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Festo releases first IoT solution

27-07-2017

Festo’s true underlying goal is to make Industry 4.0 a reality, integrating varying functions across system boundaries. “That is why Festo is working so closely with other companies in the German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers’ Association and on the Platform Industry 4.0 project to create a common reference …

Bluefield Research: Water service providers adjusting business models

26-07-2017

According to Bluefield Research, they have pinpointed a key trend that underlines the rising value of water to upstream oil and gas operations – the emergence of the midstream water provider. And in response to this development, water service providers in energy markets are currently in the process of adjusting their business models. This …

Under the NGICP, more than 100 individuals are certified in green infrastructure

26-07-2017

With the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and DC Water’s announcement that 46 individuals completed a new job programme that provides training and certification in construction, inspection, and maintenance of green infrastructure, more than a hundred individuals from Baltimore, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh, and Washington, D.C., have now …

Last call for nominations for the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2018

25-07-2017

This is the final call to submit deserving nominees for the prestigious Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2018 before the 31st of July 2017, Monday, at 6pm GMT. The Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize honours and acknowledges outstanding contributions by organisations or individuals who develop or apply innovative technologies, policies, or programmes which are …

New guide identifies state-by-state opportunities and assists low-income water customers

25-07-2017

In the United States (U.S.), seven leading water associations have published a guide to assess the feasibility of rate-funded customer assistance programmes (CAPs) for low-income households in each state. With water and wastewater rates in the U.S. sharply increasing as utilities continue to address aging water infrastructure, water treatment and …

Editor’s pickRoyal HaskoningDHV signed a major wastewater contract in Vietnam

24-07-2017

Recently, Royal HaskoningDHV in Vietnam signed a €9.5 million contract with the Ba Ria Vung Tau Urban Sewerage and Development Company (BUSADCO) in order to implement a complete wastewater solution for more than 175,000 residents of Phu My New Urban near Ho Chi Minh City. The project will deliver sanitation for residents and industries whose …

Emefcy and RWL Water merge to create a full-service distributed water solutions corporation

24-07-2017

Emefcy Group Limited and RWL Water LLC have completed their merger for form Fluence Corporation Limited that will offer decentralized, cost-effective, quick-to-deploy water and wastewater treatment solutions to clients around the world, as well as bring together groundbreaking technologies and proven delivery platforms to optimise the treatment …

CIWEM Launch Five Year Strategic Corporate Plan

21-07-2017

The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management launch a strategic plan setting out their core aims for the organisation and their members and outlines how they will be delivered  CIWEM, the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management in the UK has launched a five year corporate plan outlining their vision for …

In greening its shorelines, Manila hopes to clean up pollution and reduce floods

21-07-2017

Eusebio Jacinto, a staff officer from the Philippine Department of Environment and Natural Resources, shows a bamboo planting intended to address Laguna de Bay’s issues with water pollution and flooding. Photo credit: Keith Schneider/Citiscope Colonised by Spain, the Philippines is one of Asia’s many metropolitan areas, teeming with …