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Removing Diazepam from global recycled water and wastewater in bulk at low cost

05-03-2018

A low-cost and efficient one-step method to remove the anxiety drug Diazepam from recycled water and wastewater using titanium dioxide nanofibres has been developed by researchers headed by the University of Johannesburg’s Professor Vinod Kumar Gupta, located in Johannesburg, South Africa. Used worldwide for anxiety disorders, as …

SIWW: New year, new look

02-03-2018

With 2018 well under way, Singapore International Water Week has shifted into high gear in order to prepare for the upcoming event. The website was also improved, and is now easily browsed through from both desktop as well as mobile devices. With stakeholders from the global water industry due to attend SIWW in order to share and co-create …

LG Sonic to automatically predict algal blooms

02-03-2018

Predicting algal blooms has so far been done manually by LG Sonic water quality experts who analyse the water quality data combined with Remote Sensing images and meteorological parameters. But now, LG Sonic will make use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to further develop the software algorithm, which will make it possible to predict algal blooms …

Editor’s pickSUEZ signs agreement with PDAM Tirtanadi to improve access to drinking water in Indonesia

01-03-2018

Signing the agreement for the water production plant extension Water Corporation of the Province of North Sumatra, Indonesia, PDAM Tirtanadi, has awarded SUEZ the contract for the extension of the drinking water production plant located in Medan, Indonesia’s third largest city. The extension of this Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) contract …

Water Planet creates PolyCera Membranes as wholly-owned subsidiary and appoints CEO

01-03-2018

Developer and seller of the world’s very first smart membrane, Water Planet, recently announced that it has spun out its highly successful PolyCera® membranes product line into a separate wholly-owned subsidiary, PolyCera Membranes. Robust and easy to clean, with revolutionary material properties, PolyCera membranes are proven to extend …

Singapore International Water Week coming up in July

27-02-2018

Global platform to co-create and share innovative water solutions, Singapore International Water Week (SIWW), will be returning to the Sands Expo and Convention Centre at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, from the 8th to the 12th of July 2018 for its 8th edition. Held in conjunction with the 6th World Cities Summit and 4th CleanEnviro Summit …

Veolia’s assets in Gabon seized by armed men

26-02-2018

Earlier in February, armed men commandeered Veolia’s assets in Gabon, the Société d’énergie et d’eau du Gabon (SEEG) – Gabon’s Energy and Water Company – acting on a decision of Gabon’s Water and Energy Ministry. The Veolia Group is strongly protesting against the brutal action taken …