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RMA Media, Our Esteemed Business Partner, Recognized Among "India’s 10 Most Promising Integrated Marketing Communication Service Providers 2024" by SiliconIndia Magazine

We are delighted to announce that our esteemed Business partner, RMA Media, has been featured in the May 2024 issue of SiliconIndia Magazine as one of "India’s 10 Most Promising Integrated Marketing Communication Service Providers 2024." With over 42 years of excellence in the Indian marketplace, RMA Media has established itself as a Global Media Communication Specialist. Their commitment to promoting and selling a diverse range of advertising options—including print, online, conferences, and television—on behalf of various global media owners, has earned them this prestigious recognition. We take immense pride in our partnership with RMA Media and celebrate this acknowledgment of their outstanding services. Together, we remain dedicated to providing top-notch advertising and marketing
Water Treatment

Easy-Button Free Chlorine Analyzer Delivers Performance With Less Maintenance and Lower Cost-of-Ownership

Busy municipal water plant engineers and techs will appreciate how the precision FC80 Series Chlorine Analyzer from Electro-Chemical Devices (ECD) simplifies their work day by providing dependable free chlorine measurement without being bogged down by monitoring for the time-consuming frequent replacement of sensor reagents. Highly intelligent, the digital plug-n-play FC80 Series Free Chlorine Analyzer installs quickly right out of the box. Its practical panel mount design includes built-in flow control, which eliminates the need for complicated pressure regulators and rotometers. Built-in automatic pH compensation with ECD’s highly intelligent S80 pH Sensor also eliminates the need for costly reagents to reduce time-consuming maintenance and high analyzer sensor life-cycle costs.
Wastewater Treatment

Canadian Infrastructure Bank's $140 Million Investment Fuels Manitoba's Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Projects

Several Manitoba communities are poised to receive a significant financial injection aimed at bolstering drinking water and wastewater infrastructure projects, potentially facilitating the construction of more than 14,000 new homes within the province. This week, the Canadian Infrastructure Bank (CIB) unveiled its intention to extend a combined loan totaling $140 million to support five communities in Manitoba in their endeavors to enhance potable water and wastewater systems through the auspices of CIB’s Infrastructure for Housing Initiative. Noteworthy is the provincial commitment, exceeding $71 million in this collaborative venture. Functioning as a Crown corporation, CIB is dedicated to backing revenue-generating infrastructure projects aligned with the public interest. The recent

Cerafiltec Secures Four Major MBR Projects Globally

Cerafiltec, the renowned German specialist in ceramic flat membrane (CFM) technology, has recently secured four significant membrane bioreactor (MBR) projects, totaling a capacity of 13.7 million liters per day (MLD). These projects span across diverse locations including Italy, Mexico, the UAE, and Africa,
Desalination

Dubai Announces Construction of World's Largest Solar-Powered Desalination Plant

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – In a significant advancement towards securing a sustainable water future, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded a formal contract valued at US $320 million to Sidem, a subsidiary of Veolia. This project entails the construction of the Hassyan seawater desalination plant, poised to become the world's largest solar-powered desalination facility upon its completion in 2027. Enhancing Water Security for a Thriving Emirate Strategically situated 55 kilometers southwest of Dubai Creek, the Hassyan plant boasts a remarkable production capacity of 180 million imperial gallons per day (MIGD). This translates to a reliable and secure source of potable water for an estimated two million residents within Dubai, effectively addressing the emirate's

The Role of ACCIONA’s Reverse Osmosis Desalination in Saudi Arabia

ACCIONA, a leading global provider of regenerative solutions for a decarbonized economy, recently hosted a panel discussion at the Spanish Embassy in Riyadh, marking the inaugural event of its Talks series aimed at promoting sustainability in Saudi Arabia. The discussion, titled "The Saudi Solution for Water
Articles

Southland Holdings Expands Infrastructure Portfolio with Acquisition of Water Resource Projects

Southland Holdings, Inc. (NYSE American: SLND and SLND WS), a prominent infrastructure construction company, has recently announced the acquisition of three new water resource projects through its subsidiaries, Oscar Renda Contracting and Southland Contracting. Valued at approximately $150 million collectively, these projects encompass water pipeline, tunnel, and water treatment plant improvements, significantly contributing to the company's second-quarter 2024 backlog. With roots tracing back to 1900, Southland Holdings stands as one of the largest North American infrastructure construction entities, with its operations extending globally. Specializing in a wide array of construction services catering to sectors such as bridges, tunneling, communications, transportation, marine, and water

Novel Approach to Assess Microplastics in EU Drinking Water

A novel methodology developed by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) aims to facilitate compliance with the EU Drinking Water Directive by enhancing the monitoring of microplastics in tap water across the European Union. Our daily requirement of about one and a half liters of water is crucial for maintaining bodily
Country Reports

