Investing in Your Future Campaign has seven months left to reach its $2.5 million goal
The Water Quality Research Foundation (WQRF) announced that the Investing in Your Future Campaign exceeded the $1 million mark. With more than seven months to go, tremendous progress has already been made toward its $2.5 million goal.
WQRF thanked Paul Moorman and the Good Water Co. of Ontario, Canada, for making the pledge that broke the $1 million threshold.
Fact sheet details efforts that have helped Afghanistan quantify and monitor water resources
For the past decade, scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) have shared their expertise with the Afghanistan Geological Survey (AGS) in efforts to build an inventory of Afghanistan’s water resources. A new fact sheet details how these efforts help the country quantify and monitor its water resources.
Water woes across India underline the need to handle water more efficiently
India is the second largest water-consuming country in the world and is presently facing severe scarcity of water resources. The challenge for Indian industries is to find ingenious ways of handling water efficiently and disposing of wastewater in a proper manner. With environmental laws getting stricter, Watertech India has received strong support from government bodies including the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) of India. The 2014 fair is Sept.
New bond invests in local water supply projects, groundwater storage and safe drinking water
With California Gov. Jerry Brown’s support, the state legislature approved, on a bipartisan basis, a $7.5 billion water bond that would provide clean drinking water for disadvantaged communities and provide $1.5 billion for water recycling, storm water capture, water efficiency and other local water supply projects.
“Ensuring Safe Drinking Water” offers 21 case studies and in-depth analysis
The American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) released its newest publication, Ensuring Safe Drinking Water: Learning From Frontline Experience With Contamination by Steve E. Hrudey and Elizabeth J. Hrudey.
Rain harvesting school campus to transform education through water collection and agriculture
A unique secondary school campus, conceived and designed by the nonprofit design and innovation group PITCHAfrica, opens this month at the Endana Secondary School in Laikipia, Kenya. The Waterbank Campus comprises four unique, low-cost, rainwater harvesting building types invented by PITCHAfrica, and termed Waterbanks because of the building’s capacity to harvest and store high volumes of water at low cost, providing a year-round supply.
The deadline for applications is Sept. 30, 2014
The World Water Council and the Japan Water Forum announce the opening of candidatures for the fourth edition of the Kyoto World Water Grand Prize.
Pelican Water informs consumers of the need to conserve water
Pelican Water supports legislative efforts in California to relieve the state’s chronic drought problem through new water conservation strategies. As part of its mission to create environmentally friendly products, the company is dedicated to curtailing the use of wasteful salt-based water softening systems.
EPA decides no further action needed to address the capping of two closed landfills
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has finalized its determination that no further action is needed to address the capping of two closed landfills at the Cinnaminson Groundwater Contamination Superfund site in the townships of Cinnaminson and Delran, N.J. The site, which covers approximately 400 acres, includes residential and industrial properties and the two landfills.
Awards will be presented during the NGWA Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting in December
The National Ground Water Assn. (NGWA) congratulated the recipients of its 2014 Awards of Excellence, Outstanding Groundwater Project Award and Divisional Awards, which will be presented this December during the NGWA Groundwater Expo and Annual Meeting in Las Vegas.