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August 2017

Twenty-five water utilities recognised for their initiatives that focus on the future

17-08-2017

Twenty-five water utilities have been recognised by the Utility of the Future Today for their leadership in community engagement, watershed stewardship, and recovery of resources such as water, energy, and nutrients. Utility of the Future Today, a recognition programme component, was launched in 2016 by four water sector organisations: The …

Editor’s pickRecycled water has the potential to revolutionise sustainable development

17-08-2017

Deer Island Wastewater Treatment Plant in Winthrop, Massachusetts, U.S. Photo credit Henry Zbyszynski By 2025, less than a decade away, water scarcity will be an infallible matter of fact for an estimated 1.8 billion people worldwide. In an era where natural, critical, resources are becoming scarcer and scarcer, countries can no longer afford to …

UnityWater and TaKaDu extend their partnership

16-08-2017

With TaKaDu’s event management solution, UnityWater, a water utility based in Southeast Queensland, Australia, has managed to prevent the loss of billions of litres of water, and realising millions of dollars in savings by implementing TaKaDu’s system across 90 per cent of its network. Since the two companies began working together in …

Florida: GE to upgrade the water treatment plant to improve the quality of water

15-08-2017

GE Water & Process Technologies recently announced that it will supply its advanced water treatment equipment to the Lake Manatee Water Treatment Plant in Florida, United States (U.S.), as they look to upgrade their facility. Presently, the facility is responsible for purifying the drinking water for more than 350,000 residents, and has the …

Singapore: Asia Pacific Breweries to build water reuse treatment facility

14-08-2017

Asia Pacific Breweries (APB) Singapore, a producer of local libations such as Guinness, Heineken, and Tiger Beer, the company will build a S$1.8 million (US$1.32 million) water reuse treatment plant in Singapore. The facility, which will be located on the company grounds in Tuas, will aid the large-scale brewery lower their water consumption, and …

Bentley announces the finalists for the 2017 Be Inspired Awards

11-08-2017

Bentley Systems, Inc., a leading global provider of comprehensive software solutions for advancing infrastructure, today announced the finalists for the 2017 Be Inspired Awards programme, an annual award which recognises building information modelling (BIM) advancements in infrastructure design, construction, and operations around the world. 51 …

New study shows that Southeast Asia is more prone to flooding, and it may get worse

11-08-2017

A new study by social enterprise Eco-Business Research that focuses on sustainability, Flood controls in Southeast Asia, was recently published. Sponsored by Grundfos, the study surveyed 417 sustainability industry leaders across Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Throughout the region, respondents agreed that …