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Gap Inc. Joins Forces with Industry Giants to Alleviate India’s Water Crisis

The Water Resilience Coalition (WRC) is launching the Women + Water Collaborative to improve water and sanitation access in India with the collaboration of Gap Inc., Cargill, GSK, WaterAid, and the WRC, targeting the Krishna and Godavari basins in a cross-sector effort to address water issues. Gap Inc., Cargill, and GSK, in collaboration with WaterAid and the Water Resilience Coalition (WRC), are launching an initiative to enhance health, livelihoods, and climate resilience in water-stressed communities in India. The project will initially concentrate on the Krishna and Godavari River basins. The WRC is associated with the CEO Water Mandate, a partnership between the UN Global Compact and the Pacific Institute, reflecting a significant cross-sector effort for positive impact. Pioneering

Titanium Oxide Material Can Remove Toxic Dyes from Wastewater

Discharged in significant quantities by textile, cosmetic, ink, paper, and other manufacturers, dyes pose a high toxicity risk and can introduce potential carcinogens into wastewater. This presents a significant challenge in wastewater treatment. However, researchers at Drexel University's College of Engineering may
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Microplastic Removal by Coagulation

Currently, there are several methods available for removing MPs, such as membrane filtration, biodegradation, adsorption, photocatalytic degradation, coagulation, and electrocoagulation. These technologies are installed in combination or individually for the efficient and effective removal of MPs from aquatic environments. However, the efficiency of each technique varies according to the MPs’ dimensions, form, and chemical composition. Furthermore, some of these technologies are either less efficient or consume more energy. As a result, environmental practitioners are now attempting to develop more effective and efficient MP removal technologies. Coagulation is a promising technique employed in wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) to remove suspended particles from the effluent. Recently,

SolarEast Unveils Game-Changing All-in-One Heat Pump Water Heater

SolarEast's revolutionary All-in-One Heat Pump Water Heater redefines home heating with eco-conscious innovation and exceptional efficiency. SolarEast, a pioneering force in sustainable energy solutions, has launched its cutting-edge All-in-One Heat Pump Water Heater, revolutionizing the home heating landscape with an
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New Funding for Water and Wastewater Projects in Less Populated Parts of The United States

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced an $800M (£655M) allotment for rural infrastructure projects. Although the funding may seem insignificant, it will greatly increase the number of new projects launched in 2024. It is also important to note that the federal funding, in almost every case, will be supplemented by other state or local revenue…so the projects will not necessarily be small. The funding is designated for projects related to electric infrastructure, water and wastewater, health initiatives, waste disposal and business development in less populated parts of the country. The most recent awards will reach officials in 139 communities in 36 states. Most of the projects have already secured additional required funding, so most contracting solicitation documents

Achieving Water Authority Compliance with Automated Wastewater Treatment

Automated wastewater treatment systems play a crucial role in helping manufacturers adhere to EPA and local standards, thereby minimizing the expenses associated with treatment, labor, and disposal. Industrial facilities are obligated to meet stringent effluent requirements outlined in the Clean Water Act.

Harnessing Waste Heat for Enhanced Solar Still Distillation: A Sustainable Solution for Freshwater Production

As the global population continues to rise, the demand for freshwater is escalating, exacerbating the issue of water scarcity. In response to this challenge, desalination technologies have gained prominence, with solar still distillation units (SSDUs) emerging as a promising solution. However, conventional SSDUs face limitations such as productivity constraints and dependence on sunlight, prompting the need for innovative approaches to enhance their efficiency. A recent research initiative proposes a groundbreaking method to not only increase the productivity of SSDUs but also contribute to environmental sustainability by utilizing wasted thermal energies from industrial and domestic applications. This approach aims to serve as an additional heating source for SSDUs, leading to improved

Solar-Powered Desalination Plants

As population growth, urbanization, and climate change continue to place strain on freshwater supplies, the need for innovative water desalination technologies becomes more apparent. Desalination is the process of removing salt and impurities from seawater or brackish water to obtain freshwater suitable for consumption

Advances in Desalination Energy Recovery Technologies

The desalination of seawater to produce freshwater for human consumption can be achieved using either thermal processes, membrane processes, or a combination of both. Let’s start by briefly examining thermal technologies. In the late 19th century, a significant advancement in desalination technology occurred with the

Monitoring and Improving Water Quality with Analytical Thinking

In an age of heightened scrutiny surrounding the implementation of efficient and sustainable industrial practices, the maxim "you can't manage what you don't measure" holds, particularly for those whose daily responsibilities revolve around monitoring and enhancing water quality.

