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27 Apr 2020 NEW HAVEN CT
The Delaware River, a major source of drinking water for Philadelphia, is facing an emerging threat as rising seas push saltwater farther upstream. The combination of sea level rise and the expectation of reduced downstream flow as a result of climate change-related droughts have raised new fears that the region’s biggest source of drinking water could at some point become contaminated with seawater.
26 Jan 2020 WASHINGTON DC, United States
Toxic fluorinated chemicals known as PFAS are more prevalent in the drinking water of dozens of US cities, with new findings confirming that exposure to the "forever chemicals" has been previously underestimated both by the Environmental Protection Agency and environmental researchers.More OOSKAnews Coverage Of PFAS Contamination (33 Articles)A new report from Environmental Working Group (EWG), subsequent to widespread testing in the United States, produced test results suggest that PFAS, and related and similarly dangerous chemicals that are not normally included in water sampling, are likely in all major water supplies in the US...
8 May 2017 PHILADELPHIA, PA
The government-funding deal struck Sunday by Congress requires the Department of Defense to identify all military bases where a long-used firefighting foam contaminated drinking water wells and to establish uniform clean-up procedures. Under the resolution, the Pentagon must give Congress a list of affected sites within 120 days, and include its plans for telling communities about the contamination and when it was detected...
25 Jan 2017 PHILADELPHIA, PA
Coffee futures are on a tear as regions of Brazil beleaguered by drought last year are heading for more of the same parched conditions. There’s been no significant rain for almost a month in Espirito Santo state, the nation’s top grower of the robusta variety. It’s gotten so dry that the government has reinstated limits on irrigation from rivers.
6 May 2016 PHILADELPHIA, PA
According to a new study by University of Pennsylvania researchers shows that, though extreme precipitation events can greatly increase the amount of water traveling through a river, large storms only move about 50 percent more sediment than a typical rainfall. The overall contribution of these intense rainfalls to erosion, therefore, is smaller than might be expected.
31 Jul 2013 SINGAPORE
Conversations with Water Leaders: Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC) Executive Director Mr. Khoo Teng Chye on Urban Water Planning and City Governance
Sixth in a series, “Conversations With Water Leaders,” conducted by OOSKAnews in association with Singapore International Water Week.In this edition, OOSKAnews correspondent Renee Martin-Nagle speaks with Mr. Khoo Teng Chye, Executive Director, Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC), to gather insights on Singapore’s urban water planning and city governance...
19 Apr 2013 washington, dc, united states
An estimated $260 billion USD is lost every year from a lack of access to sanitation, according to the World Bank. “We have to fix sanitation if we want to end extreme poverty by 2030 and boost the incomes of the poorest 40 percent,” World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said in a statement on April 19...
11 Feb 2013 TEL AVIV, Israel
The CEO of Tel Aviv-based Whitewater Group, Issey Ende, returned to Israel from the United States on February 10 after a trip aimed at expanding the company’s business and establishing a subsidiary. The subsidiary, Whitewater Technologies US, will be based in Akron, Ohio. The Whitewater Group has operated in the United States for more than two-and-a-half years, butnow plans to build up operations and base implementation staff there in addition to marketing and sales staff currently based in Miami...
4 Dec 2012 united states, WASHINGTON DC
The World Bank and its partners this weekend launched the first-ever Sanitation Hackathon, modeled on the successful Water Hackathon of October 2011, bringing together software developers, designers and programmers to find technological solutions to a crisis that affects some 2.5 billion people worldwide and costs billions of dollars in economic losses annually...
20 Jul 2012 WA, SEATTLE
As the historic drought now searing more than 60 percent of the US drags on, the impact could soon be sweeping across the country and beyond. After the obvious push on food prices, drought experts say the cascading chain of secondary societal effects will range from higher utility prices and industry costs in the developed world to population displacements and potential political unrest in less developed regions...
5 Jul 2012 sinGapore
Cities must learn to deal with water in a multi-disciplinary way that treats it as an asset, Center for Livable Cities Executive Director Khoo Teng Chye told the Water Leaders Summit Roundtable at Singapore International Water Week on July 3. Singapore has turned water from a bane into a boon, he said, calling on other cities to follow its example...
28 Jul 2010 MOSCOW, Russia
I he director of Mosvodocanal, the water supply and sewerage utility in the Russian capital, asked Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov to include the company in its program for privatizing city property in 2011-2013. Interfax news agency quoted Director of Mosvodocanal Stanislav Khramenkov as saying that turning the utility into a jointstock company would attract investments from foreign companies...