Heatwave to bring hosepipe ban to north-east England
  • 16/07/18

United Utilities says 7 million customers will be affected by first ban since 2012Millions of households in the north-west of England will face the first hosepipe ban in the country since 2012 after the UK’s longest heatwave in more than 40 years.The ...

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Research: Mixed media improves performance, effluent quality of MBBR systems
  • 16/07/18

Cranfield University Water Sciences Institute & Warden Biomedia complete 3 year research project. ...

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KROHNE opens new flow and level instrument manufacturing, calibration facility
  • 16/07/18

Beverly Mass., location becomes new North American headquarters. ...

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Elaine J. Hanford's Bulletin Boards: 1) Geosciences; 2) Environmental Sciences; 3) Coastal Zone Management - 16 July 2018
  • 16/07/18
  • Aquadoc

I am getting this out on time this week. I am caught up (for today) on the rest of my tasks. Elaine reports the monsoon rains have started in the Reno area and the dry lightning has cause a few wildfires. Great presentation by Alfonso Rivera on ...

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Evoqua partners with Severn Trent Water for plant expansion, phosphorus removal
  • 16/07/18

The Rugby, UK facility will employ company's ballasted clarification system. ...

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WaterWorld Weekly Newscast, July 16, 2018
  • 16/07/18

The following is a transcript of the WaterWorld Weekly Newscast for July 16, 2018. ...

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Gradiant unveils Asia-Pacific headquarters in Singapore
  • 16/07/18

New R&D Center of Excellence will also serve as the company's Asia-Pacific headquarters. ...

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Vechtstromen wil meer tijd om op belastingplannen te reageren
  • 16/07/18

Het algemeen bestuur van waterschap Vechtstromen wil meer tijd om te kunnen reageren op de plannen voor het hernieuwde belastingstelsel van de Unie van Waterschappen. De Unie lijkt niet van zins hieraan toe te geven. ...

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Vlaanderen ontwikkelt dicht meetnetwerk om waterkwaliteit te monitoren
  • 16/07/18

Meer dan 1000 kleine, energiezuinige en goedkope sensoren gaan de waterkwaliteit van het Vlaamse bodem-, grond- en oppervlaktewater en gezuiverd rioolwater monitoren. Dit sensorennetwerk biedt permanent en in realtime zicht op de waterkwaliteit. Ook ...

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Eerste staking bij waterbedrijven: "ze moeten personeel serieus nemen"
  • 16/07/18

Vandaag staken de medewerkers van waterbedrijf Vitens uit Zwolle, Leeuwarden, Arnhem en Utrecht. Volgens FNV-bestuurder Linda Groen is het de eerste keer in de geschiedenis dat medewerkers van waterbedrijven het werk neerleggen. ...

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India's Disappearing Water Well!
  • 15/07/18
  • Aquadoc

Friend and colleague Michael van der Valk sent me this video of a sinking water well in India. Here is the description: This is the terrifying moment a water well sinks completely into the ground in less than a minute. As horrified people watch, the ...

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GAO Report: 'Long Island Sound Restoration - Improved Reporting and Cost Estimates Could Help Guide Future Efforts'
  • 14/07/18
  • Aquadoc

Oh, boy this one hits close to home....I grew up on LI but was closer to the South Shore than to Long Island Sound. The North Shore of my county - Nassau County - was the high rent district. First place I ever went SCUBA diving. It needed restoration ...

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TGIF! Weekly Water News Summary 7 - 13 July 2018
  • 13/07/18
  • Aquadoc

Scott Moore has just published a new book, Subnational Hydropolitics: Conflict, Cooperation, and Institution-Building in Shared River Basins. Here is what he said in an email announcing the book: Dear friends and colleagues, I'm writing to share some ...

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The shape of water for development
  • 13/07/18

This post originally appeared on High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development website on July 9, 2018.   From July 9-18, more than 2,000 representatives from governments, businesses, civil society organizations and UN agencies gather for ...

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Déjà Vu All Over Again: Nonrenewable Groundwater Conference, 13 - 14 October 2008
  • 12/07/18
  • Aquadoc

At the start of the recently concluded The Science, Management and Governance of Transboundary Groundwater conference I remarked to the attendees that I was reminded of the NGWA conference that Todd Jarvis (his idea) and I convened 13-14 October ...

