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Grundfos motors achieve world-class rating

18-11-2016

The new MGE-motors from Grundfos are performing to the highest standards and can be marked IE5, the highest energy efficiency rating worldwide. This can be used to speed up energy savings and business. Reliable, customisable and energy efficient are three words that aptly describe the new MGE-motors from Grundfos. Since its introduction in …

Asia’s First Zero-Waste, Zero-Emission Business Forum in Singapore

17-11-2016

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Global Initiatives, Singapore will welcome over 600 business & sustainability leaders, senior government officials, UN agencies, NGOs from across the globe for the Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development (RBF) in Singapore on 22-24 November 2016. Large-scale conferences tend to …

ROVVER X Helping to Create Roanoke, Virginia’s Clean Water Legacy

17-11-2016

Nicknamed the Star City of the South, Roanoke, Virginia has a population of just under 100,000 and 43 square miles of land. The Roanoke River flows through the City and serves as one of its main water sources; some stretches meander through parks and natural settings, while others flow through industrial areas. In 2014, the Roanoke Stormwater …

Editor’s pick10 reasons we should care about toilets

17-11-2016

On 19 November we celebrate World Toilet Day. While we might take toilets for granted, billions in the world don’t. Toilets and all that is related—loosely called sanitation—play a hugely important role for all of us: not only in our daily lives as we spend time to relieve ourselves, but also for our sustainable, inclusive …

$120 Million ADB Loan to Improve Water Supply in Tashkent Province

17-11-2016

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $120 million loan to improve access to safe, reliable, sustainable, and affordable water supply services for over 260,000 inhabitants in the Kibray and Zangiota districts of Tashkent Province. ”Much of the water supply infrastructure in Tashkent has deteriorated and needs extensive …

Allen Harim cited for dozens of wastewater-related violations

16-11-2016

Allen Harim's poultry processing plant in Harbeson is facing dozens of citations for repeatedly releasing polluted wastewater into local waterways since 2012 – including a release with levels of bacteria 9,000 times the permitted amount. Less than a year after state environmental officials signed off on a permit that allows the plant to …

Oil wastewater for crops deemed safe, but skeptics remain

16-11-2016

As California’s rivers and lakes have run dry during its extended drought, one source of water has remained constantly flowing: oil wastewater. It’s often referred to as “produced water.” For every gallon of oil pumped, 10-20 gallons of water are produced with it. The practice of using oil wastewater to irrigate crops …