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September 2017

Northwestern University and Ben-Gurion University sign water research MOU

28-09-2017

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and Northwestern University (NU) have signed a research memorandum of understanding (MOU) in Tel Aviv, the capital city of Israel, to collaborate on water research. Rahm Emanuel, Mayor of Chicago, participated in the signing. The MOU was signed by BGU President Professor Rivka Carmi; Professor Dan …

Study: Billions are consuming contaminated water, and the U.S. is the worst off

28-09-2017

According to a new study conducted by Orb Media, there is a high chance that if you are consuming water straight from the tap, you are also swallowing potentially lethal microscopic plastic fibres along with billions scattered around the world. As Public Radio International stated, the study was handled by research scientists from the University …

PUB awards the first batch of contracts for construction of DTSS Phase 2

27-09-2017

Singapore’s national water agency, the Public Utilities Board (PUB), has appointed three contractors to design and build the first 30 kilometres of deep tunnels and link sewers for the Deep Tunnel Sewerage System (DTSS). The contractors are Ed Zublin AG (Singapore Branch), Penta-oCean Construction Co., Ltd. and Koh brothers Building & …

At the United Nations General Assembly, Grunfos brought the attention to water

27-09-2017

At the recent United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), held in New York, United States (U.S.), attended by CEOs, heads of states, and presidents of international organisations, and themed Focusing on People: Striving for Peace and a Decent Life for All on a Sustainable Planet, Grundfos placed the spotlight squarely on some of the world’s …

With GE Water & Process Technologies solution, a Scottish petrochemical plant saves water

26-09-2017

GE Water & Process Technologies has honoured INEOS with its prestigious Ecomagination Leadership and Return on Environment (ROE) awards to recognise the petrochemical manufacturer for its noteworthy reductions in water usage and associated costs savings on its KG ethylene plant at its petrochemical complex in Grangemouth, Scotland. Faced with …

Mumbai: Flooding draws demands to clamp down on India’s sprawling urban spaces

26-09-2017

As India’s most populated city begins to recover from the worst floods they have had in more than ten years, experts have stated that India needs to lay down the law on its rapid urbanisation in order to safeguard its crammed metropolises from more frequent, and fatal, floods. They are called for radically improved urban planning in order …

Editor’s pickEgypt: Aqualia signs a contract to construct Abu Rawash treatment plant

25-09-2017

Hassan El Far, Chairman of the Construction Authority for Potable Water and Wastewater (CAPW); Luis de Lope, Aqualia’s International Director; and Maged Abadir, Chief Operations Officer of Orascom have signed a contract for the design, construction and maintenance of the Abu Rawash wastewater treatment plant in Cairo, Egypt. Once finished, …

WEF honours research contributions to water management

25-09-2017

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has proudly announced the 2017 WEF Awards recipients for published papers. The WEF Published Papers Awards recognises WEF members for valuable research that has the potential for broad contribution to industrial wastewater management. “The Water Environment Federation is extremely proud to honour the …