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Research honoured for contribution to water management

27-09-2018
Research, water management, WEF

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has proudly announced the 2018 WEF Awards recipients for published papers. The WEF Published Papers Awards recognises WEF members for valuable research that has the potential for broad contribution to industrial wastewater management. “The Water Environment Federation is extremely proud to honour the …

ABB and the University of British Columbia extend research collaboration

24-09-2018
ABB, University of British Columbia, three-year partneship, research, R&D

ABB continues its tradition of collaborating with academic researchers to drive innovation, via a three-year partnership with the University of British Columbia ABB and the University of British Columbia (UBC) have signed a three-year partnership agreement, focused around the research of computer science professor Thomas Fritz, an expert in the …

New Swedish initiative on climate security

18-09-2018
Stockholm Climate Security Hub, Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI), Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), Stockholm Resilience Centre, research and analysis, climate security

A summer of extreme weather events around the world has pushed climate change high up the political and public agendas. SEI is proud to be a core partner in a new Stockholm-based climate security hub being launched at World Water Week, as well as leading a discussion on the important role of sanitation in meeting the Paris Agreement …

Editor’s pickProfessors Bruce Rittmann and Mark van Loosdrecht win 2018 Stockholm Water Prize

03-09-2018
Stockholm Water Prize 2018, microbiological research and innovations, water and wastewater treatment

Professors Bruce Rittmann and Mark van Loosdrecht received the 2018 Stockholm Water Prize on Wednesday, for microbiological research and innovations that have revolutionised water and wastewater treatment. The prize was presented to them by Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, at a ceremony in Stockholm City Hall during World …

Bureau of Reclamation selects 16 projects to receive $3.5 million for desalination and water purification research

24-08-2018
Bureau of Reclamation, US$3.5 million, desalination, water purification research, Washington, Research programme, DWPR

WASHINGTON – Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman announced that 16 entities will receive $3.5 million for laboratory and pilot-scale research projects as part of the Desalination and Water Purification Research Programme. The DWPR Programme works with Reclamation researchers and partners to develop more innovative, …

Asahi Breweries use biogas from its own wastewater treatment process to power factory

21-08-2018
Asahi Breweries, biogas, wastewater treatment, Solid Oxide Fuel Cell, SOFC< power generation, Kyushu University Next-Generation Fuel Cell Research Centre

Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. announced that it can purify the biomethane gas (biogas) produced in the wastewater treatment process at breweries into high-purity biogas suitable for Solid Oxide Fuel Cell (SOFC) power generation. The purified biogas can be used as fuel. The move came after Asahi conducted a power generation experiment on a SOFC power …

Water Environment Research Open Access Article Shows Multiple Environmental Benefits from Indirect Potable Reuse

10-08-2018
Water, Water Environment Research, WER,

The open access article in the August 2018 issue of Water Environment Research (WER) uses a triple bottom line approach to assess the benefits of reclaimed water management strategies. The research examines how potable reuse of reclaimed water addresses water needs, including meeting a growing water demand, preserving inald ecosystems, and …

Editor’s pickSoutheast Asia and its relationship…with floods (PART TWO)

30-07-2018
Water, Wastewater, Asia, Flood, Tim Hill, Southeast Asia, Research, Eco-business

At an Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) Forum held in Hanoi, Vietnam, Tim Hill selects his favourite Sustainable Development Goal. (Image credit: Asia Europe Foundation) By Tim Hill, Research Director, Eco-Business Research In the last piece, Tim Hill pointed to Southeast Asia’s relationship with water, the region’s unique relationship …