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CropLife Asia promotes conservation efforts achieved in agriculture

13-04-2018

Through the application of plant science technologies, CropLife Asia has realised a number of conservation benefits in agriculture. With the global population set to hit 9.8 billion by 2050, the need for a safe and sustainable supply of nutritious food to feed more people is a daunting challenge. In 2017, the Food and Agricultural Organisation of …

SUEZ pursues development in Singapore

12-04-2018

Having been awarded a three-year contract by PUB, Singapore’s national water agency, to clean its water supply pipelines, SUEZ will be using the Ice Pigging patented technology in its first operational project in Asia, strengthening the Group’s position in Singapore and throughout Southeast Asia. With an optional one-year extension, …

Editor’s pickBlack & Veatch Centre of Excellence in Houston drives tunnelling and flood control options

12-04-2018

A stretch of the OARS tunnel, the combined sewer overflow project designed to improve wet weather overflows in Columbus, Ohio. Black & Veatch served the construction management role on the project Leader in design and construction management of large-diameter, deep-tunnelling projects, Black & Veatch, recently announced that is has …

Newterra named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies

11-04-2018

Recently, Newterra, Ltd was recognised for overall business performance and sustained growth and named in the prestigious Canada’s Best ManagedCompanies list. The 2018 Best Managed programme award winners are amongst the best-in-class of Canadian owned and managed companies with revenues over CAD$15 million (US$11.47 million) …

Intelligent Water Systems challenge seeks solutions to issues facing water utilities

11-04-2018

A first-of-its-kind event is challenging participants to use innovation and data to help solve some of the most difficult issues facing water and wastewater utilities.  The Intelligent Water Systems Challenge, hosted by the Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT), a joint effort of the Water Environment Federation (WEF) and the Water …

Nairobi’s severe water shortage threatens marginalised

10-04-2018

Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, is suffering from a water shortage, threatening the livelihoods of almost 3.5 million residents. In January 2018, the Government of Nairobi stated that nearly half a million households in the metropolis had no access to water, with the low levels of water from 2017 having left the city in a strenuous situation. …

ABB establishes global Digital Solutions Centre in Singapore

10-04-2018

In order to drive innovation and bring pioneering solutions to its customers around the world, ABB is setting up a new Digital Solutions Centre in Singapore. Scheduled to open by the end of the first quarter of 2018, the centre is part of ABB’s Control Technologies business. These developments will help customers harness digitalisation to …