WaterBriefs: Eleven international trade delegations to attend WEFTEC.05

Also in this report: Black & Veatch team completes stormwater management research; Koch Industries wins Keep America Beautiful award; Atlantium introduces new UV water disinfection system; Telvent to help upgrade Mo. water system; CCWD gets patent for new water treatment approach; N.J. American Water wins excellence award; CSA Group gains investor; Phytoremediation expert joins ENSR; ICL announces price increases; Coca Cola India explores Aqua Society study; Wataire signs deal with IDC...

In other news below:
-- Black & Veatch-led team completes stormwater management research
-- Koch Industries receives Keep America Beautiful 'Vision for America' award
-- Atlantium introduces new UV water disinfection system
-- Telvent to help upgrade water supply system for Lee's Summit, Mo.
-- CCWD receives patent for new approach to water treatment
-- New Jersey American Water wins award for excellence
-- Hispania Capital Partners completes investment in CSA Group
-- Leading phytoremediation expert joins ENSR
-- ICL Industrial Products announces price increases for bromine
-- Aqua Society enters feasibility study with Coca Cola India
-- Environment among topics for nanotechnology event Oct. 22-27
-- Wataire signs marketing deal with International Development Corp.
-- USAID increases assistance to countries affected by Hurricane Stan

Eleven international trade delegations to attend WEFTEC.05
ALEXANDRIA, VA, Oct. 19, 2005 -- Trade delegations from eleven countries, the largest from Iraq, will gather in Washington, DC later this month to conduct business with and gather information from over 850 water and wastewater companies at WEFTEC®.05, the largest water quality conference of its kind in North America. Iraqi delegation expected to attend session on rebuilding the country's water and wastewater infrastructure...
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-- Washington, DC, area teachers 'go to the source' on water quality
-- Water For People benefit gala to be held at WEFTEC.05 at DC's City Museum
-- Domestic, international water themes focus of WEFTEC.05 opening session -- Current and former EPA Administrators, 2005 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate to headline event
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Black & Veatch-led team completes stormwater management research
KANSAS CITY, MO, Oct. 19, 2005 -- Black & Veatch Corp. announced completion of a three-year study of Best Management Practices (BMPs) and Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SUDS) that will enhance understanding of stormwater quality management technologies and issues in the United States and the United Kingdom. The study was collectively funded by the Water Environment Research Foundation, United Kingdom Water Industry Research and the Awwa Research Foundation...
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Koch Industries wins Keep America Beautiful 'Vision for America' award
STAMFORD, CT, Oct. 19, 2005 -- Koch Industries will receive the Keep America Beautiful Inc. 2005 Vision for America Award -- the 20th anniversary award -- as recognition for its commitment to improving environmental and safety performance of its companies and the many conservation projects they do in their communities. The award will be received by water and wastewater specialist Koch Membrane Systems, a member company of Koch Chemical Technology Group, which is a subsidiary of Koch Industries...
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Atlantium introduces new UV water disinfection system
BEIT SHEMESH, Israel, Oct. 19, 2005 -- Atlantium recently introduced its new water disinfection solution at Drinktec 2005 in Munich, Germany, in partnership with its German distributor, ELGA Berkefeld, a subsidiary of Veolia Water. The Israeli company's water disinfection solutions allow businesses and municipalities to reduce the amount of toxic byproducts they produce, decrease energy usage and benefit from reduced maintenance costs and a lower total cost of ownership...
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Telvent to help upgrade water supply system for Lee's Summit, Mo.
MADRID, Spain, Oct. 19, 2005 -- Telvent GIT S.A., a global real-time information technology company, has been selected by the city of Lee's Summit, Mo., to participate in a co-engineering initiative aimed at upgrading the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system that manages the supply and water distribution for Lee's Summit. Already a long-standing Telvent customer, the city decided to upgrade from OASyS 5.2.2 to Telvent's latest technology, OASyS DNA, in order keep up with changing business requirements...
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CCWD receives patent for new approach to water treatment
Reduces disinfection byproduct, bromate
CONCORD, CA, Oct. 19, 2005 -- The Contra Costa Water District (CCWD) announced Oct. 6 that it received a patent for a new approach to water treatment using chlorine dioxide in combination with ozone for disinfecting water. CCWD cooperated in this patent effort with AWWARF, CEC, and Black and Veatch, to assure that the potentially significant discovery would remain in the public domain, and available to all water utilities at no royalty costs...
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Among other recent headlines:
New Jersey American Water wins award for excellence -- LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ, Oct. 19, 2005 -- New Jersey American Water was proud to receive the 2005 Award for Excellence in the Environmental Quality category from the New Jersey Business & Industry Association at an award ceremony last night.
New Jersey American Water earned the award for its Eastern Reinforcement Transmission Main Project. The project, built in several phases, includes over seven miles of water main and allows New Jersey American Water to maintain a reliable supply as demand grows in the company's Northern New Jersey service area...

