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June 2017

Editor’s pickBluefield Research: A rise in hydraulic fracturing pushing water management expenditure up


U.S. estimated water management and services spending by activity, 2017-2026 Image credit: Bluefield Research According to Bluefield Research, a rise of drilling activity in the hydraulic fracturing sector has boosted demand for water management solutions in an industry that was flagging less than a year ago. According to Bluefield’s …

The Commonwealth to acquire New South Wales Lower Darling catchment


In New South Wales (NSW), Australia, the Commonwealth is contracted to purchase 21.9 gigalitres (GL) – 17.8 GL in long-term average annual yield – of water from the New South Wales Lower Darling catchment from Tandou Limited. This strategic water acquisition, a vital one in its own right, will be one of the biggest contributions to a …

Key Digital announces partnership with SurgeX


Key Digital, a leader in digital and control systems, has announced the formation of a partnership with SurgeX and their web-enabled power conditioning management system, Access Elite. SurgeX will be joining Key Digital’s Compass Control Pro Partner Alliance programme and its impressive and ever-growing list of integrated products …

CityTaps, a start up that wants to offer running water to every urban household


At a roadside water tap in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a woman cups her hands for some water. Photo credit: Asian Development Bank According to Citiscope, an estimated 830 million urban residents around the world do not have access to running water in their homes, and that number continues to rise as more and more people in developing countries move from …

Innovyze’s InfoMaster Smart Asset Management Solution selected by the TRA


Leading global innovator of business analytics software and technologies for smart wet infrastructure, Innovyze, recently announced that the Trinity River Authority of Texas (TRA) has chosen the industry-leading InfoMaster software for use in prioritising their operations and maintenance activities in its wastewater system. A conservation and …

WEF: High school students from New York won the U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize


The Water Environment Federation (WEF) announced that Rachel Chang and Ryan Thorpe, from Manhasset, New York, United States (U.S.), won the 2017 U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP), the most prestigious youth competition for water-related research in the nation. The SJWP aims to increase students’ interest in water research, issues, …