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Global water experts to meet in Sri Lanka to tackle the SDG 6

18-03-2019
IWA Water and Development Congress & Exhibition, United Nations, sustainability, wastewater treatment

International water experts will meet at the IWA Water and Development Congress & Exhibition in Colombo, Sri Lanka, from 1st to 5th December 2019, to progress solutions and the uptake of innovation needed to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with the dedicated water goal SDG 6 by 2030. Developing and emerging …

Kamala to get B58mn wastewater plant

14-03-2019
wastewater treatment

Construction of Kamala’s first wastewater-treatment plant began this week, with the B58 million (SGD 2.5 million) facility scheduled for completion by February next year. The news comes after another week of black wastewater from Pak Bang Canal at the southern end of Kamala fouling the water at the popular tourist beach. As an immediate …

Ivory Coast to construct a US $186m waste water treatment plant

09-03-2019
wastewater treatment

The Federal Government of Ivory Coast is set to construct a waste treatment plant at cost of US $186 million (SGD 253 million) that will treat water from Lagune Aghien, the largest freshwater reserve near Abidjan, to help meet the fresh water needs of the country’s largest city. Fluence Managing Director and CEO Henry Charrabé …

52 wastewater treatment plants under way in Upper Egypt

08-03-2019
Egypt, wastewater

The newly-appointed Egyptian Minister of Housing Asem al-Gazzar has announced that 52 water treatment plants are being built in Upper Egypt. 34 of these will be commissioned in the 2018/2019 fiscal year. They will recycle treated wastewater for irrigation. All facilities under construction are expected to treat 418 million cubic metres (m3) of …

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 …