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June 2019

Xylem builds support for recycled water with “Reuse Brew”

Xylem, water treatment, reuse

Over 2 billion people live in countries experiencing high water stress and about 4 billion people experience severe water scarcity during at least one month of the year. As this situation intensifies, global water technology company Xylem, is working to advance the conversation on sustainable water supply strategies, including the use of recycled …

LuminUltra Introduces GeneCount™ DNA-Based Microbial Solutions

LuminUltra, GeneCount

Microbiology control specialist LuminUltra today launched its revolutionary new GeneCount™ portfolio of DNA products and services, making it far easier and faster to quantify, specify and target the types of organisms found in all types of water systems, on surfaces and in solid samples. Users of LuminUltra’s second-generation …

Aqua's Gas Deal: Utility Convergence Picks Up Steam

Aqua America

Aqua America (WTR) is closing in on its proposed acquisition of Peoples Gas, filing a settlement agreement with Pennsylvania regulators earlier this month. That positions the merger squarely for a late third quarter close. Initially viewed sceptically, this deal is now seen more favourably by investors, and for good reason. Regulated water, …

Keep focussed, says British Water chair to sector


British Water chairman Chris Loughlin has told members that they need to stay focussed on the delivery of outstanding service to customers. Speaking at the trade association’s annual lunch, which took place in London on 18 June, he said that despite substantial volatility and uncertainty in the sector around Brexit and potential …

IDE Technologies to Provide Reverse Osmosis Solutions for Singapore’s Jurong Island Desalination Plant

IDE Technologies, Jurong Island Desalination Plant, desalination, reverse osmosis, water treatment, wastewater treatment, wastewater, Singapore

IDE Technologies has been awarded the contract to deliver a reverse osmosis (RO) system for the Jurong Island Desalination Plant (JIDP). This plant will be Singapore’s fifth desalination plant and have a capacity of 35.7 MGD (135,000 m3/d). This combined system will produce high-quality water to Singapore. As Singapore is a small city-state …

The Water Council’s BREW Accelerator winners pitch ideas to corporate and community partners during Demo Day

The Water Council, BREW Accelerator

The Water Council’s BREW Accelerator Demo Day will showcase five cutting edge water technology companies and their progression through the rigorous BREW Accelerator Program. Held before the The Water Council’s 12th annual Water Leaders Summit at the HarleyDavidson Museum®, the event will provide BREW winners a more intimate setting …