WorldBriefs: Changes in ISO 9001:2008 and certification transition requirements

Also in this report: Research on water supply, water treatment market in China; AECOM Environment VP presents at Global Packaged Water Congress; Severn Trent Services meter wins Aquatech Innovation Award; Environment Agency calls for action to improve bathing water quality; CH2M HILL supports successful, sustainable future for tsunami-torn areas; Kyoto World Water Prize deadline extended; New book examines water and cereals in drylands; (more)...

In other news below:
-- Research on water supply, water treatment market in China
-- AECOM Environment VP presents at Global Packaged Water Congress
-- Severn Trent Services meter wins Aquatech Innovation Award
-- Environment Agency calls for action to improve bathing water quality
-- CH2M HILL supports successful, sustainable future for tsunami-torn areas
-- Kyoto World Water Prize deadline extended
-- New book examines water and cereals in drylands
-- DHV completes master plan for major Suez Canal port
-- Compendium of sanitation systems, technologies now available
-- Soil expertise vital to future sustainability
-- CIWEM: Environmental Consequences of War


Changes in ISO 9001:2008 and certification transition requirements
A new version of ISO 9001 (ISO 9001:2008), the world's most widely used quality management system standard, will be published in November...

Among other recent headlines:

Research on water supply, water treatment market in China
According to new research from Research and Markets, China's urban water supply coverage reached 93.8 percent in 2007 and country reached 81.2 percent...

AECOM Environment VP presents at Global Packaged Water Congress
SHENZHEN, China -- Jack Donohue, AECOM Environment Vice President of Hydrogeology and Water Supply, delivered a sustainable water supply management presentation at the recent Global Packaged Water Congress in Shenzhen, China...

Severn Trent Services meter wins Aquatech Innovation Award
The SmartMeter™ SM150VR+ Intelligent Water Meter from Severn Trent Services received the Aquatech Innovation Award in the Process Control Technology and Process Automation category at Aquatech Amsterdam, held 30 September through 3 October...

Environment Agency calls for action to improve bathing water quality
The Environment Agency called on the farming community, local authorities and the water industry to help to do more to tackle the pollution of bathing waters around the coast of England and Wales...
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CH2M HILL supports sustainable future for tsunami-torn areas
Nearly four years ago, an earthquake off the Sumatra coastline measured 9.2 on the Richter scale. The massive tsunami that resulted and came to shore on December 26 completely devastated the lives, land, and infrastructure of the people of Sri Lanka and Maldives...

Kyoto World Water Prize deadline extended
The deadline for applications for the second edition of the Kyoto World Water Prize has been extended to November 30th, 2008. The Prize aims to give those working on water-related issues at the grassroots level the opportunity to present their work to the global water community at the 5th World Water Forum in Istanbul, in March 2009...

New book examines water and cereals in drylands
A new book by P. Koohafkan and B. A. Stewart reviews the potential for increased cereal production in drylands across the world, from the USA, Australia and Southern Europe to Asia and Africa. It describes how improved water conservation, water harvesting and investment options can contribute to this, and suggests policies for the more efficient use of existing natural resources in order to lessen the dependence of agriculture on further irrigation development...

DHV completes master plan for major Suez Canal port
Dutch consultancy and engineering group DHV has completed its master plan for a new port and industrial complex to be developed to the East of Port Said, Egypt...

Compendium of sanitation systems, technologies now available [pdf]
Scattered throughout hundreds of books and journals, abundant information exists about sanitation solutions and technologies. The "Compendium of Sanitation Systems and Technologies," a new guidebook produced by the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (Eawag) and the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), pulls this information together in one volume...

Soil expertise vital to future sustainability
The National Soil Resources Institute (NSRI) at Cranfield University has welcomed a report on the current status of soil and water management in England from the Royal Agricultural Society of England (RASE) co-authored by Dick Godwin, Emeritus Professor at Cranfield...

CIWEM: Environmental Consequences of War [.doc]
Environmental damage to air, water and land continues to be caused by the unregulated exploitation of natural resources, landmines and unexploded munitions, movement of heavy artillery and troops, chemical and oil spills, fires, and displaced people...
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-- Latest CIWEM e-Newsletter

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Combating desertification could help tackle other global crises -- UN official
AUMA environmental policy endorsed by ISO standard
Water friendly farming initiative targets new catchments
Michael Norton joins ICE Water Panel
ISO Guide will help reduce environmental impacts of products
Foster Wheeler awarded contract for circulating fluidized-bed steam generator
MWC needs P1 billion for water, sewerage system project
Lab21 spins out environmental monitoring business to Cogent Environmental
Panton Mcleod expands borders headquarters
Anti-flooding device rides wave of awards
Alan Man to lead Black & Veatch's water business in Hong Kong
100 projects confirmed for Global Infrastructure Leadership Forum

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