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Over 80,000 visitors expected at Aquatech China as water climbs even further on the agenda

24-05-2019
Aquatech China, China, water pollution, exhibition, trade show

Over 1,900 exhibitors and 80,000 visitors are expected to attend Aquatech China beginning of June. Next to a packed show floor, an esteemed speaker line-up will present at different stages. Water is a rising fixture on the Chinese agenda. Earlier this year, during the National People’s Congress (NPC), a draft budget report suggested RMB30 …

China treats polluted water after chemical plant blast

02-04-2019
China, wastewater treatment, pollution

Approximately 18,000 cubic metres of polluted water from the site of a deadly blast in eastern China's Jiangsu Province have been transported to sewage treatment facilities in two nearby chemical facilities for temporary storage. This comes after a deadly explosion that occurred last Thursday, following a fire that broke out in a plant owned by …

China Grants Millions to Cities to Tackle Water Pollution

05-03-2019
China, wastewater, pollution

The Chinese government has announced that it will provide a handful of cities with additional funding to allow them to clean up their highly-polluted rivers and waterways. Approximately 20 cities were selected for the pilot scheme at the end of last year, with more being earmarked for future years if all goes well. Each of the chosen cities will …

Editor’s pickAs synthetic microfibres infiltrate food, water and air, how can we prevent future release?(Part 3)

20-08-2018
Synthetic microfibres, food, water, air, studies, pollution, washing machines, textiles

Scientists and manufacturers are looking for ways to keep synthetic microfibres from getting into the environment in the first place   Written by Mary Catherine O’ Connor, first published on Ensia.com Editor’s note: This is the final installment in a three-part series on the emerging threat of microfibre pollution. In part …