Water Issues
AfDB partners with Senegal to host 2021 World Water Forum   
(Saturday - October 12, 2019) Associated Profiles : World Water Council
Source: Engineering News - Organised every three years by the World Water Council, the 2021 edition will be the second time the event is held in Africa, after the 1997 hosting by Marrakesh, Morocco, but the first time it is held in sub-Saharan Africa....
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Global Lack of Reporting on Conflict Minerals and Cobalt Puts Investors at Risk   
(Friday - October 11, 2019) Associated Profiles : As You Sow
Source: Benzinga.com - Berkeley, California, Oct. 10, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Today, Responsible Sourcing Network, a project of As You Sow, released its annual report, Mining the Disclosures 2019: An Investor Guide to Conflict Minerals and Cobalt...
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Cable industry calls for solar power   
(Friday - October 11, 2019) Associated Profiles : Bloomberg New Energy Finance
Source: ANSA - (ANSA) - Sao Paulo, October 1 - A recent study by the Bloomberg New Energy Finance consultancy agency said that Brazil should be set to get almost 100 billion dollars in investment for solar power by 2040. Previously...
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EPA proposes long-awaited rule changes for lead in drinking water   
(Friday - October 11, 2019) Associated Profiles : U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Water
Source: Detroit News - “By improving protocols for identifying lead, expanding sampling, and strengthening treatment requirements, our proposal would ensure that more water systems proactively take actions to prevent lead exposure, especially in...
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EPA Updates Rule to Curb Lead in Drinking Water   
(Friday - October 11, 2019) Associated Profiles : U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Water
Source: U.S. News & World Report - EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said in a statement, "...our proposal would ensure that more water systems proactively take actions to prevent lead exposure, especially in schools, child care facilities, and the most at-risk ...
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Baltimore programs to help residents pay for failing water and sewer pipes aren’t paying much out   
(Friday - October 11, 2019) Associated Profiles : Water.org
Source: The Baltimore Sun - Two programs offering Baltimore residents nearly $3 million to help repair costly water leaks and sewage backups have paid out only about 1% of that aid, spurring talk of reforms. A $775,000 hardship fund established in 2014 to...
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African Development Bank partners with Senegal to host 2021 World Water Forum   
(Friday - October 11, 2019) Associated Profiles : World Water Forum
Source: Africanews - A Senegalese government delegation, led by the country’s Minister of Water and Sanitation, His Excellency Serigne Mbaye Thiam, briefed the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) on Senegal’s preparations to host the...
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EPA proposes rewrite of rules on lead contamination in water   
(Friday - October 11, 2019) Associated Profiles : U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Water
Source: Chicago Tribune - Betsy Southerland, a senior EPA water official under the Obama administration, said the new proposals fail to boost the urgency of the country's rules, issued in 1991, for cleaning up lead in water systems. In Flint on Thursday,...
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EPA announces changes to lead-in-water rules criticized during Flint water crisis   
(Friday - October 11, 2019) Associated Profiles : U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Water
Source: MLive - Established in 1991, the rule intends to reduce exposure to lead and copper through drinking water whether from corrosion control measures for lead service lines or transparency and public education, according to the EPA’s...
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EPA Imposes Tougher Reporting Rules for Lead in Water   
(Friday - October 11, 2019) Associated Profiles : U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Water
Source: Wall Street Journal - But the rule changes, the first affecting lead level in water in nearly 30 years, would also give utilities more time to replace lead pipes in their systems—drawing opposition from environmental groups. “EPA...
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