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Wet wipes block pipes


Sydney Water has put out a plea to residents of Bangor, Barden Ridge, Lucas Heights, Menai and Woronora to stop flushing wet wipes and other bathroom products down the toilet. This follows a series of wastewater pipe blockages in the Woronora area where significant quantities of wipes and other products have needed to be manually removed. Shaun …

India’s Shimla water supply and sewerage service gets $40M World Bank loan

World Bank, India

The Government of India, Government of Himachal Pradesh (GoHP) and the World Bank have signed a loan agreement to help bring clean drinking water to the citizens of the Greater Shimla area, who have been facing severe water shortages and water-borne epidemics over the past few years. With the new $40m Shimla Water Supply and Sewerage Service …

Global Gasoline Gensets Market to reach value of USD Four Billion by 2025


According to a new research report by the market research and strategy consulting firm, Global Market Insights, Inc, Global Gasoline Gensets Market size will surpass four billion USD by 2025. A gasoline genset may be defined as an electrical generator set fuelled by gasoline. It essentially serves the purpose of a portable genset which is commonly …

PolyCera names Dr. Jinwen Wang Vice President of Product Development


PolyCera, Inc., which designs and manufactures innovative membrane technology solutions serving the global water, wastewater and process separation markets, has appointed Dr. Jinwen Wang to Vice President of Product Development. Dr. Wang heads the PolyCera membrane product development business function, which is tasked with continuous product …

Rs. 15 b from AFD for waste water disposal project

Sri Lanka, wastewater disposal

A loan agreement was signed between the Government of Sri Lanka and Agency for French Development (AFD) for a Rs. 15 billion wastewater disposal project in Ratmalana and Moratuwa yesterday. The financing agreement was signed by Finance and Mass Media Ministry Secretary Dr. R. H. S. Samaratunga and AFD Country Director Martin Parent, in the …

IWA and IDB launch the digital platform “AquaRating Community of Practice"


The International Water Association (IWA) and the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) have launched jointly the digital AquaRating Community of Practice for water professionals at a water utilities workshop in Quito, Ecuador. This digital platform aims to promoting improvement of water and sanitation services …

Aquatech CEO Venkee Sharma appointed to the U.S. – India CEO Forum


Venkee Sharma, CEO of Aquatech International, has been appointed to serve on the U.S. – India CEO Forum. Established in 2005, this Forum provides an opportunity for dialogue between the United States and Indian governments to strengthen the economic and commercial relationship between both countries. The announcement was made by U.S. …

Achieving flame-retardant properties without red phosphorus


Services that LANXESS performs for its development partners include standard-compliant flame-retardant testing using methods such as glow-wire testing. These activities are part of the HiAnt service package that LANXESS offers customers to assist them throughout the entire development process for a component. Photo: LANXESS AG Red phosphorus is …