Ecolab Announces Commitment to World Wildlife Fund and Alliance for Water Stewardship

Source: 
Market Watch
Deck: 

The goal is smarter, more sustainable water use by industry

Ecolab Inc. has expanded its commitment to World Wildlife Fund (WWF) to support the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) in establishing a global water standard. The AWS International Water Stewardship Standard aims to support water users globally in taking appropriate actions to evaluate and improve their impacts on watersheds.

Ecolab's two-year pledge includes annual financial support and in-kind technical support and guidance by company experts to field test the draft AWS standard.

Publication Date: 
June 7, 2012

William Peace University Launches Rainwater Harvesting System Project on Campus

Source: 
PR.com
Deck: 

Water conservation program will include new showerheads, sink aerators, more efficient toilets

William Peace University of Raleigh, N.C., announced that it launched the Rainwater Harvesting System Clean Water Management Trust Fund (CWMTF) Grant Project, a $710,000 campus-wide environmental water conservation program. The grant will support the installation of a cistern, which is projected to supply the campus with 90% of the irrigation water needed.

Publication Date: 
June 5, 2012

Intelligence Squared to Debate Pros and Cons of Fracking at Aspen Ideas Festival

Source: 
Intelligence Squared U.S.
Deck: 

The debate will happen at the Aspen Ideas Festival in July

On July 1, Intelligence Squared U.S. will partner with the Aspen Ideas Festival to present its 62nd debate, “No Fracking Way: The Natural Gas Boom is Doing More Harm Than Good.”

Publication Date: 
June 4, 2012

GreenExpo365.com to Offer Webinars on U.S. EPA WaterSense Program

Source: 
Greenexpo365
Deck: 

May 9 sessions will feature multiple experts on water-efficient building practices

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that at least 36 states will face water shortages by 2013.

It is a problem not limited to the desert Southwest but stretches to the Midwest, Florida, Georgia and other regions. EPA's WaterSense program is designed to decrease indoor and outdoor nonagricultural water use through more efficient products, equipment and programs.

Publication Date: 
May 3, 2012

International Bottled Water Assn. Joins Curbside Value Partnership

Source: 
IBWA
Deck: 

IBWA and CVP team up to encourage recycling

As past of its goal to provide companies and organizations with a voluntary solution to the need to address recycling rates, the Curbside Value Partnership (CVP) recently announced an addition to its sponsor list: the International Bottled Water Assn. (IBWA).

Publication Date: 
April 25, 2012

More Bottled Water Recycling in Honor of Earth Day

Source: 
PR Web Newswire
Deck: 

The National Assn. for PET Container Resources says 1.5 billion lb of PET plastic were recycled in 2010

The International Bottled Water Assn. (IBWA) is honoring Earth Day 2012, celebrated on April 22, by announcing increases in curbside recycling of PET plastic water bottle containers and an effort to improve the environmental footprint of the bottled water industry.

A newly released study shows that PET plastic bottled water containers are once again the single most recycled item in nationwide curbside collection programs. As of 2010, the recycling rate for PET plastic bottled water containers increased to 32%, more than doubling in the last six years.

Publication Date: 
April 19, 2012
Home Page Slider
Slider Image: 
Slider Text: 

More Bottled Water Recycling in Honor of Earth Day

Queen’s University to Ban Bottled Water This Fall

Source: 
Kingston Herald
Deck: 

The ban aims to reduce plastic water bottle waste and address social concerns

After the Queen’s University Principal’s 2010 pledge to end all bottled water sales on its campus in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, the university is on track to enforce the ban in September, according to the Kingston Herald.

The aim of the ban is to create a greener campus community by reducing plastic water bottle waste as well as address social concerns regarding private corporations' control of drinking water.

Queen’s is among the first Canadian universities to push for such a ban, according to Aaron Ball, the university’s sustainability manager.

Publication Date: 
April 17, 2012
Home Page Slider
Slider Image: 
Slider Text: 

Queen’s University to Ban Bottled Water This Fall

EPA Becomes One of 22 New Members of U.S. Water Partnership

Source: 
U.S. EPA
Deck: 

Public-private partnership will address water issues around the world

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is one of 22 new members that has joined the expanded U.S. Water Partnership, announced on March 22 for World Water Day. The U.S. Water Partnership is a U.S.-based public-private partnership established to unite American expertise, knowledge and resources, and mobilize those assets to address water challenges around the globe, especially in the developing world.

Publication Date: 
April 5, 2012
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
55211

EPA Proposes Revisions to WaterSense Single-Family Home Specification

Source: 
U.S. EPA
Deck: 

Changes will allow units in multi-family homes to become certified

Continuing to build on the success of the WaterSense program, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is making minor modifications to its specification that establishes the criteria for new homes to earn the WaterSense label.

Publication Date: 
April 2, 2012
Home Page Slider
Slider Image: 
Slider Text: 

EPA Proposes Revisions to WaterSense Single-Family Home Specification

Legacy
Legacy ID: 
55204

Cutting Commercial Costs

Commercial reverse osmosis (RO) systems encompass a wide variety of applications. Some applications, such as metal plating or boiler feed water, require pure water with low dissolved solids. Other applications, in which a higher dissolved solids content is acceptable, such as car wash or drinking water applications, need to produce as much water as possible, or just enough water at the lowest cost possible.

Each of these categories presents unique challenges to commercial OEMs to configure systems that reduce the total water cost (TWC) to their customers.

Deck: 

New RO elements can lower total water costs

About The Author: 

Diego Bonta is an applications development specialist for Dow Water & Process Solutions and a member of the WQP Editorial Advisory Board. Bonta can be reached at dbonta@dow.com or 952.914.1019.

Publication Date: 
February 2, 2012
Activation Date: 
February 2, 2012
Company Reference: 
Issue Reference: 
Legacy
Legacy ID: 
23219