News archive

November 2017

Editor’s pickLas Vegas, Malta, and Marrakech: Managing scarce water resources

20-11-2017

Las Vegas Las Vegas, Malta, and Marrakech – three very different tourist-infested locations with very different cultures, languages, and cities, are bound by one thing. In all three bustling cities, beneath a cover of seemingly separate metropolises and geographies, water supplies are dwindling, but innovation and learning are rising, as …

IWA announces winners of the 2017 Water and Development Awards

20-11-2017

Two leading water innovators have been awarded the 2017 Water and Development Awards by the International Water Association (IWA). Working to deliver solutions to global water challenges, both have been recognised by the international water community for their outstanding contributions to the practice and science of water, which have improved the …

Now, it is time to make investments – in water

17-11-2017

In 2010, Matthew Huber and Steven Sherwood predicted in their paper, An Adaptability Limit to Climate Change Due to Heat Stress, that in “30 to 50 years from now, the water warts are going to start.” When they had originally made the claim, according to Mr Wayne Byrne, CEO of OxyMen, a solutions company focusing on intensive …

WEF announces application period for 2018 Water Leadership Institute

17-11-2017

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has begun accepting applications for its 2018 Water Leadership Institute.  The Water Leadership Institute programme is aimed at educating and training emerging leaders and providing them with opportunities to build strong, lasting relationships within the water sector. This intensive programme allows …

Recently, companies and cities have begun joining forces to face water challenges

16-11-2017

With water scarcity afflicting the globe and an ever-rising urban population, companies and cities have begun to team up in an effort to invest billions in water management projects, according to the Thomas Reuters Foundation. Around the world, metropolises are collaborating with the private sector in order to tackle issues regarding climate …

Armstrong achieves major energy savings milestones

15-11-2017

As part of its global sustainability initiative, Armstrong Fluid Technology announced at Greenbuild Expo 2017 that it has helped customers around the world save more than one billion kWh of electricity with an estimated value of over CAD$100 million (US$78.54 million) since 2007. These energy savings avoided nearly 350 tons of CO₂ emissions, …

Danfoss supports Singapore’s Paris climate agreement goals

15-11-2017

Danfoss, a key player in the energy efficiency space today embarked on its inaugural Danfoss Drives Southeast Asia Energy Efficiency Tour in Singapore to raise awareness on the importance of energy efficiency and empower businesses to adopt brand new innovations in energy efficient technology. The Tour will travel to more than 20 cities across …

Armstrong donates historical photos to art gallery

15-11-2017

Charles Armstrong, Chairman of Armstrong Fluid Technology with Caroline Andrieux, curator and owner of the Darling Foundry Art Centre in Montreal, Canada Armstrong Fluid Technology recently donated a collected of archival historical photos featuring the Darling Pump Manufacturing Facility to the Darling Foundry Art Centre in Montreal, …

WER releases open access literature review

14-11-2017

In addition to peer-reviewed research papers, research notes, and critical reviews on water quality research, Water Environment Research (WER) publishes an annual literature review. The 2017 WER Literature Review provides a review of published books and articles on water quality topics from the previous year.  “At over a thousand …