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October 2017

WEFTEC 2017 crowd ranks among the best in its history

31-10-2017

With 22,860 registrants and 1,011 exhibitors using 305,600 net square feet of space, WEFTEC 2017 was one of the largest and best-attended events in the conference’s 90-year history. The Water Environment Federation’s (WEF) 90th annual technical exhibition and conference was held from the 30th of September to the 4th of October at …

Editor’s pickChina: Efforts against desertification should not risk water security

30-10-2017

A desert in China. To fight against desertification, the country has been planting trees. Image credit: Gabriel Jorby Areas frequently referred to as drylands, such as Ordos, Inner Mongolia, China, make up around half the earth, house more than a third of the global population, are renowned for their water scarce environs, extreme variability in …

Signing of MOU took place at the WasteMET Asia Symposium 2017

27-10-2017

Themed REINVENT: Transform the Industry, the 4th edition of WasteMET Asia Symposium (WMAS), a leading international waste management event in Asia opened its doors on the 19th of October, 2017 at the MAX Atria @ Singapore EXPO. Organised by the Waste Management and Recycling Association of Singapore (WMRAS) and SingEx Exhibitions, this …

Biwater Deputy Chairman, Alastair White, wins Young Exporter of the Year Award

27-10-2017

Left to right: Alastair White with Biwater Chairman, Sir Adrian White Established to recognise talented individuals who have played key roles in winning significant new business and increasing export competitiveness, the GTR-BExA Young Exporter of the Year Award went to Alastair White, Biwater’s Deputy Chairman, this year. Alastair serves …

Floodex Europe launch event set to kick-start drive for flood solutions

26-10-2017

With climate change leading to heightened concerns about the risks posed by extreme wet weather in Europe, Floodex Europe, a new event launched by RAI Amsterdam in partnership with the UK Floodex event, is dedicated to showcasing solutions to the threats Europe faces from flooding, and aims to help stimulate action across the continent and …

Editor’s pickDanfoss introduces a new and improved iSave 21 ERD for smaller SWRO plants

26-10-2017

More robust, with enhanced reliability, design flexibility, and high efficiency are just some of the features of the new iSave 21 Plus, a new generation of the popular iSave 21 ERD for smaller seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) plants. In response to the ever growing demand for energy savings in smaller SWRO plants, Danfoss has developed the next …

Miguel Angel Sanz elected President of the IDA

25-10-2017

The International Desalination Association (IDA) recently announced that Miguel Angel Sanz, Director of Strategic Development for Treatment Infrastructure Division of SUEZ, had been elected President of IDA for the 2017-2019 term. In addition, IDA also announced that Rachid Ghamraoui, Vice President of BESIX, has been named 1st Vice President, …