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India inaugurates first potable wastewater treatment plant

India, wastewater treatment, pollution

India has inaugurated its first portable, potable wastewater treatment plant, at Parmarth Niketan in Rishikesh. The 50-kilolitres-per-day wastewater treatment plant uses four-part treatment technology to treat wastewater, which can then be reused for irrigation, laundry, gardening and other types of daily domestic usage. The system was jointly …

Saudi National Water to develop $1.6bln projects

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s National Water Company (NWC) is working on developing water and environmental systems in Eastern Province, with total investments of SAR 5.8 billion, CEO Mohammad Mowkley said. NWC is about to complete the requirements of a group of projects to improve the quality of drinking water in Eastern Province, with total investments …

WHO and UNICEF launch updated estimates for water, sanitation and hygiene


Some 2.2 billion people around the world do not have safely-managed drinking water, while 4.2 billion go without safe sanitation services and three billion lack basic handwashing facilities, according to a new report from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO). The Joint Monitoring Programme …

DOE Launches Wave Energy Water Desalination Prize Competition


The US Department of Energy (DOE) has officially opened the first stage of the Waves to Water Prize, which seeks to accelerate the development of wave energy powered desalination systems and launch novel technologies to address critical water security challenges. The prize is divided into four stages, and the first concept stage is now open for …

Innovation awards winners announced at BlueTech Forum


A meter-to-customer software and services platform and an advanced self-cleaning filter have been named as two of the most innovative technologies in the water industry today. FATHOM Water Management, Inc. from Arizona and Spiral Water Technologies of California were selected by BlueTech Research as likely to transform the shape of the water …

Vivant goes into water treatment with Israeli firm

Vivant, Israel, water treatment

Vivant Corp is diversifying into the water treatment business through a joint venture formed by its subsidiary and an Israeli company. In a disclosure, the listed company said Vivant Hydrocore Holdings, Inc. signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) with WaterMatic International Ltd. for the creation of a joint venture company. The joint venture …

Thailand’s master water plan given green light


The cabinet has given the go-ahead for a 20-year master plan for water management, aimed at solving Thailand's chronic drought, flood and wastewater problems. The plan is the "second of four pillars" which set concrete targets for officials, Somkiat Prachamwong, secretary-general of the Office of National Water Resources (ONWR) said after a …

Israel to process Gaza sewage with new pipeline

Gaza, Israel, wastewater treatment

Israel will reportedly build a new pipeline to take raw sewage that has been spilling into the country from the Gaza Strip and process it on the Israeli side. The effluent from the towns of Beit Lahiya and Beit Hanoun on the northern Gaza border has been spilling into Israel, polluting groundwater and creating an environmental hazard. “For …

IDE Technologies to Provide Reverse Osmosis Solutions for Singapore’s Jurong Island Desalination Plant

IDE Technologies, reverse osmosis, desalination, Singapore

IDE Technologies has been awarded the contract to deliver a reverse osmosis (RO) system for the Jurong Island Desalination Plant (JIDP). This plant will be Singapore’s fifth desalination plant and have a capacity of 35.7 MGD (135,000 m3/d). This combined system will produce high-quality water to Singapore. As Singapore is a small city-state …