Inadequately Treated Wastewater as a Source of Human Enteric Viruses in the Environment

A Water and Marine Sustainability Month Feature Article [tweetmeme http://www.URL.com] Anthony I. Okoh, Thulani Sibanda  and Siyabulela S. Gusha (Applied and Environmental Microbiology Research Group (AEMREG), Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Fort Hare) have published a paper titled “Inadequately Treated Wastewater as a Source of Human Enteric Viruses in the Environment”, the summary of … Continue reading

Construction of an Environmentally Sustainable Development on a Modified Coastal Sand Mined and Landfill Site—Part 2. Re-Establishing the Natural Ecosystems on the Reconstructed Beach Dunes

A Water and Marine Sustainability Month Feature Article [tweetmeme http://www.URL.com] Anne Marie Clements, Appollonia Simmonds (Anne Clements and Associates) and the co-authors listed in the citation have published an excellent paper focusing on the re-establishment of natural ecosystems on reconstructed beach dunes in a former sand-mining and landfill location.  The abstract/introduction to this good paper reads: … Continue reading

Discourses of Consumption in US-American Culture

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com%5D Rita Turner of the Language, Literacy, and Culture Program, University of Maryland, has published an outstanding analytical article titled „Discourses of Consumption in US-American Culture.“  The abstract to this recommended work reads: This paper explores varieties and examples of discourses of consumption, focusing primarily on US-American cultural discourses. The international community has in recent … Continue reading

Participation and Sustainable Management of Coastal Lagoon Ecosystems: The Case of the Fosu Lagoon in Ghana

A Water and Marine Sustainability Month Feature Article [tweetmeme http://www.URL.com] Frederick A. Armah, David O. Yawson, Alex N.M. Pappoe  and Ernest K.A. Afrifa (University of Cape Coast) have published a paper titled “Participation and Sustainable Management of Coastal Lagoon Ecosystems: The Case of the Fosu Lagoon in Ghana.”  The abstract of this good analysis follows: Participation … Continue reading

Radioactivity in Oily Sludge and Produced Waste Water from Oil: Environmental Concerns and Potential Remedial Measures

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com] Avin E. Pillay (Petroleum Institute, Abu Dhabi), Fadhil M. Salih (Sultan Qaboos University) and Muthana I. Maleek (College of Science, University of Wasit) have completed a paper on a rarely focused on environmental impact of oil production – radioactive sludge contamination.  The abstract to their paper is: Produced water separated from oil is usually … Continue reading

Energy Recovery from Wastewater Treatment Plants in the United States: A Case Study

A Water and Marine Sustainability Month Feature Article [tweetmeme http://www.URL.com] Ashlynn S. Stillwell (University of Texas at Austin ), David C. Hoppock (Duke University) and Michael E. Webber (University of Texas at Austin) have published a paper highlighting the potential for energy recovery from wastewater treatment plants through the optimization of collection and use of biosolids … Continue reading

Sustainable Technologies and Social Costs for Eliminating Contamination of an Aquifer

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com] Mario Schirmer (Eawag, Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology) and Horst Niemes (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research-UFZ) have issued a paper titled Sustainable Technologies and Social Costs for Eliminating Contamination of an Aquifer.”  This paper is a focus article in our Water and Marine Sustainability Month series.  This case study deals with … Continue reading

Estimating Green Water Footprints in a Temperate Environment

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com]  Tim Hess of Cranfield University published an excellent article titled „Estimating Green Water Footprints in a Temperate Environment.“  The abstract reads: The “green” water footprint (GWF) of a product is often considered less important than the “blue” water footprint (BWF) as “green” water generally has a low, or even negligible, opportunity cost. However, when … Continue reading

News: Europarliament calls for biowaste directive and mandatory separate collection

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com] Strasbourg, 6th July 2010.  The EU needs a specific bio-waste directive, as this could generate major economic and environmental benefits, the European Parliament believes. Compulsory separate collection and recycling of bio-waste should be a central plank of the legislation, say MEPs in a resolution adopted on Tuesday. Every year, between 118 and 138 million … Continue reading

Water and Marine Sustainability Month

[tweetmeme http://www.URL.com] In July we will focus on the sustainable use of water and marine resources, including: conservation, hydrological restoration, ground water, oceans, seas, lakes, rivers, aquifers and sustainable use of marine resources / sustainable fishing. Each week in July we will be reviewing, presenting and highlighting content in these areas, both with new content and existing … Continue reading

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