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IDA awards Channabasappa Memorial Scholarship to Mr. Enzo Rene García-Bartolomei of Chile for 2019/2020 academic year

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The International Desalination Association (IDA) has awarded its Channabasappa Memorial Scholarship to Mr. Enzo Rene García-Bartolomei of Chile for the 2019/2020 academic year. The Institute of Seawater Desalination and Multipurpose Utilization (ISDMU), SOA (Tianjin, China), is co-sponsoring the 2019/2020 scholarship through a matching …

Water industry discovers second ‘Concreteberg’

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Following reports of a large deposit of concrete, which Thames Water found blocking a sewer in Islington, a second “concreteberg” has been discovered, and removed, by Northern Ireland Water (NI Water). The blockage, found by cleaning crews, measured 30ft (9m) long and weighed half a tonne (500 kilogrammes), equal to an adult tiger …

Tru-Tech Valve names Chetan Chothani Chief Executive Officer


Tru-Tech Valve, a Pittsburgh based Diaphragm valve manufacturer, has appointed Chetan Chothani as their Chief Executive Officer. Established in 1958, Tru-Tech is celebrating its 60th year as a manufacturer of Diaphragm Valves as one of the original licensees of the Arco-Wynn Diaphragm Valve design. Tru-Tech recently launched a new corporate logo …

Aurecon appoints new Managing Director to drive growth in Asia


Global engineering and infrastructure advisory company Aurecon has announced the appointment of Stephane Asselin as its new Managing Director for Asia, effective 15 April 2019. The region is a key area of focus for Aurecon, as it targets rapid expansion to capitalise on the network of offices and clients it has developed in Asia over the past ten …