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Urban Water and Sanitation
Northern Ireland Water chief resigns over crisisGuardian Unlimited | 06 Jan 2011
Laurence MacKenzie steps down after thousands of households left without water over Christmas and New Year. The head of Northern Ireland Water (NIW) has resigned over the mishandling of the water crisis that hit the province over Christmas and the New Year in the wake of freezing temperatures. The...
Flood defences: not waving but drowningGuardian Unlimited | 09 Dec 2010
First big budget cuts to flood defence spending were spun as 'broadly the same' - now ministers want communities that offer to pay part of the bill to be favoured. Not waving but drowning. But David Cameron's put-down to Ed Miliband last week is, I think, rather better suited to describing Defra's flood defence policy.
Lib Dems to attack wasteful water firmsGuardian Unlimited | 14 Sep 2006
The Liberal Democrats are considering controversial plans to convert wasteful water firms into not-for-profit companies as part of a raft of ambitious green policies.
California could see blackouts without conservationReuters | 25 Jul 2006
If Californians do not conserve considerably on Monday, rotating outages are possible with demand forecast to reach record levels again due to the heat wave, the California Independent System Operator said in a release.
Arabs need to spend $100 billion on water by 2016: reportReuters | 25 Jul 2006
Arab states will need to invest a $100 billion on desalination over the next decade if demand for water keeps growing at the current pace, especially in the Gulf region, an energy services firm said on Saturday
Reservoir opened to save salmonBBC | 24 Jul 2006
A Devon reservoir releases millions of litres of water to keep fish healthy in the heatwave as parts of England face their worst drought for 30 years.
Bathers set to enjoy sun, sea and sewageSunday Herald | 23 Jul 2006
It's summer, the sun is shining, and there's sewage on our shores again. Two Scottish beaches look to have already failed the faecal safety limits for this year, and five more have recorded excess levels of pollution.
Landfill Stabilisation andCompletion under the Landfill DirectiveFoundation for Water Research | 21 Jul 2006
The behaviour and management of wastes deposited in landfill, be they municipal solid waste, mechanically biologically pre-treated waste or incinerator residues is dependent upon a mixture of hydraulic, biochemical and mechanical processes.
Uranium occurrence and behaviour in British groundwaterFoundation for Water Research | 21 Jul 2006
This report describes the concentrations and distributions of uranium (U) in groundwater from aquifers in Great Britain and discusses the most likely sources and controls on U mobility
Swimmers Brave "Smelly" River in South ChinaPlanet Ark | 13 Jul 2006
Over 3,500 swimmers plunged into the Pearl River in China's far south on Wednesday in an official effort to show that the once toxic waterway is now clean enough to dip in, state media reported.
Think before you drinkGuardian Unlimited | 13 Jul 2006
As Britain staggers through another long, hot summer, our consumption of mineral water is set to break all records. We do need a lot of water to stay healthy - but does it have to come out of a bottle?
Bangladesh coal divides regionBBC | 12 Jul 2006
Tens of thousands of people will lose their livelihoods and homes if plans to mine coal in the north west of the country go ahead.
Half of China's Chemical Plants Pose RisksPlanet Ark | 11 Jul 2006
Nearly half of China's chemical and petrochemical plants pose serious environmental risks, the country's environmental watchdog said on Tuesday, months after an explosion at a plant poisoned drinking water for millions.