UNICEF Reports Nearly 750 Million People Without Adequate Drinking Water

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UNICEF
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Despite global progress on drinking water, gains not trickling down to the most marginalized

Access to drinking water has been one of the biggest successes of the Millennium Development Goals, UNICEF said ahead of World Water Day, but for 748 million people around the world, just obtaining this essential service remains a challenge.

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March 23, 2015

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The H-300-NXT Everpure line of luxury residential water filtration products is certified to NSF/ANSI Standard 401 for the removal of contaminants such as pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter medications and chemical compounds including bisphenol A. The pleated filter membrane is 30% larger than the standard H-300 and provides 50% greater dirt-holding capacity and contaminant reduction capability while maintaining longer filter life. The drinking water system can be installed in kitchens or wet bars and can be connected to appliances.

MagneGas to Host World Water Day Summit

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MagneGas Corp.
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Summit will unite diplomats, industry leaders and international organizations to advance innovations in clean water and sustainable development

MagneGas Corp. will host the UN World Water Day Summit on March 23, 2015, at the United Nations headquarters in New York City in partnership with the Jack Brewer Foundation and the U.S. Federation for Middle East Peace (USFMEP). This summit will give MagneGas the opportunity to introduce its sterilization system to industry leaders and international organizations to facilitate global expansion of the technology for the treatment of sewage and agricultural waters.

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February 23, 2015

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The PUR Ultimate Series of filter pitchers comes in three models: 7-cup, 7-cup with LED indicator, and 11-cup with LED indicator. The pitchers have a sleek, modern design composed of BPA-free components. The filters use Maxion technology, a blend of carbon and ion exchange materials that removes contaminants from water. LED indicators alert users when filters are ready to be changed. 

Abcite Receives NSF/ANSI 61 Certification

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Axalta Coating Systems
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The thermoplastic powder coating is certified for use in drinking water system components

Axalta Coating Systems, a supplier of liquid and powder coatings, received certification in accordance with NSF/ANSI Standard 61: Drinking Water System Components – Health Effects for its Abcite thermoplastic powder coatings, which are used in a variety of industrial applications, including pipe and fittings for drinking water systems.

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January 20, 2015

UNICEF Emergency Relief Water Treatment Plants Continue to Provide for Indonesians Post-Tsunami

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UNICEF
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UNICEF helped establish dozens of water treatment plants that continue to provide clean water to one million Indonesians today

Commemorating the tenth anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami, UNICEF reflected on how focusing on water quality for the devastated area as one of the first steps helped start a domino effect that improved Aceh, Indonesia’s westernmost province. 

For UNICEF, the emergency response to the tsunami – particularly in Aceh, where 170,000 people were killed and 800 km of coastline devastated – remains one of the largest humanitarian operations in the organization’s history.

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December 31, 2014

International Red Cross Provides Water to Syrian Refugees in Jordan

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International Committee of the Red Cross
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The influx of Syrian refugees is straining Jordanian water supplies and wastewater facilities

With the influx of hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees into the northern governorates of Jordan, the demand for water has grown significantly. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has expanded its water activities to meet people's needs.

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December 30, 2014

Federal Budget Includes $2.6 Million for National Ground-Water Monitoring Network

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National Ground Water Assn.
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The funding will support additional work by USGS to manage the groundwater network

Congress last week passed $1.1 trillion in spending that contains $2.6 million for the implementation of the National Ground-Water Monitoring Network (NGWMN).

On Dec. 16, President Obama signed the bill funding the federal government through fiscal year 2015.

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December 19, 2014

AWWA: SDWA Anniversary Cause to Celebrate, 'Renew Our Commitment' to Safe Water

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American Water Works Assn.
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AWWA CEO David LaFrance thanks water professionals nationwide for keeping water safe for drinking

Dec. 16, 2014, marked the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), which today includes regulations for more than 90 contaminants. American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) CEO David LaFrance issued the following statement to mark the occasion.

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December 18, 2014
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