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The theme for this year’s World Water Day is “Leaving no one behind”
The theme for this year’s World Water Day is “Leaving no one behind”.
Mar 22 2019
Today, March 22, is World Water Day. This year’s theme is “Leaving no one behind.” According to UN Water, the theme adapts the promise of the 2030…
Process using activated charcoal foam to remove all traces of oil in produced water has been developed at Purdue University
Process using activated charcoal foam to remove all traces of oil in produced water has been developed at Purdue University.
Mar 21 2019
Purdue University researchers have developed a process to remove nearly all traces of oil in produced water. According to Phys.org, the process uses…
Engineers from the University of Arizona are using a $1.2 million grant for research in developing a new method for removing PFAS contaminants from groundwater
Engineers from the University of Arizona are using a $1.2 million grant for research in developing a new method for removing PFAS contaminants from groundwater
Mar 21 2019
For decades, chemicals known as per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, were used in many things from carpets to frying pans to firefighting…
In Colorado, Platte River Power Authority finds contaminated groundwater near Rawhide coal plant
In Colorado, Platte River Power Authority finds contaminated groundwater near Rawhide coal plant.
Mar 20 2019
Groundwater monitoring found elevated levels of several toxic chemicals near coal ash disposal sites at Platte River Power Authority’s Rawhide Energy…
The National Coal and Ash Report has been released by the Environmental Integrity Project
The National Coal and Ash Report has been released by the Environmental Integrity Project.
Mar 14 2019
The Environmental Integrity Project (EIP) has released a report on U.S. states with coal ash contamination in groundwater and Illinois has made the…
In Fargo, N.D., the coal ash disposal landfill for Minnkota Power Cooperative's Milton R. Young Station contains pollutants including heavy metals.
In Fargo, N.D., the coal ash disposal landfill for Minnkota Power Cooperative's Milton R. Young Station contains pollutants including heavy metals.
Mar 12 2019
Unsafe contamination from coal ash disposal sites at half a dozen power plants in western North Dakota has seeped into groundwater sources, according…
Mar 11 2019
An estimated 91% of U.S. coal power plants that submitted groundwater monitoring data as required by the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2015…
More than 90% of all digestible organics that come through the wastewater treatment plant in Varennes, QC, is captured and used for biogas creation.
More than 90% of all digestible organics that come through the wastewater treatment plant in Varennes, QC, is captured and used for biogas creation.
Mar 6 2019
Location: Varennes, QC Size: 40,000 tons per year Infrastructure: Pretreatment with hydro pulper and two grit removal systems; two digesters;…
Mar 6 2019
Hurricanes are scary occurrences, but not surprising ones in the Carolinas. Statistically, it is expected that one hurricane will hit the Carolina…
Mar 6 2019
Thanks to better chips, sensors and networking, we are inundated with data on a daily basis. While the accumulation of data shows no sign of slowing…
Mar 5 2019
The world has not yet woken up to the coming water crisis, as water scarcity will lead to conflicts across the globe, according to a 2018 United…
A Boston-based startup is using membranes that work similar to a coin sorter to help clean contaminated industrial water
A Boston-based startup is using membranes that work similar to a coin sorter to help clean contaminated industrial water.
Mar 5 2019
ZwitterCo, a Boston-based startup, is using nanofiltration membranes to clean out oil and grease contaminated water. According to BostInno, the…
CEOs from 32 of the country’s leading energy and utilities employers have launched a sector Inclusion Commitment
CEOs from 32 of the country’s leading energy and utilities employers have launched a sector Inclusion Commitment
Feb 15 2019
Editor's Note: Each week, Water & Wastes Digest will post an aggregate of business news briefs and networking news items to keep you informed on…
Feb 15 2019
The text of the omnibus appropriations bill was released on Feb. 13. This gave Members of Congress a short window to review the legislative language…
 EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler has announced the first-ever comprehensive nationwide PFAS action plan
EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler has announced the first-ever comprehensive nationwide PFAS action plan.
Feb 14 2019
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler has announced the EPA’s Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS…
A new eco-friendly material for wastewater purification has been developed by chemists from a Russian university
A new eco-friendly material for wastewater purification has been developed by chemists from a Russian university.
Feb 14 2019
Chemists from a university in Russia have developed a hybrid nanocatalyst for removal of stable organic dyes from wastewater. The Peoples' Friendship…
In California, a non-profit has stopped disposal at two sites of groundwater contamination
In California, a non-profit has stopped disposal at two sites of groundwater contamination.
Feb 13 2019
A non-profit company in California has halted discharges at two facilities where environmentalists say wastewater contaminated groundwater resources…
In Flint, Mich., PFAS levels elevated in 4 of 5 Buick City sewer test sites
In Flint, Mich., PFAS levels were found elevated in 4 of 5 Buick City sewer test sites.
Feb 13 2019
In Flint, Mich., recent testing at the former Buick City site shows elevated levels of PFOA or PFOS are not only in the storm sewer but also in the…
A survey reveals how the deteriorating state of America’s aging infrastructure affects Americans’ drinking water attribute and habits
A survey reveals how the deteriorating state of America’s aging infrastructure affects Americans’ drinking water attribute and habits.
Feb 11 2019
A national survey shows almost a third of Americans (28%) have experienced water contamination issues in the past two years, a slight increase from a…
Advanced oxidation treatment system eliminates taste & odor issues in drinking water
The Anderson Regional Joint Water System pretreatment facility in South Carolina no longer receives odor complaints as of March 2018.
Feb 4 2019
Since the March 2018 opening of the Anderson Regional Joint Water System (ARJWS) pretreatment facility in South Carolina, complaints of musty-…
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