million OK'd for Mexico border projects
Antonio Business Journal, 6/22) "The
money will be used for water and wastewater treatment, air quality
improvement and solid waste management projects in the Mexican
states of Tamaulipas, Nuevo Leon, Sonora and Baja California."
water stores drop
Australian, 6/22) "Melbourne's
reservoirs are at 48.3 percent of capacity, 4 percent less
than at the same time last year, Melbourne Water says."
India begin water dispute talks
(Times of India, 6/22) "Pakistani
and Indian officials began two-day talks on Thursday to resolve water disputes
over a barrage that India is constructing on river Jhelum in the Kashmir
aids Sri Lanka water supply
of India, 6/22) "The
US conferred a $561,000 grant to Sri Lanka on Thursday to increase the supply
of safe drinking water and adequate sanitation facilities in tsunami hit
Africa has drinking water problems
24 South Africa, 6/20) "Many
of South Africa's municipalities do not have budgets
big enough to properly manage the quality of drinking
water they supply, MPs heard on Tuesday."
to sue feds in water dispute
(Associated Press, 6/20) "With
most of Georgia now in a drought, Gov. Sonny Perdue said Tuesday
the state will sue the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for draining
excessive amounts of water from the state's reservoirs."
houses are … wasting water?
(Press Democrat, 6/20) "New
homes that have boasted the latest in energy-and water-saving
devices are actually driving up water use."
launches water-efficiency partnership
(WaterWeek, 6/19) "Efforts
to advocate benefits of conserving water got a big boost
with USEPA's June 12 launch of WaterSense, a voluntary
public-private partnership to promote water-saving products,
services and practices."
Ethanol's water demands a concern
(Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 6/18) "City
officials in Champaign and Urbana took notice when they heard
that an ethanol plant proposed nearby would use about 2 million
gallons of water per day, most likely from the aquifer that also
supplies both cities."
demands need scrutiny, not alarm
(ENN, 6/19) "City officials
in Champaign and Urbana took notice when they heard that an ethanol plant
proposed nearby would use about 2 million gallons of water per day, most
likely from the aquifer that also supplies both cities."
Water treatment in China will boom
(Freedonia, 6/16) "In
response to continued economic expansion, the demand for water
treatment products in China is expected to increase by 14.1 percent
per year until 2010, making water treatment a 34 billion Yuan
(US$4.3 billion) industry."
water market would help Australia
(The Australian, 6/15) "Establishing
an open market for water would be more effective in saving the
Murray-Darling basin than the federal Government's $700 million
blueprint to preserve supplies."
Water issues loom large in deadly diseases
(WHO, 6/23) NEWS
24 percent of all diseases are caused by preventable
environmental exposures, including inadequate water storage."
remove arsenic from drinking water
(ES&T, 6/21) "Researchers
at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
have developed a new material that uses nanosized particles to remove arsenic
from drinking water and that promises to be easy to use and to cost less
than the current alternatives."
Arsenic in water harmful at 50 ppb
(Columbia University, 6/19) "A
recent study has revealed that the risk for skin lesions is increased
with low-dose exposure to arsenic in drinking water."
lead problem diagnosed in North Carolina
(News Raleigh, 6/19) "In
the wake of a recent child lead-poisoning case, testing by local
health officials has revealed that lead contamination is affecting
about 30 to 40 percent of the apartments in Durham's Penrith
enviros urge probe of teflon chemical in water
(ENS, 6/16) "Samples
of tap water from two homes, the public library, and a local
business in Parlin, New Jersey were found to contain trace levels
of perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), a chemical used to make Teflon
and other products. PFOS, a related perfluorochemical, was found
in tap water and stream samples."
sauce is clue to water purification
Tribune, 6/14) "In
the course of Sandia National Laboratories scientist
Chris Cornelius' research into water purification,
encountering the saltiness of soy sauce came somewhat
as a surprise."
(La Crosse Tribune, 6/23) "At
least 400 people from around the world are set to attend the International
Conference on Rivers and Civilization. It is the third in a series of world
meetings on rivers, following a 2002 one at Dubna University, along the Volga
in Russia; and a second in 2003 at Assiut University, along the Nile in Egypt."
mussels threaten Lake of the Ozarks
Press, 6/22) "State
conservation officials are enlisting the help of boaters and
anglers in a bid to stop the recent spread of destructive zebra
mussels in the Lake of the Ozarks."
administration grants $10 million to beaches
(Auto Channel, 6/19) "As
part of EPA's plan to help deliver clean beaches to Americans
nationwide, Administrator Stephen L. Johnson today presented
Gov. Robert Ehrlich with a $270,000 grant to improve Maryland
beaches. Ten million dollars will be awarded by the Bush Administration
this year to 30 states and five territories for water quality
green to new heights
(Seattle Times, 6/17) "Green
roofs, eco-roofs or vegetated roofs, as they're called, are increasingly
touted as a way to beautify concrete-bound urban areas, regulate
global warming and spare rivers from stormwater contamination."
tons of coal tar spill into China river
(Associated Press, 6/15) "Cleanup
crews in northern China were scrambling Thursday to absorb 60
tons of toxic coal tar accidentally dumped into a river before
it reaches a reservoir serving 10 million people, state media
warming stoked '05 hurricanes, study says
Today, 6/23) "Global
warming helped fuel 2005's destructive hurricane season, researchers
said Thursday. Their study adds to a roiling scientific debate
over the role of climate change in spurring more intense hurricanes."
warmest in at least 400 years, panel finds
(MSNBC, 6/23) "Weighing
in on the highest profile debate about global warming, the nation's
premier science policy body on Thursday voiced a "high level
of confidence" that Earth is the hottest it has been in
at least 400 years, and possibly even the last 2,000 years."
slams global warming critics
twin appearances last night former Vice President Al Gore dismissed
critics of his global warming theory as a small minority not
credible in their opposition."
warming goes to Wall Street
(Forbes, 6/20) "Although
the U.S. did not ratify the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, which addresses
the problem of global warming, Peter Suozzo, director of sustainable
investment research for North America at Citigroup, believes
that the nation has begun a significant shift in its climate
change is bad news for utilities
(AWWA, 6/15) "A
warmer climate will diminish water supplies through decreased
snowpack, ultimately affecting water quality, a panel of water
resource experts said last week at the American Water Works Association
(AWWA) Annual Conference and Exposition 2006 (ACE06)."
challenges are many and deeply interrelated,
and with increasing worldwide frequency
they are at the top of the news: diminishing
biodiversity, declining fisheries, threats
to the quality of our air and water, climate
change and sustainability."
of Surface Water Taste-and-Odor Events"
(AWWA, 6/21) NEWS
core of this report is a set of guidelines,
with case studies from several utilities,
for evaluating and managing T&O events,
prior to customer complaints. The difficulty
lies in the extreme sensitivity that many
individuals have for the most difficult to
manage earthy/musty taste and odor compounds,
geosmin and 2-methylisoborneol (MIB)."