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.
The certification allows homeowners, homebuilders and water and sewer agencies to use onsite home water recycling technology
Nexus eWater announced that it is the first company to receive certification to the NSF/ANSI 350 global standard for residential greywater treatment for its NEXtreater home water recycler.
The certification enables California builders, water and sewer agencies and homeowners to build drought-resilient homes by safely recycling two out of every three gallons in the home for non-potable, approved uses. The 2013 California Plumbing Code allows greywater treated to the stringent NSF/ANSI 350 standard to be reused in a range of applications.
The reality of North America’s aging water infrastructure is that the end product can be less than desirable in spite of best efforts. Decades-old drinking water and wastewater pipe is prone to leaks, which could in turn lead to broken water mains surrounded by raw sewage, potentially contaminating drinking water. This water then is sent to homes and businesses for consumption, food preparation and bathing.
POE water treatment systems offered as building amenities
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.
Michael Desvernine has more than 30 years of sales and marketing experience
HaloSource Inc., the clean water and antimicrobial technology company and parent company of HaloKlear environmental water treatment products, hired Michael Desvernine as HaloKlear’s new regional sales manager covering the Southeast.
Bob Kappel has 20 years of experience in the water industry
Hankscraft Inc. announced the appointment of Bob Kappel as the division manager of the H2O Products Group. Kappel will lead the product development, sales, customer service and marketing teams for Hankscraft’s line of water treatment products, which include systems for softening, descaling, iron, chlorine/chloramine and sulfur removal, reverse osmosis and microfiltration.
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.
The technologies used for household water treatment in developing countries are vastly different from those used in the U.S. The reason is simple: the lack of a water treatment infrastructure or even indoor plumbing in developing rural communities. In this environment, where there are no faucets or water service pipe, and water fetched from local waterways may be contaminated with human and animal waste, many point-of-use (POU) solutions like carbon filters and reverse osmosis units cannot be utilized effectively.
Filtration system provides disinfection for Ghana communities
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.