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Editor’s pickWintec’s new sluice system can be ready for operation within a week

23-10-2017

Wintec’s Aquablokk consists of prebuilt blocks that can be implemented in 48 hours, thus making it both faster and easier to build a sluice. In the image above, Aquablokk was installed for the municipality in Slagelse, Denmark. With climate change making ever-growing impacts, demand for solutions to protect low-lying, inhabited areas is …

Around the world, the desalination market is still growing

23-10-2017

According to new data released by the International Desalination Association (IDA) and Global Water Intelligence (GWI) as of June 30th in the , the global desalination market is still growing, marking the fourth year of continued growth following a slowdown in the middle of the 2000s. Cumulative global contracted capacity, including plants that …

Aquatech Amsterdam 2017 is expected to be a record-breaker

20-10-2017

With the latest edition of global water exhibition Aquatech Amsterdam set to open its doors in just a few weeks, a suite of new and expanded features in the industry-leading programme have put the show on track to be a record-breaker. Already, exhibitor numbers have passed the 900 mark, the highest ever for the event. Moreover, advance visitor …

Editor’s pickNiger: Youths, equipped with boots and phones, outline areas at risk of flooding

19-10-2017

In Niamey, Niger, researchers from OpenStreetMap Niger plot a digital map of the nation. Image credit: Thomson Reuters Foundation/Morgane Le Cam Carefully stepping around flooded rice fields of suburban Niamey with eyes glued to their phones, a group of youths from OpenStreetMap Niger, a band of “investigators” – students and …

China is reusing rainwater with ‘sponge cities’

19-10-2017

By Professor Asit Biswas China’s high-profile fight with urban flooding has flooded – so to speak – international headlines more and more often recently. But the nation is not the only one struggling with flooding. As more and more people take up residence in cities and the metropolises themselves fight to keep up with the …

Milwaukee debuts world’s first co-working community for the water industry

18-10-2017

Since its opening in 2013, the continued high volume of inquiries for office and research space within Milwaukee’s Global Water Centre, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States (U.S.), has resulted in the creation of a shared, collaborative workspace called the “Oasis Co-working Community” to house companies from all corners of the …

Mueller Water Products and employees donate US$200,000 to relief efforts

18-10-2017

Mueller Water Products, Inc. recently announced that it ended its Company-sponsored drive to match employees’ donations to support relief efforts for the victims of the hurricanes that devastated several southern states in the United States (U.S.) and parts of the Caribbean. In total, funds raised by employees combined with the Company …

To end world hunger by 2030, US$268 billion will be needed a year on average

17-10-2017

With water increasingly set to play a defining role in the future of development and geopolitics, the World Water Council, in cooperation with the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) Presidency, as well as other international partners, successfully held the Second International Conference on Water and Climate in Marseille from the 3rd to the …