsenite. It is the most common form of arsenic found in drinking water.   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ingesting small amounts of arsenite can cause nausea, vomiting, decreased production of red and white blood ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Phnom Penh water supply authority Wins stockholm industry water award 2010

    In recognition of its world class performance in water supply and self-sufficiency, the Cambodian Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority (PPWSA) under the leadership of General Director Ek Sonn Chan has been named the winner of the Stockholm Industry Water Award 2010. For background facts, translations and photos see: http://www.siwi.org/siwa2010 Historically, ...

  • Lead in EU drinking water

    A study published in the Journal of Water and Health examines the presence of lead in drinking water in the EU and the problems with obtaining accurate data. The authors estimate that about 25% of EU households will have a lead pipe, meaning that around 120 million people are potentially exposed to health risks. Before the 1970s, water suppliers would only consider corrective action if lead ...

  • CEMEX Presents “Water Project” to Standardize Its Operations´ Water Management

    CEMEX, S.A.B. de C.V. (“CEMEX”) (NYSE: CX) announced today that it has developed a methodology to standardize water measurement and management across all of the company’s operations. Starting this year, this methodology will be rolled out to all of the businesses in the countries in which CEMEX operates in order to minimize the company’s water footprint and increase its ...


    By CEMEX

  • US Water Sector on the Verge of Transformation

    A new White Paper by Ernst & Young says the US must act quickly to address a number of critical water challenges, including increased water scarcity, aging infrastructure, climate volatility, water quality issues and water-related energy risks. Failure to do so could lead to major problems of water supply for both industrial, agricultural and consumer use. The report -The US water sector ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Ban on water-wasteful buildings proposed

    Minimum water efficiency requirements are to be set for all new homes, shops and office buildings under proposals announced this week. The proposed measures are part of the Code for Sustainable Homes, the Government's scheme aimed at addressing energy and water-related issues through planning rules, and could cut water use by 15-20%, ministers say. The Government is now consulting on details of ...

  • New ISO 14046 Water Footprinting Standard Released

    ISO have recently released a new Water Footprint Standard (ISO 14046) to communicate the importance of evaluating water management and supply. With water being a highly scarce global resource due to drought, water shortages, climate change, contamination and pollution; ISO 14046 promotes efficient measurement to create better management of water. ISO 14046 is a new international standard that ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • PepsiCo wins the 2012 Stockholm Industry Water Award

    The global food and beverage company PepsiCo has been named the recipient of the 2012 Stockholm Industry Water Award. PepsiCo has successfully reduced water consumption in its production, and extended its commitment beyond the company’s own operations to help solve water challenges on a broad scale. For translations and photos, visit: ...

  • KELLER’s latest venture: the “H20” website for the water industry

    KELLER AG develops and creates pressure measurement technology for all manner of different applications. Alongside oil and gas, aeronautics, aviation and the automotive sector, water is another key industry – reason enough to give it its own dedicated website built around real-life examples. The new website showcases a range of potential solutions and explores how customers from the water ...

  • Kyrgyz clean water project under scrutiny

    A shortage of clean drinking water in Kyrgyzstan has been tackled with multimillion dollar funding in recent years, but critics say the results have at best been mixed. Much of the blame has been directed at the international donors who paid for a major program to expand and repair water networks in the countryside. But an expert working on the Clean Water program said that most of the ...

  • BASF Receives European Water Stewardship Certificate

    BASF is the first chemical company to achieve gold-level certification according to the European Water Stewardship (EWS) standard for its production site in Tarragona, Spain. In order to attain this certificate, auditors of third party certification body TÜV Nord Integra assessed the entire water management performance of BASF's production site, from extraction of water at its source to its ...

  • Insituform ready to respond to global water crisis

    CHESTERFIELD, MO – Insituform Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq Global Select Market: INSU) ranks No. 2 in the world among infrastructure companies positioned to respond to a growing clean water crisis, according to a survey of industry professionals conducted by the ChangeWave Alliance. ChangeWave reported that the survey ranked Insituform only behind GE as “best positioned in the ...


    By Insituform Technologies, LLC

  • Florida lawmakers to talk water funding, not policy

    In the marshes along the western edge of Florida's largest freshwater lake, the water is clear, wading birds burst into the sky ahead of an approaching airboat, and there's no sign of the turmoil that elevated water levels caused last summer. The political waters in Tallahassee, though, are roiling over Lake Okeechobee and other hydrological woes, from Florida's Big Bend to the state's signature ...


    By Associated Press

  • The big issues facing the UK Water Industry

    The UK water industry is facing an unprecedented skills and innovation challenge as well as legislative, economic and environmental pressures that will require a significantly reduced emphasis on capital spending and a strong focus on delivering technically challenging, efficient solutions that address the many issues that remain unresolved. Mouchel’s Chief Engineer (Pipelines) Phil Clisham ...


    By Innovyze

  • Only Solution to Pakistan`s Water Crisis

    Immediate Press Release Karachi, Pakistan: National Water Engineering (Pvt) Ltd, the pioneer company in water and wastewater recycling hereby presents their latest Product “INSTAWATER”. The highly Engineered “INSTAWATER” has been developed after two years of intensive research. INSTAWATER has already bagged a ...

  • Dr Peter Morgan – Inventor in Sanitation – receives the 2013 Stockholm Water Prize

    Dr Peter Morgan of Zimbabwe today received the Stockholm Water Prize for his life-long work to protect the health and lives of millions of people through improved water and sanitation technologies. H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden presented the prize to Dr Morgan at a Royal Award Ceremony during the World Water Week held in Stockholm, Sweden. An estimated 1.8 billion people live ...

  • Black & Veatch Roundtables Yield Recommendations for Overcoming Global Barriers to Water Reuse

    White Paper Outlines Innovative Ideas from Industry Thought Leaders During Six Major Global Conferences KANSAS CITY, Mo.- Dan McCarthy, President and CEO of Black & Veatch’s global water business, today posted four key recommendations for overcoming global barriers to reuse of water as part of an integrated water industry portfolio. High-level roundtable discussions with approximately ...


    By Black & Veatch Corporation

  • EPA to hold public meeting on the Cayuga County ground water contamination superfund site in Cayuga County, New York; Protecting Drinking Water EPA Priority

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a plan to clean up contaminated ground water at the Cayuga County Ground Water Contamination Superfund site located in Cayuga County, New York. The General Electric Company (GE) owned and manufactured semiconductors at a facility on Genesee Street in the City of Auburn. For a time, Powerex, Inc., a joint venture of GE and others, bought the ...

  • Frost & Sullivan: Advanced water solutions for the global mining industry

    With the mining boom showing no signs of abating, significantly increased volumes of water consumption and wastewater generation will be the likely result. This is highlighting the importance of sustainable solutions, advanced water and wastewater treatment technologies, as well as innovative business models to mitigate increasing water stress. Stricter environmental regulations and enhanced ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • EBRD EUR 80m boosts role of private industry in east European water sector

    The EBRD is investing up to EUR 80 million equity to help raise the quality of water supply and waste water operations across eastern Europe. This equity investment in a private company active in the water sector will also expand the role of the private sector and so boost competition in an area traditionally dominated by the state. The EBRD is buying a stake in aqualia new europe, a company set ...

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