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Editor’s pickIndonesian Borneo: Water pollution from a coal mine brings misery to those downstream

06-04-2017

Student activist Taufik Iskandar, 26, from Santan Ilir village, East Kalimantan. Photo credit: Ardiles Rante “The Santan River is the lifeblood of the people of Santan Ilir, Santan Tengah and Santan Hulu villages,” Taufik Iskandar, a student activist from the Marangkayu Student Association in Santan Ilir, located in the Kutai …

Hyflux to inject share capital into Qurayyat Desalination

06-04-2017

Hyflux Ltd’s Board of Directors disclosed that Qurayyat Desalination SAOC, its subsidiary company incorporated in the Sultanate of Oman, has boosted its share capital as part of the project financing requirements of the Qurayyat Independent Water project. An issue and distribution of an additional 9,958,000 shares at OMR1 (US$2.60), bringing …

The ACES Young Consulting Engineer of the Year 2017 is from Aurecon

06-04-2017

Kelvin Chen, winner of the Young Consulting Engineer of the Year 2017 award in the Mechanical Engineering category. Photo credit: Aurecon The Association of Consulting Engineers Singapore (ACES) announced the winner of the Young Consulting Engineer of the Year 2017 award in the Mechanical Engineering category on 31st March, Friday. …

Water problems can now be solved immediately with LuminUltra Cloud

05-04-2017

There now a way to keep potable water safe and uncontaminated and industrial and wastewater systems running more effortlessly with a platform supporting real-time analysis and regular sampling of data provided by LuminUltra Cloud™ that was officially inaugurated on 3rd April, Monday. “The traditional approach to microbiological …

Editor’s pickSiemens displays their integrated approach to digitalisation

04-04-2017

The Smart Manufacturing Asia 2017, hosted at the Singapore Expo from the 4th to 5th April 2017 is where Siemens Pte Ltd will be featuring its exhaustive Digital Enterprise portfolio under the theme “Driving the Digital Enterprise in Southeast Asia”. The range will include refined solutions all the way to expertise for the digital …

De Nora Permelec: First installation of compartment cell electrolysers

04-04-2017

The first commercial installation of CECHLO® three compartment cell electrolysers. Photo credit: De Nora Permelec Ltd De Nora Permelec Ltd achieved its first commercial installation of CECHLO® three compartment cell electrolysers in Japan on April 3rd, Monday. This unprecedented success smoothes the way for more sustainable and …

Calgon Carbon Corporation and California Water Service sign a contract to remove 1,2,3-TCP

04-04-2017

Calgon Carbon Corporation disclosed on Wednesday, March 29th, that it signed a system supply contract with California Water Service valued at US$13.2 million. Under the terms of the contract, the largest carbon adsorption equipment project for drinking water in Calgon Carbon’s history, the company will contribute granular activated carbon …

The deteriorating water crisis

03-04-2017

The World Economic Forum had announced in 2015 that the water crisis was the top global risk threatening the world using a calculated impact on society as a measure of devastation caused. Now in 2017, the crisis has not improved. In fact, it has gotten worse in many developing countries. Presently, more than one billion people are living without …

Editor’s pickBusinesses contribute to ‘unlimited water’, one drop at a time

03-04-2017

In 2015, the global risk report published by the World Economic Forum identified “water crises” as the foremost societal risk to the global economy, ahead of cross border conflict, weapons of mass destruction and infectious disease. Global trends are slowly beginning to reflect this: climate change is affecting accessibility to water; …