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China’s CGGC enters the international water industry

03-04-2017

China’s state-owned corporate giant, China Gezhouba Group (CGGC) is making a splash in the international water industry by acquiring Brazilian water concessionaire Sistema Productor de Água São Lourenço for US$147 million. Sistema Productor has a 25-year concession for a 410,000m³/d water treatment facility and a …

Grunfos: Celebrating five decades of the iconic submersible pump

31-03-2017

50 years on, Grundfos’ popular SP pump is still setting the standard for other submersible pumps around the world. While the older applications have been joined by a gamut of new applications and numerous improvements, the original construction principle is still intact. Hidden underground and wrapped in stainless steel, the durable and …

Badminton player Jan Ø. Jørgensen teaming up with Grundfos in China

31-03-2017

Jan Ø. Jørgenson, the Danish men’s singles badminton current world number two has teamed up with Grundfos, leveraging on his popularity in China to show installers and homeowners the advantages of perfect water pressure. And perfect water pressure is what Grundfos’ new product, SCALA2, can offer – no matter how many …

Editor’s pickPUB: New Chairman and Board Members appointed

31-03-2017

Singapore’s National Water Agency, PUB announced changes to its board on 30th March, Thursday. With effect from 1st April 2017, Mr Chiang Chie Foo, 61, the former Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Defence, will be taking over the position of Chairman. The outgoing Chairman, Mr Tan Gee Paw, 73, will be bowing out after heading the …

Editor’s pickChildren of China: Are they the key to solving China’s devastating water shortage issue?

30-03-2017

In the Tongzhou Number Six School in Beijing, about a hundred middle school students aged between 12 to 15 are sitting in a lecture about water. The visiting teacher says that they should drink less coffee and more tea, eat less meat, buy fewer clothes, and take shorter showers, among a multitude of other things, to help assuage China’s …

Affinity Water: Improving leak detection

30-03-2017

Affinity Water, the largest water-only utility in Britain serves an estimated 3.6 million people in South East England, the most populated of the nation’s nine official regions, has joined forces with telemetry and multi-utility monitoring specialist Halma Water Management (HWM) with the goal of considerably lowering water leakage rates with …

Evoqua: Water filtration system is now in use at the Montreal Ecomuseum Zoo

29-03-2017

Evoqua announced on Thursday, 27th March, that its Vortisand® water filtration system is in use at the Montreal Ecomuseum Zoo, a member of Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA) since 1988, enabling visitors to watch the resident otters play. Evoqua was chosen to supply a Vortisand H2F® series 600 gpm (136m³/h) unit and …

Milwaukee Water Week: Menomonee River turned into safe drinking water

29-03-2017

Developing innovative ways to transform wastewater, river water, and agricultural waste into safe, potable water is vital to many, now that accessibility to safe water is a global issue. Against this backdrop, co-inventors from CORNCOB Inc., one of the participants in The Water Council’s BREW Accelerator, have unveiled their groundbreaking …

Anger rises in New Zealand as lakes are tapped for bottled water

28-03-2017

Concern among Kiwis is growing fast as they worry about large corporations over-exploiting their waters. Photo credit: Alamy Stock Photo A recently-proposed plan to draw millions of litres of water from a United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) world heritage site has ignited a firestorm in New Zealand and led to a …

Xylem challenges staff for a month

28-03-2017

In honour of World Water Day on 22nd March, Wednesday, Xylem initiated a volunteer challenge for their staff around the world that will last for a month. The project aims to underline the vitality of water and environmental concerns. Titled ‘Make Your Mark 30-Day Challenge’, Xylem Watermark, the organisation’s corporate citizen …