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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 …

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 …