International Bottled Water Assn. delivers bottled water to Hurricane Sandy victims
The International Bottled Water Assn. (IBWA) is working with its member bottlers to deliver critical supplies of bottled water to victims of Hurricane Sandy.
Study shows water sources of most populated U.S. cities, how the sources are used and their level of protection
The Nature Conservancy released the findings of a study that identifies drinking water sources for 493 cities across the globe. The study, the first of its kind, includes detailed maps and a website showing the water sources of the 27 most-populated U.S. cities, revealing how these sources are being used as well as their levels of protection. This study also addresses a critical gap identified in a 2011 Nature Conservancy poll: 77% of Americans not using well water do not know where their water comes from.
The PIT-1 water filter pitcher and the US-EZ-1 under-sink drinking water filter system are certified to improve the taste of water
Culligan's PIT-1 water filter pitcher and US-EZ-1 under-sink drinking water filter system have both been named Consumers Digest Best Buys and are featured in the July/August 2012 print and online editions of the magazine. The Best Buy designation in the water filtration systems category is based on the products' features, warranty and the number and efficiency of contaminants that are removed.
Pentair to market and sell HaloPure Water Pitcher and replacement cartridges throughout Brazil.
HaloSource has entered into a strategic partnership with Pentair to market and sell its HaloPure water pitcher and replacement cartridges throughout Brazil. Over the next three years, Pentair will offer the co-branded point-of-use devices through its retail and wholesale channels in the Brazilian market.
Policy brief outlines necessary actions to ensure safe and clean drinking water in Sub-Saharan Africa
A new policy brief recommended how governments, non-state actors and communities in sub-Saharan Africa can contribute to meeting the United Nations’ 2015 Millennium Development Goal on ensuring safe and clean drinking water.
Funds will help develop water treatment methods to keep contaminants out of drinking water
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced almost $1.5 million in funding to three universities to develop sustainable drinking water treatment methods. The research grants are funded through EPA’s Science to Achieve Results program. These grants, which supplement last year’s grants to eight other universities, are intended to provide innovative treatment methods to protect people’s health by keeping harmful contaminants out of drinking water.
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Jaguar Land Rover's 50th project in five years, LifeStraw, will help provide safe drinking water in Kenya
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has confirmed support of its 50th global carbon dioxide offset project in five years, the LifeStraw project, which is providing safe drinking water in Kenya.
Over the last five years, working with ClimateCare, Jaguar Land Rover has invested in 50 carbon reduction projects in 17 different countries. Some of the first projects it supported distributed more than 180,000 new, fuel-efficient stoves in Uganda, Ghana and Cambodia, reducing emissions and improving indoor air quality.
Mraz’s collaboration with Brita supports environmentally responsible touring
Musician Jason Mraz has long avoided single-use plastic water bottles. Now, he is using his North American tour to encourage others to do the same.
Mraz is partnering with Brita and its FilterForGood Music Project to encourage music fans to reduce their bottled water waste during his "Tour is a Four Letter Word" tour. The 37-stop tour started Aug. 9, 2012, and runs through Oct. 7.
Wastewater from fracking could pollute surface water and drinking water sources
Risk analysts have concluded that the disposal of contaminated wastewater from hydraulic fracturing (fracking) wells producing natural gas in the intensively developed Marcellus Shale region poses a substantial potential risk of river and other water pollution. That conclusion, analysts say, calls for regulators and others to consider additional mandatory steps to reduce the potential of drinking water contamination from salts and naturally occurring radioactive materials, such as uranium, radium and radon from the rapidly expanding fracking industry.