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Ovivo and the Fresh Water Maker

by Ovivo (Formerly Eimco Water Technologies)  (May 22, 2016)

What is a Fresh Water Maker? It is for the production of fresh drinking or utility water on offshore platforms, FPSO’s and FSO’s, usually in harsh environments and built to very high specifications. They are considered as a life support system with potential for demobilisation of crew on failure. If the Fresh Water Maker (FWM) fails ...

Emerson to automate waste-to-energy plant that will help UK meet European renewable energy targets

by Emerson Process Management  (May 9, 2016)

Emerson (NYSE: EMR) will provide control systems and project services for a new waste-to-energy power plant near Knaresborough Allerton, North Yorkshire, UK.     The plant, which will also incorporate biogas and recycling facilities, will produce 28 megawatt-hours of electricity per hour from 320,000 tons of waste, exporting enough ...

Momentum Builds for One Water Management

by U.S. Water Alliance  (Jun. 24, 2013)

More than 60 leaders representing a broad spectrum of water stakeholder interests met in Washington D.C. last week to discuss and advance a more integrated and holistic approach to water resources: One Water Management (OWM), also known as Integrated Water Resources Management and Total Water Management. “Collaboration and integration lead ...

Ban on water-wasteful buildings proposed

by - Faversham House Ltd.  (Dec. 15, 2006)

Minimum water efficiency requirements are to be set for all new homes, shops and office buildings under proposals announced this week. The proposed measures are part of the Code for Sustainable Homes, the Government's scheme aimed at addressing energy and water-related issues through planning rules, and could cut water use by 15-20%, ministers ...

Consensus builds for secure California water bond

by Environment News Service (ENS)  (Feb. 22, 2008)

A secure water supply for California in the face of climate change and a court order to retain water in the Delta for an endangered fish were on the table today as Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger hosted a meeting with U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein of California. Around the table were state legislative leaders of both political parties and key ...

Suez to build and operate drinking water treatment plant

by WaterLink International - Geomares Publishing bv  (Mar. 29, 2010)

Suez Environnement, through its subsidiary Degrémont, and its customer Bangalore Water Supply and Sewerage Board (BWSSB), signed a contract in November 2009 for designing, building and operating (DBO) an extension for the drinking water production plant at the TK Halli site, some 90km from Bangalore, India's Silicon Valley. After the forecast ...

2013 World Water Week: Water Cooperation - Building Partnerships

by Stockholm International Water Institute  (Nov. 8, 2012)

On September 1-6, 2013, the World Water Week in Stockholm will once again gather water professionals, government officials, researchers and business leaders in the Swedish capital to shape common solutions to the most pressing global challenges relating to water and development, this year, under the theme "Water Cooperation - Building ...

HIG builds a better future

by Hadda International Group (HIG)  (May 27, 2015)

Vision The idea behind the various initiatives originated many years ago and got a "boost" from the crisis in 2008 and all the aftereffects that it caused in the financial, social, economic, and energy industries. Innovative and technological solutions are being sought after that contribute to current green developments and provide added incentive ...

The business of building sustainable cities

by GLOBE Foundation  (Jan. 20, 2012)

For the first time in human history, more than half the world's population now live in cities. By 2050 that percentage will rise to over 70 percent, and the social, economic, environmental challenges associated with this transformation will largely define how our societies evolve in the 21st Century. Equally challenging will be the task of ...

The costs of not building green

by Environmental News Network  (Jul. 30, 2008)

Despite the narrowing gap in cost between green building and traditional 'to-code' building, most builders and home buyers still perceive the green option to be significantly more expensive.  The reality is that due to increased builder education and an influx of affordable green building products, a building can be built green within the ...

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