urban water technology News

  • The Ebb and Flow of Urban Water

    The average homeowner in Canada pays about a penny for every three litres of water they consume. Because water is so cheap, not many people pay attention to their water bills. Nor do they think twice when they pay over a hundred times as much for virtually the same water in a plastic bottle purchased at a convenience store. We flush our toilets, wash our laundry and brush our teeth every day ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • ImagineH2O to reward smart urban water management

    Water innovation accelerator ImagineH2O has launched its 2018 Urban Water Scarcity Challenge by inviting eligible start-ups to apply for up to $1 million of cash awards and investment by 2nd July. The theme is resilient drinking water solutions for fast-growing cities, and entrants with scaleable solutions in three key areas will be eligible to apply. The “Alternative Supply” ...

  • World mayors propose urban water declaration

    Ankara, Turkey's capital and second largest city, dried up last summer. Faced with low rainfall and a shrinking reservoir, the city of 4 million resorted to water rationing. Hospitals delayed surgeries. Stray dogs died in the streets. Mayor Melih Gokcek asked residents to 'wash your hair, not your bodies' and came under heavy criticism for alleged water mismanagement. In an effort to be better ...

  • 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 ...

  • Stockholm seminar focused on critical urban water issues

    As part of World Water Week held this week in Stockholm, Sweden, seven experts from the water/wastewater industry presented a groundbreaking seminar on Tuesday, 23 August 2011, that examined critical water issues many urban areas are currently facing and the most appropriate ways for industry to respond to those needs. Approximately 70 people attended the seminar, which focused on ...

  • EPA and Public Lab Revitalize Urban Waters in New Orleans

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is awarding $52,185 to the Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science (Public Lab). The organization will train community members and wetland restoration advocates to monitor and track progress at eight ongoing urban wetland restoration projects near Lake Pontchartrain. The training will include introduction to basic science, technology, ...

  • Producing clean water from urban sewage streams in India

    Recently in India a project started for local treatment of urban sewage streams for healthy reuse (LOTUS HR). This project aims to clean one of the most polluted streams in Delhi. “India is facing its worst water crisis in a decade,” says Tanya Singh of Wageningen Environmental Research (Alterra). “Its rapid urbanization keeps on putting more stress on fresh water supply, while ...

  • Sembcorp Industry invests in Norwegian water technology

    Biowater Technology raises NOK 38 million from existing owners, Incitia Ventures II and Mallin Venture, and new investor, Sembcorp Industries (Sembcorp) through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Sembcorp Utilities. Biowater Technology has gained international recognition for its unique cost effective technology for biological treatment of wastewater for the industrial and municipal markets. The ...


    By Biowater Technology AS

  • Monash University Ph.D. Scholarship Opportunity - Urban Water and Sustainability Transitions

    Monash University is seeking two outstanding Phd students who are interested in environmental sustainability and system transitions in the urban water sector. Read more ... Faculty / portfolio: School of Geography and Environmental Science, Faculty of Arts Location: Clayton campus Scholarship Tenure: 3 years full-time Scholarship Value: $31,000 per annum Closing ...

  • Increasing urbanization and demand for safe water spur bottled water market in Indonesia, Finds Frost & Sullivan

    Having consumed 15.70 billion liters of water in 2009, Indonesia has emerged as the seventh-largest bottled water (mineral and non-mineral) market in the world. In the Asia Pacific, it is the second largest in terms of total bottled water consumption, and the third largest in per capita bottled water consumption. Owing to the rising presence of contaminants in water and relatively low entry ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Hitachi Demonstrates Advanced Water Technologies and Solutions at Singapore International Water Week 2011

    Hitachi Asia Ltd. today announced that Hitachi Group will demonstrate its strong commitment to achieve a sustainable society through their participation at the Singapore International Water Week 2011. The event will be held from 4 - 8 July 2011 at Suntec Singapore International Convention & Exhibition Centre. Now in its fourth year, the Singapore International Water Week is a key water event ...


