Water Standards News

  • US drinking water and watersheds widely contaminated by hormone disrupting pesticide, Atrazine

    A widely used pesticide known to impact wildlife development and, potentially, human health has contaminated watersheds and drinking water throughout much of the United States, according to a new report released by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). Banned by the European Union, atrazine is the most commonly detected pesticide in U.S. waters and is a known endocrine disruptor, which ...

  • 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 ...


  • MPs call for `water efficiency obligation`

    Ofwat must balance the requirement for sustainable water supplies with bills that are affordable for consumers, say MPs in their report about the latest water industry price review. Launching Ofwat Price Review 2009, EFRA Committee Chairman the Rt. Hon. Michael Jack MP said, “Affordability is a key issue.  Consumer bodies and water companies recognise that more customers are struggling to pay ...


    By UK Parliament

  • Water quality `top performer` announced

    Thames tap water is the best in its class according to the Government's official quality control watchdog. The Drinking Water Inspectorate (DWI), announcing its annual water quality report, said that in 2008 Thames Water's tap water was 99.99% compliant with national and European standards - the company's best-ever performance.   This  means,  for  the  ...


  • `Big Tick` for London on tap

    Thames Water's London On Tap campaign, which promotes tap water across the capital, was this week awarded a 'Big Tick' from Business in the Community, the UK's most influential, independent, peer-assessed corporate responsibility awards. The  Proctor & Gamble 'Big Tick' for Responsible Marketing was presented at the London Excellence Awards in Whitechapel. It was awarded to Thames Water for  ...


  • ISO standard ‘world first’ for Atlas Copco

    The rental division of Atlas Copco, a leading provider of compressed air, has recently become the first rental company worldwide to be awarded three internationally recognised certificates (known as ‘triple certification’) covering Quality, Environment and Health & Safety Management Systems standards. These standards are already playing a key role in helping the relatively new rental division ...


    By LRQA Limited

  • Screening for antibiotic-resistant bacteria in drinking water

    Harmful bacteria in water are of concern, especially if they are resistant to antibiotics. A new Portuguese study reports on levels of a group of bacteria, staphylococci, in three different types of water in the treatment cycle and analyses their resistance to antibiotics. 'Coagulase-negative staphylococci' (CNS) are common and usually harmless. However, some CNS can cause skin infections when ...

  • 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 ...

  • Setting a new standard for the water and wastewater industries

    MWH Soft is pleased to announce that MWH Soft and Wallingford Software are now fully operating as one. As the global leader in wet infrastructure modeling, simulation and management software, we pledge to continue our steadfast commitment to enabling our customers’ successes and delivering the benefits they expect from this merger. Key advantages include: Flexibility and Choice to Fit Every ...


    By Innovyze

  • CH2M Hill enhances global water tool capabilities

    As the world grapples with limited natural resources and a changing climate, CH2M HILL has partnered with World Business Council for Sustainable Development to help businesses and governments address the risks around scarce water supplies. Today, CH2M HILL announced the latest version of the ...


    By CH2M Hill Companies, Ltd.

  • New municipal water industry newsletter launches

    GE Analytical Instruments, a division of GE Water & Process Technologies, has launched the first edition of its new quarterly Municipal Water Industry News. Each issue will feature stories from the field, factory and friends surrounding total organic carbon (TOC) monitoring and disinfection byproduct (DBP) reduction in municipal water plants. Customers who have an interesting story about TOC ...


    By GE Analytical Instruments

  • WEF partners with the alliance for water stewardship

    The Water Environment Federation (WEF) announces a new partnership with the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS), an international group of like-minded organizations that promotes responsible use of water resources. Passed last month by WEF’s Board of Trustees, the resolution formalizes the Federation’s participation in a 3-year plan to help develop a set of principles and good ...

  • Transparent standard for voluntary nano-certification

    While the pace of development in the field of nanotechnology has brought existing regulations face to face with their limitations, at the same time the importance of voluntary action in recording, evaluating and monitoring safety risks is increasing. TÜV SÜD and The Innovation Society, St. Gallen, will present the master document of their CENARIOS® standard at the 4th NanoRegulations Conference ...


    By TÜV SÜD AG

  • EPA seeks advice on perchlorate in drinking water

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is seeking advice from the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) before making a final determination on whether to issue a national regulation for perchlorate in drinking water. The agency also is issuing an interim health advisory of 15 parts per billion (ppb) to assist state and local officials in addressing local contamination of perchlorate in drinking ...

  • New water quality standards are necessary to protect the Mississippi River for recreation

    EPA has determined that new or revised water quality standards are necessary to protect the Mississippi River in Missouri. Missouri designated about 3,600 stream segments and all of its lakes for recreational uses in March 2006. However, Missouri did not assign the highest level of recreational use to a 195.5-mile segment of the Mississippi River that flows from St. Louis to the confluence of the ...

  • EC sends Portugal final warning over drinking water

    The European Commission has sent Portugal a final written warning for not complying with a 2005 European Court of Justice ruling on drinking water. The Commission has powers to ask the Court to impose fines if Portugal does not comply rapidly. Nearly eight years after the EU standards took effect and three years after the Court ruling, drinking water in many parts of Portugal is still unsafe for ...

  • Water quality standards met by 96 per cent of England`s swimming spots

    Ninety-six per cent of England's bathing waters met the minimum water quality standards set by the European Bathing Water Directive this year and 65.7 per cent met the highest guideline standards according to tests carried out by the Environment Agency. Other results this year show: * Of the 414 bathing waters in England, 398 met the mandatory standards; * Only 16 failed the standards, meaning ...


  • Environmental standards for eco towns lead the way

    The Environment Agency has today welcomed the high environmental standards proposed in the draft planning guidance for eco town developments. The draft Planning Policy Statement (PPS), published today for public consultation by Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG), includes environmental standards to ensure a variety of water management, flood risk and environmental protection ...

  • EIB extends GBP 100m for safe drinking water and improved wastewater treatment in Wales

    The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending GBP 100 million (EUR 128 million) to Dwr Cymru Welsh Water for a series of water supply and wastewater treatment schemes across Wales. The EIB is supporting the second phase of Welsh Water’s 2005-2010 investment programme which will ensure continued compliance with EU and domestic standards. The EIB-funded projects which will be undertaken by Welsh ...

  • Clear Water created a new industry and set the standard for stormwater treatment solutions

    Ten years ago it was just a vision – take an innovative stormwater treatment technologies and match them with a passion for Nordstrom-style customer service to create win-win solutions that help growing economies while preserving and protecting the natural environment. Today, Clear Water Compliance Services has not only achieved that vision, it has achieved market dominance and positioned itself ...

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