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2014-04-29 23:00:25

This week’s meeting of the International Emerging Technology Symposium (IETS) highlighted some of the connections between building water systems with public health, particularly in buildings such as hospitals, restaurants, and hotels. For more information on IETS (presentation PowerPoints to be posted by IAPMO soon), visit http://www.iapmo.org/Pages/EmergingTechnologySymposium.aspx. Washington, DC (PRWEB) April 29, 2014 Plumbing experts are among the most “end-user” focused...

2014-04-29 16:23:42

The World Water Summit Draws Experts from Every Region Worldwide TORONTO, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Disease from water and sanitation issues kill more people than all other forms of violence, including war. To date, Rotary Clubs have donated more than US$20 million to address water issues and the Water & Sanitation Rotarian Action Group is hosting its sixth annual World Water Summit on May 30, 2014 in Sydney, Australia. Amongst other notable keynote speakers is Ms. Jenny Da Rin,...

2014-04-28 23:05:55

An article in The Journal of Parasitology discusses various long-term efforts to control parasitic infections and focuses specifically on improving sanitation within a culturally acceptable framework. The author suggests that a "biodigester" may be a solution to improve sanitation systems in some international regions. Lawrence, Kansas (PRWEB) April 28, 2014 More than 450 million people worldwide, primarily children and pregnant women, suffer illness from soil-transmitted...

2014-04-22 16:23:11

HARRISBURG, Pa., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett today announced the investment of $41.7 million in 13 non-point source, drinking water and wastewater projects across 12 counties through the Pennsylvania Infrastructure Investment Authority (PENNVEST). "The investments that we make today in our environment and economy will improve the quality of life for Pennsylvanians in all corners of the Commonwealth," Governor Corbett said. "The PENNVEST Board's...

2014-04-21 23:04:05

From Headworks Screens to Solids Disposal, System Provides Ease of Maintenance and Reliability Fort Lauderdale, FL (PRWEB) April 21, 2014 Parkson is redesigning the headworks at a municipal treatment plant to implement a sluiced screenings system that will improve the operator’s ability to manage wet weather conditions and reduce maintenance concerns. The new design is for the Omaha, Nebraska, Missouri River WWTP CSO improvements and is built around two of Parkson’s most robust...

2014-04-18 12:21:26

Dreamstime Offering Discounted Pricing on Weekly to Annual Image Subscriptions NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dreamstime, a distinguished leader in stock photography, announced today it is donating 5% of all image subscriptions sales made on Earth Day to charity: water (www.charitywater.org), a global non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. All Dreamstime subscription sales made on Earth Day will result in a...

2014-04-15 16:21:55

DUBLIN, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qhrfmf/china_solid_waste) has announced the addition of the "China Solid Waste Disposal Industry Report" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qhrfmf/china_solid_waste ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) China solid waste disposal industry was chiefly featured by the followings between 2012 and 2013....

2014-04-14 12:23:40

DUBLIN, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qrzkql/research_and) have announced the addition of the "Research and Development Trend Forecast of China Waste Transfer Station Industry, 2013-2017" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/qrzkql/research_and ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Research and Development Trend Forecast of China Waste...

2014-04-09 12:23:36

DUBLIN, Apr. 09, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/rss2ld/brazil_water ) has announced the addition of the "Brazil Water Market Insight" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) Brazil is one of the hottest economies in the world, and one of GWI's top four country markets. With huge opportunities for foreign private sector participation and massive government investment programmes, this will...

2014-04-09 10:42:13

Access to improved drinking water and sanitation is highly variable within individual countries in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), according to a study published in this week's PLOS Medicine. Dr Rachel Pullan and colleagues, from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, identified marked geographic inequalities, estimating that coverage of improved drinking water supply varied from as low as 3.2% in some districts of Somalia to as high as 99.0% in urban populations in Namibia, while...


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