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Editor’s pickSUEZ takes a minority share in Inflowmatix

SUEZ, Inflowmatrix, water treatment, water management

SUEZ Ventures, the SUEZ Corporate Venture Capital fund, is supporting Inflowmatix’s growth through a £2.8 million (SGD $4.8 million) investment, joining existing shareholders IP Group Plc, Parkwalk Advisors and the founders. Founded in 2015 as a spin out from Imperial College London, Inflowmatix is the technology leader in high …

Addressing the leakage imperative: Black & Veatch responds with new hire to lead digital transformation of leakage management services

Black & Veatch, appointment, leakage control

Water companies in England and Wales have to deliver, on average, a 17 percent cut in leakage by 2025. Current levels of leakage, 3.16 billion litres per day in 2018/19, are deemed unacceptable by Ofwat. Black & Veatch has created a new role: Leakage Services Manager, and appointed Stuart White, to help water companies meet the …

Editor’s pickInternational Water Association announces Tom Mollenkopf as next President

International Water Association, IWA, president, water sector

The International Water Association has elected Mr. Tom Mollenkopf as President-elect of the Association for the period October 2020 until August 2022. He will take office at the end of the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition 2020 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Mr. Mollenkopf, an Australian national, has been an active member of the IWA for many …

Schneider Electric launches EcoStruxure™ Plant Performance Advisors suite for smart operations

Schneider Electric, plant performance, analytics, monitoring

Schneider Electric recently announced at its Innovation Summit in Barcelona that the company would be launching its new EcoStruxure™ Plant Performance Advisors suite to help food and beverage; mining, minerals and metals; oil and gas; water and wastewater; and other industrial enterprises leverage their industrial automation data to increase …

South Korea to raise Fukushima wastewater issue at London Convention Meeting

South Korea, Japan, Fukushima, nuclear, wastewater, wastewater treatment

South Korea will call for global attention and efforts to prevent Japan's possible discharge contaminated water from the Fukushima nuclear power plant into the Pacific Ocean. The Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries said on Sunday that it plans to raise the issue during a London Convention and Protocol meeting set for this week at the headquarters of …

Xylem’s Flygt pump helps wash 250,000 tons of tomatoes a year

Xylem, pumps

The Italian tomato processing company Rodolfi has been in operation for 120 years, picking and preserving tomatoes from local fields. Today the company processes 250,000 tons of tomatoes per year, but sand in the water was causing too much wear on their pumps. The company switched to Xylem’s Flygt 3171 pump with Hard Iron™, and after …