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Elon Musk pledges to fix Flint's water contamination crisis
  • 12/07/18

Tesla CEO says he will speak to Flint’s mayor on Friday while leading activist said she has been working with his team for over a weekFresh from gifting an unwanted “kid size” submarine to Thai rescuers working to free children trapped in a cave, ...

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Dijken kurkdroog door langdurig uitblijven van regen
  • 12/07/18

Door de nog altijd aanhoudende droogte zijn veel dijken kurkdroog. Verschillende waterschappen hebben inmiddels inspecties uitgevoerd, maar tot nog toe is daarbij geen grote schade geconstateerd. Wel worden er voorzorgsmaatregelen genomen. ...

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Wetterskip Fryslân plaatst 35.000 zonnepanelen
  • 12/07/18

Met het plaatsen van circa 35.000 zonnepanelen op een aantal rioolwaterzuiveringsinstallaties (rwzi’s) realiseert Wetterskip Fryslân 17 procent van zijn klimaatdoelstelling. ...

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2018 National Municipal Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards open for nominations
  • 11/07/18

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is now accepting applications for the 2018 Municipal Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards Program. Phase I and Phase II municipal separate storm sewer system (MS4) permit holders are invited to submit a ...

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De Nora pushes ozone generators as answer to Asia's water quality rules
  • 10/07/18

De Nora has introduced its Capital Controls ozone generators to Asia at Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) 2018. ...

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Rotec's flow reversal scoops Rising Star Award at TechXchange
  • 10/07/18

Flow reversal firm Rotec has won the Rising Star Award at TechXchange at Singapore International Water Week 2018. ...

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Xylem signs sponsorship deal with UK Premier League club Man City
  • 10/07/18

Xylem has signed a four-year sponsorship deal with Manchester City Football Club to promote the Xylem brand and spark conversations about water globally. ...

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Avoiding pitfalls between policy and pipes
  • 10/07/18

What motivates poor policy and investment decisions? Why do supposedly good policies not translate into practice? And how can we avoid perpetuating pitfalls between policy and pipes?  Our new paper ‘Aligning Institutions and Incentives for ...

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PUB and Grundfos deepen water research partnership
  • 10/07/18

Singapore's national water utility PUB and global pumps firm Grundfos, of Denmark, have unveiled a strategic partnership that is developing new capabilities in water quality monitoring, among other initiatives. ...

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Plants that can defy droughts and hosepipe bans | James Wong
  • 08/07/18

There are plenty of herbacious perennials that will sail through a summer drought – and will be kinder on your time and the planetRight at the height of summer, the single most time-consuming job in the garden has to be watering. But even for those ...

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The Observer view on why we shouldn’t waste a drop of water when it’s so vital and valuable | Observer editorial
  • 08/07/18

Britain’s water politics are benign compared with much of the world. All the more reason to protect our supplyIt’s hot. Very hot. And as ever in the UK when the sun comes out for more than a few, fleeting summer afternoons, there is talk of water ...

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What does it take to achieve universal and equitable access to water and sanitation in Guatemala?
  • 06/07/18

See the full infographic on key findings of the Guatemala Water Supply, Sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) Poverty Diagnostic. Water and sanitation data figures in Guatemala show a challenging reality. Nationally, 91 percent of the population has access ...

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SWCC procures three floating desalination units
  • 05/07/18

Saudi Arabia's Saline Water Conversion Corporation has procured three desalination units to provide floating capacity of 150,000 m3/d of drinking water over 20 years. ...

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Los Angeles Zoo plans drought-proof water strategy
  • 03/07/18

One Water LA calls for increased use of municipal recycled water at the Los Angeles (LA) Zoo to reduce reliance on potable water. Authors Eliza Jane Whitman of EW Consulting Inc.; Ali Poosti, Lenise Marrero, and Flor Burrola of the City of Los ...

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Most of Europe's rivers and lakes fail water quality tests – report
  • 03/07/18

Only 40% of waterways surveyed were in a good ecological state – with England one of the worst offendersThe vast majority of Europe’s rivers, lakes and estuaries have failed to meet minimum ecological standards for habitat degradation and pollution, ...

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#WaterScarceCities: never let a crisis go to waste
  • 27/06/18

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Improved water is not enough
  • 25/06/18

Water bucket in Kinshasa, DRC In Kinshasa, the capital and largest city of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the vast majority of the population has access to “improved” water. This means sources such as piped networks, covered wells, ...

