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De Nora Acquires Neptune Enterprises, LLC, forming De Nora Neptune, LLC

03-04-2019
De Nora

De Nora has announced the acquisition of a majority interest in Neptune Enterprises, LLC, forming De Nora Neptune, LLC. A Texas-based water service company, De Nora Neptune has specialised in “on-the-fly” frac water treatment and cost-effective produced water recycling in the unconventional oil and gas industry since 2012. As the …

Phuket water reclamation for Songkran now underway

02-04-2019
Thailand, water reclamation

Water trucks across the island have begun reclaiming any fresh water available from residents with enough to spare so that Songkran Thai New Year celebrations can go ahead unimpeded, despite the failing mains water supply that has plagued parts of Phuket over the past two months. The first collections began early on 1 April in Rassada, explained …

British Association members pour cold water on renationalisation

02-04-2019
UK, British Water

A survey of British Water members on the Labour Party’s plan to renationalise the water industry shows that a majority believe it will negatively impact the supply chain and customers. On overall impact on the supply chain, 78 per cent of respondents said they believed future investment would be reduced or significantly reduced, while 14 …

China treats polluted water after chemical plant blast

02-04-2019
China, wastewater treatment, pollution

Approximately 18,000 cubic metres of polluted water from the site of a deadly blast in eastern China's Jiangsu Province have been transported to sewage treatment facilities in two nearby chemical facilities for temporary storage. This comes after a deadly explosion that occurred last Thursday, following a fire that broke out in a plant owned by …

Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) sector ministers’ meeting

02-04-2019
Sanitation and Water

On 4-5 April 2019, the Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) Sector Ministers’ Meeting will be convened in San Jose, Costa Rica, to support the achievement of the water, sanitation and hygiene-related targets of the Sustainable Development Goals. It will be held days after LatinoSan. The meeting will bring together ministers responsible for …

ADB Supports Modernisation of Uch-Kurgan Hydropower Plant

01-04-2019
Asian Development Bank, hydropower

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $100 million financing package to modernise aging equipment and improve power generation capacity at the Uch-Kurgan hydropower plant (HPP), the oldest of the six HPPs installed along the Naryn River cascade in the Kyrgyz Republic. ADB’s assistance, comprised of a $60 million loan and a $40 …