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China is reusing rainwater with ‘sponge cities’

19-10-2017

By Professor Asit Biswas China’s high-profile fight with urban flooding has flooded – so to speak – international headlines more and more often recently. But the nation is not the only one struggling with flooding. As more and more people take up residence in cities and the metropolises themselves fight to keep up with the …

Milwaukee debuts world’s first co-working community for the water industry

18-10-2017

Since its opening in 2013, the continued high volume of inquiries for office and research space within Milwaukee’s Global Water Centre, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States (U.S.), has resulted in the creation of a shared, collaborative workspace called the “Oasis Co-working Community” to house companies from all corners of the …

Mueller Water Products and employees donate US$200,000 to relief efforts

18-10-2017

Mueller Water Products, Inc. recently announced that it ended its Company-sponsored drive to match employees’ donations to support relief efforts for the victims of the hurricanes that devastated several southern states in the United States (U.S.) and parts of the Caribbean. In total, funds raised by employees combined with the Company …

To end world hunger by 2030, US$268 billion will be needed a year on average

17-10-2017

With water increasingly set to play a defining role in the future of development and geopolitics, the World Water Council, in cooperation with the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) Presidency, as well as other international partners, successfully held the Second International Conference on Water and Climate in Marseille from the 3rd to the …

U.S.: Veolia opens new sustainable water plant

16-10-2017

Veolia Energy Baltimore Cooling LLP, a subsidiary of Veolia North America, the world’s leading provider of environmental solutions and optimised resource management, recently opened a new chilled water plant, the result of a successful collaboration among Veolia, the City of Baltimore, the Baltimore Convention Centre (BCC) and the …

At WEFTEC, WEF announced the winners of the third MS4 award

13-10-2017

At the third annual National MS4 Stormwater and Green Infrastructure Awards, 13 high-performing municipalities were recognised and celebrated for their outstanding administrations of municipal separate storm sewer systems (MS4s) that perform beyond regulatory requirements.  Developed and introduced in 2015 by the Water Environment Federation …

The Water Environment Federation has revealed its 2017-2018 Board of Trustees

13-10-2017

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has announced its 2017-2018 Board of Trustees, as confirmed by WEF’s House of Delegates during WEFTEC® 2017 in Chicago, Illinois, United States (U.S.), and led by 2017-2018 President, Jenny Hartfelder. At a ceremony on the 3rd of October 2017, the WEF “gavel of leadership” was …