Water & Environment

Seawater desalination: Taking nuclear one step further

Desalination RepinThe growing problem of freshwater shortages, alongside climate change, is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity for its long-term survival and sustainable future and Rosatom may have a solution

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Atkins wins Saudi water services engineering contract

Riyadh SkylineEngineering consultancy Atkins said that it has won a procurement advisory services contract, as part of a consortium, from state-owned National Water Company in Saudi Arabia

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‘Pay as you throw’ waste fee for Dubai building owners soon

FarnekAll buildings in the emirate will soon be charged a new fee of US$21.78 per tonne for general waste disposal, which is proposed to go up by US$2.72 per annum to US$27.23 per tonne by 2020 and more beyond, according to Dubai Municipality (DM)

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South Australia Water Saves US$2.35mn in energy costs with Bentley software

SA BentleyProlonged periods of drought in Adelaide and the surrounding area prompted the building of a high capacity desalination plant and a north-south interconnecting pipeline within South Australia and for the first time South Australia Water (SA Water) was able to distribute water almost anywhere in its network at any time

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GWI analyses regulatory trends in the water industry

wastewaterA new GWI Market Insight report shows that in Abu Dhabi, amid concerns of nutrient-loading caused by ocean discharge of treated wastewater, the government has set a target of 100 per cent reuse by the end of 2018

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