Rhode Island River Restoration Projects

NOAA Administrator Dr. Jane Lubchenco joined last week with federal, state and local officials and volunteers at Hunt’s Mills Dam on the Ten Mile River in East Providence (RI, USA) to celebrate a USD3 million American Reinvestment and Recovery … www.european-waternews.com

A Lesson in UV Canadian Water Treatment

UV disinfection can also be used as part of the treatment train allowing waste waters to be recycled to very high water standards for beneficial reuse in agriculture or for aquafer recharge. UV disinfection produces no identified … watertreatment.ca

Timaru Herald- New Zealand – Spring infection warning

by Timaru Herald – Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand
“Campylobacter, salmonella, cryptosporidium, giardia and yersinia live in the gut of animals and birds, and may be present in large numbers in their faeces.  www.timaruherald.co.nz


Naturalnews.com – U.S. Pharmaceutical Factories Dumping Huge Quantities of Drugs Into Public Sewers, Rivers and Waterways

USGS study of sewers downstream of pharmaceutical factories finds high concentrations of drugs in waste stream.  www.naturalnews.com

EPA Requiring Local Governments to Initiate Storm Water Pollution Public Awareness Campaigns

“Love Your Stream”, “Low Impact Living” fine art posters inspire change, teach residents best storm water practices. Teaching people to keep rain water … www.prweb.com

Carl Pope – Water, Water, Everywhere, Nor Any Drop to Drink…

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner anticipated the perils of climate change. There won’t be less water in a warmer world — total global precipitation may well increase. – www.huffingtonpost.com

NY Times – Health Ills Abound as Farm Runoff Fouls Wells

In Morrison, Wis., more than 100 wells were polluted by agricultural runoff (including E. coli, coliform, parasites, bacteria, Cryptosporidium, viruses) from land covered with slaughterhouse waste and treated sewage. – NY Times

Helsinki, Finland – A Foodborne Outbreak Due To Cryptosporidium

A Foodborne Outbreak Due To Cryptosporidium Parvum In Helsinki, November 2008.   The first foodborne outbreak caused by Cryptosporidium parvum in Finland. The outbreak occurred among personnel of the Public Works Department in Helsinki, who had eaten in the same canteen.    –  pubmeddy.com