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BMA mulls billing for waste water

15-11-2016

Households, state agencies and business operators in the city could be charged for waste water they release from next year to cover the cost of waste management. Bangkok Metropolitan Administration (BMA) deputy governor Chakkaphan Phewngam said a draft regulation about the charge has been completed pending endorsement by the BMA council. Members …

Water cuts add to the daily challenge of survival for Aleppo’s children

15-11-2016

Water cuts and attacks on pumping stations regularly deny water to the people of Aleppo. For eight-year-old Huda and her family, collecting water has become a greater challenge with each passing year of the Syrian conflict. Being born in Aleppo was always considered a rich blessing in eight-year-old Huda’s family. That changed abruptly when …

Wastewater Plants Turn Focus To Energy Savings

15-11-2016

In one example of a broader trend, a New Mexico utility is making a shift to energy-efficient wastewater treatment plant by installing a solar farm. Las Cruces Utilities (LCU) will use 50 solar panels to clean up to 1 MGD of wastewater at its East Mesa Water Reclamation Facility, according to the Las Cruces Sun-News. The investment will cost $1.7 …

Preserving Precious Water

14-11-2016

Water conservation is vitally important in California. While 2016 has been a relatively good year for rain and snowfall across the state — and rain in the northern part of the state throughout October was most welcome, for the past three years Californians have been living with a state-declared drought emergency — and Southern …

HWM to supply Severn Trent with wastewater monitoring systems

14-11-2016

Multi-utility monitoring and telemetry specialist HWM, in partnership with field services expert Enviromontel, has won a contract to supply, install and maintain fixed-point sewer network monitoring equipment for Severn Trent (ST). In what is thought to be the largest project of its kind, ST is targeting better monitoring of its wastewater …

Echologics Selected by New Jersey American Water for Continuous Leak Detection Monitoring

11-11-2016

New Jersey American Water has selected Echologics’ continuous leak detection technology, EchoShore®-DX, to reduce water loss, prioritize repairs and help maximize the life of its buried water infrastructure assets. A subsidiary of American Water, New Jersey American Water is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, serving …

Drylands are key to global food security, says new IFAD report

11-11-2016

A new report launched today by the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) reveals the crucial role the world’s drylands play in buffering the negative impacts of climate change, land degradation and drought. “Drylands are absolutely key to global food security for the whole planet,” said IFAD …

140m in SE-Asia do not have clean water

10-11-2016

More than 140 million people in South-east Asia lack access to safe drinking water, while nearly a billion have no access to basic sanitation, according to official figures last year. Regional governments need to put in more effort to provide safe and sustainable water and sanitation services, particularly to rural areas, according to the latest …

Bentley and Siemens Strategic Alliance Announcement

10-11-2016

Siemens and Bentley Systems announced today that they have formalized a strategic alliance agreement to drive new business value by accelerating digitalization to advance infrastructure project delivery and asset performance in complementary business areas. Siemens and Bentley Systems will initially invest at least Euro 50 million in developing …

Farmers set to benefit from new partnership between Yara and Pessl Instruments

10-11-2016

Yara International ASA (Yara) and Pessl Instruments are announcing a new partnership to market the Yara Water Solution as part of the Pessl Instruments’ eco-system of smart farming solutions. With increased water scarcity and agriculture consuming 70% of the global freshwater resources, demand is surging for new agricultural solutions. The …