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  • DPC now has available 25 highly experienced consultants available throughout the US

    Donna Potter owner/president of Donna Potter Consulting (HQ in the Atlanta metro area) now has available 25 additional independent consultants in a wide variety of environmental and IS services disciplines, Registered PEs (Chemical, GeoChemical,Environmental, and Civil) & PGs, CHMMs, Stormwater/Erosion Control Inpsectors, HAZWOPER, ASBESTOS Inpectors, LBP Inspectors, Masters and BS or BA ...


  • ADB & Korea target improved training programs for water sanitation operators

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will manage a regional technical assistance project to help improve the delivery of water and sanitation services in Asia. The Partnership for Good Governance and Knowledge on Urban Water Management project aims to boost the capacity of utilities to manage and provide quality services. It is being financed with a US$500,000 grant from the Republic of Korea’s ...


    By Asian Development Bank

  • WEF`s Vice President Testifies at house water resources and environment subcommittee hearing

    Jeanette Brown, Vice President of the Water Environment Federation (WEF), testified today at a congressional hearing of the House Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. The hearing, “Sustainable Wastewater Management”, was an information gathering exercise that specifically focused on improving the energy efficiency of ...

  • 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)

  • 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 ...

  • EPA awards wetland program development grants across the country

    The US Environmental Protection Agency has awarded six grants, totaling $1,174,834, for wetland protection and management projects in Region 7. Region 7 Administrator John Askew said, 'Protecting our nation's wetlands is a top priority for EPA. These funds will help to achieve environmental improvements in our local watersheds.' EPA seeks to develop and refine effective, comprehensive programs ...

  • Practising what we preach: environmental management in the European Commission

    Following the positive results of its third EMAS (eco-management and audit scheme) registration, the European Commission is now preparing to extend EMAS to the entire organisation from 2009. With this scheme, the Commission has in place a structured system for managing the environmental aspects of its activities, thus leading to improvements in several areas including increasing energy ...

  • Clearer view of the future for fund managers

    As the financial markets continue to face an uncertain future, the Met Office has announced an agreement with HSBC to provide weather and climate-change information to fund managers through the creation of a Climate Change Research Facilitation Programme. As the potential impacts of climate change on investment portfolios are examined by fund managers globally, the demand for highly specialist ...


    By The Met Office

  • Actuate for Sustainability Management Helps Enterprises Create Enduring Best Practices

    Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ: ACTU), the leader in delivering Rich Internet Applications Without Limits™, today unveiled Actuate for Sustainability Management – a solution that enables organizations to track and measure key sustainability metrics in an easy-to-use, intuitive and customizable format. The new program offers a framework of metrics designed to help organizations build best practices ...


    By OpenText Corporation

  • IDB offers grants to jump-start water and sanitation projects

    Aquafund will finance project preparation and technical assistance to develop solutions for pressing water and sanitation problems. Latin American and Caribbean governments that want to improve water and sanitation services can now apply for grants from the Aquafund, a new source of financing recently approved by the board of the Inter-American Development Bank. The Aquafund is a ...

  • Florida municipalities meet increased water demand with FILMTEC™ reverse osmosis membranes

    High-capacity FILMTEC™ reverse osmosis membrane elements from Dow Water Solutions are helping the Florida municipalities of Boynton Beach and Fort Pierce meet increasing local demand for drinking water. The Boynton Beach municipality replaced the existing older membranes in its water purification system with new, higher square footage FILMTEC membranes and added more pressure vessels, enabling ...

  • American Water awarded contract for Fort Hood

    American Water (NYSE:AWK), the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility company, announced today that its Military Services Group has been awarded a contract for ownership, operation and maintenance of the water distribution system and wastewater collection system at Fort Hood Army Installation, Texas. According to the agreement, the award of this contract is estimated at ...


    By American Water

  • Measuring fats, oils and greases in wastewater

    Portable mid-IR Analyzers from Wilks Enterprise provide accurate, easy on-site analysis to assist regulators, as well as industry, to reduce the build up of fats, oils, and greases (FOG) in sewers. These analyzers are ideal for use by publicly operated treatment centers as it is important to locate and monitor sites that are suspected of dumping high levels of FOG in the sewer line. In addition, ...


    By Spectro Scientific

  • Government committed to West Coast water quality

    The government has invested significantly in improving drinking water safety on the West Coast and will continue to do so, local MP and Associate Health Minister Damien O’Connor said today. Mr O’Connor was responding to a press statement from the Green Party on a draft report which he suggests is not entirely accurate or representative of the situation on the West Coast. “Although the Greens do ...


    By New Zealand Government

  • New Asia-Pacific network launched to tackle water problems

    Twelve organizations from across the Asia-Pacific region have launched a network to share solutions for improving water management to tackle the region’s many pressing water challenges. The network, known as “KnowledgeHubs,” is an initiative of the Asia-Pacific Water Forum, which was established in 2006 with support from Japan and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to promote leadership and boost ...


    By Asian Development Bank

  • ADB helping China improve ecosystem in major basin

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is helping the People’s Republic of China (PRC) address and reverse decades of ecological degradation to one of the nation’s most valuable fresh-water resources. Called both the “Pearl of North China” and the “Kidney of North China”, the Baiyangdian Lake and the ecosystem it supports are at constant risk from falling water levels, soil erosion and wastewater ...


    By Asian Development Bank

  • Water and sustainable development top EU Commissioner`s agenda on visit to Zaragoza

    Expo Zaragoza 2008, 'The Biggest Water Festival on Earth', is the first stop for Danuta Hübner, European Commissioner for Regional Policy at the start of a mission focusing on water and sustainable development. Tomorrow, she will address a conference organised by ENCORE, a network for regional ministers responsible for environment policy, on the topic of water and climate change. She will mark ...

  • WEF announces general awareness training on water sector interdependencies

    The Water Environment Federation (WEF), through a cooperative agreement with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), announces a training program focused on the interdependencies among the water sector and other critical sectors including energy, information technology, and transportation. Beginning in October through early 2009, WEF will ...

  • First contract for SUEZ Environnement in Saudi Arabia

    SUEZ Environnement wins contract to manage drinking water and wastewater services for the City of Jeddah (Saudi Arabia) for an amount of USD 61 million SUEZ Environnement, with its local partner AcwaPower Development1, has just won the contract to manage water and wastewater services for the City of Jeddah, the economic centre of Saudi Arabia. The contract was signed Tuesday, May 20, 2008. This ...


    By ENGIE

  • Home Builders settle stormwater violations for US$4.3m

    Four of the US's largest home builders have agreed to pay civil penalties totaling US$4.3 million to resolve alleged violations of the Clean Water Act, the Justice Department and US Environmental Protection Agency announced today. The four separate settlements resolve alleged violations of stormwater runoff regulations at construction sites in 34 states and the District of Columbia. The companies ...

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