Addressing Egypt's Escalating Water Stress: Strategic Expansion of Desalination Projects

Over the past decade, Egypt has faced increasing water stress, primarily due to escalating population demands that have surpassed the Nile River’s capacity. Historically a crucial water source for Egypt, the Nile now struggles to reach the Mediterranean Sea. This situation has been exacerbated by the filling of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, which began in 2021, posing a significant risk of water scarcity for drinking purposes. The Egyptian Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation estimates the country's annual water needs at approximately 114 billion cubic meters. However, Egypt receives around 55 billion cubic meters annually from the Nile, the primary source of the nation’s water supply. To address this significant shortfall, the government has been actively expanding seawater
Pumps & Flow Meters

The Impact of Solar-Powered Water Pumps on Access to Clean Water in Karamoja

In Nabilatuk district, Karamoja, the introduction of piped water, powered by solar pumps, marks a significant advancement in promoting human health amidst challenging environmental conditions exacerbated by climate change. Teresa Longole vividly recalls the daily ritual of trekking ten kilometers to a seasonal river, shared by both humans and animals, to collect water tainted with contaminants. The dire consequences of consuming such water were evident, with diarrheal diseases ranking among the leading health concerns in the district. Longole's experience is emblematic of the struggles faced by many families in Karamoja, where access to clean water was a distant dream, particularly during droughts. Recognizing the urgent need for intervention, especially in the face of climate

Transforming Sydney's Water Reservoir into a Renewable Energy Powerhouse

Zen Energy has received approval from Australia's WaterNSW to assess the potential transformation of Sydney's primary water storage facility into a significant pumped hydro project, capable of generating 1 GW of on-demand power for up to eight hours. The Adelaide-based renewable energy company aims to repurpose a
Pipes & Valves

DPW Reports Fewer Lead Pipe Inspections Required, City Approves $7.6 Million Contract for New Technology

New data indicates that fewer properties now require inspection for lead pipes, although the introduction of new technology for this purpose will incur significant costs. In November, the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) informed 11 News Investigates that approximately 230,000 water pipes in Baltimore City and Baltimore County needed to be checked for lead. However, in an update presented on Wednesday morning before the Baltimore Board of Estimates, the DPW revised this number to 177,000 water pipes on private property. According to the DPW, 4,200 residents of Baltimore City and Baltimore County have already checked their water pipes for lead and completed the DPW's online survey. Paul Sayan, the DPW's deputy bureau head of water and wastewater, stated that this represents
Events

Prime Minister Mikati inaugurated “Project Lebanon Going Forward” Exhibition

Beirut – April 24, 2024: The 25th edition of Project Lebanon was launched today, with an official inauguration by H.E. Mr. Najib Mikati, the President of the Council of Ministers, and H.E. Ali Hamieh, the Minister of Public Works and Transport. The ceremony was attended by ambassadors, diplomats, officials, contractors, engineers, and distinguished guests at the Seaside Arena. Following the ribbon-cutting, the guests explored the pavilions of France, Italy, Austria, and all the various stands showcasing a multitude of products and services. Organized by IFP Group (International Fairs and Promotions), since 1995, Project Lebanon is renowned as the International Trade Exhibition for Construction, Infrastructure, and Renewable Energy in Lebanon and the Middle East. This year, the event shines

Driving Efficiency and Reliability In The Water Sector

Sulzer and Nordic Water show how to take full control of the water cycle at IFAT 2024 Sulzer, and its specialist brand Nordic Water, will be presenting several exciting innovations for the wastewater industry at IFAT 2024, held at Messe Munich, May 13-17. New products will include industry-leading pumping technology,

Drivers Point to Growth In Africa’s Industrial Water Market

With multiple drivers for growth in the industrial market, the challenges for water in Africa are more around implementation than technology, says Walid Khoury general manager of Desalytics, as he prepares for Water Africa 2024 in Ghana in June. What are the main challenges for the water market in Africa? The challenge
Industry Experts

World Water Day: Value Water and Use It Smartly

To mark this year’s World Water Day, Metito, the global leader of smart water management and alternative energy solutions, has emphasized the importance of water during times of uncertainty such as the fast evolving situation with the pandemic outbreak of COVID-19. The world is focused on finding a treatment and a vaccine for COVID-19, while helping the ones already affected as a priority. The World Health Organization, together with medical experts and local governments can’t emphasize enough the importance of healthy hygiene habits including washing hands frequently with soap and water as a proven preventative measure to contracting the coronavirus. To date, this is the most recommended preventive action. To maintain the access to safe water supply, across the world, for use in fighting

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