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Editor’s pickTea pickers in Bangladesh finally have access to life-changing clean water

20-03-2017

The Surma valley located near the thriving Sylhet province, northern Bangladesh, with its idyllic rolling hills and verdant fields are as beautiful as the lives of the pickers of the world’s favourite drink are deplorable. The tea pickers, segregated by the geography as much as their Hindu culture religious affiliation in a dominantly …

First merchant facility to treat water opens in California

20-03-2017

In Wasco, California, the United States of America (USA), and surrounded by numerous active oil fields in the Bakersfield area, the very first merchant facility operated and maintained by Sweetwater Tech Resources (STR) to treat water produced by oil and gas for reuse and consumption has opened. Using Water Planet’s IntelliFlux®, this …

NEWIN rebrands itself

17-03-2017

NEWIN, one of the world’s foremost water-innovation clusters, has been devoted to making an impact on the water industry in the global water market as well as in New England since 2011. The enterprise’s dedication to the acceleration of water innovation has grown immensely, and it has disclosed the opening of a new office in New York …

Urban slums in Asia will benefit from innovations in water and sanitation

17-03-2017

An international cooperative headed by Monash University, Australia, will soon initiate a research project that has the potential to be the model for sustainable water and sanitation solutions that are economic as well as ecological for the population numbering more than one billion living in urban slums most found in developing nations. The …

Editor’s pickWater: Can it be used to enforce peace?

17-03-2017

The Euphrates River in Syria has highlighted the strategic significance of water in regards to peace. ISIS had seized a number of dams along this river, and had used the water flow to either starve or flood populations living downstream of it in an attempt to force them to surrender. Photo credit: Arlan Zwegers The world is in such a time now …

Ecor Research brings water where it is absent and needed

16-03-2017

Italian company, Ecor Research Società per azioni (S.p.A.), has designed and manufactured a custom-made system for water treatment, a movable water purification unit. The enterprise specialises in the design and production of special test equipment, design of intricate automated systems, exterior engineering and assembly of complicated …

Hitachi Zosen and Horiba join forces to take on wastewater treatment in Southeast Asia

16-03-2017

    Horiba and Hitachi Zosen have built a demonstration wastewater treatment facility in Wundwin, Myanmar. Photo credit: Hitachi Zosen Japanese companies Hitachi Zosen Corporation (Hitachi) and Horiba Ltd (Horiba) have teamed up and merged their technologies in order to tackle wastewater treatment in Southeast Asia (SEA) under the …

Editor’s pickCAD$10,000 donated to WaterAid Charity by Armstrong Fluid Technology employees

15-03-2017

Charles Armstrong, Chairman of Armstrong Fluid Technology (right) and Lex van der Weerd, CEO of Armstrong Fluid Technology (left) present a cheque of CAD$10,000 to Nicole Hurtubise, President of WaterAid Canada (second from right) and Nefertiti Saleh, Corporate Partnership Manager, WaterAid Canada. Photo credit: Armstrong Fluid Technology …

North East Water in Australia chooses to work with InfoWorks WS and InfoWorks ICM SE

15-03-2017

Innovyze, one of the foremost innovators of business analytics technologies and software for smart wet infrastructure worldwide, announced on Tuesday, 14th March, that North East Water (NEW) in Victoria, Australia, has chosen to work with InfoWorks WS (Water Supply) and InfoWorks ICM SE (Integrated Catchment Modelling) (Sewer Edition) in the …

Editor’s pickUrban drought in Asia: How can it be fended off?

14-03-2017

As Asia continues to urbanize at a mass-scale at a rapid pace, water stress has started to become a colossal danger in Asian metropolises. If nothing is done soon, the cities and urban population found on the continent will be short of water in a scant few years. Presently, 16 of the world’s 37 mega-cities are situated in Asia, and there is …