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Xylem helps prevent sewer overflows with smarter engineering


During a heavy storm, many cities cannot handle the large flow of stormwater entering their wastewater systems. This leads to untreated wastewater being released into local waterways, causing pollution and illnesses. A combined sewer system collects sewage and stormwater runoff in the same pipes and tunnels. When the weather is dry, local water …

WEF Celebrates World Water Day with New Children's Storybook

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The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is celebrating World Water Day 2019 with the release of its first-ever children’s storybook, Why Water’s Worth It. This highly-anticipated book came from the positive response to the video PSA that was released as part of the WATER’S WORTH IT® campaign relaunch last October. Similar to …

Grundfos awarded Global Company of the Year


Grundfos won the award for Company of the Year in the global water and wastewater pumps market at the annual awards show of consultancy company Frost & Sullivan, held in London last week. In the award report, Frost & Sullivan cited superior offerings of sustainable solutions for a better world and commitment towards a customer-centric …

World Water Day 2019: GWI launches Water Security Solutions Centre initiative to help water companies combat rising water scarcity

Global Water Intelligence, International Desalination Association, Global Water Leaders Group, desalination, water scarcity

Global Water Intelligence (GWI), the International Desalination Association (IDA) and the Global Water Leaders Group (GWLG) have launched a new initiative; the Water Scarcity Solutions Centre (WSSC) to help utilities and end-users build successful strategies for water scarcity. The Centre, which connects water companies with relevant suppliers, …

LANXESS achieves strong result in 2018 and makes a solid start to the new fiscal year


Specialty chemicals company LANXESS closed its fiscal year with a strong result. In 2018, EBITDA pre exceptionals increased by 9.8 per cent to EUR1.016 billion. As forecast, earnings are at the upper end of the range of 5 to 10 per cent above the previous year’s figure of EUR925 million (without ARLANXEO). “Despite rising economic …

Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2020 opens for nominations


In conjunction with World Water Day on 22 March, the Singapore International Water Week (SIWW), the global platform to share and co-create innovative water solutions, has officially opened its call for nominations for the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2020. The Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize (LKYWP) honours outstanding contributions by individuals or …

Editor’s pickPUB biggest concern on water security, Hyflux consortium could withdraw: Analysts

Hyflux, Tuaspring, Salim-Medco consortium SM Investment, debt moratorium

Singapore's water security is the only thing that matters and the main motivation behind water agency PUB’s announcement last night that it would take over Tuaspring's desalination plant, should Hyflux subsidiary Tuaspring Private Limited (TPL) be unable to cure its defaults by April 5, observers said. It has also agreed to waive any …

EPA head says clean-water access is a bigger crisis than climate change-- despite regulation rollbacks

Environmental Protection Agency, Andrew Wheeler, drinking water, environmental threat

The Environmental Protection Agency’s new administrator Andrew Wheeler said access to clean drinking water worldwide is "the biggest environmental threat," while climate change threats are "50 to 75 years out" in an interview with CBS on 20 March. While speaking at the Wilson Centre later that day, Wheeler said he has become …

Sustainable water management solutions in Saudi Arabia


The Saudi Water Forum 2019 was held in Riyadh from 17 to 19 March under the slogan "Sustainable Water… for Sustainable Development", sponsored by the Ministry of the Environment, Water and Agriculture of the Kingdom, H.E. Eng. Abdulrahman bin Abdulmohsen Al-Fadley, with the noteworthy presence of Aqualia at the congress and in the …

New startups selected to participate in BREW accelerator programs


The Water Council announced the sixth round of winners for the BREW Accelerator and the third round of winners for the BREW Corporate Accelerator powered by A. O. Smith Corporation. The BREW (Business – Research – Entrepreneurship – in Water) is the world’s leading freshwater seed accelerator with a focus on innovative …