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$3.4 billion in projects being overseen by CDR

16-12-2016

Water, solid waste, and wastewater funded the most The Council for Development and Reconstruction (CDR) is supervising $3.4 billion worth of public works, according to its Progress Report 2016. The value of all works, completed and underway, since 1992, is $8.7 billion. Works are divided over four sectors: Basic services, infrastructure, …

NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON COMMISSION ON DISTRIBUTED NON-POTABLE WATER SYSTEMS LAUNCHES

16-12-2016

On 14 December 2016, the US Water Alliance and Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) launched a National Blue Ribbon Commission for Onsite Non-potable Water Systems. Thirty representatives from municipalities, public health agencies, water utilities, and national organizations will serve on the commission. As water supplies become …

EPA Raises Questions About Dripping Springs Wastewater

15-12-2016

Opinions differ on Onion Creek water standards Onion Creek may yet dodge the bullet – more precisely, the treated wastewater discharge requested by the city of Dripping Springs as an alternative to the current practice of spraying the effluent on land, where it is less likely to pollute nearby creeks. The U.S. Environmental Protection …

FORMER VEOLIA CEO HERREWYN LAUNCHES INDUSTRIAL WATER BUSINESS

15-12-2016

Jean-Michel Herrewyn, the former CEO of Veolia Water and senior VP of Veolia Environnement has gone on to launch a new business targeting the growing industrial water markets. Called fWE, the company will act to source finance for industrial clients, meaning they will no longer need to own water and wastewater treatment plants. Instead, funders …

Scale and speed: China’s USP in cleantech. Solving urban wastewater challenges.

15-12-2016

Text by Richard Youngman / Retrieved from Cleantech Group For some years, we have been monitoring the growing number of examples of where Asian and western organizations are coming together to address environmental challenges for mutual economic benefit. In the past 12-18 months, we have felt that there is a definite uptick in the activity …

Eco-friendly nanomembrane removes oil spills

15-12-2016

Researchers from Egypt and Saudi Arabia have developed a simple way to manufacture an eco-friendly and affordable membrane that can efficiently adsorb oils spills from sea or waste water. The membrane can recover quickly and easily for reuse — it can be applied at least 10 times with the same efficiency, according to a study published in …