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Budweiser Asks Guys to Help Save a Million Gallons of Water by Not Shaving

Budweiser is asking adult men across America to help save one million gallons of water by not shaving in the days and weeks leading up to World Environment Day on June 5.

Consolidated Water Co. Chooses ERI’s Pumps and Devices for Bahamas Desalination Plant Expansion

CWCO selected the devices and pumps based on its experience with them in two previous SWRO projects.

Japanese Water Leader to Address Disaster Efforts at ACE11

Yoshihiko Misono, executive director, will tell how the Japan Water Works Association has marshaled utilities to deliver treated drinking water and restore water service to more than 2 million impacted households.

California Lawmakers Seek Statewide Approach to Water Supply

This season will be the first time since 2008 that salmon fishermen will be able to work.

Western Leaders Consider Water Sharing Recommendations

The Colorado Water Institute has studied what has been working in water transfers and offered some ground rules.

The Delaware River. National Park Service photo.

NYC to Adjust Reservoir Releases for Downriver States

The new plan should control the Delaware River's salt line and thereby protect aquatic life and drinking water supply that is shared with New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania.

Russell City Energy Center to Use ZLD Technology

GE's zero liquid discharge wastewater recycling system will be installed at the first U.S. power plant to be built with stricter federal, state emissions limits.

Cashman Dredging & Marine to Work on Upper Hudson River Project

GE is selecting additional contractors to operate its sediment processing facility and railyard, conduct bathymetric surveys, perform monitoring activities, and habitat reconstruction work.



Fisher Sand & Gravel to Pay Fine, Implement EMS in Arizona

The Arizona Department of Environmental Quality settled air and water quality violations with the company at a cost of $312,000, part of which will pay for the company's environmental management system.

Connecticut Offers Training for Invasive Species Monitoring

The state's environmental agency and Candlewood Lake Authority are seeking volunteers to help identify and detect zebra mussels and invasive plants.

Association of California Water Agencies Report

WRD Endorses ACWA's Groundwater Management

The Association of California Water Agencies' policy framework asks agencies to implement plans to meet sustainability objectives.

Montana Ranch to Restore Wetlands, Pay Penalty

During construction activities, Bar-1 Ranch allegedly destroyed 13.9 acres of wetlands along Ninemile Creek in violation of the Clean Water Act.

Agency Releases Memo on State Reporting and Listing Decisions

Recognizing economic hardships, EPA says states and regions still need to continue "best efforts" on reporting impaired waters data.

A worker collects samples using a push core sampler.

EPA Plans Confined Aquatic Disposal Cell for New Bedford Harbor Cleanup

The agency expects this strategy will save money and speed up PCB remediation effort that has been going on for 29 years.

Court Denies Rehearing; Water Districts to Be Compensated

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation delivered less water to the districts than the government promised to provide, according to the lawsuit.

California Automakers, Environmentalists Partner to Clean Up State Waters

Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, Sustainable Conservation win 2011 Pat Brown Award for removing copper from car brake pads and protecting salmon and aquatic life.

GE: Better Incentives Needed to Stimulate Water Reuse and Recycling

Regardless of the incentive type, experience shows that incentives are most effective when implemented within a regulatory structure that already exists and functions well, according to the company's white paper.

Water monitoring projects have been conducted all over the world this week.

World Monitoring Day Is Occasion for Water Announcements

Stephen R. Carpenter wins Stockholm Water Prize; WEF and IWA name water champions; WaterSense and American Water partner on PSAs.

UniSea facility in Dutch Harbor, Alaska. NOAA photo.

Seafood Processor to Pay $1.9M for Ammonia Discharges

Unisea, which operates in Alaska, allegedly discharged ammonia and other pollutants into Unalaska waters from 2005 to 2008.

Researchers have used minced banana peel to clean toxins from water. iStock image

Banana Peels Purify Water in Brazilian Study

Minced banana peel removed lead and copper from river water as well as many other materials, researchers said in their report.

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