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December 2017

Editor’s pickIn the future, food may be grown with wastewater

28-12-2017

A woman tends to her crops. Image credit: Nana Kofi Acquah/International Water Management Institute In a world that is increasingly afflicted with water scarcity, using recycled water is something that is both integrated and more and more normal. And in the future, using wastewater for agriculture to grow food may be inevitable. Using wastewater …

Student team from India wins Xylem Water Prize

27-12-2017

Xylem Inc., a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, congratulated the national team of India, winners of the Xylem Water Prize 2017. The prize was awarded at the 14th annual International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) with the theme “Water and …

Nijhuis to build largest industrialised botanical garden wastewater treatment plant

22-12-2017

An impression of the largest industrialised botanical garden wastewater treatment plant. Photo credit: Nijhuis Industries Nijhuis Industries is to build the largest industrialised botanical garden wastewater treatment plant, together with its technology partner Organica Water. The project is for the world's largest furniture retailer, and will …

Irregular rains force Pakistan to depend on irrigation to safeguard crops

22-12-2017

Women participating in agricultural activities in Sindh, Pakistan. Image credit: Asian Development Bank Punjab province, in Pakistan, depends on rain for agriculture, which makes up more than 80 per cent of the country’s agricultural output. But in a time where rainfall has become erratic and uncertain, harvests have been lost, and food …

Michigan: Replacing all lead pipes in 20 years

22-12-2017

In the wake of the Flint water crisis, the administration of Rick Snyder, Governor of Michigan, United States (U.S.), wants to have every underground lead service pipe in the state replaced in two decades while also delaying a deadline to enforce the country’s harshest lead limit for drinking water for four years. According to The Herald, …

Editor’s pickEmerson makes its mark in the Industrial Internet of Things

21-12-2017

With the Industrial Internet of Things gaining more and more momentum, Emerson is moving to embrace it wholeheartedly…while leaving an indelible mark.   Emerson offers customers a wide range of wired and wireless sensors. In the picture, only the wireless sensors are on display   With the constant evolution of the Internet …

Outsmarting urbanisation’s dilemma to achieve green goals

21-12-2017

By Okay Barutçu, Grundfos’ Regional Managing Director for Asia Pacific   Cities across the globe are swelling as resources dwindle. The United Nations (UN) estimates that two out of three people will live in a city by 2030, with megacities of 10 million inhabitants or more located primarily in Asia. Driven by rapid growth and …