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Editor’s pickChildren of China: Are they the key to solving China’s devastating water shortage issue?

30-03-2017

In the Tongzhou Number Six School in Beijing, about a hundred middle school students aged between 12 to 15 are sitting in a lecture about water. The visiting teacher says that they should drink less coffee and more tea, eat less meat, buy fewer clothes, and take shorter showers, among a multitude of other things, to help assuage China’s …

Affinity Water: Improving leak detection

30-03-2017

Affinity Water, the largest water-only utility in Britain serves an estimated 3.6 million people in South East England, the most populated of the nation’s nine official regions, has joined forces with telemetry and multi-utility monitoring specialist Halma Water Management (HWM) with the goal of considerably lowering water leakage rates with …

Evoqua: Water filtration system is now in use at the Montreal Ecomuseum Zoo

29-03-2017

Evoqua announced on Thursday, 27th March, that its Vortisand® water filtration system is in use at the Montreal Ecomuseum Zoo, a member of Canada’s Accredited Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA) since 1988, enabling visitors to watch the resident otters play. Evoqua was chosen to supply a Vortisand H2F® series 600 gpm (136m³/h) unit and …

Milwaukee Water Week: Menomonee River turned into safe drinking water

29-03-2017

Developing innovative ways to transform wastewater, river water, and agricultural waste into safe, potable water is vital to many, now that accessibility to safe water is a global issue. Against this backdrop, co-inventors from CORNCOB Inc., one of the participants in The Water Council’s BREW Accelerator, have unveiled their groundbreaking …

Anger rises in New Zealand as lakes are tapped for bottled water

28-03-2017

Concern among Kiwis is growing fast as they worry about large corporations over-exploiting their waters. Photo credit: Alamy Stock Photo A recently-proposed plan to draw millions of litres of water from a United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) world heritage site has ignited a firestorm in New Zealand and led to a …

Xylem challenges staff for a month

28-03-2017

In honour of World Water Day on 22nd March, Wednesday, Xylem initiated a volunteer challenge for their staff around the world that will last for a month. The project aims to underline the vitality of water and environmental concerns. Titled ‘Make Your Mark 30-Day Challenge’, Xylem Watermark, the organisation’s corporate citizen …

Nijhuis Industries and Shanghai Winner enter strategic partnership

27-03-2017

Nijhuis Industries, a solutions provider for resource recovery and sustainable water use across the globe, announced on Wednesday, 22nd March, that it has entered a strategic partnership with Shanghai Winner, an industrial water solution integrator based in Shanghai. Together, these two preeminent water and wastewater organisation will team up to …

Editor’s pickTransforming some of the most arid locations on earth to Edens

27-03-2017

Bill Watts. Photo Credit: The Sahara Forest Project When British engineer Bill Watts and his team first brought the idea of using sunlight, seawater, and not much else, to convert some of the world’s most barren places – like North Africa and the Middle East – into lush fruit and vegetable farms to the United Nations Climate …

Axine Water will soon offer wastewater solutions to industrial consumers

27-03-2017

Axine Water Technologies, the award-winning clean technology organisation based in British Columbia (BC), Canada, has been secured CAD$1 million (750,000) from the Government of Canada’s Western Innovation Initiative (WINN) to distribute its radical, electrochemical oxidation technology to treat the poisonous wastewater at consumer sites in …