WWIF Vows to Step Up Water Treatment Efforts in the Dominican Republic

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WWIF founder Guillermo Guzman has vowed to step up WWIF's water treatment efforts in the Batey of San Jose Ulloa of the Dominican Republic

Guillermo Guzman, founder of Wishing Well International Foundation (WWIF), had a chance to spend time with the management of the Good Samaritan Hospital, the nonprofit organization in charge of the Hydraid Biosand filters distribution center in the Dominican Republic.

Guzman, who was visiting the Batey of San Jose Ulloa in late June, was able to visit with residents who had nothing but praise for the hospital and the individuals running the distribution center.

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July 5, 2012

Canadian Bottled Water Tested Safe

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Market Watch
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100% of the 300 bottled water samples tested by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency did not contain microcystins

After testing 300 samples, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) found that 100% of the bottled water samples tested for toxins known as microcystins met Health Canada's standards.

The CFIA tested 300 samples of domestic and imported bottled water products (i.e., unflavored carbonated, mineral and spring water) in plastic and glass bottles sold in retail stores in 10 Canadian cities. None of the samples contained detectable levels of microcystins.

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July 3, 2012

ELGA to Deliver Water Purification at New Singapore General Hospital Expansion

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News Wire
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ELGA LabWater to supply and install an ultrapure water production system and duplex distribution loop for the new Singapore General Hospital expansion

ELGA LabWater, global laboratory water brand of Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies, has been awarded the contract to supply and install an ultrapure water production system and innovative duplex distribution loop over two buildings and six different floors for the new Singapore General Hospital (SGH) expansion. 

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July 2, 2012

Study Confirms Presence of Contaminants in Some New England Bedrock Groundwater

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USGS
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Potentially harmful levels of arsenic, uranium, radium, radon and manganese have been found in some bedrock groundwater

Potentially harmful levels of naturally occurring arsenic, uranium, radium, radon and manganese have been found in some bedrock groundwater that supplies drinking water wells in New England, according to a new U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) study. 

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June 29, 2012
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Study Confirms Presence of Contaminants in Some New England Bedrock Groundwater

Coca-Cola Commits $3.5 Million to U.S. Water Partnership

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Market Watch
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Company announces initiative to support clean water, sanitation in African countries

The Coca-Cola Co. and the Coca-Cola Africa Foundation recently announced a $3.5 million commitment to the U.S. Water Partnership (USWP) to advance sustainable water access in African countries facing the greatest clean water challenges.

Bea Perez, the company's chief sustainability officer, made the announcement at the Rio+20 Conference in Brazil, where participants worked to shape policy on global poverty reduction, social equity advancement and environmental protection.

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June 28, 2012
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Maryland Passes Water Quality Legislation

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Market Watch
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ZeroWater is praising Maryland’s clean water initiatives

The state of Maryland recently passed legislation to provide more funding to improve the quality of the Chesapeake Bay, storm water pollution rates and improve wastewater treatment plants. These initiatives are all in response to deteriorating water quality, a problem that ZeroWater is helping consumers address with its advancements in water filtration.

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June 26, 2012
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Unilever Partners with PSI, Facebook to Launch Waterworks Program

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Market Watch
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Program will deliver clean drinking water to communities in need

Unilever, in partnership with Population Services Intl. (PSI), announced the launch of Waterworks, a not-for-profit program that will provide saf,e clean drinking water to communities in need around the world.

Waterworks, which operates through a Timeline application developed jointly with Facebook, will connect people with means directly with people and communities in need.

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June 26, 2012

Badger Meter Donates $5,000 to Water Buffalos in Support of Safe, Reliable Water Systems

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Badger Meter
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Water and wastewater professionals embarked on annual ride to raise funds for Water For People

Badger Meter announced that it has donated $5,000 to the Water Buffalos in support of efforts to construct and maintain safe, reliable drinking water systems in developing countries worldwide. The Water Buffalos include more than 40 members from the global water and wastewater industry who share a passion for motorcycles and the belief that everyone deserves access to clean drinking water.

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June 25, 2012

EPA Approval Granted to UL for Water Testing Services to Meet UCMR 3 Requirements

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EPA has recognized Underwriters Laboratories as a provider of the services needed to comply with new water regulations

Water quality and water safety company Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) recently announced that it has become one of the first organizations approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to test for 28 contaminants in EPA’s third Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR 3). 

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June 25, 2012

$9.7 Million Awarded for Water Stewardship

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Market Watch
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The Coca-Cola Foundation is funding the grants to support its global priority areas

The Coca-Cola Foundation—the global philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Co.—awarded $26 million to 85 community organizations, including $9.7 million in grants for water stewardship, during the first quarter. The grants support the foundation's global priority areas.

The water stewardship grants will benefit:

Publication Date: 
June 18, 2012