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March 2018

Bruce Rittmann and Mark van Loosdrecht, biotech pioneers, win 2018 Stockholm Water Prize


Professors Bruce Rittmann and Mark van Loosdrecht were recently named the 2018 Stockholm Water Prize Laureates for revolutionising water and wastewater treatment. By revolutionising microbiological-based technologies in water and wastewater treatment, van Loosdrecht and Rittmann have demonstrated the possibilities of removing harmful contaminants …

Editor’s pickWorld Water Day: 8th World Water Forum unites world leaders and thousands and experts


Back row (left to right): UN Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, Danilo Türk; Director-General of UNESCO, Audrey Azoulay; Minister of the State of the Principality of Monaco, Serge Telle; Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea, Lee Nak-yeon; Prime Minister of Senegal, Mahammed Dionne; Vice-President of Equatorial Guinea, …

World Water Council releases latest Implementation Roadmaps report to reveal progress


Without water, there is no life, no food, and no development. In light of this reality, the World Water Council, together with the Korea Water Forum and the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport of the Republic of Korea, has published the Synthesis Report on Implementation Roadmaps, which helps monitor progress between the triennial World …

Grundfos delivers strongest results yet


By managing to grow sales organically by 5.3 per cent, Grundfos has gained significant market share, strengthening their profitability and cash flow in 2017. With a turnover of DKK 25.6 billion (US$4.23 billion), 2017 was Grundfos’ strongest ever in its history. Earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) came up to DKK 2.346 billion (US$39 …

Editor’s pickWater loss is becoming unacceptable


For utilities, water loss is more than a plague – it also represents lost revenue, cost recovery, capital needed to improve networks, and pressure on water supplies. Water loss, according to Will Maize from Water Finance and Management, very simply leaves the long-term sustainability of any water supply network – whether environmental, …

LACROIX Sofrel a member of the SWAN global alliance


With 40 years of expertise in remote management of critical infrastructures for the water and energy sectors, LACROIX Sofrel has decided to join the global SWAN industrial alliance to work towards the development of smart water networks. The management of water networks has become increasingly complex. The level of criticality for use case, …