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Grim global water report spurs collaboration among organisations

04-04-2018

In the face of profound global water challenges, recently, on World Water Day, five global multi-stakeholder partnerships representing business, governments, intergovernmental organisations, academia, and civil society organisations announced a new collaboration effort designed to accelerate progress toward ensuring the availability and …

Kyoto World Water Grand Prize awarded at 8th World Water Forum

03-04-2018

During the closing ceremony of the 8th World Water Forum in Brasilia, Brazil, the Japan Water Forum and the World Water Council had the pleasure of awaring the 5th Kyoto World Water Grand Prize to Charité Chrétienne pour Personnes en Détresse (CCPD – Christian Charity for People in Distress), a grassroots organisation …

8th World Water Forum: King Hassan II Great Water Prize awarded to OECD

03-04-2018

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) was awarded the 6th King Hassan II Great World Water Prize by the Government of Morocco and the World Water Council at the recent 8th World Water Forum in Brasilia, Brazil. This award, one of the highest distinctions in the water sector, recognises excellence in “cooperation …

As part of its drive towards total efficiency, Hunter Water will be piloting TaKaDu

02-04-2018

The second largest water utility in New South Wales, Australia, Hunter Water Corporation, has selected TaKaDu’s Integrated Event Management solution as part of its concerted efforts to achieve total water efficiency. Serving around 600,000 people, Hunter Water is deploying TaKaDu’s technology with predictive analytics to give them …

Editor’s pickU.S.: Michigan may end up with the harshest lead in potable water rule in light of Flint

02-04-2018

Michigan could find itself with the toughest drinking water regulations regarding lead in the United States. Image credit: Gabrielle Emanuel/Michigan Radio With the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality moving toward proposed alterations in regards to the lead and copper rule, the state of Michigan could find itself holding the toughest …

Bruce Rittmann and Mark van Loosdrecht, biotech pioneers, win 2018 Stockholm Water Prize

29-03-2018

Professors Bruce Rittmann and Mark van Loosdrecht were recently named the 2018 Stockholm Water Prize Laureates for revolutionising water and wastewater treatment. By revolutionising microbiological-based technologies in water and wastewater treatment, van Loosdrecht and Rittmann have demonstrated the possibilities of removing harmful contaminants …

Editor’s pickWorld Water Day: 8th World Water Forum unites world leaders and thousands and experts

29-03-2018

Back row (left to right): UN Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Danilo Türk; Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay; Minister of the State of the Principality of Monaco, Serge Telle; Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea, Lee Nak-yeon; Prime Minister of Senegal, Mahammed Dionne; Vice-President of Equatorial Guinea, …

World Water Council releases latest Implementation Roadmaps report to reveal progress

28-03-2018

Without water, there is no life, no food, and no development. In light of this reality, the World Water Council, together with the Korea Water Forum and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of the Republic of Korea, has published the Synthesis Report on Implementation Roadmaps, which helps monitor progress between the triennial World …