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Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2018 is now open for nominations

24-03-2017

Global platform Singapore International Water Week (SIWW) officially opened its call for nominations for the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2018 on 22nd March, Wednesday. The Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize is one of the major features of SIWW, a platform to co-create and share innovative solutions for water, and celebrates exceptional contributions by …

Code of practice released for sustainable drainage systems

24-03-2017

The very first code of practice for the water industry in the United Kingdom (UK) has been published in order to provide a guideline for assessment of surface water treatment technologies. Supported by the Environment Agency and various producers of surface water technologies, the document was devised over a period of two years Polypipe and Hydro …

World Water Day: Planet Water kicked it off with Project 24

23-03-2017

Planet Water Foundation, one of the foremost non-profit organisations concentrating on bringing clean, drinkable water to the most disadvantaged communities all over the world, raised awareness about the global water crisis on 22nd March, World Water Day, by setting up 24 clean water filtration systems (AquaTowers) in 24 communities stretched over …

Editor’s pickWorld Water Day: By 2040, one in four children will be living with water scarcity

23-03-2017

By 2040, an estimated quarter of the population of children – 600 million – worldwide will be living in locations under extreme water-stress with severely limited water resources as a direct consequence of climate change, the United Nations (UN) has cautioned. According to research the United Nations International Children’s …

WateReuse stands up for water reuse framework

23-03-2017

With Water Week 2017 in full swing, in Washington, DC, the United States of America (USA), WateReuse representatives have gathered to lift water to a national priority for the duration of the National Water Policy Fly-In. Along with other water organisations, WateReuse is conveying a succinct, definite, and united message about the value of water …

India: The unseen groundwater crisis

22-03-2017

India’s water management is in a pickle. Centuries of political mismanagement, uninterested state and municipal governments; a steadily rising population that will hit an estimated 1.7 billion by 2050; and a burgeoning middle-class demanding a preferred protein-rich diet all need considerable water. The icing on the figurative cake is the …

Wastewater Treatment Project begins

22-03-2017

A total of CAD$459 million (USD$343.8 million) has been pumped into a wastewater plant in the Capital Regional District (CRD) by the Government of Canada and the Government of British Columbia (BC). The project will not only create employment, but also take on regional challenges as well as safeguard the government. Construction will begin in …

Sift harmful pollutants from water with LANXESS

21-03-2017

Water is not only the source of all life, the only alternative to water, is water. Thus, the importance of responsible management of water cannot be emphasised more, and that includes industrial production as well. Industrial production accounts for almost a quarter of water consumption globally, and the volume of wastewater produced is as high. …

USD$100 million given to Michigan for water infrastructure improvements

21-03-2017

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality in Flint, Michigan, was bestowed USD$100 million by the United States of America (USA) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to invest in drinking water infrastructure improvements on Friday, 17th March. Granted by the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act of 2016 (WIIN), the funds …