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2013-11-12 08:25:51

Dutch water and paper industries sign collaborative agreement with Israeli start-up Applied CleanTech AMSTERDAM, November 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In a celebratory signing ceremony held on Tuesday, November 5th 2013, a collaborative agreement to install and study the benefits of Israel's Applied CleanTech's revolutionary Sewage Recycling System (SRS(TM)) in a Dutch wastewater treatment facility (WWTP) and a Dutch paper mill was signed. Applied CleanTech had developed a...

2013-11-07 16:24:26

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Abtech Holdings, Inc. (OTC QB: ABHD) ("AbTech" or the "Company"), a full-service environmental technologies and engineering firm dedicated to providing innovative solutions to communities, industry and governments addressing issues of water pollution and contamination, today announced that it( )has scheduled a conference call for Thursday, November 14, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. (ET) to discuss the Company's financial results for its third...

2013-10-31 12:22:55

OAKDALE, Minn., Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Engineering America, Inc. (www.engamerica.com), a leading provider of liquid storage solutions and process equipment, today announced the company will spin off its water and wastewater process equipment business to focus on its storage tank business. The mutually agreed upon separation will go into effect November 1. The newly independent company, Great Northern Environmental, will specialize in the sale of water and wastewater...

2013-10-29 08:25:46

ADELANTO, Calif., Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PERC Water Corporation has completed the upgrades and start-up testing of the City of Adelanto, California's wastewater treatment facility and is treating the entire City's wastewater six months earlier than scheduled, saving the City approximately $400,000 in costs of diverting wastewater to a regional facility. Due to increased residential development over the past decade, the City's original treatment facility could only process...

2013-10-12 23:18:14

Waste volumes have increased since 2008, as consumers and businesses have generated more wastewater during the economic recovery; going forward, Wastewater volumes will continue to increase as consumption expands among households and businesses. For these reasons, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the Sewage Treatment Facilities industry in its growing industry report collection. Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) October 11, 2013 The Sewage Treatment Facilities industry has...

2013-10-10 23:27:02

The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) is using one of its major employee parking lots as a testing ground for various types of permeable pavement materials designed to prevent stormwater runoff from polluting local rivers and streams. Funded by the PWD and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the project will help advance strategies under the city’s nationally renowned Green City, Clean Waters stormwater management plan. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) October 10, 2013 Crews have...

2013-10-10 08:23:24

Work on First-Of-Its-Kind Contract for Storm Water Management in U.S. to begin immediately SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Abtech Holdings, Inc. (OTC QB: ABHD) (the "Company"), a full-service environmental technologies and engineering firm providing innovative solutions addressing issues of water pollution and contamination to communities, industry and governments, today reported that Nassau County, Long Island, New York, fully executed a Not-To-Exceed $12 million...

2013-10-09 23:21:36

HRSD received the award for its ability to remove nutrients during the treatment process more cost effectively than previously possible. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) recognized HRSD with its Award for Excellence in Innovation on Tuesday afternoon for its efforts in nutrient removal at its facilities. HRSD, the regional wastewater treatment utility that serves 17 counties and cities in southeast Virginia, received the award for...

2013-10-09 23:21:33

WERF is pleased to announce that University of Massachusetts Amherst Associate Professor Dr. Chul Park has been awarded the 2013 Paul L. Busch Award. Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) October 09, 2013 The Water Environment Research Foundation (WERF) is pleased to announce that University of Massachusetts Amherst Associate Professor Dr. Chul Park has been awarded the 2013 Paul L. Busch Award. The WERF Endowment for Innovation in Applied Water Quality Research is honoring Dr. Park with its largest...

2013-10-09 23:03:02

These Stormwater Management Incentives Program (SMIP) grants will promote green stormwater management practices on private and non-profit properties resulting in the planned development of 77 greened acres. The SMIP grant is an important component of PWD’s Green City Clean Waters Plan that includes an ambitious goal to covert 9,500 impervious acres to “green acres” that capture and manage the first one inch of stormwater runoff to achieve beautiful, fishable, clean and healthy rivers...


Latest Environmental soil science Reference Libraries

Desertification
2013-04-02 09:46:56

Desertification is a form of land degradation in which a comparatively dry land area becomes more and more arid, normally losing its bodies of water along with its wildlife and vegetation. This is a result of a variety of factors, such as climate change and human activities. Desertification is an important global, ecological, and environmental issue. There is substantial controversy over the proper definition of the term “desertification”. The most broadly accepted of these is that of...

Land Degradation
2013-04-02 09:20:15

Land degradation is a process in which the value of the biophysical environment is affected by one or more combination of human-induced processes acting on the land. It is also the gradual destruction or reduction of the quality and quantity of human activities, animal activities or natural means. It is viewed as any change or disturbance to the land perceived to be deleterious or unwanted. Natural hazards are not included in the causes; however, human activities can indirectly affect...

Erosion
2013-04-01 12:48:39

Erosion is the process by which rock and soil are taken from the surface of the Earth by exogenetic processes like wind or the flow of water, and then transported and deposited in another location. While erosion is a natural process, human activities have increased by 10 to 40 times the rate at which erosion is happening globally. Excessive erosion results in problems such as desertification, decreases in agricultural productivity because of land degradation, sedimentation of waterways,...

Soil Salinity
2013-04-01 11:15:13

Soil salinity is the salt content within the soil; the process of increasing the content of salt is known as salination. Salt is a natural element of water and soils. Salination can be a result of natural processes such as the gradual withdrawal of an ocean or mineral weathering. It can be caused by artificial processes such as irrigation as well. Soils that are affected by salt are a result of excess accumulation of salts, normally most obvious at the surface of the soil. Salts can be...

Dryland Farming
2013-03-15 11:32:48

Dryland farming is farming without the aid of irrigation and only with the amount of rain fall given by Mother Nature. Dryland farming is typical in arid regions such as Southwestern United States, Mexico, the Middle East, and other regions that are known for growing grains. Dryland farming is practiced in all parts of Australia with the exception of the Northern Territory. Process Dryland farming involves the constant assessing of the amount of moisture present or lacking for any given...

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