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JAKARTA: Four regional drinking water systems to open next year

02-12-2015

Four new regional drinking water treatment systems (SPAMs) will start operations next year as the government strives to increase the country's access to clean water, an official has said. The Public Works and Public Housing Ministry's SPAM development director, Mochammad Natsir, said Monday that the SPAMs would be in four locations, namely …

Editor’s pickWater & Wastewater Asia’s revamped website goes LIVE!

01-12-2015

In a recent move to meet the demands of an increasingly tech-savvy generation, Pablo Publishing Pte Ltd has launched a new website for each of its 12 trade titles, of which www.waterwastewaterasia.com went live on 1st December 2015. According to Publisher and Managing Director William Pang, the new website is an upgrade from its predecessor: …

Editor’s pickMunicipal Wastewater Propels China to Global Forefront of Private Water

01-12-2015

China is firmly positioned as the global epicenter for privately financed water investment. Bolstered by its booming wastewater treatment sector, the combined water infrastructure build-out across 20 provinces account for over 50% of privately financed treatment capacity added in emerging markets over the last decade. According to a new report …

Making every drop count with new standards for treated wastewater

30-11-2015

Treating and reusing wastewater in agriculture can not only provide an oasis in the desert - it can boost economies and save communities. Now there's a new standard that helps ensure irrigation projects flow smoothly. In regions where water is scarce, treated wastewater can provide a lifeline to the agricultural community. Not only does it …

Grundfos: Keeping a cool head on super computers

30-11-2015

Behind the scenes. Photo: DTU.At the Danish Technical University Risø, one of the world's most powerful computers has its home. It is used in Danish and European healthcare research. Grundfos pumps keep it cool. It's not something you will pay particular attention to, if you don't know its secret. To the untrained eye, it's just small, …

World Toilet Day 2015: new World Bank report finds severe lack of access to water & sanitation for thousands of families across the Pacific

30-11-2015

As more and more families migrate from rural areas to Pacific capital cities, water, sanitation and health challenges in rapidly growing informal settlements in key Pacific capital cities are in urgent need of response, according to a new World Bank report. Released to coincide with World Toilet Day 2015, Unsettled: water and sanitation in urban …

Chien Jin Plastic Sdn Bhd renamed to Norma Products Malaysia Sdn Bhd

30-11-2015

Chien Jin Plastic Sdn Bhd was officially renamed to NORMA Products Malaysia Sdn Bhd on 30th October 2015. Bernd Kleinhens, President of the Asia Pacific region, and Sivadas Pillai, General Manager, unveiled the company's new logo in the presence of the entire staff body during a curtain raising ceremony. From the left: Bernd Kleinhens, President …

HSL Constructor Pte Ltd to build third desalination plant at Tuas

30-11-2015

National water agency PUB has selected HSL Constructor Pte Ltd as the Contractor for the construction of Singapore's third desalination plant at Tuas. The plant is expected to commence operations in 2017 and will add another 30 million gallons, or 136,000 cubic metres, of water per day (mgd) to Singapore's water supply. It will be owned and …