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SUEZ’s Medan Drinking Water Plant Extension Project In Indonesia Commissioned

SUEZ announced the official commissioning of the Medan water production plant extension project in North Sumatra, Indonesia. The project has successfully ramped up the plant’s total water production to 77,760 m3 per day to serve the city of Medan, the third largest city in Indonesia with a population of 2.2 million, with safe and reliable drinking water for a renewed duration of 25 years until 2045. The project contributes to the country’s National Medium Term Development Plan (RPJMN 2020-2024) that aims to boost water infrastructure. SUEZ has been operating the Medan plant through the joint venture PT. Tirta Lyonnaise Medan (TLM) with PDAM Tirtanadi, the water government enterprise of the Province of North Sumatera under a Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) contract since 2001. The
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Post Pandemic Environmental Monitoring

The Coronavirus pandemic presented significant challenges to the collection of environmental data. However, by utilising novel technology, water companies and the Environment Agency have been able to continue gathering key data in locations from Cornwall to Cumbria. Water quality monitoring The Environment Agency and water utilities have statutory obligations to protect and enhance water resources; and in order to fulfil these obligations they undertake large numbers of measurements to establish baseline data, detect trends, monitor mitigation measures, and identify sources of pollution from both point and diffuse sources. This involves making a range of measurements; either collecting samples for laboratory analysis or employing portable instruments in the field. To support these
Interviews

Ecolab Makes an Exponential Impact on Water Sustainability

Arjan Boogaards is the Senior Vice President and President, Middle East & Africa (MEA) region for Ecolab Inc., the global specialist in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services that protect people and vital resources. waterHQ conducted an interview with Boogaards who talked to us about Ecolab’s comprehensive solutions and how the company optimizes water and energy use, and improves operational efficiencies for customers in the MENA region.

Panasonic Added New Residential Water Supply Systems

waterHQ conducted an interview with Hidenori Matsubara, General Manager, Panasonic Eco Solutions Middle East & Africa, a division of PMMAF to highlight the latest development from Panasonic on the water industry. Panasonic has a long history of Water Pumps business dating back to 1955. Panasonic Manufacturing Indonesia

Aussie Pumps, a Customer Focused Philosophy

waterHQ conducted an interview with Warwick R. Lorenz, Managing Director at Aussie Pumps. The company, popularly known throughout Australia and South Pacific as Aussie Pumps, began trading in 1993 with a clear mission to provide first class water pumps and cleaning equipment to Australian and international consumers.
Industry Experts

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 the challenges of dwindling natural water supplies. Whilst there is still some methods to follow, advances in science and technology are helping to bridge this gap and drive the industry forward. The goal of many of these advances is to enhance sustainability and efficiency of production whilst reducing power usage and wastage to a minimum throughout water infrastructure networks. And the advances that will reach success will be scalable, at low cost, and ecologically

Desalination to the Rescue

The world has very little fresh water and it is running out. At tens of billions of tons yearly, the fresh water of the ice caps is falling into the salty sea which is already 97 percent of the world’s water. Rising sea levels will cause mayhem with the supplies of most of the world’s cities because they sit low down
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Proving a Profitable and Needed Ion-Exchange Resins Market

The global ion exchange resins market will likely rise at a 4.9percent CAGR from 2017 to 2025, according to Transparency Market Research. At this rate, the market which was valued at USD 2.40bn in 2016, is projected to attain a value of USD 3.66bn by 2025. Prominent strategies leveraged by savvy players in the global ion exchange resins market are product development via research, expansion of existing capacities, and enhancing geographical footprints.

The Growing Need for Water Treatment

Unclean water still affects large populations, posing a threat to overall wellbeing. Water treatment systems industry is forecasted to grow and meet increasing global demand. The fastest growing technology in the market is the filtration methods segment, the largest source of demand being the residential sector.

