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  • New tools aid arid-land water management

    New tools developed by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are improving water management in arid regions. In areas where water is scarce, land managers irrigate with water that travels via intricate canal systems. At the ARS U.S. Arid-Land Agricultural Research Center in Maricopa, Ariz., director Bert Clemmens and his colleagues are developing computer software to automatically ...

  • NSF International Appoints Alex Zhang to Managing Director, Water Systems, Asia-Pacific

    NSF International, a global testing, auditing and certification organization focused on protecting public health and the environment, has appointed Alex Zhang to Managing Director, Water Systems, Asia-Pacific from his previous position as General Manager overseeing NSF’s Shanghai operations. Zhang’s 16 years of experience in water treatment technologies, operations management ...


    By PRWeb

  • New funding for first nation water systems

    The federal government has announced new investments in on reserve First Nation water and wastewater systems. The government will invest $330.8 million over two years to build and renovate water and wastewater infrastructure on reserves and to support the development of a long-term strategy to improve water quality in First Nation communities. Funding will be targeted to reduce risk levels and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Met-Ed Continues Vegetation Management Work to Enhance System Reliability

     Metropolitan Edison Company (Met-Ed) continues to conduct vegetation management work in communities across its 15 county service area in Pennsylvania as part of its ongoing efforts to help enhance system reliability.  To date, Met-Ed tree contractors have trimmed more than 1,100 circuit miles of electric lines as part of its $15 million vegetation management spend for 2013, ...


    By FirstEnergy

  • Turning Your Compliance Management

    It always a pleasure to work with proactive organizations that have their environmental programs clearly defined, materials organized for access, with goals and objectives clearly communicated. Such elements are indicative of effective compliance management programs. EHS stewards of such programs should be proud of their efforts, but often find they come up short when pursuing external ...

  • AGT International Showcases World´s First Truly Integrated Water Resource Management Solution at Asia-Pacific Water Summit

    Solution that mitigates the impact of devastating flooding and droughts unveiled in Chiangmai At today's second Asia-Pacific Water Summit in Chiangmai AGT International, one of the fastest growing safety and security solutions organizations in the world, and local partner Loxley Group unveiled the world's first truly ...


    By AGT Group GmbH

  • WEF, EPA and other water quality organizations renew memorandum of understanding for decentralized wastewater management

    The Water Environment Federation (WEF) joined the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and thirteen water quality organizations in renewing a commitment to improving national decentralized wastewater treatment system performance by signing the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Decentralized Wastewater Management last week in Washington, D.C. This new MOU will continue the efforts begun ...

  • Planning for is A Must for Considering Risk Management

      Tampa, FL.  (May. 31, 2012) – Vying for a position in branding green can be a daunting task. Yet, Green Education Online drives home the importance of not getting caught up in branding green as much as having green business practices and sustainability plans  that will be able to be measured, pass risk assessments  and having an ...


  • CA-NV AWWA launches Water Loss Technical Assistance to California Urban Water Systems

    The American Water Works Association’s California-Nevada Section (CA-NV AWWA) is pleased to announce the launch of its Water Loss Technical Assistance Program (Water Loss TAP), a $3.2 million dollar program that will run approximately 2 years to train and assist California’s urban water agencies to produce validated system water audits. The Water Loss TAP is part of CA-NV AWWA’s ...

  • Groundwater experts meet to tackle future management challenges

    The Parliamentary Secretary for Water, the Hon. Dr Mike Kelly AM MP, has opened the National Water Commission's inaugural national Groundwater Forum, which has brought together 120 of Australia's leading groundwater experts to discuss the challenges in managing the nation's groundwater and the associated reform actions agreed under the National Water Initiative. Dr Kelly said, 'Groundwater is a ...


    By Australian Government

  • Florida stormwater management inspectors flood Granite Environmental

    Five more qualified and certified Florida Stormwater Management Inspectors beef up Granite Environmental, giving them a grand total seven certified in-house inspectors! For two full days the participants studied and tested to complete the Florida Stormwater Erosion and Sedimentation Control Inspector Program, held in Palm Bay, FL on February 2-3. Hal Lundsford, of the Department of Environmental ...


    By Granite Environmental, Inc

  • The eco-management and audit scheme (EMAS) at the EC: FAQs

    What is EMAS? In a nutshell, EMAS (the eco-management and audit scheme) is a system for environmental management in the workplace. It incorporates tools for evaluating, reporting and improving environmental performance. The scheme, implemented by Regulation No 761/2001, includes the international environmental management standard ISO 14001. In addition, it requires a demonstration, through ...

  • The eco-management and audit scheme (EMAS) at the Commission: FAQs

    What is EMAS? In a nutshell, EMAS (eco-management and audit scheme) is a system for environmental management in the workplace. It incorporates tools for evaluating, reporting and improving environmental performance. The scheme, implemented by Regulation No 761/2001, includes the international environmental management standard ISO 14001, but is stricter. It requires a demonstration, through ...

  • EPA awards $15 million to assist U.S. small drinking water and wastewater systems

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded nearly $15 million in funding to provide training and technical assistance to small drinking and wastewater systems – those serving fewer than 10,000 people – and to private well owners. The funding will help provide training and tools to improve small system operations and management practices, promoting sustainability and ...

  • Imtech helps solving water problem

    With its corporate citizenship programme 'Shared Success in Developing Countries' (SSDC), Imtech wants to contribute to the sustainable development of South Africa in the framework of its own Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy. Recently two Imtech development teams left for South Africa to work on improving the provision of water and the promotion of water consciousness in the Gert ...

  • Nominate for the 2012 Stockholm Water Prize

    Help find the 2012 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate! The nominee should have made outstanding achievements of lasting significance in developed or developing countries and provided stimulation for further important work. The work should have great potential or proven impact. Please note that nominations must be submitted in English and that self-nominations or nominations made by persons ...

  • Satellites help locate water in Niger

    Like most sub-Saharan African countries, Niger faces problems meeting its water needs. As part of ESA’s TIGER initiative, satellite data are being used to identify surface and underground water resources in the drought-prone country.Due to the rainfall variability in time and in space, during recent years the rain-fed agriculture struggles to meet the requirements of food security in the Sahel ...


    By European Space Agency (ESA)

  • UNDP Water Governance Facility at SIWI

    Anti-Corruption in the Water Sector Corruption plagues water resources management, water supply and sanitation service provision, hydropower, and irrigation in agriculture. It reduces economic growth, discourages investment, violates human dignity, increases health risks and robs poor people of their livelihoods and their access to water. Yet, the systematic means to prevent and punish ...

  • Major Bulgarian utility chooses InfoNet for effective network management

    Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for wet infrastructure, today announced that ViK Lovetch, the water utility serving the Bulgarian city of Lovetch, has opted to utilize the powerful analysis and business intelligence capabilities of InfoNet as its network management system. ...


    By Innovyze

  • California Water Board backs program targeting utilities’ water losses

    The California-Nevada Section of the American Water Works Association (CA-NV AWWA) will receive $3.2 million over two years to help California’s water agencies produce validated system water audits, in an action approved by the State Water Resources Control Board on January 5. Accurate water audits are the first step in developing systematic water management programs to cut unnecessary ...

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