WorldBriefs: Hexham flood scheme on Prime Minister's shortlist

Also in this report: IDA co-sponsors Water Leaders Summit in Singapore; AMEC to acquire US environmental, geotechnical consultancy; Kathabar opens sales office in Netherlands; HELCOM measures keep illicit oil spills in the Baltic near record lows; Call for arts & environment papers; Membrana launches Chinese, German website portals; Energy efficiency crucial for European energy security, climate change mitigation; (more)...

In other news below:
-- IDA co-sponsors Water Leaders Summit in Singapore
-- AMEC to acquire US environmental, geotechnical consultancy
-- Kathabar opens sales office in Netherlands
-- HELCOM measures keep illicit oil spills in the Baltic near record lows
-- Call for arts & environment papers
-- Membrana launches Chinese, German website portals
-- Energy efficiency crucial for European energy security, climate change mitigation
-- Severn Trent Services sign five-year contract with Yorkshire Water Services
-- JUSCO wins two water awards
-- Prestige lecture addresses human impact on climate change
-- Former ISTT Technical Secretary passes away

Hexham flood scheme on Prime Minister's shortlist
LONDON -- The Environment Agency's award-winning Cockshaw Burn flood alleviation scheme at Hexham has been shortlisted for yet another prestigious accolade, this time by the Prime Minister...
Also see:
-- "Environment Agency reports 12 months on since the summer floods"
-- "Time to stand up to climate change - It's no joke!"
-- "Environment Agency confirms acting chief executive"

Among other recent headlines:

IDA co-sponsors Water Leaders Summit
TOPSFIELD, MA, USA -- The International Desalination Association (IDA) announced that it will co-sponsor the upcoming Water Leaders Summit as part of the Singapore International Water Week (SIWW)...
Also see:
-- "Singapore International Water Week opens gateway to China market"
-- "Middle East officials head to Singapore for International Water Week"
-- "Young people suggest solutions to world's water woes"
-- "A splash of fun during Singapore International Water Week"

AMEC to acquire US environmental, geotechnical consultancy
LONDON, UK -- AMEC plc has reached agreement to acquire Geomatrix Consultants Inc., a diversified technical consulting and engineering firm headquartered in Oakland, California...
Also see:
-- "Pioneering study shows how to cut CO2 emissions"
-- "AMEC, BP enter strategic global projects agreement"

Kathabar opens sales office in Netherlands
BUFFALO, NY, USA -- US-based Kathabar Dehumidification Systems Inc. has opened a new sales office located in the Netherlands to coordinate its European activities. Kathabar engineers and manufactures industrial dehumidification systems for the pharmaceutical, chemical, and food & beverage industries...

HELCOM measures keep illicit oil spills in the Baltic near record lows
HELSINKI, Finland -- According to a recent HELCOM study, the number of deliberate, illegal oil discharges from ships annually has increased slightly, but still remains near record lows...
Also see:
-- "HELCOM to update pollution reduction requirements of Baltic recovery plan"
-- "Experts to discuss limiting pollution to Baltic Sea from land-based sources"

Call for arts & environment papers
LONDON -- CIWEM sees enhanced connections between agendas on the arts and the environment as vital in generating critical thinking for our management of water and the environment, and in enriching society's responses to the technological, ecological, cultural and moral challenges of the twenty first century...
Also see:
-- "Seas the day"
-- "Graceful withdrawl?"
-- "Environmental Photographer of the Year exhibition"
-- "No time for intellectual laxity"
-- "New Journal of Flood Risk Management"

Membrana launches Chinese, German website portals
CHARLOTTE, NC, USA -- Membrana, a leading membrane and device manufacturer, has expanded the Liqui-Cel® Business unit's website by launching fully-functional website portals in Chinese and German at http://www.liqui-cel.cn and http://www.liqui-cel.de...

Energy efficiency crucial for energy security, climate change mitigation
GENEVA, Switzerland -- Energy efficiency has emerged as the key policy to address global climate change problems. This has become a priority for three international organizations concerned with energy cooperation in Europe...
Also see:
-- "Energy efficiency for global climate change mitigation"
-- "Environmental agreement among seven countries of southeast Europe signed"

Severn Trent Services sign five-year contract with Yorkshire Water Services
BIRMINGHAM, UK -- Severn Trent Services have announced a new five-year contract to supply Ajusta bayonet boundary boxes to Yorkshire Water Services (YWS). YWS will purchase medium density polyethylene (MDPE) tailed and...
Also see: -- "Success for Severn Trent Services at IFAT 2008"

JUSCO wins two water awards
JAMSHEDPUR, India -- Jamshedpur Utilities & Services Company (Jusco) recently won two awards bringing it international recognition...
Also see: -- "Jusco wins Gwalior water supply bid in Madhya Pradesh"

Prestige lecture addresses human impact on climate change
CRANFIELD, UK -- Professor Alan Thorpe, Chief Executive of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), presented the latest scientific position on climate and environmental change at Cranfield University in a presentation titled 'The Human Footprint on Planet Earth'...

Former ISTT Technical Secretary passes away
The former Technical Secretary of the International Society for Trenchless Technology (ISTT) John James passed away in May 2008 after a period of declining health...

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