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Singapore: Price hike for water underlines resource’s strategic importance

07-03-2017

From 1 July 2017, Singapore will experience a revision in water prices for the first time since 2000. Tariffs can be expected to move up in two separate steps, the first in July 2017 and the second in July 2018. The Water Conservation Tax (WCT), imposed on the potable water tariff, is also included, mirroring the reality that the PUB is being …

Water could be one of the fuels we’ll be using in the future

07-03-2017

In a mere two years, researchers in the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) Department of Energy have increased the known number of materials that have the possibility of usage as solar fuels twofold – and water is one of them. The Molecular Foundry at Berkeley Lab. …

Water infrastructure gap to be addressed

06-03-2017

Smart, state-of-the-art water solutions are quickly gaining ground and coming to the fore, especially in municipal water utilities, where analytics and data are the crucial means in which to the perennial issue of decaying water infrastructure can be overcome. From 2016 to 2025, Bluefield Research has confirmed that a total of over USD$20 billion …

Editor’s pickGE, Winesecrets and UC Davis plan on making wine – with recycled rainwater

06-03-2017

California's agriculture industry is carrying on with its preparations to brace itself for months of intense deluge, pursued by a longer period of scarcity and dearth. With that in mind, wine industry solutions provider, Winesecrets, and the University of California Davis (UC Davis) have joined forces with GE (General Electric) …

Diehl Metering introduces the new IZAR PLUS Portal

02-03-2017

Diehl Metering has developed a new hosted software solution, IZAR PLUS Portal. Delivered in SaaS mode (Software as a Service), IZAR PLUS Portal is used for controlling water and energy consumption data, anywhere in the world and at any time. Diehl Metering meters fitted with the IZAR radio, complying with the OMS specification, send frequent and …

Editor’s pickSUEZ to design first Zone Libellule of an industrial park in China

24-02-2017

French utility company SUEZ has won a design contract for the rehabilitation and expansion of the discharge constructed wetland at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP), the largest petrochemical platform in Asia. The contract, which represents an investment of €18.5 million, is SUEZ’s first Zone Libellule project in Asia and the …

MICRODYN-NADIR: Innovating the membrane process to separate mircro-pollutants

23-02-2017

BIO-CEL membrane module in Huenxe, Germany Contamination of the environment by micro pollutants has clearly been proven now. And so, it has become more and more important to eliminate micro pollutants in biologically treated wastewater as there are high concentration of microorganisms and contamination by antibiotics coming from animal breeding, …

LANXESS increases prices for its liquid purification products

22-02-2017

With immediate effect, specialty chemicals company LANXESS will globally increase the prices for ion exchange resins, reverse osmosis membrane elements and iron oxide adsorbers for water treatment by 3%, on average. This is due to the increasing input costs, which have led to the price adjustment although these measures vary according to field of …

Editor’s pickVeolia wins €156m contract in Sri Lanka

22-02-2017

Veolia, through its subsidiary OTV and SADE, has won a €156 million contract from the Sri Lankan National Water Supply and Drainage Board to help provide access to water on a larger scale in the Greater Matale area. Greater Matale is predominantly an agricultural region located in Sri Lanka’s Central Province, some 150 kilometers …