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Editor’s pickTurning surface water in Thailand into clean drinking water

22-12-2015

A new sustainable water treatment system from Grundfos is designed to turn river water and surface water into drinking water for the residents in 15 Thai villages. The project is funded by the Department of Alternative Energy Development and Efficiency of Thailand, which focuses on implementing efficient and sustainable solutions in remote …

The HydroGaïa International Water Trade Fair continues to thrive

22-12-2015

25 and 26 May 2016 – Parc des Expositions, Montpellier, France Hosted by Montpellier Events with the support of the Languedoc-Roussilon region, Pôle EAU, the SWELIA business network, and Sud de France Développement, the 6th edition of the HydroGaïa International Water Trade Fair will be held in Montpellier, France, at the …

Okayama University research: New technique for removal of strontium from waste water

22-12-2015

Large amounts of radioactive nuclides were released into the environment when the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant was damaged by the earthquake on March 11, 2011 [1, 2]. Among these, the more long-lived radioactive nuclides, such as 134Cs, 137Cs and 90Sr - which have half-lives of 2.06, 30.17 and 28.79 years respectively - are of great …

Editor’s pickEchologics opens new R&D site in Ontario, Canada

21-12-2015

Echologics, a leader in the development of acoustic technology for non-invasive leak detection and condition assessment, opened its new research and development site at Walkerton, Ontario, Canada on 10 September 2015. The site is dedicated to testing “smart” solutions for leak detection and pipe condition assessment. The large scale …

PortClean project for cleaner water in ports and harbours

21-12-2015

BioGill and Singapore Polytechnic collaborate on innovative project for cleaner seawater Mikael Krogh (L), Managing Director BioGill Asia and Lance Lim, Executive Director Maritime Institute, Singapore Polytechnic, announce the PortClean project. Cleaner water in our ports and harbours is a step closer today with the announcement of BioGill …

Lund University: Our water pipes crawl with millions of bacteria

18-12-2015

Researchers from Lund University in Sweden have discovered that our drinking water is to a large extent purified by millions of "good bacteria" found in water pipes and purification plants. So far, the knowledge about them has been practically non-existent, but this new research is about to change that. A glass of clean drinking water actually …

Greywater reuse for irrigation is safe and does not cause gastrointestinal illness, according to Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research Study

17-12-2015

Researchers at the Zuckerberg Institute for Water Research at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev have determined that treated greywater is safe for irrigation and does not pose a risk for gastrointestinal illness or water-related diseases. The study, published in the online journal Science of the Total Environment (Elsevier), determined that …

The Netherlands and Malaysia to prevent floods together

16-12-2015

Senior government officials from the Prime Minister’s Office, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment and scientific advisors have met with Dutch water experts at a working luncheon hosted by Dutch Ambassador Harry Molenaar to discuss how Dutch expertise can help Malaysian experts to prevent floods and flash floods in …