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Canadian university creates water treatment system that eliminates “forever chemicals” from drinking water once and for all.
Economic costs of weather-related disasters soars but early warnings save lives, according to World Meteorological Organization.
Computer scientists at MIT join forces with oceanographers to develop a machine-learning model that accurately predicts ocean currents.
Oxidation ditch mixers create energy savings in Arkansas, USA
Summary from UN Water Conference 2023
NORMA Group expands water management production in the United States.
International Atomic Energy Agency launches global network to improve water management strategies.
Canadian province signs new flood-resiliency agreement.
Germany pledges to invest €62 million to shield water supplies in Iraq from the effects of climate change.
Canadian university develops water treatment that removes forever chemicals.
US Announces Over $140 Million for Water Conservation and Efficiency Projects
Climate change – study finds once-stable Greenland glacier is rapidly disappearing due to warming Atlantic waters.
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Howden wins contract to supply energy efficient aeration solutions in South Africa.
Howden, a global provider of air and gas handling products, technologies, and services, has won a contract to provide four high-speed, single-stage integrally geared blowers and a control system to the Athlone Wastewater Treatment Works in Cape Town, South Africa. The upgrades are necessary due to population growth and migrations, which have increased the demandApril 18, 2023
Bangladesh – Mott MacDonald leads JV to secure Dhaka’s water supply
Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Dhaka WASA) under the Local Government Division (LGD) of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh has appointed a joint venture led by Mott MacDonald to the Saidabad water treatment plant project, which will deliver drinking water to more than 4.5 million people in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Working closely with JV partnersAugust 6, 2021
Largest utility in U.A.E. to replace pump and valve bearings with grease-free solutions
Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA) is a step closer to replacing its industrial pump bearings with grease-free Thordon water lubricated bearing solutions, following the installation of the Canadian company’s pioneering technology to desalination plants across the United Arab Emirates. In the first six months of this year, Ocean Power International (OPI), Thordon Bearings’ Dubai-basedJuly 7, 2021
Binnies awarded over S$28 million PUB tender for Choa Chu Kang Waterworks reconstruction
Binnies Singapore, an RSK Group company, has today announced that it has been selected by PUB, Singapore’s National Water Agency, to provide detailed design and construction supervision of the reconstruction of Choa Chu Kang Waterworks (CCKWW). The S$28.8 million Professional Engineering Services contract which commenced on 15 June 2021 will be completed in 2026. TheJune 21, 2021
DEWA signs AED 1.5bn water purchase and shareholder agreements for Hassyan sea water reverse osmosis project
Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has signed a 35-year Water Purchase Agreement (WPA) and the Shareholder Agreement (SHA) for the Hassyan Sea Water Reverse Osmosis (SWRO) Plant, with Emirati company Utico. The 120 Million Imperial Gallons per Day (MIGD) project will be built using the Independent Water Producer (IWP) model. It is expected toApril 13, 2021
ACWA Power inaugurates KSA’s first utility scale renewable energy project
ACWA Power, a leading Saudi developer, investor and operator of power generation and water desalination plants, has announced the official inauguration of the 300 MW Sakaka PV IPP, KSA’s first utility scale renewable energy project, at an investment value of 1.2 billion Saudi riyals. The ceremony was held under the patronage of His Royal HighnessApril 13, 2021
Summary from UN Water Conference 2023
The UN 2023 Water Conference took place from 22-24 March 2023 at UN Headquarters in New York. This year saw the adoption of the Water Action Agenda, representing voluntary commitments of nations and stakeholders to accomplish the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their targets connected to water. The Conference, formally referred to as the Midterm ComprehensiveMay 13, 2023
40th International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research World Congress taking place in Austria, 21 to 25 August.
The Congress will be under the overall theme of Rivers — Connecting mountains and coasts, and will focus on the importance of rivers being the lifeline of human civilization. This year’s central theme highlights IAHR’s commitment to the importance of rivers providing safe drinking water, being a source of energy production, acting as lifelines forFebruary 21, 2023
UNESCO-IWRA online conference: Emerging pollutants – protecting water quality for the health of people and the environment taking place 17-19 January 2023.
The UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) Intergovernmental Hydrological Programme (IHP) and the International Water Resources Association (IWRA) will hold an online conference to highlight the ways the world can advance knowledge, research, and solutions for managing emerging pollutants to improve and protect water quality in a changing world. This theme was selected toJanuary 11, 2023
Seventh meeting of the Task Force on Water-Food-Energy-Ecosystems Nexus taking place in Geneva 12-13.
A huge potential to generate benefits across water, food, energy, and ecosystems lies in transboundary river basins and aquifers around the world. As they generate 60% of global freshwater and are home to 40% of the world’s population, they represent ecosystems of global importance and play a key role in global food and energy production,December 7, 2022
International partners gather for COP15 in Canada, with a focus on halting biodiversity loss around the world.
The 15th Conference of the Parties (COP15) to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) will be gathering from December 7 – 19, 2022 in Montreal, Canada. Governments from around the world will come together to agree on a new set of goals to guide global action through 2030 to halt and reverse natureDecember 2, 2022
Upcoming webinar on demystifying the science around wastewater surveillance.
A webinar presented by The National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID) in collaboration with Canadian Water Network (CWN) will take place November 28 at 12pm Eastern time. The webinar will present findings from the 2022 Royal Society of Canada policy brief on wastewater surveillance for SARS-CoV-2 RNA in Canada. This report summarizes pan-Canadian wastewater surveillance approachesNovember 16, 2022
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