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United States: US student invents new method of removing electronic waste from water

Perry Alagappan from the United States has received the 2015 Stockholm Junior Water Prize for inventing a filter through which toxic heavy metals from...

Mexico to address water and wastewater management challenges

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, and SUEZ have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop brownfield and...

More companies move to Environmental Technology Verification

The number of companies which have completed the full cycle of Environmental Technology Verification (ETV), a tool to assess the performance of water technologies and boost...

San Francisco issues world’s first climate certified water bond

The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) has become the first organisation to issue a green bond certified under the Climate Bonds Water Criteria....

International: Landscapes for People, Food and Nature to write paper on integrated landscape approaches

Landscapes for People, Food and Nature, a global coalition of agriculture, environment and development organisations, is leading an initiative to write a white paper...

New alliance to develop 100 percent bio-based bottles

Danone and ​Nestlé ​Waters, the ​world’s ​two largest ​bottled water ​companies, have ​joined forces ​with Origin ​Materials, a ​startup based ​in California, to ​form...

United States: Water Environment Federation releases stormwater report

The Water Environment Federation has released a new report that details the challenges, opportunities, and pathways to improving stormwater systems. The release of Rainfall...

International: New standard provides guidelines to ensure water supply during a crisis

To help water utilities be prepared and continue to operate when disasters strike, ISO has published ISO 24518. The new standard lists the steps...

SIWI urges leaders to put water at the centre of any climate agreement

World Water Week 2015 closed with the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI) urging climate negotiators to ensure that water is thoroughly integrated into any...

International: UNESCO launches project on emerging water pollutants

UNESCO, together with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), has launched the project Emerging Pollutants in Wastewater Reuse in Developing Countries, funded by...

FEATURED STORY

African prospects for performance-based non-revenue water contracts

Performance-based contracts offer the potential to help African water utilities tackle non-revenue water. Jessica Ertel, Roland Liemberger and Ignacio Peña review prospects, and highlight one of...

NEWS

Pathogen concern over plastic pellets

Research by the University of Stirling, in Scotland, has found that the hard surface of waterborne plastic pellets known as ‘nurdles’ makes an ideal...
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