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Standing guard around trees to increase stormwater infiltration
  • 23/06/18

Trees can pack a big punch when it comes to reducing stormwater. But Robert Elliott, former Columbia University (New York) graduate student and co-founder of Get Urban Leaf (New York), believes there is untapped potential for using trees to manage ...

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Storms as destructive as Hurricane Harvey projected to happen more frequently
  • 21/06/18

When Hurricane Harvey inundated eastern Texas late last August, the eye of the storm loitered over land for nearly a week rather than dispersing as it moved farther from the ocean, as most hurricanes do. The result was a stronger, more destructive ...

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Steel chips purge nearly 99% of E. coli bacteria from runoff in lab tests
  • 21/06/18

In the watershed of the Big Sioux River, a 675-km-long (420-mi-long) tributary of the Mississippi, the South Dakota Department of Environment and Natural Resources reports that nearly all streams exceed regulatory limits for Escherichia coli ...

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What’s the Problem with Groundhogs in Stormwater Facilities?
  • 02/02/15

The purpose of stormwater ponds is to collect polluted stormwater that would otherwise flow into a natural body of water during an event of precipitation.  In order to do this correctly, there needs to be a stable embankment, or dam, … Continue ...

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Product Review: The Snout
  • 13/01/15

Our vac truck and hard working crew were recently featured on the cover in the January 2015 issue of The Municipal about the Snout.  And our president, Jennifer Rauhofer, PE, was quoted in the companion article.  Invented by T.J. Mullen, president of ...

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[Infographic] How Can Water Conservation Benefit Your Business?
  • 06/01/15

Water conservation in the workplace will help your business save money now and in the future.  Here are four many reasons use this valuable resource wisely. ...

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Top 10 Blog Stats for 2014
  • 02/01/15

1. Sustainable Stormwater Management had about 23,000 visitors in 2014. 2. Our visitors came from 134 countries. 3. The most viewed blog post this year that was written in 2014 was entitled, “Environmental Site Design Workshop at The Engineer’s ...

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How to Use Social Media as a Quick Research Tool
  • 16/12/14

People often log in to social media sites when they are, well, socializing.  We view our newsfeeds and update our statuses during our breaks at work or when we get off work.  But what about using social media at work … Continue reading → ...

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Exposure to solar light reduces cytotoxicity of sewage effluents to mammalian cells: Roles of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species
  • 01/01/01

Publication date: 15 October 2018Source: Water Research, Volume 143Author(s): Ye Du, Qian-Yuan Wu, Xiao-Tong Lv, Qiu-Ping Wang, Yun Lu, Hong-Ying HuAbstractSewage effluents can contain hundreds of toxic pollutants, making them a risk to humans when ...

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Tradeoffs between pathogen inactivation and disinfection byproduct formation during sequential chlorine and chloramine disinfection for wastewater reuse
  • 01/01/01

Publication date: 15 October 2018Source: Water Research, Volume 143Author(s): Kirin E. Furst, Brian M. Pecson, Brie D. Webber, William A. MitchAbstractTreatment of fully nitrified municipal wastewater effluents with chlorine followed by chloramines ...

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Characteristics of intracellular algogenic organic matter and its reactivity with hydroxyl radicals
  • 01/01/01

Publication date: 1 November 2018Source: Water Research, Volume 144Author(s): Doorae Lee, Minhwan Kwon, Yongtae Ahn, Youmi Jung, Seong-Nam Nam, Il-hwan Choi, Joon-Wun KangAbstractThe aim of this study was to investigate the reactivity of ...

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Pepper mild mottle virus: A plant pathogen with a greater purpose in (waste)water treatment development and public health management
  • 01/01/01

Publication date: 1 November 2018Source: Water Research, Volume 144Author(s): E.M. Symonds, Karena H. Nguyen, V.J. Harwood, M. BreitbartAbstractAn enteric virus surrogate and reliable domestic wastewater tracer is needed to manage microbial quality ...

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Clogging vs. fouling in immersed membrane bioreactors
  • 01/01/01

Publication date: 1 November 2018Source: Water Research, Volume 144Author(s): P. Buzatu, H. Qiblawey, A. Odai, J. Jamaleddin, M. Nasser, S.J. JuddAbstractWhilst the fouling of MBR membrane surfaces has been very extensively explored by the academic ...

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