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Editor’s pickThe Olympics and its relationship with water

15-03-2018

Every time it is the Olympic season, such as the 2016 Summer Olympics hosted at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, or the recently-concluded 2018 Winter Olympics held at Pyeongchang, South Korea, hundreds of millions of people around the globe will tune in to watch athletes compete in numerous sports held in the most prestigious sporting event in the …

Xylem acquires Valor Water Analytics

15-03-2018

Recently, Valor Water Analytics was acquired by industry leader Xylem Inc., a water technology company that services utility and commercial clients across 150 countries. Founded in 2013 by Dr Christine Boyle, who wanted to bring big data solutions to water utilities in order to improve their financial and water resource sustainability, Valor …

Hagihon and TaKaDu renew contract for a further three years

15-03-2018

Jerusalem water corporation, Hagihon, has extended its agreement with TaKaDu, a global leader in Integrated Event Management solutions, for another three years. Hagihon has been using TaKaDu as its main tool for water loss reduction since 2010, and has experienced significant cost savings. Providing greater network visibility, Hagihon has also …

CEO of Nijhuis Industries, Menno M. Holterman, named one of the Top 25 Water Leaders

14-03-2018

Menno M. Holterman, the CEO of Nijhuis Industries, has been selected as one of the Top 25 Water Leaders by Water and Wastewater International (WWi) after leading the company to win its biggest project to date; delivering a turnkey wastewater treatment plant for the South Port of Said Industrial Zone in Egypt. With the focus this year on active …

Bentley Systems issues call for submission for the Year in Infrastructure 2018 Awards

14-03-2018

Bentley Systems, Inc., a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, today announced its call for submissions to the Year in Infrastructure 2018 Awards programmes. The awards, which are judged by independent juries of industry experts, recognise infrastructure projects for digital innovations that …

Grundfos: Having turned 75, Niels Due Jensen steps down as Chairman of the Board

13-03-2018

Niels Due Jensen, long-term Group President and Chairman of the Board of Grundfos, turned 75 recently on the 8th of March, and took the opportunity to withdraw himself from the position as Chairman of the Board of the primary owner of Grundfos, the Poul Due Jensen Foundation. With his departure, the position of Chairman of the Board of the Poul …

Newterra buys over Aeration Industries

13-03-2018

Newterra, a leader in decentralised and modular water, wastewater, as well as groundwater remediation solutions, recently announced that it has acquired Aeration Industries International, LLC, an internationally recognised leader in wastewater aeration and mixing solutions serving the industrial, municipal, and aquaculture markets. Since …

Editor’s pickThree things we can take away from Cape Town’s “Day Zero”

12-03-2018

As Cape Town continues to run out of water and braces itself for “Day Zero”, when water taps in businesses and homes would be shut off, the various potentially devastating impacts of such an event is beginning to dawn on many. After suffering from intense drought for three years, residents will now have to queue up at state-managed …