Water filter distribution aims to improve the life quality of the people living in villages
In May and June 2014, PT. Rimba Raya Conservation (PT. RRC) distributed 750 units of water purification systems to six out of nine partner villages in the Seruyan Hilir and Danau Sembuluh sub-districts, Seruyan regency, Central Kalimantan province.
Via a press release, Vice President of Public & Government Relations for PT. Rimba Raya Conservation Nisa Jalil stated that six villages — Ulak Batu, Palingkau, Telaga Pulang, Jahitan, Muara Dua and dan Tajung Rengas — received the water filters.
New platform presents innovative, practical solutions to the water challenges
The Water Council, the School of Freshwater Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the innovationExchange and inno360 have formed a partnership to rapidly expand Milwaukee’s global presence in water innovation and leadership. By harnessing the power of today’s most advanced collaborative innovation technologies, together they will dramatically increase and improve public-private sector water-related collaborative research. This system links the knowledge economy with the innovation economy by providing an interface for academics, industry, investors and manufacturers.
Gleaners Community Food Bank is making 6,000 gal of water available to Detroit residents
Gleaners Community Food Bank of Southeastern Michigan is making 6,000 gal of fresh drinking water available to Detroit residents. In addition, Gleaners has secured an additional truckload of water from Nestle Waters North America and AmeriCares to make available to Detroiters who may need it.
The drinking water will be available at designated Gleaners partner agencies located throughout the city. Residents must call 2-1-1, the United Way help line, to find a water distribution site near them.
The Water Well Trust provides financing for drilling eight new wells, which will serve 12 homes
Water Well Trust has broken ground on its second project in Georgia.
The new project is located in Ben Hill County, where the existing public water supply infrastructure in the Queensland community is failing and the county cannot afford the estimated $600,000 price tag for repairs.
The Water Council will serve as AWS's North America headquarters
At the Water Summit 2014, the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) announced the selection of The Water Council to serve as its North American headquarters. As a regional provider for AWS, The Water Council is responsible for administering AWS’s International Water Stewardship Standard 1.0 and overseeing the certification program in the U.S. and Canada. In April, AWS released the standard as a global framework to promote sustainable use of the world’s freshwater resources.
NGWA Director of Science and Technology, William M. Alley, will begin his term Sept. 15
National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) Director of Science and Technology, William M. Alley, Ph.D., has been appointed to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA’s) National Drinking Water Advisory Council (NDWAC).
The webinar will introduce attendees to some of the new social media sites
The Illinois Section of the American Water Works Assn. (ISAWWA) will host a social media webinar, Monday, June 30, 2014. The webinar, “The Next Generation of Social Media: Beyond Facebook and Twitter,” will be presented by Abby Crisostomo and Pam Broviak. The younger generation has migrated out of Facebook, Myspace and Twitter. In order to keep up and communicate with them, the water industry needs to know how to use the same technology.
Australian Sustainability Week will be held Oct. 14 to 16 in Melbourne
Reed Exhibitions Australia, in association with Brooks Events and Inter-Water Events, is launching a new sustainability "mega event" in Melbourne, Australia.
For the first time, Australian Sustainability Week will showcase all aspects of sustainability, attracting more than 300 exhibitors and 8,000 industry professionals.
The event will:
The two organizations will document the water initiative happening in Wisconsin
The Water Council has formed a partnership with the Wisconsin Historical Society to document the water initiative happening in Wisconsin, which they believe will shape the economic future for the state. It was decided that the significance of the water movement being spearheaded by the Water Council would one day be viewed as a part of Wisconsin’s history, and thus should be well documented now, while the individuals responsible for the council are still around and able to contribute to that process.
Californians call for investments in long-term solutions
Californians believe this year's record drought is the "new normal" and favor investments in long-term solutions over short-term fixes, according to a poll released by the California Water Foundation.