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Editor’s pickRoyal HaskoningDHV signed a major wastewater contract in Vietnam

24-07-2017

Recently, Royal HaskoningDHV in Vietnam signed a €9.5 million contract with the Ba Ria Vung Tau Urban Sewerage and Development Company (BUSADCO) in order to implement a complete wastewater solution for more than 175,000 residents of Phu My New Urban near Ho Chi Minh City. The project will deliver sanitation for residents and industries whose …

Emefcy and RWL Water merge to create a full-service distributed water solutions corporation

24-07-2017

Emefcy Group Limited and RWL Water LLC have completed their merger for form Fluence Corporation Limited that will offer decentralized, cost-effective, quick-to-deploy water and wastewater treatment solutions to clients around the world, as well as bring together groundbreaking technologies and proven delivery platforms to optimise the treatment …

CIWEM Launch Five Year Strategic Corporate Plan

21-07-2017

The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management launch a strategic plan setting out their core aims for the organisation and their members and outlines how they will be delivered  CIWEM, the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management in the UK has launched a five year corporate plan outlining their vision for …

In greening its shorelines, Manila hopes to clean up pollution and reduce floods

21-07-2017

Eusebio Jacinto, a staff officer from the Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources, shows a bamboo planting intended to address Laguna de Bay’s issues with water pollution and flooding. Photo credit: Keith Schneider/Citiscope Colonised by Spain, the Philippines is one of Asia’s many metropolitan areas, teeming with …

Editor’s pickGroundwater may be a bigger player in predicting rainforest fires than previously thought

20-07-2017

Indonesian military personnel fight a large peat fire in Central Kalimantan, Borneo, Indonesia, in 2015. Photo credi: David Gaveau/Centre for International Forestry Research Tropical rainforests are called so because they are geographically located in areas that experience high rainfall, but also close to the equator. But in Southeast Asia (SEA), …

New technologies are reducing the large carbon footprint wastewater leaves behind

19-07-2017

Wastewater treatment plants, while good for the environment in that they treat and clean wastewater, are nonetheless energy guzzlers. The Electric Power Research Institute and Water Research Foundation released the results of a study conducted in 2013 that concluded that the plants alone consumed an estimated 30 billion kilowatt hours of …

Water filters based on wood are capable of trapping bacteria, a study has found

18-07-2017

A water sample before filtration using cellulose filters with a positively charged polymer surface, as compared to before. Photo credit: David Callahan/KTH Royal Institute of Technology Cellulose filters with polymer surfaces that have been positively charged are capable of trapping bacteria in water, according to KTH Royal Institute of …

Editor’s pickVIETWATER 2017: Leading water companies will be in attendance

17-07-2017

VIETWATER 2016. Photo credit: UBM Asia (Malaysia) VIETWATER, organised by UBM Asia, will hold its ninth edition at Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, from the 8th to the 10th of November 2017. An integrated business platform where international enterprises, local companies, trade professionals, government delegates, key decision-makers, and consultants …