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NAWC announces formation of Contract Operations Committee


The National Association of Water Companies (NAWC) has announced the formation of a Board-led Standing Committee focused on contract operations. The new Contract Operations Committee represents NAWC members engaged in the provision of water and wastewater services via operating agreements, public-private partnerships, and related arrangements with …

Editor’s pickToxic cooling water piling up in Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant

Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant, toxic cooling water, radioactive substances

The obsolete Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant, hit by three nuclear meltdowns Water contaminated with tritium has been building up in hundreds of tanks on the premises of Fukushima No.1 nuclear power plant in Japan, and according to KYODO and the Japan Times, the water has also been found to contain other radioactive substances as well. The …

SUEZ strengthens its activities in Sweden


SUEZ was awarded two new contracts in Sweden to support advanced recycling schemes in two municipalities for an amount of €70 million (US$81.76 million), but also a first remediation contract. With a full value chain approach, SUEZ expands its presence in the country as it now brings its expertise in common and hazardous waste …

Editor’s pickWorld Water Week: Future leaders make their mark

World Water Week, future leaders

Antonella Vagliente Torgny Holmgren The world’s leading annual water event, World Water Week, organised by SIWI, closed on Friday. More than 3,600 participants from 133 countries attended nearly 300 sessions. Known for its diverse participation from different sectors and countries, participants under 35 were more vocal than ever this …

NYC Water wins regional taste test


Acting Commissioner of the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), Vincent Sapienza, recently announced that the City’s tap water was awarded the top prize in New York State’s Regional Metro Tap Water Taste Contest competition. The contest was held at the American Museum of Natural History in Manhattan, New York, United States …