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Climate change, increasing demands on water due to global urbanization and the legal obligations under the EU's Water Framework Directive are making the water sector an attractive place for technologies that can help reduce costs and contribute to reducing the effects of climate change.

The article highlights basic UV disinfection concepts with discussions of considerations taken when comparing UV and other alternatives for wastewater disinfection.

The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) has given its nod to a Delhi Jal Board (DJB) proposal asking for radiation technology to set up a sludge treatment plant near the Rithala Sewage treatment plant here.

The DJB move aims to convert waste sludge to act as an environment healer as it can be used for power generation and as fertiliser.

This new CPCB study on water consumption and sewage disposal patterns finds that 70% of the total municipal sewage and effluent from over 900 cities and towns are being discharged untreated into rivers, which are a major source of drinking water.

Several aquatic macrophytes were evaluated for their metal accumulation potentials from sewage water of four sites of Ayodhya and Faizabad under laboratory conditions.

Copper is a metal of choice for technologists and is an important engineering metal. It is one of the toxic metals, which causes many health hazards and harmful biochemical effects on living beings. In this review, introduction, chemistry, uses, sources, effects of copper and copper pollution and its removal from water bodies using pollution control technologies have been discussed.

An analytical review of the interceptor plan for cleaning Yamuna. CSE has closely scrutinised the interceptor plan and found this hardware plan to be a complete waste of money. The river will continue to remain dead despite the massive investments planned during 2009-2012.

This study presents adsorption performances for Carbamazepine, Propyphenazone and Sulfamethoxazole using polymer resin, Lewatit VP OC 1163. Adsorption capacities followed: Carbamazepine>Sulfamethoxazole>Propyphenazone. Lewatit VP OC 1163 showed a larger adsorption for pharmaceuticals having low solubility, with Freundlich adsorption parameter, Kf, reaching 46.068 for Carbamazepine.

Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, founder of the Sulabh Sanitation Movement in India, has been named the 2009 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate.