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  • Eco Expo Asia 2016 closed with record-breaking exhibitor and visitor numbers

    Eco Expo Asia 2016 closed amid great acclaim with record-breaking exhibitor and visitor numbers. Held from 26 – 29 October, the Expo was jointly organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, and co-organised by the Environment Bureau of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. The ...


    By Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd

  • Safe water supply for Uruzgan

    A consortium led by Royal Haskoning has been approached by the Dutch Embassy in Kabul to carry out a study into the situation of Integrated Water Resources Management in Uruzgan. Aim is to provide people in Uruzgan province (Afghanistan) access to safe drinking water, household food security, and sources of income while protecting them from the negative impacts of droughts and floods. Other ...


  • Romania water supply programme

    Franklin Hodge have once again been chosen to supply drinking water tanks for a further phase of a major water supply project in Romania, in partnership with Mivan-Kier Joint Venture Ltd who are based in Romania. Franklin Hodge has been supplying drinking water tanks for a number of years for village and small community water supply projects in Romania. Franklin Hodge’s Liquistore ...

  • Ruining the world’s water supply

    Agricultural run-offs containing fertilizers, animal wastes and pesticides are infecting rivers and water courses with blue-green algal blooms and toxic chemicals. While the problem is particularly evident in developing countries - Canada, Australia and the United States contain some of the world’s most polluted rivers, and poor agricultural practices are the root cause. Almost one-fifth ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Water supply for the city of the future

    The project SEMIZENTRAL, of the Technical University Darmstadt in the Chinese coastal metropolis of Qingdao, has been given a GreenTec Award. This project shows how to plan infrastructure as needed, and how to put these infrastructure plans into practice. Instead of building one central sewage plant for the entire city, the scientists have pursued a semi-centralised approach with a number of ...

  • Arsenic Leaches into Iowa Water Supply

    Arsenic has numerous forms, one of which is arsenite. When arsenic is described as harmful, the specific type of arsenic being referred to is arsenite. It is the most common form of arsenic found in drinking water.   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), ingesting small amounts of arsenite can cause nausea, vomiting, decreased production of red and white blood ...


    By EMSL Analytical, Inc.

  • Vietnamese drinking water supply to be improved

    The Dutch engineering and consultancy firm DHV has won two contracts to improve the drinking water supply for tens of thousands of local residents in southern Vietnam. DHV has been commissioned to design two water treatment plants, a pumping station, and up to 150 kilometres of drinking water pipes. By carrying out these projects in Vietnam, DHV is making an important contribution to the ...


  • Water Footprinting' to Deal with Demand for Supplies

    Mission Markets was mentioned in an article published today in the International Herald Tribune entitled "'Water Footprinting' to Deal with Demand for Supplies". The article discusses the growing interest in "water footprinting", similar to carbon footprinting. Here is a brief quote ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Engineering an endless supply of fresh water

    A sustainable and secure supply of fresh water is becoming an increasingly urgent issue throughout the globe - particularly in the developing world, where many of the poorest and most vulnerable already lack clean drinking water. Climate change could also mean that many parts of Southern Europe may face a similar shortage of fresh water in the future. New research offers two solutions to water ...

  • 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

  • Emergency water supply after disasters

    A portable gravity-driven microfiltration unit which produces drinkable water in an emergency has been developed at the University of Kassel, Germany. An article in Water Science & Technology: Water Supply describes how the unit can provide water for 200–500 people for a period of over many months without any maintenance. Serious natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes ...


  • 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

  • Pumps stop water supply holes

    Each year billions of litres of pure drinking water pour out from leaking pipelines long before they reach the consumers. Grundfos technology can reduce the waste of water. The solution works with pressure control. The higher pressure in the pipes, the more leakage from the leaking pipes. To obtain less pressure Grundfos puts more pumps in parallel to keep the pressure in the water pipes. The ...


  • The EPA Water Contamination Chart Confirms There Are Areas In The US That Supply Up To 33% Of The Population With Water From A Contaminated Water Supply

    Bawell Brand Ionizers Earth Day Sale will provide people with the ability to purify their own water, which guarantees that they are receiving water that is not contaminated. It has been over 40 years since the first Earth Day was held, and Bawell feels participation is vital. The water system violation statistics can be easily viewed on the interactive chart that the ...


  • Snowfall shift threatens water supply for billions

    Climate change-induced changes in snowfall patterns could imperil two billion people who rely on melting snow for their water supply — and developing countries must work to protect citizens from these variations, researchers say. Out of 421 drainage basins studied in the northern hemisphere, ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Water management: where does it fit in the supply chain?

    Taiga Company blog by Julie Urlaub, Founder and Managing Partner at Taiga Company Do you struggle to effectively and clearly communicate your business sustainability message to your own organization?  What about to the outside ...


    By 3BL Media

  • Land use can affect fresh water supplies

    New research has shown that supplies of fresh water provided by rivers depend not only on rainfall, but also on the land use within the river catchment. In the Spanish Basque Country, grasslands were found to supply the greatest amount of river water, followed by native woodlands, with exotic woodland plantations providing the least. The researchers also call for more comprehensive analyses of ...

  • Canada needs fresh approach to water supply management

    A new report released by the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRT) says that if Canada is to ensure the sustainability of its water supply - which is crucial to the prosperity of its natural resource sector industries - governments at all levels will need to engage in collaborative models of governance. The report also says governments must collaborate in the ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Energy production on `Collision Course` with water supply

    A new report from the Civil Society Institute (CSI) report prepared by Synapse Energy Economics suggests that dirty energy sources - including coal-fired electric power, nuclear power, and natural gas from fracking - face an even bigger challenge: What are you ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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