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June 2018

Jyvaskylä Energy Finland turn to TaKaDu to enhance water network efficiency

19-06-2018

Finland’s Jyväskylä Energy Group, Central Finland’s largest city’s water utility, has turned to TaKaDu to increase the visibility of its water network, making it TaKaDu’s first customer in Finland. As part of a three-year contract, TaKaDu’s central event management solution will be deployed in the Finnish …

LG Sonic algae control proven safe for Zooplankton

19-06-2018

A recent study commissioned by the Dutch water board and conducted by Ecofide, a research agency, found that there are no negative effects of ultrasonic sound waves on Zooplankton from the MPC-Buoy. The research was conducted as part of a two year pilot project of the Zoetermeer Municipality, Hoogheemraadschap van Rijnland and LG Sonic to study …

PolyCera Membranes completes Series A funding round

19-06-2018

PolyCera® Membranes, which develops and markets next-generation membrane technology for industrial wastewater treatment and process separation, has completed a US$9 million Series A funding round that will enable the company to make immediate investments to build out its global manufacturing, R&D and sales capabilities. The Series A …

Editor’s pickWater infrastructure is more than piping and dams; they include forests and wetlands as well

18-06-2018

A stream runs through a forest in the Torres del Paine National Park, Chile. Image credit Willem Shepherd/Unsplash Around the world, water infrastructure is beginning to fail. Reservoirs in Sao Paolo, Brazil, are nothing more than caked mud and another drought has been predicted. Three storms wrecked havoc in the United States (U.S.) in 2017, and …

Mueller debuts smarter hydrant

18-06-2018

Mueller Water Products, Inc., will soon debut a “smarter” hydrant. The new hydrant not only provides life-saving fire protection but monitors pressure and detects leaks in the water distribution system, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Jones® J-4038 and J-3038 wet barrel fire hydrants can be equipped with a Hydro-Guard® …

Aquarion Group consolidates operating companies

18-06-2018

Aquarion Group, a leading provider of advanced water treatment solutions and technologies for industry, has announced that it has integrated all its operating companies under the H + E Group. This move has enabled Aquarion, which recently received funding of more than €15 million from the Sustainable Growth Fund, to strengthen and streamline …

SIWW 2018: Product highlights

14-06-2018

Some of the product highlights at this year's Singapore International Water Week. Find out more in the upcoming July/August issue of Water and Wastewater Asia Festo at B2-H22 Quarter turn actuator DFPD sets new standards in process automation Modular, resilient, versatile – these are the core properties of the quarter turn actuator …

Editor’s pickThe World Water Council extends its congratulations to Hometown Marseille and IUCN Partnership

14-06-2018

Back row (left to right):French Minister of Ecologic Transition Nicolas Hulot signing the partnership convention with Inger Andersen, Director General of International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) organiser of the World Conservation Congress 2020 in Marseille, together with Martine Vassal, President of the Department and Jean-Claude …

Black & Veatch appointed one of the independent inspectors of Hong Kong’s reservoirs

14-06-2018

The Water Supplies Department (WSD) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has appointed Black & Veatch as one of the independent inspectors of Hong Kong’s reservoirs. Hong Kong’s 7.3 million residents rely on the WSD for safe, reliable drinking water. Black & Veatch will be responsible for assessing …

WER open access article discusses microconstituents in activated sludge systems

14-06-2018

The open access article in the June 2018 issue of Water Environment Research (WER) examines factors affecting microconstituent removal in activated sludge systems. “In their research on microconstituent removal in activated sludge systems, Banihashemi and Droste found that the solids retention time played a major role in developing a large …