Dispersed Manufacturing Drives the Industrial Filtration Market

Filtration is one of the primary procedures in the water and wastewater treatment industry. Industrial filters are used to filter the primary source of water to remove slit, pipe scale, sand, and algae. Many countries are involved in the recycling and treatment of their water resources.
Wastewater Treatment

Samra Bolsters Water Security in Jordan with Infor EAM

Infor announced that Samra Wastewater Treatment Plant, Jordan’s largest wastewater treatment facility, has transformed the efficiency of its operations, reducing its maintenance budgets and helping preserve Jordan’s scarce water reserves by deploying Infor EAM. Samra, which serves Amman and the neighbouring city of Zarq, opened in 2006 and now serves some 5 million people. The plant has the capacity to treat 370,000 cubic metres of wastewater daily and is currently running at almost 92% capacity. While the plant will undergo an expansion to increase capacity by 30% starting next year, the directors also recognised the need for continuous improvement to ensure the plant operates at maximum efficiency. The directors understood that asset management was one of the main areas for potential

Czech Town Welcomes Wastewater Treatment Installation

A new wastewater treatment system installed in a town in the Czech Republic will protect valued fishing ponds and raise the quality to required EU environmental standards. Packaged wastewater treatment plant provider WPL installed a below-ground system in Klimkovice, in the country’s Moravian-Silesian region, as part
Desalination

Global Nano Silver Market Set for Growth

Nano filtration is a technique that has prospered over the past few years. According to Lenntech, Nano filtration is mainly applied in drinking water purification process steps, such as water softening, decoloring and micro pollutant removal.
Country Reports

NX Filtration’s hollow fiber nanofiltration attacks summer droughts in the Netherlands

The Netherlands has experienced consecutive years of drought. In 2018, record shortages of rainfall were measured and in 2020, the spring and summer were amongst the 5% driest years since 1906. As a result, groundwater levels are under pressure, especially in the eastern part of the country that lies above sea level these droughts have been most prevalent. In this part of the country, the production of drinking water is primarily reliant on groundwater. NX Filtration has now introduced a solution for this problem with its innovative and simple to use hollow fiber nanofiltration membranes.

Irrigation Water Management in Iran: Growing Need for Action

Only 2.7 percent of global water is available as freshwater with an appropriate quality; out of which, only 30 percent can be applied to answer human and livestock demands according to the University of Birmingham. The global demand for fresh water has been progressively increasing during the past 60 years for many
Pumps & Flow Meters

NEW! Chem-Pro® CD1 Multi-Diaphragm Metering Pump

The Chem-Pro® CD1 offers a top performing solution to the problem of dosing with gas forming chemical, such as peracetic acid or sodium hypochlorite. The CD1 Dual Diaphragm Hyperlink Drive Technology pumps chemicals continuously, is self-priming, and will not vapor lock. CD1 is engineered for zero maintenance, including the patented ultra-durable diaphragm, called DiaFlex®. This exclusive single layer diaphragm has been designed to last the life of the pump. Additional benefits include: The energy efficient brushless DC variable speed motor that helps achieve a large turndown ratio for extreme accuracy. CD1 has a feed rate of up to 7.20 GPH (27.26 LPH), leak detection, simple installation and setup, and there are fittings for multiple configuration types. The Chem-Pro® CD1 provides a high

Keeping wastewater arteries clear

Pump blockage is a growing and costly issue for wastewater companies. Choosing a pump designed specifically to meet the challenges of frontline operation in sewage networks can dramatically cut downtime and minimize asset lifetime costs.
Events

DEWA Organises Virtual WETEX And Dubai Solar Show

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) will organise the 22nd Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) and the 5th Dubai Solar Show virtually from 26-28 October 2020. The two exhibitions will provide a new experience for exhibitors to display their products innovatively, through 3D customisable stands to suit each company’s needs. They also will enable meetings, seminars, and workshops using the latest smart technologies. “For 21 years, WETEX has established its position as one of the largest and most important global water, environment, and energy exhibitions. From our wise leadership, we have learned the importance of turning challenges into opportunities. Due to the precautionary measures implemented in most countries because of COVID-19, WETEX and the Dubai

Water industry urged to “be agile” to build resilience

The water industry should continue to embrace new ways of working in a Covid-altered world and seize the opportunity to affect permanent change, a group of industry professionals heard. James Hargrave, regional operational leakage manager at Anglian Water, urged water utilities and suppliers not to aim to return to

IFAT Impact: Circular Economy Only Feasible Through Regulation

Successful premiere: on 15 July, the IFAT network kicked off a new digital information format: the “IFAT impact Panel Discussion” gathered top-level experts from politics and environmental economics who discussed the links between COVID-19, the Green Deal and a consistent circular economy. “The coronavirus crisis will