- UBC Researchers Develop Drinking Water Quality Index Tool for Municipalities
UBC engineers have created a tool that will help municipalities measure water quality, as a way to ensure clean and safe drinking water is coming out of the taps. Nilufar Islam, who recently received her PhD from UBC Okanagan, has been working with Professor Rehan Sadiq, associate dean of the School of Engineering and Professor […]
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- Vale Newfoundland and Labrador Limited Ordered to Pay $30K in Penalties for Fisheries Act Violation
On August 23rd in St. John’s provincial court, a judge ordered Vale Newfoundland and Labrador Limited to pay $30,000 in penalties after the company pleaded guilty to a violation of the federal Fisheries Act. The violation relates to a March 2013 incident where untreated and acutely lethal effluent was discharged from the Voisey’s Bay mine into […]
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- Xylem Acquires Sensus for $1.7 Billion
Xylem Inc., a company that solves water challenges in a variety of markets and provides a wide array of applications spanning the cycle of water, announced this week that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Sensus for approximately $1.7 billion in cash to add faster growing data and metering services. Sensus, owned by […]
- WATER: A is for Access
For a mother of four, access to a piped connection would mean so much more than just a safe drink: it would help her earn more money and improve her family's home.
- Safe water, sanitation, and education for Monica
Monica’s mother works in the United States and sends money home. Her funds allow Monica to study cosmetology, her younger brother to attend school, and for the family to build a home that includes a water connection and toilet.
- WATER: W is for Women
For Samta and her tenants in Dhaka, safe water goes beyond a drink in a glass. It's the key to living a healthy, prosperous life.
- Gina Lopez, a “Crusader,” Sets Philippines Water, Mining Safety on Unexpected New Course
New environment secretary vows to enforce rule of law. By Keith Schneider, Circle of Blue Before Regina Lopez agreed in June to serve as the secretary of the Philippines Department of Environment and Natural Resources, her standing as one of the Pacific island nation’s determined environmental activists was unchallenged. As the top executive of the […]
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- The Stream, August 25: Human Environmental Footprint Increases, But At A Slower Rate
The Global Rundown The environmental effects of global agricultural development, expanding cities, and growing industries are still increasing, but at a slower pace than population and economic growth, according to a new study. Conflicts and instability in North Africa and the Middle East have damaged water, sanitation, and health systems, contributing to a decline in […]
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- Map: U.S. Coal-Fired Power Plants Ranked By Water Pollution
Report identifies worst offenders by discharges of arsenic, lead, and mercury.
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