Environmental Protection

Potable Water


Scientists Combine Silver and Electricity to Kill Bacteria in Water

Stanford University's Yi Cui and colleagues have developed an energy-saving filter system that destroys E. coli.

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SWRO Desalination: A Viable, Long-Term Solution to Water Scarcity

As the seawater reverse osmosis industry has evolved and matured over the last 10 years, it is addressing concerns about energy efficiency and ecosystem impacts from concentrate discharge and seawater intake processes.

Daigger to Lead International Water Association

Glen Daigger of CH2M Hill will serve as president of IWA for a two-year term.

Voltea technology

Voltea's 'Simple' Technology Helps to Ease Water Stress

The Anglo-Dutch company has based its technology on oppositely charged electrodes combined with anionic and cationic selective membranes.

$5M Study to Consider Climate Impacts on Great Lakes Water Quality

University of Michigan-led researchers will examine current climate, land use, precipitation and water governance patterns and then combine the data with climate change models to forecast possible effects.

GWI Revises Desalination Market Forecast

Global Water Intelligence predicts the industry will not exceed its 2007 performance of 7.5 million cubic meters per day until 2012.

EPA Extends Revised Total Coliform Rule Comment Period

The agency has set the new deadline for Oct. 13 on the revisions to the total coliform rule.

GE, NRMRL to Develop Platform for Water Distribution

In a cooperative research and development agreement, the team will try to increase the effectiveness of the municipal drinking water distribution network for delivery of better quality water while using less energy.



SWASH+ to Bring Water and Sanitation to 150 Schools in Central America

Inter-American Development Bank and The Coca-Cola Foundation have provided for funds for the program's expansion.

Agency Reviewing Black Feet Tribe Application for CWA Program

EPA is taking comments through the state of Montana on the Tribe's assertion of authority.

Debris free plateau glacier in Bhutan

Scientific Collaboration Reports Glaciers Retreating in Asia

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, glaciers in the Himalaya are a major source of fresh water and supply meltwater to all of the rivers in northern India.

West Basin Grants Will Help Local Businesses Install HETs

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation awarded nearly $300,000 to the California district to help conserve water by using high efficiency toilets.

Precision Antibody to Develop Monoclonal Antibodies for Parasite Detection

The company will develop antibodies to two species of cryptosporidium for EPA.

Agency Seeks Comments on Total Coliform Rule Guidance Manual

The manual provides public water systems and primacy agencies guidance on implementing the assessment and corrective action requirements of the proposed revised total coliform rule.

How Should EPA Improve Drinking Water Protection?

A Web-based discussion forum is open for business as the agency implements its new drinking water strategy.

Ryerson Model Predicts Water-Sector Company Success

Using stock market data and advanced system modeling, a graduate of Ryerson University found a distinct difference between companies that focus on people and the planet as well as profits and those that were likely to "die."

AWWA Plans Public Outreach for Conservation Webcast

Details on how to register for the Aug. 25 webcast are available on the American Water Works Association website.

Groups Call for Inquiry into Possible Illegal Diesel Injection

The organizations want to know where and when Halliburton, B.J. Services and Schlumberger may have injected diesel during hydraulic fracking activities.

Canary Software to Help Secure Nation's Water Supply

Developed by EPA and DOE scientists, the free software enhances detection of hazardous contaminants in drinking water systems.

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