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Echologics Selected by New Jersey American Water for Continuous Leak Detection Monitoring

11-11-2016

New Jersey American Water has selected Echologics’ continuous leak detection technology, EchoShore®-DX, to reduce water loss, prioritize repairs and help maximize the life of its buried water infrastructure assets. A subsidiary of American Water, New Jersey American Water is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, serving …

Drylands are key to global food security, says new IFAD report

11-11-2016

A new report launched today by the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) reveals the crucial role the world’s drylands play in buffering the negative impacts of climate change, land degradation and drought. “Drylands are absolutely key to global food security for the whole planet,” said IFAD …

140m in SE-Asia do not have clean water

10-11-2016

More than 140 million people in South-east Asia lack access to safe drinking water, while nearly a billion have no access to basic sanitation, according to official figures last year. Regional governments need to put in more effort to provide safe and sustainable water and sanitation services, particularly to rural areas, according to the latest …

Bentley and Siemens Strategic Alliance Announcement

10-11-2016

Siemens and Bentley Systems announced today that they have formalized a strategic alliance agreement to drive new business value by accelerating digitalization to advance infrastructure project delivery and asset performance in complementary business areas. Siemens and Bentley Systems will initially invest at least Euro 50 million in developing …

Farmers set to benefit from new partnership between Yara and Pessl Instruments

10-11-2016

Yara International ASA (Yara) and Pessl Instruments are announcing a new partnership to market the Yara Water Solution as part of the Pessl Instruments’ eco-system of smart farming solutions. With increased water scarcity and agriculture consuming 70% of the global freshwater resources, demand is surging for new agricultural solutions. The …

LANXESS again raises guidance for 2016 after strong third quarter

10-11-2016

Following a strong third quarter, specialty chemicals company LANXESS has again raised its earnings guidance for 2016. The Cologne-based company now expects to achieve EBITDA pre exceptionals within a corridor of EUR 960 million and EUR 1,000 million. Previously, LANXESS had assumed earnings of between EUR 930 million and EUR 970 million. EBITDA …

South Placer Municipal Utility District Adopts InfoMaster Smart Asset Management Solution

09-11-2016

Innovyze, a leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that the South Placer Municipal Utility District (SPMUD), California, has chosen industry-leading InfoMaster software to help plan and manage its sewer collection system improvement program. The decision helps SPMUD …

Black & Veatch wins major water project in Western Australia

09-11-2016

Black & Veatch, in a joint venture with Civmec (BVCJV), will upgrade and expand Western Australia’s largest wastewater treatment plant. The EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) alliance contract with the Water Corporation will see Black & Veatch return to Woodman Point Wastewater Treatment Plant, with the work to be …