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 ADB provides support to Sound Global for Chinese water infrastructure projects http://www.water-technology.net/news/newsadb-provides-support-to-sound-global-for-chinese-water-infrastructure-projects-4447339 http://www.water-technology.net/news/newsadb-provides-support-to-sound-global-for-chinese-water-infrastructure-projects-4447339 Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed an agreement with Chinese water treatment firm Sound Global to provide a $300m loan for improvement of rural wastewater management infrastructure. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Texas allocates funds for water supply projects http://www.water-technology.net/news/newstexas-allocates-funds-for-water-supply-projects-4447349 http://www.water-technology.net/news/newstexas-allocates-funds-for-water-supply-projects-4447349 Texas Water Development Board has approved $45m in financial grants for five water and wastewater projects in the state, of which $3,665,000 has been allocated for rural water supply development. Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Texas invites applications for loans for water infrastructure development http://www.water-technology.net/news/newstexas-invites-applications-for-loans-for-water-infrastructure-development-4445707 http://www.water-technology.net/news/newstexas-invites-applications-for-loans-for-water-infrastructure-development-4445707 Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) in the US has announced that it has started taking applications under the new State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) programme, which will provide low-interest loans to improve water infrastructure. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT IBM and Veolia team up to offer digital solutions to improve urban municipal systems http://www.water-technology.net/news/newsibm-and-veolia-team-up-to-offer-digital-solutions-to-improve-urban-municipal-systems-4445899 http://www.water-technology.net/news/newsibm-and-veolia-team-up-to-offer-digital-solutions-to-improve-urban-municipal-systems-4445899 IBM and Veolia have formed a new partnership to integrate digital technology to offer a solution, which can improve water, energy and waste management services of municipal systems. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Queensbury Wastewater Pump Station Upgrade, Hendon http://www.water-technology.net/projects/queensbury-wastewater-pump-station-upgrade-hendon/ http://www.water-technology.net/projects/queensbury-wastewater-pump-station-upgrade-hendon/ The Queensbury wastewater pump station is located in the Hendon suburb of Adelaide in South Australia. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT San Diego approves $2.5bn plan to recycle wastewater for drinking http://www.water-technology.net/news/newssan-diego-approves-25bn-plan-to-recycle-wastewater-for-drinking-4444549 http://www.water-technology.net/news/newssan-diego-approves-25bn-plan-to-recycle-wastewater-for-drinking-4444549 San Diego City Council in California, US, has unanimously voted in favour of a $2.5bn plan for a sewage purification system to ensure a more reliable and long-term supply of water in the city. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT UMass Amherst in US receives grant for water research http://www.water-technology.net/news/newsumass-amherst-university-in-us-receives-grant-for-water-research-4444358 http://www.water-technology.net/news/newsumass-amherst-university-in-us-receives-grant-for-water-research-4444358 The University of Massachusetts (UMass) Amherst in the US has received a $5.6m grant to develop a new way to purify municipal water in place of chlorine. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Metito to introduce advanced water purification and desalination technology http://www.water-technology.net/news/newsmetito-to-introduce-advanced-water-purification-and-desalination-technology-4443040 http://www.water-technology.net/news/newsmetito-to-introduce-advanced-water-purification-and-desalination-technology-4443040 UAE-based water management solutions provider Metito will invest in Thermal Purification Technologies (TPTec) to gain access to the latter’s patented Low Temperature Distillation (LTDis) technology. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Scottish Water and CENSIS join Strathclyde University for water technology project http://www.water-technology.net/news/newsscottish-water-censis-join-strathclyde-university-for-water-technology-project-4442940 http://www.water-technology.net/news/newsscottish-water-censis-join-strathclyde-university-for-water-technology-project-4442940 Scottish Water has joined in an academic partnership with the University of Strathclyde and CENSIS, the Scottish Innovation Centre for Sensors and Imaging Systems, aiming to develop new data analysis software that can help water utilities to monitor … Tue, 18 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT California American Water receives approval to build test slant well for desalination plant in US http://www.water-technology.net/news/newscalifornia-american-water-receives-approval-to-build-test-slant-well-for-desalination-plant-in-us-4441548 http://www.water-technology.net/news/newscalifornia-american-water-receives-approval-to-build-test-slant-well-for-desalination-plant-in-us-4441548 California Coastal Commission in the US has approved the application from the local water utility, California American Water, for construction of a test slant well for its proposed desalination project. