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Arcadis environmental project in India clinches top honor at C40 Cities Awards

22-12-2016

Kolkata Solid Waste Management Improvement Project (KSWMIP), a joint venture project between Arcadis and Yachiyo Engineering of Japan, funded by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), has won the Solid Waste Management Category award at the C40 Cities Awards 2016. The awards recognise the world's leading urban climate change projects, …

Editor’s pickRWL Water Announces Agreement to Acquire Acquavit in Brazil

22-12-2016

Acquisition continues successful expansion into South America RWL Water, the New York-based global water, wastewater and waste-to-energy solutions provider, has reached an agreement to acquire Acquavit, a well-established Brazilian water and wastewater treatment company. Headquartered in Jundiai, São Paulo, Brazil, Acquavit’s team …

KOLKATA INVESTS €30M TO REDUCE 60% WATER LOSS

21-12-2016

The Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) has awarded SUEZ a six-year contract worth €30 million to improve water distribution services in the Cossipore district of Kolkata. The contract for aims to ensure the 24/7 distribution of quality drinking water to residents of Cossipore district and reduce water losses. In the first three years of …

Protect Your Property from Flood Damage

21-12-2016

A flooded basement is the kind of problem a typical homeowner doesn't think about until it's too late. Never mind the costly repairs — flood waters can cause damage to a finished basement that could cost upwards of $100,000 to repair and renovate — and the sopping wet mess, a flooded basement also threatens furniture, expensive home …

Editor’s pickExcavating the Weakness in Our Water Infrastructure

21-12-2016

Now is the time for us to come together and make much needed investments — community leaders, elected officials, business owners, workers and more. We have all experienced the frustration of bone-rattling potholes or traffic back-ups from an emergency road repair. But consider this: There’s a hidden infrastructure that is larger …

Editor’s pickThe Flow of Our Water Relies on Data Flow

20-12-2016

Water data is vital to addressing the complex 21st century water challenges we face currently and in the very near future. The importance of data in the efficient and effective long-term management of resources can’t be overstated. Water is already drastically important to economic development, business growth and social well-being. …

Editor’s pickNew portal finds large water disparity across cities

19-12-2016

A new interactive statistics portal allows users to compare cities’ differences within water abstraction, consumption, tariff structure and regulation of water services. The portal, launched by the International Water Association, allows users to see how specific water consumption for households differ between Los Angeles, New York and …

$3.4 billion in projects being overseen by CDR

16-12-2016

Water, solid waste, and wastewater funded the most The Council for Development and Reconstruction (CDR) is supervising $3.4 billion worth of public works, according to its Progress Report 2016. The value of all works, completed and underway, since 1992, is $8.7 billion. Works are divided over four sectors: Basic services, infrastructure, …