Banning the Bottle

As usual, when we rang in the New Year last month, new rules and regulations took effect — including several concerning the sale of bottled water.

The battle over bottled water can be quite divisive. Its proponents argue that it is a convenient and healthy way to stay hydrated. Its detractors argue that it is expensive and leads to more waste in landfills.

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February 4, 2013
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February 4, 2013
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Evidence Discovered That Water Once Dissolved the Surface of Mars

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University of Glasgow
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Scientists outline the results of tests on a 1.7-gram fragment of a Martian meteorite

Scientists at the University of Glasgow (Scotland), together with the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre and the Natural History Museum (London), have discovered the first evidence of water dissolving the surface of Mars.

In a paper published in the Meteoritical Society’s journal MAPS, the research team outlined the results of tests on a 1.7-gram fragment of a Martian meteorite known as Nakhla, which was provided by the Natural History Museum.

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February 4, 2013

Halosource Awarded Top 10 Best Component Supplier in China

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HaloSource Inc.
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Company receives award at a water summit in Beijing

HaloSource Inc. was awarded Top 10 Best Component Supplier of the Year by HC360.com in China.

With almost 20 years' history, HC360 covers a variety of industries, including water treatment and purification in China. During the last several months, it has been organizing the annual water purification industry “Oscar” event. HaloSource, being nominated/voted by existing and prospective clients (Perfect, Honeywell, AO Smith and Qinyuan, to name a few) and reviewed by industry/technical experts, received this prize at a water summit in Beijing.

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February 1, 2013

Water Campaign to Raise Funds for Safe Drinking Water in Kenyan Schools

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Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation
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CELF and Vestergaard Frandsen partner in sustainability education program

The Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation (CELF) has partnered with Vestergaard Frandsen (VF) to launch the LifeStraw 100 Schools Water Campaign. CELF is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to making sustainability education an integral part of every school’s curriculum and culture. Vestergaard Frandsen manufactures LifeStraw water filters, which turn dirty water into safe, clean drinking water.

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January 31, 2013

NGWA Summit to Explore 'Everything Groundwater'

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National Ground Water Assn.
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Summit to feature more than 190 presenters, 32 platform presentations and 25 posters

The 2013 National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) Summit — the national and international conference on groundwater taking place April 28 to May 2 in San Antonio — features an agenda covering "everything groundwater," from availability and the impacts on it from hydraulic fracturing to global issues such as sustainability, quality and remediation.

Held annually, the NGWA Summit is now in its ninth year. More than 190 presenters are expected, who will offer 32 platform presentations and 25 posters in nine topic areas:

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January 30, 2013

WWIF Meets With Members of Safe Water Ghana

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Wishing Well International Foundation
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WWIF founder travels to Ghana to expand the foundation's humanitarian efforts

Guillermo Guzman, founder of Wishing Well International Foundation (WWIF), is travelling to meet with members of the Safe Water Ghana (SWG) team to witness and assist with the deployment of filters to 50 more families in the village of Bagliga in northern Ghana. This latest deployment completes the project initiated by the students at St. Paul Lutheran School in Boca Raton, Fla. 

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January 30, 2013

Bands to Go Green at 2013 Sundance Film Festival

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Brita FilterForGood
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Brita and Sundance Film Festival encourage entertainment business to pass on bottled water

In the last five years, the Brita FilterForGood program has helped stars like Dave Matthews Band and Jason Mraz cut bottled water waste when they are on the road. Now, Brita is extending that rock star treatment to up-and-coming bands, too.

Brita is teaming with Nate Ruess on behalf of Grammy-nominated band fun. and nonprofit REVERB to unveil the FilterForGood Bottle Free Bands program at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. 

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January 29, 2013

ClearWater Tech to Display at National Tradeshows

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Clearwater Tech
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Company to feature products at Unified Wine and Grape Symposium and Pool and Spa Show

Beginning Jan. 29, ClearWater Tech will be showcasing products at tradeshows on both U.S. coasts. At the 32nd annual Atlantic City Pool and Spa Show in New Jersey, Jan. 29 to 31, the company will feature the CD12AD Corona Discharge ozone generator, and 3,000 miles away on the west coast, more company representatives will be promoting the CIP800 clean-in-place ozone system at the Unified Wine and Grape Symposium, Jan. 30 to 31 in Sacramento, Calif.

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January 28, 2013

Martian Crater Once May Have Held Groundwater-Fed Lake

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NASA
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Depth of McLaughlin Crater once allowed underground water to flow into the crater's interior

A NASA spacecraft is providing new evidence of a wet underground environment on Mars that adds to an increasingly complex picture of the red planet's early evolution.

The new information comes from researchers analyzing spectrometer data from NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO), which looked down on the floor of McLaughlin Crater. The Martian crater is 57 miles in diameter and 1.4 miles deep. McLaughlin's depth apparently once allowed underground water, which otherwise would have stayed hidden, to flow into the crater's interior.

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January 28, 2013

South African Communities to Receive Water Purification Solutions

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Quest Water Global Inc.
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Quest Water signs memorandum of understanding with Water for Women Foundation

QuestWater Global Inc. a water technology company and developer of the AQUAtap community drinking water station and WEPS water extraction and purification system, announced it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Water for Women Foundation (WFW Foundation) to deliver water purification solutions to rural communities in southern Africa.

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January 25, 2013
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