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August 2019

2019 GLAAS: Weak systems and funding gaps jeopardise drinking-water and sanitation in the world’s poorest countries

30-08-2019
WHO, World Health Organisation, water treatment, water supply, sanitation

The World Health Organization (WHO) and UN-Water have sounded the alarm for an urgent increase in investment in strong drinking-water and sanitation systems. The call came as the international water sector meets in Stockholm for its annual conference during World Water Week (25-30 August 2019). It is triggered by a new report published by WHO on …

Xylem and Planet Water Foundation extend impact

30-08-2019
Xylem, water treatment, wastewater treatment

Global water technology company, Xylem and Planet Water Foundation, a non-profit organisation addressing global water poverty, have announced plans to expand their partnership to provide safe drinking water to rural communities and those most in need. The announcement came during World Water Week with Planet Water Foundation set to integrate …

Amid water scarcity and pollution, is there hope for the future of water?

30-08-2019
water supply

By 2025, it is predicted that two thirds of the global population will face water shortages, with 14 of the world’s 20 megacities currently experiencing water scarcity or conditions of drought. A majority of the four billion people who annually experience water stress are in India and China, two of Asia’s largest and fastest growing …

Innovative engineers won top honours for outstanding contributions to mitigating climate change and enhancing Singapore’s liveability

30-08-2019
Singapore, climate change, water supply, resources

The Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES) today announced the six winning projects of the IES Prestigious Engineering Achievement Awards 2019, recognising the outstanding contributions of local engineers to advancing engineering and enhancing quality of life of Singaporeans. Dr Amy Khor, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of the Environment …

Editor’s pickPUB opens world’s largest ceramic membrane water treatment plant

29-08-2019
Singapore, PUB, ceramic membrane, water treatment, wastewater treatment

Singapore’s national water agency, PUB, has unveiled its latest state-of-the-art water treatment plant at Choa Chu Kang Waterworks (CCKWW), which houses the largest ceramic membrane system in the world. This is the result of the PUB’s long-term investments in R&D with over a decade of dedicated research and trials in ceramic …

Government Regulations Regarding Safer Water Supply Will Remain Pivotal in Shaping the Future of Water Treatment Market

29-08-2019
Water Supply, Pivotal, Water Treatment Market, Government

The global water treatment market is projected to grow 6% in 2019 and reach a total valuation of ~US$ 48,951.8 million from ~US$ 46,162.7 million in 2018 as per the recent market intelligence report. Demand for potable water, changing government regulations, and awareness of the negative impact of untreated water are tipped to be the primary …