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WEF honours operational and design excellence in water infrastructure

19-09-2017

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has announced the recipients of the 2017 WEF Awards for operational and design excellence. The award recognises individuals and organisations that have made outstanding contributions to the water environment profession. “The Water Environment Federation is extremely proud to honour these examples of …

WEF honours water professionals and organisations for service and contributions

18-09-2017

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has proudly announced the 2017 WEF Awards recipients for service and contributions. These prestigious awards recognise individuals and organisations that have made outstanding contributions to the sustainability of water resources and made a profound impact on the future of the water …

Bolivia’s second-largest lake has vanished

15-09-2017

A fisherman who had depended on Lake Poopó for his livelihood now stands at its dry banks. Image credit: Maurico Lima/National Geographic For centuries uncounted, locals depended on Lake Poopó, a large saline lake in the Altiplano Mountains, Bolivia, for sustenance and transport. Once the second-largest lake in the country, …

CMS formalises its alliance with Singapore’s Holborn Law

14-09-2017

International law firm CMS announced its formal law alliance (FLA) between its Singapore office and Singapore law practice, Holborn Law LLC. The FLA, which received approval from the Legal Services Regulatory Authority of Singapore, will come into effect from the 1st of September 2017 and will operate under the name CMS Holborn Asia. Through the …

By 2035, water demand for energy is predicted to double

13-09-2017

Over the coming two decades, the amount of fresh water that will be consumed for the production of energy on a global basis is set to double, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). And while the hydraulic fracturing of subterranean rock formations with high pressure – also known as fracking for water – is currently …

Bureau of Reclamation approves AWCE grant for two projects

13-09-2017

The Bureau of Reclamation recently announced that they had selected two projects to receive US$2 million total in Agricultural Water Conservation and Efficiency (AWCE) grants for the fiscal year 2017. When combined with local cost-share contributions, the projects are expected to be granted approximately US$14 million in order to implement …