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Editor’s pickStricken by the worst drought in a century, Cape Town may run out of water by 12th April

26-02-2018

In Cape Town, South Africa, people carry water collected from a natural spring. Image credit: Anwa Essop/Associated Press As Cape Town, provincial capital of the Western Cape Province, a popular tourist destination in South Africa, continues to suffer in the grip of the worst drought in a century, it has now found that its water supply has …

Landia Chopper Pumps gets shipping company out of deep water

23-02-2018

At the deep-water port of Fredericia, Denmark, close to the international route of the Great Belt, a Landia chopper pump has enabled a shipping companyto complete a crucial delivery of palm fatty acid distillate (PFAD). Following a major fire at the port, Nagro A/S urgently needed to transfer the distillate from a 2,700 m³ tank through a …

Hydroflux Pacific throws support behind Fiji to protect coral reefs

23-02-2018

With the commencement of the International Year of the Reef, the Prime Minister of Fiji, Frank Bainimarama, has announced the nomination of large portions of Fiji’s Great Sea Reef as a Ramsar site in an effort to protect it from threats, such as climate change, chemical and wastewater run-off from neighbouring urban settlement, as well as …

Editor’s pickSnow and water: The U.S. West may soon be facing even more water troubles

22-02-2018

Image credit: Natural Resources Conservation Service An early winter snow drought coupled with months of abnormally warm weather around most of the United States (U.S.) West have left record-low levels of snowpack in regions of the Central and Southern Rockies, leading to concerns regarding water shortages and resulting economic damage, according …

WEF encouraged by White House recognising the necessity of water infrastructure investment

21-02-2018

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is encouraged that the White House has recognised the critical need to invest in the country’s aging water infrastructure. Water infrastructure impacts all United States (U.S.) citizens, as it protects public health and the environment, as well as drives the economy. In fact, closing the investment gap …

Hubbell completes acquisition of Aclara Technologies

20-02-2018

Hubbell Inc. recently announced that it has completed its acquisition of Aclara Technologies LLC.  Hubbell financed the acquisition as well as related transactions with net proceeds from borrowings under a new unsecured term loan facility in the aggregate principal amount of US$500 million, the issuance of 3.5 per cent Senior Notes due in …

Kamstrup opens new water meter production facility in the U.S.

20-02-2018

Global leading supplier of intelligent energy and water metering solutions, Kamstrup, has opened a new water meter production facility in the United States (U.S.). While companies across all manufacturing sectors are offshoring production, Kamstrup is bringing production and jobs to the U.S. The company’s production in the U.S. will …

Higher net profit and revenue for Koh Brothers Eco in FY2017

19-02-2018

Koh Brothers Eco Engineering Limited, a SGX Catalist-listed sustainable engineering solutions provider, recently reported a higher net profit of 15 per cent attributable to shareholders of S$7 million (US$5.29 million) for the financial year ended 31 December 2017 (FY2017) on revenue of S$298.4 million (US$225.52 million), a 48 per cent growth …