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With GE Water & Process Technologies solution, a Scottish petrochemical plant saves water

26-09-2017

GE Water & Process Technologies has honoured INEOS with its prestigious Ecomagination Leadership and Return on Environment (ROE) awards to recognise the petrochemical manufacturer for its noteworthy reductions in water usage and associated costs savings on its KG ethylene plant at its petrochemical complex in Grangemouth, Scotland. Faced with …

Mumbai: Flooding draws demands to clamp down on India’s sprawling urban spaces

26-09-2017

As India’s most populated city begins to recover from the worst floods they have had in more than ten years, experts have stated that India needs to lay down the law on its rapid urbanisation in order to safeguard its crammed metropolises from more frequent, and fatal, floods. They are called for radically improved urban planning in order …

Editor’s pickEgypt: Aqualia signs a contract to construct Abu Rawash treatment plant

25-09-2017

Hassan El Far, Chairman of the Construction Authority for Potable Water and Wastewater (CAPW); Luis de Lope, Aqualia’s International Director; and Maged Abadir, Chief Operations Officer of Orascom have signed a contract for the design, construction and maintenance of the Abu Rawash wastewater treatment plant in Cairo, Egypt. Once finished, …

WEF honours research contributions to water management

25-09-2017

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has proudly announced the 2017 WEF Awards recipients for published papers. The WEF Published Papers Awards recognises WEF members for valuable research that has the potential for broad contribution to industrial wastewater management. “The Water Environment Federation is extremely proud to honour the …

Words On Water podcast launched

22-09-2017

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has launched its podcast titled Words On Water, a programme that features conversations with various influential and interesting people who work in the water sector. The podcast can be found on the WEF’s website, and is also available on iTunes. Words on Water will present interviews with prominent …

WEF honours water professionals and organisations for public education work

22-09-2017

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has proudly announced the 2017 WEF Awards recipients for public education. The WEF Public Education Awards recognises WEF members for their significant accomplishments in promoting awareness and understanding of water environment issues through the development and implementation of public education …

The inaugural Asia International Water Week is here

21-09-2017

The inaugural Asia International Water Week with coincide with Korea International Water week, and will held from the 20th to the 23rd of September in Gyeongju, Republic of Korea. Additionally, an Asia to World Statements, a platform for the highest participation among government authorities, local governments, and waterfront cities in Asia for …

Editor’s pickAlfa Laval’s valve matrix is an easy solution in terms of time and revenue

21-09-2017

A valve matrix – also known as valve cluster – is one of the best options for maximising process efficiency through optimised flow management. Each stage of the design and installation process is an important component to fully realising potential in processes by saving time and avoiding lost revenue associated with production …

Veolia simplifies water and wastewater challenges in the power industry

20-09-2017

Veolia’s Actiflo® clarifier. Image credit: Veolia Water Technologies Veolia Water Technologies is exhibiting at the Power-Gen Asia 2017 to showcase two of its proven technologies for the power industry, as well as create greater awareness about the benefits that its Actiflo® clarifier and Hydrotech™ microscreen filters can …

In Pennsylvania, the Mahanoy City Wastewater Treatment Plant is an island of quiet

20-09-2017

At the Mahanoy City Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) in Pennsylvania, United States (U.S.), it’s oh-so-quiet. Unless told otherwise, you wouldn’t know that a 36-inch (91-centimetre) diameter pump, close by, operates night and day in a giant concrete basin. Even when one of the two larger screw pumps, at 84 inches (213 centimetres) in …