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Pittsburgh renews water management services deal with Veolia http://www.water-technology.net/news/newspittsburgh-renews-water-management-services-deal-with-veolia-4441424 http://www.water-technology.net/news/newspittsburgh-renews-water-management-services-deal-with-veolia-4441424 The Pittsburgh Water & Sewer Authority (PWSA) Board of Directors in the US has approved a one-year contract extension with Veolia, under which the company will continue to provide water management services until December 2015. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT UK EA fines Southern Water Services £500,000 for polluting Kent watercourse http://www.water-technology.net/news/newsuk-ea-fines-southern-water-services-500000-for-polluting-kent-watercourse-4439622 http://www.water-technology.net/news/newsuk-ea-fines-southern-water-services-500000-for-polluting-kent-watercourse-4439622 The UK’s Environment Agency (EA) has fined Southern Water Services £500,000, after the agency's investigation found the firm guilty of releasing untreated sewage into the Swalecliffe Brook. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Dow Water & Process Solutions to use IBM solution for customer app http://www.water-technology.net/news/newsdow-water-process-solutions-to-use-ibm-solution-for-customer-app-4439869 http://www.water-technology.net/news/newsdow-water-process-solutions-to-use-ibm-solution-for-customer-app-4439869 Dow Water & Process Solutions (DW&PS), a unit of Dow Chemical, will use IBM's cloud solution for the development of a new customer service app. Fri, 14 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Cabo Verde to set up desalination facilities http://www.water-technology.net/news/newscabo-verde-to-set-up-desalination-facilities-4438315 http://www.water-technology.net/news/newscabo-verde-to-set-up-desalination-facilities-4438315 The Government of Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) intends to spend $200m for construction of desalination facilities in the island country for treating seawater. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT CITIC and KKR offer $1.5bn to buy United Envirotech http://www.water-technology.net/news/newscitic-and-kkr-offer-15bn-to-buy-united-envirotech-4437954 http://www.water-technology.net/news/newscitic-and-kkr-offer-15bn-to-buy-united-envirotech-4437954 Chinese conglomerate CITIC and US private equity firm KKR have teamed to buy Singapore-based water treatment company United Envirotech for $1.5bn. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Hyflux opens Magtaa desalination plant in Algeria http://www.water-technology.net/news/newshyflux-opens-magtaa-desalination-plant-in-algeria-4436191 http://www.water-technology.net/news/newshyflux-opens-magtaa-desalination-plant-in-algeria-4436191 Singapore-based Hyflux has opened Africa’s largest seawater reverse osmosis (RO) desalination plant in Magtaa, Algeria. Wed, 12 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT CH2M HILL oversees water infrastructure improvement project in San Mateo, US http://www.water-technology.net/news/newsch2m-hill-oversees-water-infrastructure-improvement-project-in-san-mateo-us-4436690 http://www.water-technology.net/news/newsch2m-hill-oversees-water-infrastructure-improvement-project-in-san-mateo-us-4436690 San Mateo city in California, US, has appointed US-based CH2M HILL as programme management advisor to oversee a $900m clean water programme (CWP). Wed, 12 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT Spectra Watermakers installs solar and wind-powered water desalination plant in Marshall Islands http://www.water-technology.net/news/newsspectra-watermakers-installs-solar-and-wind-powered-water-desalination-plant-in-marshall-islands-4434918 http://www.water-technology.net/news/newsspectra-watermakers-installs-solar-and-wind-powered-water-desalination-plant-in-marshall-islands-4434918 US-based Spectra Watermakers has started operation for a water desalination plant at Kili atoll or island in Marshall Islands. Tue, 11 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT UK scientists invent Aquavus technology for desalination and water purification http://www.water-technology.net/news/newsuk-scientists-invent-aquavus-technology-for-desalination-and-water-purification-4435098 http://www.water-technology.net/news/newsuk-scientists-invent-aquavus-technology-for-desalination-and-water-purification-4435098 UK scientists and engineers have invented Aquavus, an advanced system that can be used to desalinate and purify ocean water with ultrasound waves. Tue, 11 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT C.W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir Renovation Project, Florida http://www.water-technology.net/projects/cw-bill-young-regional-reservoir-renovation-project-florida/ http://www.water-technology.net/projects/cw-bill-young-regional-reservoir-renovation-project-florida/ The newly renovated C.W. Bill Young Regional Reservoir, located in Hillsborough County, Florida, US, became fully operational in November, solving the issue of abnormal cracking in the soil-cement erosion-control layer of the reservoir. Tue, 11 Nov 2014 00:00:00 GMT