    By Hitachi Data Systems

  • ADB to help improve water management in urban centers of 3 South Asian countries

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is helping select urban centers in India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka improve water management to enhance economic opportunities and reduce waterborne diseases. The project is funded through an $850,000 grant from the Investment Climate Facilitation Fund established by the Government of Japan last year under the Regional Cooperation and Integration Financing Partnership ...


    By Asian Development Bank

  • Sembcorp Water Technology Prize Winners Unveiled During the Singapore International Water Week

    The winners of the Sembcorp Water Technology Prize 2010/2011, an inaugural national competition sponsored by Sembcorp Industries and co-organised by PUB - Singapore's national water agency, Nanyang Technological University (NTU)'s Singapore MembraneTechnology Centre (SMTC) and Singapore Polytechnic (SP), were announced today at the Young Water Professionals Networking Reception cum Award ...


    By Sembcorp Industries Ltd

  • Frost & Sullivan: Rapid Urbanization in Brazil Prompts Larger Investments in Water and Wastewater Treatment Chemicals

    The consistent expansion of Brazil's urban population has spawned a parallel demand for potable water; the country is expected to require 570.0 cubic meters per second in 2015. There is also a strong focus on the quality of the potable water, which creates ample opportunities for the suppliers of water and wastewater treatment chemicals. New analysis from Frost & Sullivan ( ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • QUA Sales Manager K. Karthikeyan Discusses Recycling Water with Membrane Bioreactor (MBR) for Urban Needs

    K. Karthikeyan, Sales Manager at QUA Water Technologies Pvt. Ltd., was recently interviewed by Infrastructure Today in their October 2015 issue to discuss recycling wastewater for growing urban needs in India and the world. In the article, Karthikeyan discusses the need for emerging water recycling technologies like membrane bioreactors (MBR) and conveys his belief ...


    By QUA Group LLC

  • EPA awards $317,000 for Brownfields job training and urban water protection grants in Rhode Island

    EPA is providing a total of $317,000 to three Rhode Island organizations.  One grant will provide job training for environmental work, and two grants will help address urban water quality issues, all of which will contribute to cleaner, healthier communities. Groundwork Providence, Brownfield Job Training Grant, $200,000 Under EPA’s Brownfields “Environmental ...

  • Xylem showcases new, innovative water reuse technology at ACE 2015

    Xylem Inc. (NYSE: XYL), a leading global water technology company, will unveil an innovative new water reuse solution for drinking water and host an urban resilience planning roundtable discussion at ACE 15, the American Water Works Association annual conference and exposition, taking place at the Convention Center in Anaheim, California, June 7-10. Xylem experts will also present a number of ...


    By Xylem, Inc.

  • World Leaders in Water Technology to Showcase Latest Solutions at International Water Summit (IWS) 2012

    Leading companies confirm their participation in the Exhibition of the International Water Summit in Abu Dhabi from 15 - 17 January 2013 - 20 countries set up national pavilions to showcase their latest innovations in the water sector As many countries seek solutions for the urgent problem of water scarcity, governments, businesses and water experts from around the world will be gathering in Abu ...

  • The Smart Sponge Technology

    AbTech’s Smart Sponge technology is at the heart of its product innovation. Its unique molecular structure is based on innovative polymer technologies that are chemically selective to hydrocarbons and can reduce bacteria levels. Smart Sponge fully encapsulates recovered oil, resulting in a substantially more effective response that prevents absorbed oil from leaching. It is also capable of ...


    By AbTech Industries Inc

  • Urban adaptation key to building resilient cities, Ensuring future urban economic success

    Cities everywhere are grappling with the challenges of rapid population growth, fluctuating energy prices, shortages in funds for infrastructure renewal, and the need to deal with the often devastating impacts of extreme weather incidents. The need for more sustainable urban management policies and programs is more urgent than ever as governments and businesses alike tackle issues of energy and ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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