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February 2018

Nomination period open for 2018 WEF Awards

14-02-2018

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is now accepting nominations for the 2018 WEF Awards. The annual awards programme recognises individuals and organisations that contribute to the sustainability of water resources and make a profound impact on the future through involvement with water professionals and education. Recipients are nominated by …

De Nora Technologies to improve quality of water supply for 60,000 households in Mandalay

14-02-2018

De Nora Water technologies has been selected to provide safe drinking water to an estimated 60,000 households in Mandalay, Myanmar, as part of an agreement signed in September 2016 with Tobishima Cooperation for the Government of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar to enhance the water supply systems in the city with the installation of new …

Xylem forecasts bullish growth for 2018

13-02-2018

For their full-year 2018 revenue, Xylem Inc. has forecasted that it would be in the range of US$5.1 to US$5.2 billion, up eight to 10 per cent, including growth from previously announced acquisitions. On an organic basis, Xylem’s revenue growth is anticipated to be in the range of four to six per cent. Full-year 2018 adjusted operating …

Editor’s pickReclaiming water

12-02-2018

Although 80 per cent of wastewater around the world is discharged back into waterways without being treated first, regulatory compliance, water shortages, and pollution are all spurring innovative and sustainable technologies for industrial wastewater treatment.   By Nalin Amunugama, General Manager BOGE KOMPRESSOREN, Asia Pacific. Image …

Armstrong announced performance management capabilities up to 1250 hp

12-02-2018

The Design Envelope (DE) 4300 with its patented Pump Control, on-board web service and extended intelligence Armstrong Fluid Technology has announced the availability of its next-level innovation in Design Envelope pumping solutions across the entire pump range. Design Envelope technology provides extended intelligence, wireless connectivity, …

Water once again identified as a top global risk

09-02-2018

According to the 2018 Global Risks Report released by the World Economic Forum, water has been named one of the top five global risks in the world for the seventh consecutive year in a row. As the report noted, there has been “a significant decline in the available quality and quantity of fresh water, resulting in harmful effects on human …

Xylem reports organic revenue increase and strong growth in 2017 4th quarter earnings

09-02-2018

Leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, Xylem, Inc., has reported a fourth quarter 2017 net income of US$71 million, or US$0.40 per share. Excluding the impact of restructuring, realignment, acquisition-related charges and other special items, the Company delivered adjusted net …

Drinking water in the U.S. is now at risk

08-02-2018

Streams and rivers in the United States (U.S.) have experienced an increase of alkaline over the last half century, leading to saltier water bodies, and may pose a risk to drinking water, damaging pipelines as well as other infrastructure, according to a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The study, …

Veolia North America sells Industrial Cleaning Services to Clean Harbours

07-02-2018

Subsidiary of Veolia North America, Inc., Veolia Environmental Services North America, LLC, recently announced that they have signed a definitive agreement with Clean Harbours, Inc., whereby Clean Harbours will acquire Veolia North America’s United States (U.S.) Industrial Cleaning Services Division for US$120 million in an all-cash …