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Qatar’s ‘water security project’ deal signed

Aug 1, 2014

DOHA: Qatar’s ongoing ‘drinking water security programme’ received a boost as the French company Saint-Gobain PAM signed two contracts with AlJaber Engineering LLC worth $268m (200m euros).

While Rome burns

Aug 1, 2014 A good way to judge the efficacy of a proposed solution is to ask how, if implemented, it would alter the outcome of a situation. By this metric, the Ministry of Energy and Water’s (MoEW) proposed solution to Lebanon’s water shortage f...

CONGRESSIONAL INVESTIGATIVE REPORT URGES EPA TO IMPROVE OVERSIGHT OF THE UIC PROGRAM

Aug 1, 2014 The following information was released by Clean Water Action:This week the Government Accountability Office released DRINKING WATER: EPA Program to Protect Underground Sources from Injection of Fluids Associated with Oil and Gas Production Needs I...

Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality Issues Draft Water Discharge Permit-City of Bastrop / West Pond Wastewater Treatment Plant AI Number 38076

Aug 1, 2014 The Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality issued the following public notice:The LDEQ, Office of Environmental Services, is accepting written comments on a Louisiana Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (LPDES) permit prepared for the Ci...

GWR Global Water Resources Corp. Announces Monthly Dividend

Aug 1, 2014 PHOENIX, AZ, July 31, 2014 /CNW/ - GWR Global Water Resources Corp. (TSX: GWR) (the "Company") announced that its board of directors declared, under its approved dividend policy, a monthly cash dividend on the common shares of the Company (the...

Boxer, Feinstein, Napolitano, DeFazio Introduce 'W21: Water in the 21st Century' Legislation

Aug 1, 2014 Rep. Grace Napolitano, D-Calif. (32nd CD), issued the following news release:U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA), U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), U.S. Representative Grace Napolitano (D-CA) and U.S. Representative Peter DeFazio (D-OR) today in...

Corps Completes First Construction Contract For Indian River Lagoon-South Project

Aug 1, 2014 The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District issued the following news release:The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has completed the first construction contract for the Indian River Lagoon-South, C-44 Reservoir and Sto...

Resources and Development Committee Approves Report Regarding Conditions of Water Resources Department Field Offices

Aug 1, 2014 The 22nd Navajo Nation Council, a federally-recognized Native American tribe, issued the following news release:On Tuesday, the Resources and Development Committee received a report from the Navajo Nation Department of Water Resources director Naj...

Minnesota Says EPA Wrong to Reverse Mesabi Nugget Variance Decision

Jul 31, 2014 The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency issued the following news release:The Commissioner of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator at Region 5 in Chicago asserting the EP...

IF ONLY CITIES CAN SEE WETLANDS

Jul 31, 2014 India, July 31 -- Sixty People died in a building collapse in Chennai last fortnight. There is much more than the municipal incompetence that needs to be fixed to avoid such tragic incidents. This building was located on Porur lake, a water body t...