Water Technology-Updates The latest content updates from the water-technology.net web site http://www.water-technology.net/ en-us http://www.water-technology.net/ Water Technology-Updates http://www.water-technology.net/content/images/logo_big.gif Hitachi, Veolia and ArabCo consortium wins $223m EPC contract for Iraq desalination plant http://www.water-technology.net/news/newshitachi-veolia-and-arabco-consortium-wins-223m-epc-contract-for-iraq-desalination-plant-4415949 http://www.water-technology.net/news/newshitachi-veolia-and-arabco-consortium-wins-223m-epc-contract-for-iraq-desalination-plant-4415949 A consortium of Japan’s Hitachi, French company Veolia and Egyptian engineering firm ArabCo has won a JPY24bn ($223m) order from the Iraqi Ministry of Municipalities and Public Works for construction of pretreatment facilities at a desalination plant… Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT USDA to provide $352m for rural water infrastructure http://www.water-technology.net/news/newsusda-to-provide-352m-for-rural-water-infrastructure-4416104 http://www.water-technology.net/news/newsusda-to-provide-352m-for-rural-water-infrastructure-4416104 United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) will provide more than $352m in loans and grants to upgrade and improve water and wastewater systems in the country, and in rural Alaska villages. Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT BASF subsidiary to provide ultrafiltration technology for Indian desalination facility http://www.water-technology.net/news/newsbasf-subsidiary-to-provide-ultrafiltration-technology-for-indian-desalination-facility-4414520 http://www.water-technology.net/news/newsbasf-subsidiary-to-provide-ultrafiltration-technology-for-indian-desalination-facility-4414520 Germany-based BASF’s subsidiary 'inge' has received a contract to provide ultrafiltration technology for a desalination facility to be built in Jamnagar in Gujarat, India. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Veolia secures €390m industrial water treatment contracts in China http://www.water-technology.net/news/newsveolia-secures-390m-industrial-water-treatment-contracts-in-china-4414354 http://www.water-technology.net/news/newsveolia-secures-390m-industrial-water-treatment-contracts-in-china-4414354 French water company Veolia Environnement has won two industrial water treatment contracts from Tangshan Iron & Steel (TIS), a subsidiary of Chinese steelmaker Hebei Iron & Steel group, which have a combined value of €390m. Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Bulakan Water Supply Project in Philippines attracts six bids http://www.water-technology.net/news/newsbulakan-water-supply-project-in-philippines-attracts-six-bids-4413677 http://www.water-technology.net/news/newsbulakan-water-supply-project-in-philippines-attracts-six-bids-4413677 The Bulakan Water Supply Project in Philippines, which aims to address the water supply requirements of local municipalities, has attracted bids from six groups. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Mott MacDonald to expand Rosedale wastewater treatment plant in Auckland, New Zealand http://www.water-technology.net/news/newsmott-macdonald-to-expand-rosedale-wastewater-treatment-plant-in-auckland-new-zealand-4414268 http://www.water-technology.net/news/newsmott-macdonald-to-expand-rosedale-wastewater-treatment-plant-in-auckland-new-zealand-4414268 New Zealand-based Watercare Services has appointed Mott MacDonald to design a NZ$63m ($50m) expansion of the Rosedale wastewater treatment plant in Auckland, New Zealand. Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Sound Global wins 13 sewage treatment plant contracts in China http://www.water-technology.net/news/newssound-global-wins-13-sewage-treatment-plant-contracts-in-china-4412399 http://www.water-technology.net/news/newssound-global-wins-13-sewage-treatment-plant-contracts-in-china-4412399 Beijing-based water treatment solutions provider Sound Global has won a contract to construct 13 sewage treatment plants in Tongzi County, Guizhou Province of China. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT US EPA funds water projects in New York, New Jersey and Puerto Rico http://www.water-technology.net/news/newsus-epa-funds-water-projects-in-new-york-new-jersey-and-puerto-rico-4412148 http://www.water-technology.net/news/newsus-epa-funds-water-projects-in-new-york-new-jersey-and-puerto-rico-4412148 The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has provided $197m in funds to New York, $74m to New Jersey and $26.8m to Puerto Rico, in order to improve water infrastructure. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Faulty Blue Sky wastewater treatment plant shut down in the US http://www.water-technology.net/news/newsfaulty-blue-sky-wastewater-treatment-plant-shut-down-in-the-us-4410867 http://www.water-technology.net/news/newsfaulty-blue-sky-wastewater-treatment-plant-shut-down-in-the-us-4410867 The Division of Water Quality (DWQ) in Lexington, Kentucky, US has taken the Blue Sky Wastewater Treatment Plant offline after a new sanitary sewer pump station was commissioned in the area. