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Editor’s pickNew portal finds large water disparity across cities

19-12-2016

A new interactive statistics portal allows users to compare cities’ differences within water abstraction, consumption, tariff structure and regulation of water services. The portal, launched by the International Water Association, allows users to see how specific water consumption for households differ between Los Angeles, New York and …

$3.4 billion in projects being overseen by CDR

16-12-2016

Water, solid waste, and wastewater funded the most The Council for Development and Reconstruction (CDR) is supervising $3.4 billion worth of public works, according to its Progress Report 2016. The value of all works, completed and underway, since 1992, is $8.7 billion. Works are divided over four sectors: Basic services, infrastructure, …

NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON COMMISSION ON DISTRIBUTED NON-POTABLE WATER SYSTEMS LAUNCHES

16-12-2016

On 14 December 2016, the US Water Alliance and Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) launched a National Blue Ribbon Commission for Onsite Non-potable Water Systems. Thirty representatives from municipalities, public health agencies, water utilities, and national organizations will serve on the commission. As water supplies become …

EPA Raises Questions About Dripping Springs Wastewater

15-12-2016

Opinions differ on Onion Creek water standards Onion Creek may yet dodge the bullet – more precisely, the treated wastewater discharge requested by the city of Dripping Springs as an alternative to the current practice of spraying the effluent on land, where it is less likely to pollute nearby creeks. The U.S. Environmental Protection …

FORMER VEOLIA CEO HERREWYN LAUNCHES INDUSTRIAL WATER BUSINESS

15-12-2016

Jean-Michel Herrewyn, the former CEO of Veolia Water and senior VP of Veolia Environnement has gone on to launch a new business targeting the growing industrial water markets. Called fWE, the company will act to source finance for industrial clients, meaning they will no longer need to own water and wastewater treatment plants. Instead, funders …

Scale and speed: China’s USP in cleantech. Solving urban wastewater challenges.

15-12-2016

Text by Richard Youngman / Retrieved from Cleantech Group For some years, we have been monitoring the growing number of examples of where Asian and western organizations are coming together to address environmental challenges for mutual economic benefit. In the past 12-18 months, we have felt that there is a definite uptick in the activity …