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Cox Creek Water Reclamation Facility is being upgraded in order to keep pollution down

21-08-2017

With the upgrades for Cox Creek Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) that were specially designed to drastically reduce pollutants in local waterways, the quality of water discharged into Chesapeake Bay will be improved. Black & Veatch is providing the construction management and inspection services, including design reviews, project controls, …

GE: Jon Freedman named to WateReuse board of directors

21-08-2017

Jon Freedman, from GE Water & Process Technologies, was recently appointed to serve on the WateReuse Association’s board of directors, an international organisation headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, and recognised as a thought leader on alternative water supply development. Freedman’s appointment to the board took effect in …

India: As global warming reaches the Himalayas, a village runs dry

18-08-2017

Spiti Valley, located in Himachal Pradesh, the Himalaya Mountains. Photo credit: Nita Bhalla/Thomas Reuters Foundation Komik, situated in the barren Spiti Valley located high in the Himalaya Mountains, is the highest village in the world with a road, standing at 4.5 kilometres above ground, and complete with an enviable view of the snow-capped …

Twenty-five water utilities recognised for their initiatives that focus on the future

17-08-2017

Twenty-five water utilities have been recognised by the Utility of the Future Today for their leadership in community engagement, watershed stewardship, and recovery of resources such as water, energy, and nutrients. Utility of the Future Today, a recognition programme component, was launched in 2016 by four water sector organisations: The …

Editor’s pickRecycled water has the potential to revolutionise sustainable development

17-08-2017

Deer Island Wastewater Treatment Plant in Winthrop, Massachusetts, U.S. Photo credit Henry Zbyszynski By 2025, less than a decade away, water scarcity will be an infallible matter of fact for an estimated 1.8 billion people worldwide. In an era where natural, critical, resources are becoming scarcer and scarcer, countries can no longer afford to …

UnityWater and TaKaDu extend their partnership

16-08-2017

With TaKaDu’s event management solution, UnityWater, a water utility based in Southeast Queensland, Australia, has managed to prevent the loss of billions of litres of water, and realising millions of dollars in savings by implementing TaKaDu’s system across 90 per cent of its network. Since the two companies began working together in …

Florida: GE to upgrade the water treatment plant to improve the quality of water

15-08-2017

GE Water & Process Technologies recently announced that it will supply its advanced water treatment equipment to the Lake Manatee Water Treatment Plant in Florida, United States (U.S.), as they look to upgrade their facility. Presently, the facility is responsible for purifying the drinking water for more than 350,000 residents, and has the …