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  • California City Looks to Sea for Water in Drought

    This seaside city thought it had the perfect solution the last time California withered in a severe drought more than two decades ago: Tap the ocean to turn salty seawater to fresh water. The $34 million desalination plant was fired up for only three months and mothballed after a miracle soaking of rain. As the state again grapples with historic dryness, the city nicknamed the "American Riviera" ...


    By Associated Press

  • Thomas S. Rooney Jr. as New Chief Executive Officer

    ENERGY RECOVERY INC’S GG PIQUE RETIRES; BOARD APPOINTS THOMAS S. ROONEY JR. AS NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER   Cleantech Executive Brings Extensive Experience in Water and Renewable Energy to ERI   Energy Recovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: ERII), a ...


    By Energy Recovery Inc

  • Additional water can be obtained from existing RO plants

    Water production capacity at existing RO sea water desalination plants can be significantly increased. By treating the RO reject water with a new technology, additional pure water can be obtained and the reject can be concentrated for easier disposal. The technology can be integrated in new RO-plants but can also be used as add-ons to existing RO-plants The new technology is called ...


    By Scarab Development AB

  • Turning seawater into drinking water with sun and wind power

    A commercial-scale, seawater desalination plant powered by solar and wind energy that produces freshwater and dry salt has been designed by Spanish researchers. The new process does not discharge highly concentrated salty water back into the sea as a by-product, ensuring that there is little damage to the marine environment. Desalination plants extract freshwater from seawater and the technology ...

  • The Nexus of Water and Energy: Cleantech Innovation Can Help Preserve the Balance Between Diminishing Resources

    Water and energy are two of the most important substances on Earth and are symbiotically intertwined. This year's upcoming WATEC Israel 2011 will shine a timely light on the Water & Energy Nexus that is proving to be a topic worth discussion. Energy production depends on water, and water purification depends on energy. However, this intrinsic connection has been threatened in recent years, ...


  • SwissINSO is on the Move

    SwissINSO, a major innovator in the application of solar-power to water purification/desalination and heating/cooling of buildings, announces its move to Switzerland's prestigious EPFL Science Park, joining an exclusive club of world-class players. LAUSANNE, Switzerland - SwissINSO SA is proud to announce its move to the prestigious R&D Science Park at EPFL (Ecole Polytechnique Federale de ...


    By SwissINSO

  • Mobile water suitcase for emergency supply

    Emergency water supply is an important and challenging need. Especially search and rescue detachment/troops, who visit the field soon after the incident for evaluation, lack reliable supply of clean and safe water. The Swiss based water treatment specialist Trunz Water Systems AG developed a mobile and light weight watermaker that is installed in a shock resistant, non corrosive case – ...


    By Trunz Water Systems AG

  • Leaders in Cleantech to address Cleanovation, the Texas-Israel Clean-Tech Conference, this Wednesday, September 14th in Houston, Texas

    On Wednesday September 14th, the Government of Israel's Economic Mission to the US Southern region in cooperation with the Texas-Israel Chamber of Commerce will host Cleanovation,a day-long conference featuring some of the best Israeli and Global cleantech companies. The conference is designed to explore innovative clean technologies in energy and water, while building business opportunities for ...


  • Parched Emirates relies on sea as groundwater runs out

    As skyscrapers and gleaming towers rose with lightning speed across the United Arab Emirates over the past two decades, the Gulf nation's thirst for water grew at an enormous rate - so much so that today, it threatens to dry up all of the country's groundwater in as little as 15 years, experts say. To quench that demand, cities across the seven emirates that make up the UAE rely on desalinated ...


    By Associated Press

  • Mexico adopts sustainable water disinfection in Chiapas cleantechnica

    Working with the social investment group FEMSA, the government of Chiapas, Mexico is introducing sustainable disinfection technology to 175 local water systems, in support of the United Nations’ Millenium Development Goals partnership to reduce extreme poverty, hunger and disease. The new systems will be installed by MIOX Corp., a water treatment company that specializes in producing ...

  • Desert eco-city to run on waste

    Abu Dhabi, capital city of the United Arab Emirates, is building a US$22 billion zero-carbon showcase city for 50,000 residents with its power plants running on waste. A plot of desert land will be transformed into Masdar City  which will produce no waste, emit no carbon and be completed by 2016. It is an initiative by the Government of Abu Dhabi through the Mubadala Development Company ...

  • Mobile water suitcase for emergency supply

    Emergency water supply is an important and challenging need. Especially search and rescue detachment/troops, who visit the field soon after the incident for evaluation, lack reliable supply of clean and safe water. The Swiss based water treatment specialist Trunz Water Systems AG developed a mobile and light weight watermaker that is installed in a shock resistant, non corrosive case ...


    By Trunz Water Systems AG

  • Cleantech 10 list pinpoints top publicly traded cleantech companies in Canada

    Corporate Knights Magazine has unveiled its list of the top 10 Canadian public and private cleantech companies 'poised to make it big.' The Cleantech 10 and Next 10, represent Canada's best publicly and privately held companies in the Cleantech realm, and span a range of sectors from desalination to biofuels to solar technology.   "With nine billion people on the horizon on a planet of ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • ReportsnReports - Qatar Water Report Q1 2011

    Qatar Water Report Q1 2011  Qatar is a small country in terms of population, but it is one of the world’s largest water consumers on a per capita basis. More than half of the country’s water goes to the agricultural sector, but increasing demand is coming from the country’s growing urban ...


  • Urban form a key to Melbourne water savings

    The report aims to inform and promote discussion about the links between urban water and energy policy to identify the best overall options to secure Melbourne’s future water and energy needs. “The relationship between water and energy policy and management is a complex one and is often ignored,” says CSIRO project leader Mr Steven Kenway from the CSIRO Water for a Healthy Country Flagship. “Our ...

  • A system that’s worth its salt

    New approach to water desalination could lead to small, portable units that could be sent to disaster sites or remote locations. Potable water is often in high demand and short supply following a natural disaster like the Haiti earthquake or Hurricane Katrina. In both of those instances, the disaster zones were near the sea, but converting salty seawater to potable fresh water usually requires a ...

  • GE Introduces New Ultrafiltration Membranes for Seawater Reverse Osmosis Pretreatment

    New ZeeWeed 1000 and ZeeWeed 1500 Membranes Specially Designed for Seawater Reverse Osmosis Pretreatment - Reduced Footprint and More Efficient, Cost Effective Operation GE (NYSE: GE) today announced new pressurized and submerged ultrafiltration (UF) membranes designed for pretreatment of feedwater for seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) systems. The new technology ...


    By General Electric

  • Asia–Pacific Analysis: Solving the water dilemma

    The Pacific islands are surrounded by water, yet inhabitants face severe water shortages. Crispin Maslog highlights potential solutions. As we approach the end of the 'Water for Life' Decade in 2015, concerns over water availability in the Pacific island nations have taken an urgent turn. In ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • ReportsnReports - Qatar Water Report Q2 2011

    Qatar Water Report Q2 2011  Qatar is a small country in terms of population, but it is one of the world’s largest water consumers on a per capita basis. More than half of the country’s water goes to the agricultural sector, but increasing demand is coming from the country’s growing urban ...


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