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Johor sets aside $26m to boost water supply

29-11-2016

Finding new sources of water and fixing supply disruptions among initiatives The Johor state government has allocated close to RM80 million ($26 million) in its 2017 Budget to secure sufficient water supply in the long term. This will fund 14 water management initiatives to address water-related problems, including finding new sources of water …

A changing climate throws water out of balance in Asia and the Pacific

29-11-2016

With a warming climate in parts of the Himalayas, melting glaciers are feeding into glacial lakes that threaten to burst at the seams. Photo: UNDP Every morning I jump on the Chao Phraya Express Boat to get to work. It’s a short trip, but on yet another sultry morning in Bangkok, it’s nice to feel the breeze as we slice through the …

In Water-Scarce Regions Desalination Plants are Risky Investments

29-11-2016

Four big plants in Australia are stranded assets. In a region challenged by obstinate ecological impediments, freshwater scarcity ranks at the very top. That does not stop children in the UAE from enjoying the cooling waters of a water park in Dubai. Desalination makes the water park possible. © J. Carl Ganter/CircleofBlue.org Earlier …

Water management system takes top environmental engineering award

28-11-2016

Specialist power and water consulting firm Entura, Tasmanian Irrigation and Water Solutions Pty Ltd won the Environmental Engineering Excellence Award for the Meander Dam integrated water management system at the 2016 Australian Engineering Excellence Awards in Brisbane last night. Hosted by Engineers Australia, the Australian Engineering …

3.4 billion people with insecure water access in Asia by 2050

28-11-2016

A recent report from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) paints a bleak picture for the water and sanitation landscape in Asia, despite huge strides in economic progress. Whilst the unprecedented growth in Asia over the last two decades has lifted more than a billion people out of extreme poverty, that rapid growth has also led to water …

A Water War in Asia?

28-11-2016

Tensions over water are rising in Asia – and not only because of conflicting maritime claims. While territorial disputes, such as in the South China Sea, attract the most attention – after all, they threaten the safety of sea lanes and freedom of navigation, which affects outside powers as well – the strategic ramifications of …

Editor’s pickAndreas Sohmen-Pao joins Board of Directors

28-11-2016

John West, Executive Chairman, BioGill (L) welcomes Mr Andreas Sohmen-Pao to the Board. BioGill has announced that Mr Andreas Sohmen-Pao has joined its Board of Directors, effective November 2016. The appointment comes at a time when the company is achieving key milestones such as the launch of its next generation bioreactor, the BioGill …

ANDRITZ SEPARATION launches new decanter generation

25-11-2016

ANDRITZ SEPARATION, part of international technology group ANDRITZ, has developed a new generation of decanter centrifuges that are suitable for industrial, chemical, food, and environmental applications. The new generation will complement the existing A-series for industrial, F-series for food, and D-series for environmental applications. The …

Editor’s pickMoya's subsidiary sets up Indonesian water treatment joint venture

25-11-2016

Photo: Reuters A subsidiary of Singapore-based water company Moya Holdings Asia has entered into an agreement with its Philippine counterpart to set up a joint venture in Indonesia covering water-related services. Detailing this in a release to the Singapore Exchange after market close on Wednesday, Catalist-listed Moya said that the joint …