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International workshop focused on water scarcity

14-12-2017

With water scarcity a growing concern in many parts of the globe exacerbated by population growth, unrelenting urbanisation, rising demand for irrigation in agriculture, sketchy water management, and climate change – which manifests in the intensity as well as frequency of droughts. At this point in time, an estimated 2 billion people are …

Addressing water security issues in the Asia-Pacific region

13-12-2017

Water security issues in the Asia-Pacific region remain an obstacle towards improving people’s livelihoods and the environment. To address this, the World Water Council is participating at the Asia-Pacific Water Summit (APWS), and working together with partners and governments in the region to focus on water issues and sustainable …

Middlesex Water Company chosen as winner of the inaugural New Jersey One Water Awards

13-12-2017

Middlesex Water Company, a provider of water and wastewater and related services primarily in New Jersey and Delaware, United States (U.S.), has been selected as a winner of the New Jersey One Water Awards, sponsored jointly by Jersey Water Works, the Association of Environmental Authorities of New Jersey, as well as the New Jersey chapter of the …

Xylem to acquire Pure Technologies

12-12-2017

Xylem Inc., a leading global water technology company, has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all the issued and outstanding shares of Pure Technologies Ltd. (Pure) for an enterprise value of CAD$509 million (USD$397 million). Pure provides unique diagnostic and analytics solutions and services based on …

HWM can find water leaks in the most challenging environments

12-12-2017

HWM has launched the DXmic, a new ground microphone offering touchscreen operation and innovative features. The high-quality microphone enables accurate location of leaks on-site. The colour touchscreen is easy to operate and has multiple signal, memory and frequency displays. Digital features, such as auto-filtering and frequency analysis, …

Flat Creek experiences spill of partially treated wastewater

12-12-2017

Recently, some 187,500 gallons (709,764 litres) of wastewater in its final stages of treatment spilled into Flat Creek, Georgia, United States (U.S.) over a period of one and a half hours due to a valve at the Flat Creek Water Reclamation Facility being improperly closed, according to the Gainesville Times. “It’s basically a final …

Editor’s pickArmstrong to unveil new stainless steel pump

11-12-2017

At the AHR Expo 2018 in Chicago, Illinois, United States (U.S.), Armstrong Fluid Technology will be debuting a new line of Stainless Steel Vertical In-Line pumps for pumping applications in residential and commercial buildings. Featuring superior energy saving performance as well as space saving features of the award-winning Armstrong Design …