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April 2017

The drought in California may be over, but the next could be closer than you think

28-04-2017

Near Taft, California, a rare wildflower ‘super bloom’. Photo credit: Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images Jerry Brown, the governor of California, may have officially declared the state’s historic drought over, but he also issued a warning that the state and people must be ready for the next one in the future. In an issued statement, …

Editor’s pickThe results of the 2017 Global Water Awards have been released

28-04-2017

Global Water Intelligence (GWI) announced the winners of the 2017 Global Water Awards that were presented on 24th April, Monday, at the Palacio de Cibeles in Madrid. Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of the Black Swan, presented the ceremony. Mr Nassim Nicholas Taleb, a former trader risk specialist, statistician, and essayist, delivered an …

Global sludge dewatering equipment market will exceed USD4.9 billion by 2024

27-04-2017

According to a new research report by Global Market Insights Inc., the sludge dewatering equipment market size will exceed USD4.9 billion by 2024. Increasing urbanisation along with growing population will drive global sludge dewatering equipment market size by 2024. Growing waste volume in municipal areas coupled with industrial waste owing to …

Hach Company and Royal HaskoningDHV to test quality of water with Nereda® technology

27-04-2017

A Nereda installation with Hach instrumentation equipment in Epe, the Netherlands. Photo credit: Royal HaskoningDHV Hach Company and internationally-renowned engineering consultancy Royal HaskoningDHV will join forces to have its analytical instrumental certified to test the quality of water treated with Nereda® technology, and have signed an …

Editor’s pickLadakh, Himalaya: Combating the water crisis

27-04-2017

In 2016, Wangchuk won the 2016 Rolex Award for Enterprise. Photo credit: Stefan Walter/Rolex Awards According to engineer Sonam Wangchuk, an idea took root in his mind one morning as he made his way across a bridge in the Indian Himalayas. Hailing from the Ladakh region in the Jammu and Kashmir state in north India, he was already known as …

Dais and Beijing Geoenviron Engineering and Technology come to an agreement

27-04-2017

Dais Analytic Corporation, a commercial business specialising in the nanotechnology business selling its game changing nanomaterial technology to the global water, air, and energy markets finalised a three-year Cooperation Agreement with Beijing Geoenviron Engineering and Technology, Inc. (BGE), itself a solutions provider leader in pollution …

Editor’s pick2017 Edison Awards: Element Six on-site wastewater treatment brings the gold home

26-04-2017

The DIAMOX™ electrochemical cell for wastewater treatment. Photo credit: Element Six In the recently-concluded Edison Awards 2017, member of The De Beers Group of Companies and global leader in synthetic diamond supermaterials, Element Six, disclosed that its DIAMOX™ wastewater treatment technology brought home the gold in the …

Mueller Water discloses quarterly dividends

26-04-2017

Mueller Water Products, Inc. has disclosed that its Board of Directors have officially made a quarterly dividend of four cents (US$0.04) per share known, which will be payable on or around the 22nd of May 2017, to shareholders of record as of the closing of the business accounts for the year ended on May 10, 2017.

WEFTEC® 2017: Registration and housing open

25-04-2017

Registration and housing are now open until the 14th of July for the Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) WEFTEC 2017, scheduled to open its doors at McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois, the United States (US) from the 30th of September to the 4th of October, along with its concurrent award-winning exhibition from the 2nd to 4th of October. …

Editor’s pickSensorex goes truly portable

25-04-2017

The UVT-LED-H accurately and efficiently measures UV transmittance in water. Sensorex’s new UVT-LED-H portable handheld ultraviolet (UV) transmittance monitor provides accurate and rapid UV transmittance (UVT) readings in any application using UV disinfection. Compact and user-friendly, the devise is well-suited for lab use, field …