Environmental Protection


West Basin District Supports Water Supply Act

The West Basin Municipal Water board supports the Safe, Clean, and Reliable Drinking Water Supply Act of 2010 that will bring more than $11 billion in bond funding to improve California's water situation.

EPA Orders Dolberry Energy to Cease Brine Discharges

Dallas, Texas, company has 30 days to comply and remove brine from the flow path to the tributary of Little Salt Creek.

German Water Company Wins Major Pakistan Contract

Ultrafiltration technology from inge watertechnologies will be used for 1,600 drinking water plants in Pakistan.

Ozarka Partners with Ducks Unlimited to Restore East Texas Wetlands

Bottled water company gives $30,000 gift to be used to enhance wetlands for waterfowl and wildlife.

Major, Regional CBM Gas Producers Are Using ARID System

Coal-bed methane natural gas producers are cutting their water handling costs by using the Aquifer Recharged Injection System, according to Big Cat Energy.

Washington Lawmakers Want Water Conservation for Irrigators

Implementation of the conservation O&M program would let irrigators use seasonal water conservation measures to reduce real-time water withdrawals by about 17 percent.

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Closed Pipe System Replaces Open Ditch Irrigation

Montezuma Valley Irrigation Co. saved substantial amounts of water lost through evaporation and seepage by installing a closed poly pipe distribution system with more precise flow meters, solar power, and automation.

Texas' Columbia Lake Impact Statement Ready for Comment

Corps of Engineers seeks comments on its draft environmental impact statement on the Angelina & Neches River Authority project under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act.

NSF Celebrates World-class Research at Five U.S. Centers

Three of the five Science and Technology Centers have been working in sustainable energy alternatives, water development, and containing pesticides, among other research.

Water For People's Breslin Calls for Transformative Change

Ned Breslin, chief executive officer of Water For People, lays bare the shortcomings of today's charity-based approach in the water and sanitation sector.

EDF Urges Academy to Build on Existing Bay Delta Decisions

The National Academy of Sciences should limit itself to the science of the conservation plan and the environmental needs of the Bay Delta, according to the Environmental Defense Fund.

Storms Aren't Helping Southland's Supply Woes

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California and the Water Replenishment District agree that imported water supplies are expected to be problematic in 2010.

WEF, Recycling Association Partner for Shared Vision

The Water Environment Federation and the National Onsite Wastewater Recycling Association will leverage resources to support integrated water resource management.

Pipeline Firm to Pay $1.3 M to Resolve Oil Discharges in Lake

Pacific Pipeline Systems will pay for the discharge of crude oil into Pyramid Lake in 2005, according to a settlement negotiated by the Justice Department and EPA.

Discovery of Algae's Eating Habit Could Help Curb Fish Kills

Johns Hopkins University researchers suggest that lower nutrients and oysters could help keep algal blooms down in U.S. waterways.

UW, Corps Engineers Test Dam Management for Climate Change

The study simulated climate change to develop better flood management plans for existing water systems.

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