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2017

Singapore: PUB seeks various views in setting standards in water efficiency

22-11-2017

PUB, Singapore’s national water agency, recently announced that they were seeking various views from the industry regarding the development of benchmarks and best practices in water efficiency for the building sector at the Water Efficiency Awards. Held in conjunction with the Industrial Water Solutions Forum, the event was graced by Mr …

Multiple cases of Legionnaires’ disease confirmed in California

22-11-2017

According to ABC7, after visitors to the theme park were afflicted with Legionnaires’ disease and Disneyland shut down its cooling towers, three more cases were found and confirmed in Orange County, California, United States (U.S.). Two of the three new cases involve visitors to Disneyland, according to the Orange Country Health Care Agency …

Editor’s pickDiehl Metering lays the groundwork for the AMR system in Vietnam

21-11-2017

In Vietnam, Diehl Metering is helping Ho Chi Minh City to achieve its vision of becoming a smart city with the installation of their AMR system to advance the utility front and equip them with countless advantages. Diehl Metering piloted the AMR system in two of the city’s districts, and is now looking to transform the market. The job …

Enterprise Rent-A-Car supports rivers and watersheds with US$30 million donation

21-11-2017

The Enterprise Rent-A-Car Foundation recently announced a US$30 million donation to the Nature Conservancy, an international non-profit organisation working to address critical conservation issues around the world. The five-year donation – named the Routes & Roots: Enterprise Healthy Rivers Project – will help support The Nature …

Editor’s pickLas Vegas, Malta, and Marrakech: Managing scarce water resources

20-11-2017

Las Vegas Las Vegas, Malta, and Marrakech – three very different tourist-infested locations with very different cultures, languages, and cities, are bound by one thing. In all three bustling cities, beneath a cover of seemingly separate metropolises and geographies, water supplies are dwindling, but innovation and learning are rising, as …

IWA announces winners of the 2017 Water and Development Awards

20-11-2017

Two leading water innovators have been awarded the 2017 Water and Development Awards by the International Water Association (IWA). Working to deliver solutions to global water challenges, both have been recognised by the international water community for their outstanding contributions to the practice and science of water, which have improved the …

Now, it is time to make investments – in water

17-11-2017

In 2010, Matthew Huber and Steven Sherwood predicted in their paper, An Adaptability Limit to Climate Change Due to Heat Stress, that in “30 to 50 years from now, the water warts are going to start.” When they had originally made the claim, according to Mr Wayne Byrne, CEO of OxyMen, a solutions company focusing on intensive …

WEF announces application period for 2018 Water Leadership Institute

17-11-2017

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has begun accepting applications for its 2018 Water Leadership Institute.  The Water Leadership Institute programme is aimed at educating and training emerging leaders and providing them with opportunities to build strong, lasting relationships within the water sector. This intensive programme allows …

Recently, companies and cities have begun joining forces to face water challenges

16-11-2017

With water scarcity afflicting the globe and an ever-rising urban population, companies and cities have begun to team up in an effort to invest billions in water management projects, according to the Thomas Reuters Foundation. Around the world, metropolises are collaborating with the private sector in order to tackle issues regarding climate …