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January 2018

Veolia: Jean-Baptiste Carpentier appointed chief Compliance Officer

19-01-2018

Upon its decision to strengthen its compliance system by developing a scheme for preventing and detecting risky practices, the company appointed Jean-Baptiste Carpentier Chief Compliance Officer of Veolia Group. Reporting directly to Antoine Frérot, Chairman and CEO of Veolia, Carpentier’s role will notably be to consolidate …

Sulzer completes acquisition of JWC

18-01-2018

Sulzer Ltd recently announced that it has completed the acquisition of JWC Environmental, LLC, a leading provider of highly engineered, mission-critical solids reduction and removal products such as grinders, screens, and dissolved air flotation systems to municipal, industrial, and commercial wastewater applications. The acquisition allows …

Editor’s pickWith Veolia’s help, Scottish Water strives to realise energy self-sufficiency

18-01-2018

Veolia, the global resource management company, is now helping Scottish Water to achieve the target of energy self-sufficiency at its Seafield Wastewater Treatment Works (WwTW), the largest treatment works in the east of Scotland.  Since 2015, Veolia have extended the site’s capability to generate its own energy from 55 per cent to …

PUB looks to drive innovation for water sustainability

17-01-2018

Singapore’s water needs have spurred many innovative solutions, and research and development (R&D) has been the key to achieving a robust and sustainable water supply. In continuing to cultivate R&D, Singapore’s National Water Agency, PUB, has launched three Requests for Proposals (RFPs)) to invite industry technology providers …

Western Water first water corporation in Australia to digitalise with Veolia

17-01-2018

Recently, Western Water, based in Victoria, Australia, became the first water utility to digitalise itself with Veolia’s Waternamics©, an online water and sewer management system. In July 2016, Western Water chose Veolia to implement its technological solution that can enhance water utilities’ situational awareness to improve …

Simmons Pump acquires Simflo Pumps

16-01-2018

Simmons Pump LLC and Simflo Pumps Inc., top providers of industrial, agriculture, and municipal-use pumps, have merged, and will combine their business operations throughout 2018’s first quarter. The combined company will be privately held and operate under the SIMFLO name and brand. David Pickering, Jay Pickering, Don Pickering, and Gene …

Editor’s pickSome water trends to look out for in the coming year

15-01-2018

Although 2017 is still fresh in various minds, it is time to look to the future in 2018 instead of staying in the past. 2017 was a thought-provoking year for water, with a rising trend in mergers and acquisitions (M&A), continuing repercussions from lead pipes in Flint, Michigan, United States (U.S.), a greater focus on smart water technology, …