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Irregular rains force Pakistan to depend on irrigation to safeguard crops

22-12-2017

Women participating in agricultural activities in Sindh, Pakistan. Image credit: Asian Development Bank Punjab province, in Pakistan, depends on rain for agriculture, which makes up more than 80 per cent of the country’s agricultural output. But in a time where rainfall has become erratic and uncertain, harvests have been lost, and food …

Michigan: Replacing all lead pipes in 20 years

22-12-2017

In the wake of the Flint water crisis, the administration of Rick Snyder, Governor of Michigan, United States (U.S.), wants to have every underground lead service pipe in the state replaced in two decades while also delaying a deadline to enforce the country’s harshest lead limit for drinking water for four years. According to The Herald, …

Editor’s pickEmerson makes its mark in the Industrial Internet of Things

21-12-2017

With the Industrial Internet of Things gaining more and more momentum, Emerson is moving to embrace it wholeheartedly…while leaving an indelible mark.   Emerson offers customers a wide range of wired and wireless sensors. In the picture, only the wireless sensors are on display   With the constant evolution of the Internet …

Outsmarting urbanisation’s dilemma to achieve green goals

21-12-2017

By Okay Barutçu, Grundfos’ Regional Managing Director for Asia Pacific   Cities across the globe are swelling as resources dwindle. The United Nations (UN) estimates that two out of three people will live in a city by 2030, with megacities of 10 million inhabitants or more located primarily in Asia. Driven by rapid growth and …

U.S.: Can private companies save the crumbling water systems and infrastructure?

20-12-2017

Increasingly, in the United States (U.S.), ownership of water systems as well as water pipes – used to transport drinking water and move waste – have been shifting to private companies. And according to Bluefield Research, companies have spent, or are planning to spend, approximately US$2 billion in 53 deals that involve water and …

Bentley Institute Press introduces the new BIM publication

19-12-2017

Bentley Institute Press, publisher of a broad array of textbooks and professional reference works dedicated to BIM advancements in the architectural, engineering, construction, operations, geospatial, and educational communities, today announced the availability of their newest title, Plain Language BIM, now available as both a print publication …

Mueller® swing check valves feature the 350psi Operating Pressure

19-12-2017

To meet the higher-pressure requirements of today’s water infrastructure systems, all 2- to 12-inch Mueller UL/FM swing check valves are now rated at 350 psig cold working pressure (CWP). In addition, the product line has been expanded to include 2-, 14-, and 16-inch sizes (with the largest two sizes still rated at 250 psig CWP). Standard …

Hydroflux Group debuts new brand in the water and wastewater market

19-12-2017

Hydroflux Group has launched Hydroflux Epco, a new brand in the water and wastewater treatment market. Combining wastewater innovator Hydroflux HUBER with Epco Australia, one of Australia’s longest-standing water companies, the new powerhouse will provide a wide range of wastewater treatment technologies while also incorporating Epco’s …