News archive

November 2017

Editor’s pickAmerica’s US$300 billion war taking place right beneath their noses

30-11-2017

Installation of a new copper water pipe in Lansing, Michigan, U.S. Image credit: Laura McDermott/The New York Times The United States (U.S.) is facing yet another crisis – though this is rather of a different sort. Rather than fighting off financial meltdowns or fending off other more obvious threats, this one includes leaks, bursting …

Canada: Sandy Lake’s water supply to be restored with new water treatment plant

30-11-2017

To ensure that Canadian and their families do not lack access to modern and reliable water services able to meet their needs, the governments of Canada and Alberta have both committed to investing in local infrastructure. According to Infrastructure Canada, together with Marcel D. Auger, Reeve of the Municipal District of Opportunity, the …

Grundfos expands in India

29-11-2017

In Dantali, Gujarat, a North Indian state, a new Grundfos plant has opened its doors. From the new plant, the company will be producing and shipping boosters as well as boxed products to customers and partners in the northern regions of the sprawling country, and will also supply the global organisation with stainless steel …

Brown Gibbons Lang & Company sees growth in wastewater

29-11-2017

Population growth and industrial expansion are escalating concerns over water scarcity and demand for clean water, pressuring the need for more rigorous enforcement of environmental regulations, according to an industry report released by Brown Gibbons Lang & Company (BGL). Wastewater discharge requirements are becoming more stringent to …

inge GmbH appoints new Sales Manager in Southeast Asia

28-11-2017

inge GmbH recently announced the appointment of Mr Lim Peng Khong as Sales Manager, Membrane Solutions, Southeast Asia (SEA). He will be responsible for sales of the inge® UF product portfolio throughout the SEA region. With his experience and proven track record, he will drive inge’s strategy to continue its expansion in the …

Editor’s pickFloods: Early warnings save lives

27-11-2017

Along the Mekong River, Cambodia, a house on stilts sits. On it is an early warning system that helps to predict floods, saving lives. Image credit: Thomas Reuters Foundation In 2011 and 2013, floods in Cambodia took more than 400 lives, turned tens of thousands into refugees, and wreaked crops, ruined homes, and ravaged livestock. But in 2017, …

WEF and BlueTech Research commit to shared innovation

27-11-2017

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is formalising its relationship with technology market intelligence firm BlueTech Research, yet another step it is taking toward advancing research in the water sector.  One of the objectives of the partnership is to increase the opportunities to innovate and host events. WEF and BlueTech will launch a …

PUB’s Industrial Solutions Forum: What is it?

24-11-2017

Although recycling by large industries presently stands at 20 per cent, there is a need to increase this for a sustainable water supply and management. To that end, PUB, Singapore’s national water agency, has been actively working with large water users, and providing support to companies who wish to implement their own industrial water …

Kohler once again earns EPA recognition and acknowledgement

24-11-2017

Kohler Co. has earned its fifth consecutive Sustained Excellence Award from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Kohler, the leading manufacturer of kitchen and bath plumbing products in the U.S., has partnered with the EPA's WaterSense® program since 2007, and was recognised again in 2017 for its leadership in water-saving product …

PUB breaks ground for the construction of DTSS Phase 2 conveyance system

23-11-2017

Singapore’s national water agency, PUB, recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for the enhanced conveyance system of the Deep Tunnel Sewerage System (DTSS) Phase 2 to mark the start of the construction work. Officiated by the Guest of Honour, Mr Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, the ceremony was held at the …