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July 2019

Editor’s pickBuilding a more resilient water network in the Philippines

Grundfos, Philippines, Water, Network, Asia, Water security, Climate change, Infrastructure, Flood Control

  By Leong Chee Khuan, Area Managing Director for South Asia and General Manager for Grundfos Pumps Sdn Bhd Water is a precious and increasingly critical resource. Water security has become one of our most urgent environmental crises as well as our fastest-growing social, political and economic challenges faced today. Increasing water …

Lifequest World Corp. subsidiary Biopipe signs a MoU with India's Environest Global Pvt Ltd. to Introduce Biopipe System in India, Maldives, Mauritius & Sri Lanka

Biopipe, India, Maldives, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Sludge, Wastewater Treatment, Sewage

Biopipe Global Corp., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lifequest World Corp. (OTC: LQWC) has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with Environest to set up a 50-50 joint venture to introduce their patented onsite 100% sludge free, silent and odor free sewage wastewater treatment system …

SUEZ wins contract worth €145 million to build and operate India’s largest wastewater treatment plant in New Delhi

SUEZ, India, wastewater treatment

Delhi Jal Board, the authority in charge of water management in New Delhi, has awarded SUEZ the contract to build and operate a wastewater treatment plant with a capacity of 564,000 m3/day at Okhla, South of New Delhi, for a value of €145 million (SGD $221 million). The contract provides for a three-and-a-half-year design and construction …

Editor’s pickKeeping it Fresh: Gradiant’s Claim to Fame

Gradiant, Singapore, company profile

If you talk to Prakash Govindan about Gradiant Corporation and what it does, you’ll notice that he sounds like a proud father – and he has every right to be, as the company’s co-founder and CTO. Founded out of MIT, Gradiant Corporation owes its success to its two founders, Prakash Govindan and Anurag Bajpayee. Under their …

Veolia Wins Kuwait Wastewater Treatment Plant Work

Veolia. Middle East, zero liquid discharge

Veolia has said its Middle East subsidiary has secured a $63-million management contract from Kuwait Integrated Petroleum Industries Company (Kipic) for a wastewater project within its Al Zour facility, one of the world's largest refinery complexes under development. The deal, which is for a period of seven years, will see Veolia Middle East …

Editor’s pickSUEZ Uses Outcome Driven Analytics to Deliver 24/7 Water Supply to Growing Communities in India

Suez. Echologics, Water Supply, India, Growing, Analytics, Optimising, EPulse, Optimizer

Pipe condition assessment with the Scanner (SmartCAT®) In 2011, nearly 70 per cent of households in India had access to tap water – of these, only 62 per cent had access to treated tap water. This scenario is changing with increased emphasis on water and sanitation infrastructure reform programmes like the United Nation’s …

Kurita Delivers Water Recycling Technology Demonstration System for the Japanese Experiment Module "Kibo" on the International Space Station

water treatment, wastewater treatment, recycling

Kurita Water Industries Ltd. (Head Office: Nakano-ku, Tokyo; President: Michiya Kadota) has announced the delivery to the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) of a flight model of its water recycling technology demonstration system for use at the Japanese Experiment Module "Kibo" on the International Space Station. There are plans to launch …

Sinking wastewater from oilfields could be causing stronger earthquakes


Dense wastewater from oilfields injected deep into the Earth’s crust could be causing stronger earthquakes a decade or more after the pumps are turned off, researchers in the US have shown. The discovery could help reduce the likelihood of high-magnitude quakes happening on the doorstep of future drilling sites in other regions. Almost …