Hispania Capital Partners completes investment in CSA Group -- CHICAGO, Oct. 19, 2005 -- Hispania Capital Partners announced that it has completed the acquisition of an ownership interest in CSA Group, the largest Hispanic-owned engineering services firm in the United States and a market leader in water and wastewater infrastructure services. Founded in 1956, CSA Group provides architecture, engineering, program and project management, construction management, operations and maintenance and environmental consulting services to both public and private sector clients in the United States and the Caribbean...

Leading phytoremediation expert, Dr. Ari Ferro, joins ENSR -- Expands cost-effective groundwater remedial technology and environmental capabilities -- RALEIGH, NC, Oct. 19, 2005 -- Dr. Ari Ferro has joined ENSR as a Senior Remediation Manager based in ENSR's Raleigh, NC office. ENSR, a leading global environmental firm, serves major industrial and government clients from 70 worldwide offices. In this new role, Dr. Ferro will expand ENSR's phytoremediation practice internationally. Increasingly, phytoremediation is being used to clean up sites contaminated with petroleum hydrocarbons, chlorinated compounds, explosives and pesticides...

ICL Industrial Products announces price increases for bromine -- BEER-SHEVA, Israel, Oct. 19, 2005 -- ICL Industrial Products announces that the price for bromine will increase to $2,300 per metric ton, and will take effect in all territories from Nov. 1, subject to existing contracts. ICL-IP said increasing demand for bromine based clear brine fluids as well as for water treatment and flame retardants is putting pressure on the availability of bromine, and demand for this product is nearing its supply...

Aqua Society enters feasibility study with Coca Cola India -- HERTEN, Germany, Oct. 19, 2005 -- Aqua Society Inc. announced that Coca Cola India has agreed to cooperate in conducting a feasibility study of the company's Aquamission technology at one of its production plants in South India. The plant has a daily input of about 300,000 to 500,000 liters of water throughput. The data collected from the feasibility study will be used exclusively to prepare a pilot project proposal for Coca Cola India. Aqua Society designs and develops technologies for application in the areas of refrigeration, water purification and wastewater treatment...

Nanotechnology event to focus on environmental, commercial and public policy issues -- MENLO PARK, CA, Oct. 19, 2005 -- Over 90 panelists and speakers will gather to discuss nanotechnology research, commercial applications, environmental issues and policy concerns at the 13th Foresight Conference Advancing Beneficial Nanotechnology: Focusing on the Cutting Edge, to be held Oct. 22-27 at the San Francisco Airport Marriott. Newcomers and veteran nanotechnology trackers will hear how nanotechnology can help solve some of the most critical challenges facing humankind. The conference is open to the general public...

Wataire signs agreement with International Development Corp. to sell its atmospheric water generators -- VANCOUVER, Canada, Oct. 19, 2005 -- Wataire Industries Inc. has signed a license agreement with International Development Corp. Under the terms of the agreement IDC will acquire the exclusive rights to market and distribute WII's drinking water technology in the United States...

USAID increases assistance to countries affected by Hurricane Stan -- WASHINGTON, DC, Oct. 18, 2005 -- In response to the continued flooding and mudslides associated with Hurricane Stan, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will provide an additional $1.5 million in commodities and funding to Guatemala and El Salvador. USAID has provided more than $2.5 million in funding and commodities in response to disasters associated with Hurricane Stan across Central America and Mexico. A third airlift containing 10,320 water containers, 800 rolls of plastic sheeting, 2,502 hygiene kits, six 12,000-liter water bladders, and 2 high capacity water purification units arrived in Guatemala City on Oct. 13...

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In earlier newsbriefs, see: WaterBriefs: ThermoEnergy earns Frost & Sullivan wastewater award -- Also in this report (Oct. 18, 2005): Commercial laundry helps MWD launch industrial conservation program; Smithfield Foods' employees test rivers for World Water Monitoring Day; Bion Environmental Technologies Inc. teams with Ardour Capital Investments; Novazone Inc. appoints Ram Prasad as vice president of operations; Oil & Gas Journal, OGJ Online launch e-newsletters; Halliburton agrees to acquire Easy Well; Clearly Canadian enters into distribution agreement with Dr Pepper/7Up; What role do private companies play in the EU water market?; International buyers visit IWEX to tap into UK's water expertise; UK Firms win work on major Brazilian offshore oil project with ECGD backing; TTCM China enters contracts with two steel plants...

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