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT EBRD and Swiss SECO to fund wastewater improvement project in Tajikistan http://www.water-technology.net/news/newsebrd-and-swiss-seco-to-fund-wastewater-improvement-project-in-tajikistan-4410419 http://www.water-technology.net/news/newsebrd-and-swiss-seco-to-fund-wastewater-improvement-project-in-tajikistan-4410419 The Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) agreed to provide funds for modernisation of the wastewater system in the Khujand city of Tajikistan. Sun, 19 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT San Francisco completes $288m Bay Tunnel project http://www.water-technology.net/news/newssan-francisco-completes-288m-bay-tunnel-project-4409175 http://www.water-technology.net/news/newssan-francisco-completes-288m-bay-tunnel-project-4409175 San Francisco has completed a $288m seismically resistant underground tunnel under San Francisco Bay to provide reliable water supply to the US city. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Minnesota opens $28m wastewater treatment plant http://www.water-technology.net/news/newsminnesota-opens-28m-wastewater-treatment-plant-4408798 http://www.water-technology.net/news/newsminnesota-opens-28m-wastewater-treatment-plant-4408798 Central Iron Range Sanitary Sewer District (CIRSSD) Board in Minnesota, US, has commissioned a $28m wastewater treatment facility near Chisholm. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Sound Global wins contract to build water supply plant construction Jilin, China http://www.water-technology.net/news/newssound-global-wins-contract-to-build-water-supply-plant-construction-jilin-china-4407663 http://www.water-technology.net/news/newssound-global-wins-contract-to-build-water-supply-plant-construction-jilin-china-4407663 Chinese water treatment company Sound Global has won a contract for construction of a water supply plant in the north-eastern city of Jilin, China. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Michigan provides $91m grant for sewer system improvement in local communities http://www.water-technology.net/news/newsmichigan-provides-91m-grant-for-sewer-system-improvement-in-local-communities-4407137 http://www.water-technology.net/news/newsmichigan-provides-91m-grant-for-sewer-system-improvement-in-local-communities-4407137 The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality in the US has awarded a $91m grant to 115 communities and agencies to improve their sewer system. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Los Angeles to cut water use by 20% in three years to fight drought http://www.water-technology.net/news/newslos-angeles-to-cut-water-use-by-20-in-three-years-to-fight-drought-4405990 http://www.water-technology.net/news/newslos-angeles-to-cut-water-use-by-20-in-three-years-to-fight-drought-4405990 Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has issued mandatory restrictions for city departments, as well as a directive for residents, aiming to cut local water use by 20% over the next three years, amidst continuing drought. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Vancouver wastewater treatment plant in Canada to receive $550m upgrade http://www.water-technology.net/news/newsvancouver-wastewater-treatment-plant-in-canada-to-receive-550m-upgrade-4405468 http://www.water-technology.net/news/newsvancouver-wastewater-treatment-plant-in-canada-to-receive-550m-upgrade-4405468 Metro Vancouver in Canada is planning to invest $550m in the Annacis Island Wastewater Treatment Plant to improve its capacity in order to cope with local water supply demands. Tue, 14 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Sound Global wins deal to operate and maintain 16 sewage facilities in China http://www.water-technology.net/news/newssound-global-wins-deal-to-operate-and-maintain-16-sewage-facilities-in-china-4403636 http://www.water-technology.net/news/newssound-global-wins-deal-to-operate-and-maintain-16-sewage-facilities-in-china-4403636 Beijing-based wastewater treatment solutions provider Sound Global has signed a deal with Chongqing Yulong Asset Management (Holdings) to operate and maintain 16 sewage treatment facilities in Chongqing city, China. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT ADB arranges $288m loan for wastewater treatment projects in China http://www.water-technology.net/news/newsadb-arranges-288m-loan-for-wastewater-treatment-projects-in-china-4403915 http://www.water-technology.net/news/newsadb-arranges-288m-loan-for-wastewater-treatment-projects-in-china-4403915 The Asian Development Bank has arranged a $288m loan for Beijing Enterprises Water Group to promote wastewater treatment and reuse in China. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT Oxford-based Nominet and Love Hz introduce innovative trial for enhanced flood detection http://www.water-technology.net/news/newsoxford-based-nominet-and-love-hz-introduce-innovative-trial-for-enhanced-flood-detection-4402891 http://www.water-technology.net/news/newsoxford-based-nominet-and-love-hz-introduce-innovative-trial-for-enhanced-flood-detection-4402891 Nominet R&D and wireless network consultancy Love Hz have begun a pioneering trial of using Internet of Things (IoT) for detection of potential floods in the UK. Sun, 12 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT California aquifers contaminated by fracking waste, water board confirms http://www.water-technology.net/news/newscalifornia-aquifers-contaminated-by-fracking-waste-water-board-confirms-4401524 http://www.water-technology.net/news/newscalifornia-aquifers-contaminated-by-fracking-waste-water-board-confirms-4401524 California aquifers are contaminated with high levels of arsenic, thallium and nitrates, as three billion gallons of wastewater from the oil industry have been dumped into the surrounding water-supply wells, according to a report by California State … Sun, 12 Oct 2014 23:00:00 GMT