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Webinar on ‘water, migration and rural development’

21-01-2020
UN Water, webinar, water

On 22 January, an open webinar will be hosted by the Global Water Partnership (GWP) and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) and WLE’s ThriveNet. The webinar is organised under the framework of the water and migration working group of WASAG (Global Framework for Water Scarcity in Agriculture) and the MARIS network (Migration, …

Beyond water service: Maynilad builds massive infrastructure projects to clean up Metro Manila waterways

21-01-2020
Maynilad, Philippines, water network, wastewater treatment

On a humid, cloudy afternoon in November, Angelita Imperio looks out from across her house at the nearby Estero de Santibañez, one of the tributaries that leads to Pasig River. She has already finished some of her tasks for the day: beside the estero, the concrete walkway was clean, and the plant boxes have been watered. She fastens the …

Germans protest against Tesla gigafactory

20-01-2020
Tesla, water treatment, Germany

Around 250 Germans on Saturday protested in the outskirts of Berlin where electric car startup Tesla is planning to build a gigafactory, saying its construction will endanger water supply and wildlife in the area. The U.S. carmaker announced plans last November to build its first European car factory in Gruenheide, in the eastern state of …

Zenit extends Chopper Uniqa range

20-01-2020
Zenit, Uniqa, pumps, wastewater treatment

Zenit’s extended Uniqa range of clog-proof electric shredding pumps has high efficiency motors and a hydraulic chopper designed for heavily soiled water. The chopping system can cut up and expel any destructible solid body in the wastewater. The re-engineering mainly focuses on the pumps’ hydraulic parts, with the use of new …

Sembcorp's disclosure of China unit's troubles falls short

20-01-2020
Sembcorp, China

On Friday night, Sembcorp Industries (SCI) disclosed that its China joint-venture company, Sembcorp Nanjing Suiwu (SNS), had been fined S$10 million last quarter for illegal discharge of waste water in China. Further, a civil claim settlement had been reached with the local authorities, with the agreement expected to be finalised next month. SCI …