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CityTaps, a start up that wants to offer running water to every urban household

22-06-2017

At a roadside water tap in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a woman cups her hands for some water. Photo credit: Asian Development Bank According to Citiscope, an estimated 830 million urban residents around the world do not have access to running water in their homes, and that number continues to rise as more and more people in developing countries move from …

Innovyze’s InfoMaster Smart Asset Management Solution selected by the TRA

22-06-2017

Leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, Innovyze, recently announced that the Trinity River Authority of Texas (TRA) has chosen the industry-leading InfoMaster software for use in prioritising their operations and maintenance activities in its wastewater system. A conservation and …

WEF: High school students from New York won the U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize

21-06-2017

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) announced that Rachel Chang and Ryan Thorpe, from Manhasset, New York, United States (U.S.), won the 2017 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP), the most prestigious youth competition for water-related research in the nation. The SJWP aims to increase students’ interest in water research, issues, …

Singapore to build critical infrastructure skills

20-06-2017

Faithful+Gould, together with colleagues from Atkins Acuity (Acuity), is helping to build infrastructure capacity in Singapore through a strategic relationship with the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), resulting in a S$5 million investment in skills in the region.  With support from the government agency EDB, which acts to …

Thames Water fined again for not meeting water leakage targets

20-06-2017

According to WaterWorld, Thames Water, the largest water utility in the United Kingdom (U.K.), has been fined for the second time in a few months: in March, the utility had been fined £20.3 million by the Environment Agency for what is referred to as the “biggest freshwater pollution case”. For not meeting water reduction …