Environmental Protection

Potable Water


Sembcorp to Expand Desalination Capacity in UAE

The new facility, to be operational before the end of 2013, will add about 30 million imperial gallons per day of water production capacity.

Tom Dick Emerson Process Management

From the Top: Q&A with Emerson Process Management's Tom Dick

Taking a few minutes out from the 2010 American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exhibition, Tom Dick, vice president of Water Automation Solutions for Emerson Process Management, shares his company's success in helping water and wastewater facilities find integrated solutions.

Secure Water, Chemical Bills Aim to Protect Facilities; SOCMA Objects

The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates says "inherently safer technology" is not a common sense mandate.

McWane's Cost of Compliance Totals $20 Million

The Birmingham, Ala.-based, cast iron pipe manufacturer will answer to 400 violations of environmental laws over the last 10 years with a $4 million fine, $9 million in supplemental projects, and more than $7 million for corrective measures

OSHA Extends PSM National Emphasis Program

Effective July 8, a new directive extends to Sept. 30 a yearlong NEP. It specifies programmed inspections in three regions and unprogrammed ones in the other seven OSHA regions.

Senate Bill Would Fund R&D for Natural Processes against Stormwater

Udall, Whitehouse bill would establish regional Centers of Excellence for green infrastructure.

University of Adelaide Tries Ultrasound on Blue Green Algae

Researchers hope to find the amplitudes and frequences that will immobilize cyanobacteria without release its toxins.

Inge Watertechnologies to Supply Ultrafiltration for Tangshan Plant

In the city of Tangshan on the Yellow Sea, the Chinese plant constructor Hangzhou Xidoumen is building a 110,000 cubic meters per day seawater treatment plant.



Singapore International Water Week Hits New Highs in Pacts, Attendees

According to event organizers, parties transacted more than S$2.8 billion worth of projects and investments at the annual Water Week conference

NWF, Sierra Club Offer Ways for Texas to Lower Outdoor Water Use

Better irrigation, drought-tolerant grasses, and rainwater harvesting are a few of the suggestions from the "Sprayed Away" report.

AWWA ACE10 Attendees Reveal AMI, Smart Meter Priorities

According to the Sensus survey, reliability and accuracy are rated top performance factors.

Study Links Water Storage Contamination to Dirty Hands

Washing fecal contamination from hands should be investigated as a strategy to improve stored drinking water quality, researchers say.

IWA Recognizes Asia Pacific Water Engineering Projects

Singapore, Australia and The Philippines are among the winners who were announced during Singapore International Water Week 2010.

Cobb County to Install Calgon Carbon's GAC Vessels

The $3 million contract between the water authority and the company should help one of the water treatment plants comply with the Stage 2 Disinfection Byproducts Rule.

23 American Water Treatment Plants Surpass Regulatory Standards

Many of the company's treatment plants have maintained Phase III certification for 10 years.

Hyflux Membrane Earns First Cryptosporidium Removal Certification

NSF International said the achievement demonstrates compliance with EPA's Long Term 2 Enhanced Surface Water Treatment Rule.

Stevens Point Water Tastes Best, AWWA Judges Say

The Wisconsin Water Department has been providing water to the community from groundwater sources since 1922.

NRC to Review Groundwater Task Force Findings

The task force looked at Nuclear Regulatory Commission actions in regard to tritium contamination and recommended ways to strengthen its response.

EPA Sets Meetings on Hydraulic Fracturing Research Study

The public is invited to various meetings in Texas, Colorado, Pennsylvania and New York during the month of July.

Agency Proposes Revisions to Total Coliform Rule

Water utilities would have to take action when monitoring results indicate that contamination or a pathway to contamination is present.

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