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2011-03-22 13:01:00

Recognized in two categories, winners participated in the 2010 monitoring period ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In celebration of World Water Day 2011, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the International Water Association (IWA) proudly announce the winners of the second annual World Water Monitoring Day (WWMD) Awards. Today also marks the start of the program's 2011 monitoring period that will run through December 31, 2011. Initiated last year, the...

2011-02-08 10:54:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A total of 212,502 people worldwide visited their local streams, rivers, lakes and other water bodies in celebration of World Water Monitoring Day (WWMD) 2010, according to the program's Year in Review report released this week by the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the International Water Association (IWA). The 2010 results represent a 73 percent increase in program participation from the previous year. As an international...

2010-03-22 12:14:00

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In celebration of World Water Day 2010, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the International Water Association (IWA) proudly announce the winners of the first annual World Water Monitoring Day (WWMD) Awards. Today also marks the start of the program's 2010 monitoring period that will run through December 31, 2010. New in 2009-2010, the WWMD Awards Program recognizes program participants for outstanding achievement in boosting...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'