Tiny Utrik Atoll is part of the Marshall Islands, a scattered group of atolls in the northwestern Pacific Ocean. On Utrik and neighboring islands, rain catchment traditionally supplied all of the drinking water, while well water was used for washing. Over the past decade, however, rainfall has become unreliable, and during the dry seasons Utrik islanders were forced to drink well water with unsafe salinity levels.
RO desalination system provides reliable water supply for remote island
Nationwide, the U.S. loses 1.7 trillion gal of water each year, which the U.S. Geological Survey estimates is equivalent to 16% of treated water never reaching the tap. This is the direct result of the aging and rapidly deteriorating system of pipe and plants that comprise U.S. water infrastructure.
Water-efficient fixtures help homes find significant water savings
Those are lyrics I sang countless times during my tenure as a Girl Scout. This mantra is a great life lesson for a school-age kid — especially one like me, who went to four different elementary schools. But as we sang the song at the end of each troop meeting, I certainly wasn’t thinking of all the ways this simple piece of advice could apply to my life — ways that extend far past the simple message of friendship.
TV, digital ad campaign touts benefits of swimming for kids
Ten industry partners, including USA Swimming, are collaborating on a summer-long campaign called SwimToday, led by five-time Olympian and 12-time medalist Dara Torres. The campaign proclaims swimming as “the funnest sport there is” and showcases its many benefits in an effort to bring more kids who know how to swim into the sport of swimming.
GE honored for its significant contributions to the development of the international water sector
GE was named Water Company of the Year at the annual Global Water Awards. The award recognizes the water company that made the most significant contribution to the development of the international water sector in 2013.
GE representatives accepted the award at a dinner earlier this month in Paris during Global Water Intelligence’s Global Water Summit 2014.
Throughout 2013, GE introduced several products and provided advanced water treatment solutions for numerous projects across the globe.
The company’s water conditioner has been utilized since 1964 to prevent scale and corrosion
Superior Mfg. Corp. in Fort Wayne, Ind., is celebrating its 50th year. Its chemical-free Superior Water Conditioner has been utilized since 1964 to prevent scale and corrosion in more than 400 different types of application ranging from small icemakers and coffee machines to large cooling towers and high-pressure process steam boilers.
Company donates 5% of every Earth Day sale to charity: water
All Dreamstime subscription sales made on Earth Day resulted in a donation from Dreamstime of 5% of the sale price directly to charity: water for its global initiatives that seek new ways to access and purify water. Dreamstime also offered a one-day 15% price reduction on all of its subscription services, which range from one week to one year in length. A Dreamstime subscription provides users with a certain number of daily downloads from its library of 22.8 million images.
The grant will buy a water purifier and generator to bring drinking water to 3,000 people
A $14,500 grant from the Prem Rawat Foundation (TPRF) clears the way for the Rotary Club of Legazpi in Albay province, the Philippines, to buy a water purifier and generator that will bring drinkable water to an estimated 3,000 people in the Utap area of Tacloban City, one of the areas hit hardest by Typhoon Haiyan last November.
Giorgio Armani, Green Cross partnership supports projects in Sri Lanka, Ivory Coast, Senegal
Giorgio Armani is expanding its Acqua for Life campaign in partnership with Green Cross Intl. (GCI) for the fourth consecutive year, targeting water-scarce communities in West Africa, Latin America, and, for the first time, the South Asian nation of Sri Lanka in 2014 to roll out sustainable drinking water systems that will benefit thousands of people.