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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. …

IWA adopts resolution on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals

18-11-2016

2030 timeline to solve all major water challenges Solving global water challenges is now recognised as one of the top priorities for humankind. The recently adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals, with their 169 measurable targets, have potential to be a game changer for water, wastewater and sanitation. At the global level, water has never …

City-to-City Partnerships Lead to Action

18-11-2016

Five years of CityLinks™ partnerships highlight peer-to-peer learning and achievement of strategic, longer-term objectives. ICMA, the International City/County Management Association, today released CityLinks in Review: Five Years of Fostering Partnerships, 2011-2016, a compilation of recommendations and lessons learned from eight municipal …