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World Water Day: Planet Water kicked it off with Project 24

23-03-2017

Planet Water Foundation, one of the foremost non-profit organisations concentrating on bringing clean, drinkable water to the most disadvantaged communities all over the world, raised awareness about the global water crisis on 22nd March, World Water Day, by setting up 24 clean water filtration systems (AquaTowers) in 24 communities stretched over …

Editor’s pickWorld Water Day: By 2040, one in four children will be living with water scarcity

23-03-2017

By 2040, an estimated quarter of the population of children – 600 million – worldwide will be living in locations under extreme water-stress with severely limited water resources as a direct consequence of climate change, the United Nations (UN) has cautioned. According to research the United Nations International Children’s …

WateReuse stands up for water reuse framework

23-03-2017

With Water Week 2017 in full swing, in Washington, DC, the United States of America (USA), WateReuse representatives have gathered to lift water to a national priority for the duration of the National Water Policy Fly-In. Along with other water organisations, WateReuse is conveying a succinct, definite, and united message about the value of water …

India: The unseen groundwater crisis

22-03-2017

India’s water management is in a pickle. Centuries of political mismanagement, uninterested state and municipal governments; a steadily rising population that will hit an estimated 1.7 billion by 2050; and a burgeoning middle-class demanding a preferred protein-rich diet all need considerable water. The icing on the figurative cake is the …

Wastewater Treatment Project begins

22-03-2017

A total of CAD$459 million (USD$343.8 million) has been pumped into a wastewater plant in the Capital Regional District (CRD) by the Government of Canada and the Government of British Columbia (BC). The project will not only create employment, but also take on regional challenges as well as safeguard the government. Construction will begin in …

Sift harmful pollutants from water with LANXESS

21-03-2017

Water is not only the source of all life, the only alternative to water, is water. Thus, the importance of responsible management of water cannot be emphasised more, and that includes industrial production as well. Industrial production accounts for almost a quarter of water consumption globally, and the volume of wastewater produced is as high. …

USD$100 million given to Michigan for water infrastructure improvements

21-03-2017

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality in Flint, Michigan, was bestowed USD$100 million by the United States of America (USA) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to invest in drinking water infrastructure improvements on Friday, 17th March. Granted by the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act of 2016 (WIIN), the funds …

Editor’s pickTea pickers in Bangladesh finally have access to life-changing clean water

20-03-2017

The Surma valley located near the thriving Sylhet province, northern Bangladesh, with its idyllic rolling hills and verdant fields are as beautiful as the lives of the pickers of the world’s favourite drink are deplorable. The tea pickers, segregated by the geography as much as their Hindu culture religious affiliation in a dominantly …

First merchant facility to treat water opens in California

20-03-2017

In Wasco, California, the United States of America (USA), and surrounded by numerous active oil fields in the Bakersfield area, the very first merchant facility operated and maintained by Sweetwater Tech Resources (STR) to treat water produced by oil and gas for reuse and consumption has opened. Using Water Planet’s IntelliFlux®, this …