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November 2016

Editor’s pickCompanies hit by rising water costs

30-11-2016

Higher costs of water as a result of droughts and floods linked to climate change are severely affecting corporate financial performance globally. Taking greater care of water supplies is vital for companies. Image: Matthew Robey via Flickr Companies worldwide are being warned that taking water preservation measures is now vital, and that …

Exploring green growth opportunities for Pilbara

30-11-2016

The Norwegian-based company Sahara Forest Project has signed a cooperation agreement to start a feasibility study to explore opportunities for producing food, freshwater and clean energy near the Western Australian city of Karratha, greening arid areas at the same time. “The Sahara Forest Project is buzzing with excitement to join forces …

Abbotsford BC Selects SCADAWatch to Further Power Its Smart Water Network

30-11-2016

Powerful Innovyze Business Tool to Drive Real-Time Operational Performance Monitoring, Reporting for Leading Canadian Utility Innovyze, a global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, today announced that the City of Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada, has chosen the company’s revolutionary …

Morgan Advanced Materials develops new alumina sensor to withstand extreme temperatures

30-11-2016

Morgan Advanced Materials, a world leader in sensor and measurement technology, has produced a new type of alumina sensor specially designed for high pressure and high temperature water and sub-metering. The sensor has been specifically developed to withstand extreme temperatures, making it ideally suited to both heat metering and high …

Top Israeli Water Experts From Ben-Gurion University of the Negev to Participate in U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s BusinessH2O Summit, December 12, in Las Vegas

30-11-2016

BGU's Zuckerberg Institute Researchers Among Featured Speakers, Including Israeli Water Industry Leaders, U.S. Companies and Government Officials Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) is partnering with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on the first joint Israel/U.S. water conference, BusinessH2O Summit, at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas on …

Thrust on proper industrial wastewater management in economic zones

29-11-2016

Speakers at a workshop on Monday underscored the need for proper industrial wastewater management in the country's economic zones by setting up Central Effluent Treatment Plants (CETPs). Effluents released from small and medium-scale industries can be treated by installation of common ETPs, they said. The Bangladesh Economic Zones Authority …

Editor’s pickFuel from sewage is the future – and it's closer than you think

29-11-2016

Technology converts human waste into bio-based fuel Sludge from Metro Vancouver’s wastewater treatment plant has been dewatered prior to conversion to biocrude oil at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. / Courtesy of WE&RF Biocrude oil, produced from wastewater treatment plant sludge, looks and performs virtually like fossil …

Johor to look for new water sources

29-11-2016

Johor is fa­­cing a major water crisis if it relies on existing resources and does not start exploring new alternatives. "The time has come for Johor to explore underground water reser­ves and harvest rainwater on a large scale," said state Public Works, Rural and Regional Development Commit­tee chairman Datuk Hasni Moham­mad …

Johor sets aside $26m to boost water supply

29-11-2016

Finding new sources of water and fixing supply disruptions among initiatives The Johor state government has allocated close to RM80 million ($26 million) in its 2017 Budget to secure sufficient water supply in the long term. This will fund 14 water management initiatives to address water-related problems, including finding new sources of water …

A changing climate throws water out of balance in Asia and the Pacific

29-11-2016

With a warming climate in parts of the Himalayas, melting glaciers are feeding into glacial lakes that threaten to burst at the seams. Photo: UNDP Every morning I jump on the Chao Phraya Express Boat to get to work. It’s a short trip, but on yet another sultry morning in Bangkok, it’s nice to feel the breeze as we slice through the …