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 San Antonio City Council in US approves 142-mile water pipeline project http://www.water-technology.net/news/newssan-antonio-city-council-in-us-approves-142-mile-water-pipeline-project-4424283 http://www.water-technology.net/news/newssan-antonio-city-council-in-us-approves-142-mile-water-pipeline-project-4424283 San Antonio City Council has approved a contract with Vista Ridge Consortium for construction of a 142-mile pipeline, which will transport water from Burleson County to the city in Texas, US. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Okotok town in Canada seeks additional funds to build water pipeline http://www.water-technology.net/news/newsokotok-town-in-canada-seeks-additional-funds-to-build-water-pipeline-4424258 http://www.water-technology.net/news/newsokotok-town-in-canada-seeks-additional-funds-to-build-water-pipeline-4424258 The town of Okotoks in Alberta, Canada, has applied for $36m in financial assistance under Alberta’s Water for Life programme. Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Suez Environnement to construct two desalination and wastewater treatment facilities in Middle East http://www.water-technology.net/news/newssuez-environnement-to-construct-two-desalination-and-wastewater-treatment-facilities-in-middle-east-4423066 http://www.water-technology.net/news/newssuez-environnement-to-construct-two-desalination-and-wastewater-treatment-facilities-in-middle-east-4423066 French utility company Suez Environnement’s subsidiary Degrémont has secured two contracts to build two wastewater and desalination projects in the Middle East. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Thames super-sewer project faces judicial challenges in UK http://www.water-technology.net/news/newsthames-super-sewer-project-faces-judicial-challenges-in-uk-4422590 http://www.water-technology.net/news/newsthames-super-sewer-project-faces-judicial-challenges-in-uk-4422590 The £4bn Thames Tideway Tunnel (TTT) project in the UK is facing legal challenges as environmental group Thames Blue-Green Economy and Southwark Council have sought a judicial review of the approval of the project. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Calgon Carbon to supply granular activated carbon to Seoul water plant in South Korea http://www.water-technology.net/news/newscalgon-carbon-to-supply-granular-activated-carbon-to-seoul-water-plant-in-south-korea-4420919 http://www.water-technology.net/news/newscalgon-carbon-to-supply-granular-activated-carbon-to-seoul-water-plant-in-south-korea-4420919 Samsung C&T, the parent company of the Samsung Group, has awarded a contract to US-based Calgon Carbon to supply granular activated carbon (GAC) for a plant that supplies potable water in Seoul City, South Korea. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Seoul Waterworks Research Institute looks to commercialise corrosion-reducing technology in water pipes http://www.water-technology.net/news/newsseoul-waterworks-research-institute-looks-to-commercialise-corrosion-reducing-technology-in-water-pipes-4420887 http://www.water-technology.net/news/newsseoul-waterworks-research-institute-looks-to-commercialise-corrosion-reducing-technology-in-water-pipes-4420887 Seoul Waterworks Research Institute in South Korea has entered into an agreement with steelmaker COSCO for a joint research project to explore commercialisation of advanced steel corrosion-reducing technology in drinking water pipes. Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT India starts Yamuna River cleanup project http://www.water-technology.net/news/newsindia-starts-yamuna-river-cleanup-project-4419312 http://www.water-technology.net/news/newsindia-starts-yamuna-river-cleanup-project-4419312 Delhi Jal Board, the water supply authority in the Indian national capital, has launched the first phase of its 59km interceptor sewer project, in an effort to keep the Yamuna River clean. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Huntsville Utilities to invite bids for $100m water treatment plant in US http://www.water-technology.net/news/newshuntsville-utilities-to-invite-bids-for-100m-water-treatment-plant-in-us-4419511 http://www.water-technology.net/news/newshuntsville-utilities-to-invite-bids-for-100m-water-treatment-plant-in-us-4419511 US-based Huntsville Utilities is seeking a proposal to build a $100m water treatment plant beside the Tennessee River. Tue, 28 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Dubai awards $29.4m contract to strengthen water distribution network http://www.water-technology.net/news/newsdubai-awards-294m-contract-to-strengthen-water-distribution-network-4417644 http://www.water-technology.net/news/newsdubai-awards-294m-contract-to-strengthen-water-distribution-network-4417644 Dubai’s state-owned Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has awarded a AED108m ($29.4m) contract for construction of a 16km main water distribution network between Jebel Ali town and Al Quoz locality in the UAE. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 GMT Severn Trent Water set to complete Condover sewerage system in UK http://www.water-technology.net/news/newssevern-trent-water-set-to-complete-condover-sewerage-system-in-uk-4417939 http://www.water-technology.net/news/newssevern-trent-water-set-to-complete-condover-sewerage-system-in-uk-4417939 UK-based Severn Trent Water is set to complete a sewage system in Condover near Shrewsbury, which will improve capacity in the area. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:00 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 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 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 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 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