Ecolab survey reveals high expectations for water conservation

A ‘Year in Water’ Recaps the Company’s Progress on World Water Day SINGAPORE — March 24, 2023 — New data from a global survey conducted and commissioned by Ecolab, a global sustainability leader offering water, hygiene and infection prevention solutions and services, has revealed high consumer expectations for the role
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Saudi Arabia Unveils New Initiative to Safeguard Water Security

The Saudi Authority for Industrial Cities and Technology Zones has unveiled a groundbreaking initiative, “Voluntary Commitment to Water Sustainability,” in collaboration with the private sector. This announcement was made during their participation in the 7th edition of the Future Investment Initiative (FII) forum held in Riyadh from October 24 to 26. The theme of the event was “The New Compass,” reflecting the commitment to forging a more sustainable industrial future in alignment with the National Water Strategy. Ten prominent companies have already pledged their support for this initiative. The list includes major names such as PepsiCo, Swaco, Tetra Pak, Napco National, Mars, Alrabie Food Company, Fanar, Tawzea, Unilever, and Miahona. Their involvement aims to bolster the industrial

Volga River Drops to 37-Year Low in Southern Russia

The Volga River, a vital waterway in Russia and the longest river in Europe, is facing a significant crisis as water levels have reached a 37-year low in the southern Saratov region. According to reports on Tuesday, data from the regional hydrometeorological agency indicates that the water level around the city of
Pumps & Flow Meters

Blockage-Resilient Check Valves

Tideflex® Duckbill Check Valves are a strong solution to ensure long-term and maintenance-free backflow prevention in a tough seaside environment that is difficult to access and is subject to tides, sand, and silt. The Government of the Island of Jersey, United Kingdom, was having issues with a surface water outfall located on Gloucester Street, in the St. Helier area of the island. The high-maintenance outfall frequently needed to have sand and silt from the Atlantic Ocean removed from in front of a flap valve installed at the end of the outfall pipe. The sediment was either jamming the flap valve open or closed. When the valve was jammed closed, the flap was stuck shut in the sand and it caused the drainage system to back up. When it was jammed open by the sand, the flap could not close,

High Water Mark for Innovative UQ Flood Monitoring System

A tool developed by researchers at The University of Queensland that measures floodwater depth and velocity will be sold globally after it was licensed to a US-based company. Associate Professor Simon Albert and Dr Nick Hutley from UQ’s School of Civil Engineering invented an automated system to provide real-time water
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Water Filtration for Irrigation Systems

Suspended solids need to be removed from within irrigation water to prevent clogging piping, valves, nozzles, and emitters. These small particles may come from many sources. Surface and recirculated water may contain sand, soil, leaves, organic matter, algae and weeds. Ground water, although usually clean, may contain fine particles of sand or suspended iron. Filter Selection Before choosing a filter, it is essential to conduct a water analysis to identify the nature and quantity of solids present. It's crucial to account for seasonal variations such as algae growth or spring runoff, as these factors can impact the filtration load. Additionally, chemicals and minerals in the water can lead to clogging issues, which might necessitate chemical treatment methods. Next, determine the required

Valve Technology Available to Reduce Compressor Surge Risk

With rapidly demanding dynamic performance requirements and targets for reducing plant emissions placing compressor equipment at risk of damage, proven anti-surge and compressor recycle valve technology is set to help the oil and gas industry avoid disruptive and costly unplanned compressor damage and consequently

Big 5 Construct Egypt returns bigger than ever to shore up sustainable growth in $68.5 billion market

The 5th edition of Big 5 Construct Egypt 2023 to bring the inaugural editions of Egypt Infrastructure & Water Expo and Big 5 Egypt Security, Fire & Smart Buildings Summit For the first time, the events will be co-located with the Middle East Coatings Show, bringing together the full ecosystem of paints & coatings industry Endorsed by the Ministry of Housing, Utilities, and Urban Communities, Big 5 Construct Egypt will boast the largest presence of international suppliers Cairo, Egypt, May 2023: Under the patronage of Egypt’s Prime Minister, H. E. Dr. Moustafa Madbouly, Big 5 Construct Egypt will return for its 5th edition as the largest and most influential construction industry event in the country. Running from June 19 - 21, 2023 at the Egypt International Exhibition Center (EIEC), the

The 15th Shanghai International Water Exhibition

Co-hosted by China Environmental Protection Federation, China Energy Conservation Association and Shanghai Hejia Exhibition, the exhibition brought together more than 3,000 environmental companies, with an exhibition area of ​​220,000 square meters . Provide systematic green solutions for the whole industry. The World
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Saving Water Starts with You

For some people, water has never been a challenge in their day-to-day lives. This is mainly because they are living in communities where water is easily accessible. For them it’s simple – they turn on the tap and clean water just flows, every time, every day of the year. This makes it difficult for them to acknowledge the challenges experienced by people in other parts of the world when it comes to getting hold of a few drops of water – realizing the real value of water. In developing countries, people can only access water from flowing streams, many of which are sometimes contaminated, leading to water-borne diseases. The lack of quality water also endangers proper handling of human waste and sewage, resulting to stagnant, dirty water – a welcoming environment for mosquitoes and other

Water Stewardship in the 21st Century

Assaad Saadeh, the Regional Water Resources Manager at Nestlé Waters talked to waterHQ about the latest innovations in the water industry. It is a fact: water resources are already unevenly distributed across the planet, and this constitutes one of the major challenges of the 21st century. According to the United

Water Industry Innovations in 2018

As the human population of the world continues to grow rapidly, bridging the gap between supply and demand and providing access to safe, clean water has become a priority and a strategic imperative that must be continuously addressed. Thus, there is a clear need to seek out fresh ideas and new approaches to deal with


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