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Stonehouse Water Technologies completes funding round

19-12-2017

Stonehouse Water Technologies LLC, an early stage start-up developing water purification products for communities, has just completed their first funding round totalling US$1.55M. The strong financing round exceeded the initial goals set forth by Stonehouse Water Technologies President Hensley Foster.  Stonehouse’s patent pending …

Editor’s pickMembrane distillation technology: The new way to go

18-12-2017

Technological breakthroughs are quickly rising to the fore. Dr Prince with the International Association of Advanced Materials Scientist Medal (IAAM Scientist Medal). Photo credit: EWTCOI, Ngee Ann Polytechnic Dr J Antony Prince, the Senior Manager who heads the Membrane Technology team at the Environmental and Water Technology Centre of …

New Jersey: Looking at stricter restrictions for chemicals in drinking water

18-12-2017

Although it has been almost two decades since a dangerous category of chemicals, perfluorinated chemicals, was discovered in common consumer products manufactured in the United States (U.S.) and removed – but still present in drinking water. New Jersey, which can still find some of the highest concentrations of the chemicals in its drinking …

DXmic finds water leaks in the most challenging environments

15-12-2017

HWM has launched the DXmic, a new ground microphone offering touchscreen operation and innovative features. The high-quality microphone enables accurate location of leaks on-site with colour touchscreen that is easy to operate, and has multiple signal, memory and frequency displays. Digital features, such as auto-filtering and frequency …

Udal Sareak and TaKaDu to continue partnership

15-12-2017

Udal Sareak, the Bilbao Bizkaia Water Consortium subsidiary responsible for managing the water distribution network of 70 municipalities and localities in the Bilbao area, has renewed its contract with TaKaDu, a global leader in Integrated Event Management solutions for the water industry. The contract is managed by Envirodata, one of …

Black & Veatch’s work on fertiliser plant expansion contributes to water award

15-12-2017

Leading engineering and construction company, Black & Veatch, has used its deep expertise in industrial water treatment, water reuse, and water infrastructure to help guide a Koch Industries subsidiary to an award-winning water treatment project at the Koch Fertiliser plant in Enid, Oklahoma, United States (U.S.). Koch Fertiliser Enid LLC …

New appointments at Aurecon ramp up growth

15-12-2017

As it moves to double the size of its Australian Federal Government practive over the next few years, Aurecon is targeting increased market share. In order to do so, new appointments in the company position the firm to provide the expertise required as the Federal Government’s AUD$75 billion (US$56.9 billion) investment in productivity …

Editor’s pickHe said, “Do or Die.”

14-12-2017

When His Excellency Ek Sonn Chan first took over the Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority in 1993, he was faced with numerous challenges within the utility, and even had a gun pointed at his head at one point. But now, not only is water in Phnom Penh affordable for 92 per cent of residents, it is also clean.   In 1992, Phnom Penh Water Supply …

International workshop focused on water scarcity

14-12-2017

With water scarcity a growing concern in many parts of the globe exacerbated by population growth, unrelenting urbanisation, rising demand for irrigation in agriculture, sketchy water management, and climate change – which manifests in the intensity as well as frequency of droughts. At this point in time, an estimated 2 billion people are …

Addressing water security issues in the Asia-Pacific region

13-12-2017

Water security issues in the Asia-Pacific region remain an obstacle towards improving people’s livelihoods and the environment. To address this, the World Water Council is participating at the Asia-Pacific Water Summit (APWS), and working together with partners and governments in the region to focus on water issues and sustainable …