Funding will go directly to supporting provision of safe drinking water and basic sanitation, and help create water, sanitation and hygiene programs
A new initiative led by Nevada’s Desert Research Institute (DRI) is aiming to dramatically reduce the number of people around the world without access to clean water. Each day, more than 783 million people around the world do not have access to clean, drinkable water or showers or proper baths. In 2015, more than 2.5 billion people also will lack access to basic sanitation in the developing world.
The program's goal is to raise 25 million days of clean drinking water by March 31
Canadians have demonstrated support of the P&G and Walmart Canada Clean Water program. To date, 20 million days of clean drinking water have been donated to those in need, propelling the clean water initiative to within 5 million days of clean water donated to reach its yearlong donation goal. In February, Canadian actor, father and clean water advocate Jason Priestley rejoined the cause, rallying Canadians in the final push to donate 25 million days of clean drinking water by March 31, 2015.
The New York and Arkansas associations will each receive a purification system
HD Supply Waterworks donated two WaterStep portable water purification systems to the National Rural Water Assn. (NRWA) as part of its sponsorship.
WaterStep is an organization that has provided safe drinking water to developing countries for 20 years. Its water systems are built to provide safe drinking water in an emergency or disaster situation.
The food, beverage and brewing industries operate under exacting safety and quality standards. Any microbial contamination in the process can cause discoloration, affect flavor and shorten shelf life, not to mention create potential health risks for consumers. Effective microbial disinfection of the whole process is therefore essential.
UV disinfection’s many applications in the food & beverage sector
The Coyote UV Series is an in-house engineered design manufactured in the United States that allows UV Superstore to provide fast turnaround times. These systems are specifically intended for a wide range of commercial and industrial applications. Their modular design offers easy field expansion; you can add on options in the future and even increase flow capacity for most models. These products are available in flow rates from 40 to 150 gpm for clear freshwater and can be used for disinfection, ozone destruction or TOC reduction.
Spectrus TD1100E is a non-oxidizing microbiological control agent used to kill or control growth of microbial populations in open evaporative cooling systems. It is designed to reduce microbiologically influenced corrosion and the potential risk of Legionella bacteria, helping avoid damage to equipment and keeping system inefficiencies at bay. A decreased use of chemicals lowers environmental impact.
A variety of scientifically defensible documents can be downloaded from EPA’s website
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is providing information to assist risk assessors and scientists in the development of rigorous and scientifically defensible risk assessments for waterborne pathogens.
The Casarte washing machine is equipped with Dow Water & Process Solutions’ Purinze UF technology, allowing it to reduce water consumption by 30% and improve water quality by removing up to 99% of common bacteria. The porous hollow fibers of about 20 to 30 nm in diameter allow water to pass through while blocking bacteria and mites.
Program to serve as a model for similar programs across the country
Virginia’s approach to improving water quality in Chesapeake Bay gained recognition from several federal agencies, which dubbed it “an innovative, market-based approach” that will “serve as a model for similar programs across the country.”