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SUEZ finalises acquisition of GE Water & Process Technologies

04-10-2017

SUEZ, together with Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ), has completed the acquisition of former GE Water & Process Technologies for €3.2 billion (US$3.75 billion) in an all‐cash transaction, effective as of September 30th, 2017. In connection with the completion, SUEZ set up a Business Unit, “Water …

University of Waterloo researchers develop a cheaper and faster way to test for E. coli

03-10-2017

Research scientists at the University of Waterloo have created an affordable and fast method for testing drinking water for the potentially deadly Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria. Current tests cost an estimated US$70, and results take up to three days to return from the laboratory it is sent to for testing. However, the invention from the …

Northwestern University and Ben-Gurion University sign water research MOU

28-09-2017

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and Northwestern University (NU) have signed a research memorandum of understanding (MOU) in Tel Aviv, the capital city of Israel, to collaborate on water research. Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago, participated in the signing. The MOU was signed by BGU President Professor Rivka Carmi; Professor Dan …

Study: Billions are consuming contaminated water, and the U.S. is the worst off

28-09-2017

According to a new study conducted by Orb Media, there is a high chance that if you are consuming water straight from the tap, you are also swallowing potentially lethal microscopic plastic fibres along with billions scattered around the world. As Public Radio International stated, the study was handled by research scientists from the University …

PUB awards the first batch of contracts for construction of DTSS Phase 2

27-09-2017

Singapore’s national water agency, the Public Utilities Board (PUB), has appointed three contractors to design and build the first 30 kilometres of deep tunnels and link sewers for the Deep Tunnel Sewerage System (DTSS). The contractors are Ed Zublin AG (Singapore Branch), Penta-oCean Construction Co., Ltd. and Koh brothers Building & …

At the United Nations General Assembly, Grunfos brought the attention to water

27-09-2017

At the recent United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), held in New York, United States (U.S.), attended by CEOs, heads of states, and presidents of international organisations, and themed Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet, Grundfos placed the spotlight squarely on some of the world’s …