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  • Ocean Champions set out plans for 2020-2021 to build back bluer

    As part of the high-level week of the UN General Assembly and the UN Summit on Biodiversity, the UAE, Fiji, Kenya, Norway, Palau, Portugal, and Sweden convened a roundtable of ocean champions to propose and review critical deliverables for 2020 and 2021. Following a pause in key environmental processes due to COVID-19, the event aimed

    October 7, 2020
  • International sustainability companies to participate in virtual WETEX and Dubai Solar Show 2020

    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has announced the participation of several international companies in the sustainability sector in the Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) and Dubai Solar Show 2020. DEWA organises the exhibition each year under the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of

    October 5, 2020
  • Dubai Electricity and Water Authority receives registration requests for WETEX and DSS 2020 events

    Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has started receiving registration requests from exhibitors, companies and visitors for the 22nd Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) and the 5th Dubai Solar Show (DSS). DEWA is organising WETEX and DSS this year virtually online for the first time in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)

    September 9, 2020
  • Stockholm Junior Water Prize awarded to Japan

    The 2020 Stockholm Junior Water Prize has been awarded to a team from Japan for their innovative approach to soil erosion. HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Patron of the Prize, announced the winners at an award ceremony on 25 August. Hiroki Matsuhashi and Takuma Miyaki from Japan won the Stockholm Junior Water Prize with

    August 26, 2020
  • French Water Partnership to host webinar on blended finance for water and climate

    The French Water Partnership is hosting a webinar on blended finance for water and climate on 27 August from 3pm to 4:30pm CET. The webinar – ‘Blended finance for water and climate: when theory meets practice’-  will bring together a diverse cross-section of public and private actors applying blended finance solutions to address water and

    August 21, 2020
  • AWWA/SWAN International Smart Water Symposium to proceed as virtual event in November

    To protect public health during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the American Water Works Association (AWWA) and the Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN) have announced that the Nov. 10-11 AWWA | SWAN International Smart Water Symposium will proceed as a virtual event. AWWA and SWAN are partnering together on the event to discuss and accelerate smart

    August 19, 2020

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  • SWPC requests EOL for Ras Mohaisen Independent Water Project

    Saudi Water Partnership Company S.M.L.L.C (SWPC) has invited the submission of expressions of interest (EOL) in respect of the potential development of an Independent Water Project (IWP) to be designed using Reverse Osmosis seawater desalination technology. The desalination plant will be located in Ras Mohaisen, 300 km south of Makkah, on the coast of the

    October 21, 2020
  • Atkins to undertake Blue Economy Assessments for the World Bank

    Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, has been appointed by the World Bank to undertake Blue Economy Assessments in the Eastern Caribbean to help countries make more sustainable use of their coastal and marine assets at the national and regional level, both economically and environmentally. The Blue Economy, a concept originating during the 2012

    October 21, 2020
  • India signs water Memorandum of Understanding with UK

    India and the UK’s leading water sector trade association have signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in a further boost to trading relationships between the two countries. The collaborative agreement has been signed by British Water, cGanga – a think-tank set up by the Indian Government’s Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation (Jal Shakti)

    October 7, 2020
  • Nidec ASI supplies $30.5 million battery energy storage system for US project

    Italy-headquartered firm Nidec ASI, the Nidec Industrial Solutions platform belonging to the Nidec Group, has supplied battery energy storage systems (BESS) worth $30.5 million for a new important US project. The project, which will go into full production in 2021, is Nidec ASI’s first in the United States, an ever-expanding market for battery storage systems.

    September 25, 2020
  • National Marine Dredging Company awarded AED600m lake expansion contract in Egypt

    Abu Dhabi-headquartered National Marine Dredging Company has been awarded an AED600 million contract ($163.36 million) for the expansion of Lake Manzala in north eastern Egypt. One of the Middle East’s marine industry leaders, NMDC announced the deal in a letter sent to the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (ADX) on 17th September 2020. The expansion project

    September 20, 2020
  • Nidec ASI wins 5 contracts worth $50m-plus for water pipeline systems in Saudi Arabia

    Nidec ASI – head of the Nidec Industrial Solutions platform belonging to the Nidec Group –  has been awarded work orders worth $50 million-plus for motors and drives needed to create five pipeline systems for transporting water in the Arabian Peninsula. The projects will ensure greater volumes of water for over 12 million people, helping

    September 17, 2020

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