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Limerick wastewater treatment plant in Ireland among first to be powered by solar energy

16-08-2019
Ireland, wastewater treatment, solar energy, sustainable

The Newcastle West wastewater treatment plant is now being powered by solar energy, making it one of the first in Ireland to use sustainable energy. Newcastle West was selected, along with Nenagh, Co Tipperary, as part of a pilot project to pioneer the scheme, the effect of which will be to reduce the plant’s carbon footprint. The pilot …

Editor’s pickGrundfos presents sustainable solutions at the Ninth Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific

04-03-2019
Grundfos, pumps, asia pacific, event, sustainable solutions

The Grundfos team at the Ninth Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific Global pump manufacturer Grundfos is showcasing its sustainable water and wastewater solutions at the Ninth Regional 3R Forum in Asia and the Pacific, a platform for broad cooperation on promoting the 3Rs – reduce, reuse, and recycle – in Asia. Taking place from …

Editor’s pickAs more super storms affect Asia, we must typhoon-proof our cities

27-09-2018
super storms, Asia, Super Typhoon Mangkhut, Typhoon Jebi, Sustainable Drainage Systems, sponge cities

By John Batten III Typhoon season in Asia is an annual, grim reminder of the need for more resilient infrastructure as the impact of climate change intensifies. Arcadis’ John Batten III talks about how cities can prepare themselves for worse weather. As Super Typhoon Mangkhut nears the Philippines and Hong Kong, it’s clear …

Convergences World Forum 2018: Veolia presents its solutions for the "Cities of tomorrow"

20-09-2018
Veolia, Convergences World Forum 2018, Cities of tomorrow, sustainable cities and territories

On 3 and 4 September, in Paris, the 11th Convergences World Forum brought together 5,000 economic, political, associative and academic leaders from some 50 countries around the theme of "Make Society, Make Tomorrow". Five themes were discussed during these two days, nourishing a vision of a "Zero exclusion, Zero carbon, Zero poverty" world: "Good …

Young Singapore Engineer Named Sole Winner of Global Sustainable Development Competition

21-08-2018
Global Sustainable Development Competition, Dr Victor Sim, World Federation of Engineering Organizations 2018 Young Engineers Competition, Don Bosco School Hlang Thar Yar, Myanmar

SINGAPORE, 17 August 2018– The Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES) announced that Dr Victor Sim, IES Council Member 2018/2020 and an IES Chartered Engineer, has won the World Federation of Engineering Organizations (WFEO) 2018 Young Engineers Competition for his project on “Clean Water Access for Don Bosco School Hlaing Thar Yar, …

Editor’s pickSingapore Sustainable Business Awards winners announced

02-08-2018
Sustainable Business Awards, Global initiatives, PwC, Business Council for Sustainable Development (BCSD), Control Union, the Fullerton Hotel

Mr Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, at the Sustainable Business Awards Singapore The winning companies of the 2018 Sustainable Business Awards (SBA) were recently announced in the presence of Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, Mr Masagos Zulkifli. Nearly 70 of Singapore’s …

Industry leaders look to enable smart and sustainable urban transformation in ASEAN

31-07-2018
smart and sustainable transformation, ASEAN, Shape the World Conference, urban transformation

Business leaders, policy makers and developers across various disciplines in urban development congregated at the Shape the World Conference this year, held at the National Design Centre on the 6th of July, to discuss opportunities and strategies for enabling sustainable smart cities and urban transformation in ASEAN. The conference was jointly …