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February 2018

Singapore International Water Week coming up in July

27-02-2018

Global platform to co-create and share innovative water solutions, Singapore International Water Week (SIWW), will be returning to the Sands Expo and Convention Centre at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, from the 8th to the 12th of July 2018 for its 8th edition. Held in conjunction with the 6th World Cities Summit and 4th CleanEnviro Summit …

Veolia’s assets in Gabon seized by armed men

26-02-2018

Earlier in February, armed men commandeered Veolia’s assets in Gabon, the Société d’énergie et d’eau du Gabon (SEEG) – Gabon’s Energy and Water Company – acting on a decision of Gabon’s Water and Energy Ministry. The Veolia Group is strongly protesting against the brutal action taken …

Editor’s pickStricken by the worst drought in a century, Cape Town may run out of water by 12th April

26-02-2018

In Cape Town, South Africa, people carry water collected from a natural spring. Image credit: Anwa Essop/Associated Press As Cape Town, provincial capital of the Western Cape Province, a popular tourist destination in South Africa, continues to suffer in the grip of the worst drought in a century, it has now found that its water supply has …

Landia Chopper Pumps gets shipping company out of deep water

23-02-2018

At the deep-water port of Fredericia, Denmark, close to the international route of the Great Belt, a Landia chopper pump has enabled a shipping companyto complete a crucial delivery of palm fatty acid distillate (PFAD). Following a major fire at the port, Nagro A/S urgently needed to transfer the distillate from a 2,700 m³ tank through a …

Hydroflux Pacific throws support behind Fiji to protect coral reefs

23-02-2018

With the commencement of the International Year of the Reef, the Prime Minister of Fiji, Frank Bainimarama, has announced the nomination of large portions of Fiji’s Great Sea Reef as a Ramsar site in an effort to protect it from threats, such as climate change, chemical and wastewater run-off from neighbouring urban settlement, as well as …

Editor’s pickSnow and water: The U.S. West may soon be facing even more water troubles

22-02-2018

Image credit: Natural Resources Conservation Service An early winter snow drought coupled with months of abnormally warm weather around most of the United States (U.S.) West have left record-low levels of snowpack in regions of the Central and Southern Rockies, leading to concerns regarding water shortages and resulting economic damage, according …