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Wastewater research may help protect aquatic life

22-11-2016

UBC PhD candidate Nima Moallemi (left) and Assistant Professor Joshua Brinkerhoff used computer simulations to improve wastewater filtration. Source: University of British Columbia New wastewater system design guidelines developed at UBC can help municipal governments better protect aquatic life and save millions of dollars a year. In a recent …

Editor’s pickVeolia Announces New State Contract in Malaysia

22-11-2016

Joint Venture to Support PETRONAS’ Pengerang Integrated Complex in Johor Towards New Engines of Growth for Malaysia The Pengerang Integrated Complex site in Pengerang, Johor. Photo: Petronas Veolia Water Technologies has announced that its joint venture with Permodalan Darul Ta’zim (PDT), a Johor State Government entity, has been …

Editor’s pickLANXESS: In the land of the pharaohs

21-11-2016

The Nile surface water is pre-treated using reverse osmosis with a total of 228 Lewabrane B400 FR elements and fully demineralized with Lewatit MonoPlus ion exchange resins. Photo: Alexfert Ion exchange resins and membrane elements from LANXESS work virtually “hand in hand” in the new water treatment plant of Egypt’s leading …

HUBER SE builds one of the biggest sewage sludge utilisation plants worldwide

21-11-2016

In the Colombian city Medellín the new sewage treatment plant Bello (pronounced Bejo) is presently under construction. The plant is designed for 2.75 million PE and a capacity of 6.5 m³/s. To treat the sewage sludge that is generated on site the environmental company in the Upper Palatinate in Bavaria installed the well-proven HUBER …

EU urges fine for Spain over waste water treatment

21-11-2016

Spain should be fined at least 46.5 million euros ($49.41 million) for failing to treat waste water properly in 17 towns and cities, the European Commission said on Thursday, adding it was taking the country back to court over the infringements. In 2011, the European Court of Justice ruled that Spain had breached EU law for not adequately …

Smog may be easing, but in parts of China water quality worsens

21-11-2016

China is making progress in battling the damaging smog that can shroud its big cities, but in many areas - from parts of the giant Yangtze river to the coalfields of Inner Mongolia - its water pollution is getting worse. Despite commitments to crack down on polluters, the quality of water in rivers, lakes and reservoirs in several regions has …

WWEMA Window: Unleash The Entrepreneurial Spirit — Answer The Call To Innovation

21-11-2016

Forbes Magazine got it right in 2012, when they considered the true meaning of the word “entrepreneur”: “Entrepreneurs, in the purest sense, are those who identify a need — any need — and fill it. It’s a primordial urge, independent of product, service, industry or market” (Nelson, 2012). Don’t be …

THREE-MONTH TRIAL AIMS TO REDUCE ARSENIC CONTAMINATION OF INDIA’S GROUNDWATER

21-11-2016

AdEdge India, a joint venture between US companies AdEdge Water Technologies and InNow, LLC, has built and started up its first arsenic treatment system as a demonstration plant in India. The system is installed in a community called Sayestanagar in the North 24 Parganas District in the State of West Bengal. The demonstration period will last …

Editor’s pickThree steps to solving water scarcity and creating climate resilience

18-11-2016

The new round of climate change negotiations taking place at the COP22 in Morocco this week brings a new opportunity to address the critical issues of water scarcity and drought. Today, 4 billion people are impacted by severe water scarcity and drought, affecting communities across Africa, Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas. …