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Five cities to test new water resilience framework

To help cities better prepare for and respond to shocks and stresses to their water system, professional services firm Arup and The Rockefeller Foundation are set to launch...

India’s first water metro funded by German development bank

Communities living along the backwaters of the port city of Kochi in Kerala state could soon gain better access to the mainland via India’s...

Australia: Sydney Water wins infrastructure award

Sydney Water has won the Operator and Service Provider Excellence Award at the Infrastructure Australia Awards for its long-term investment in Integrated, Instrumentation, Controls, Automation and Telemetry System...

United States: California water use drops 31.3 percent

Despite continued hot conditions, Californians surpassed June’s conservation rate and reduced water use by 31.3 percent during July, exceeding the Governor’s 25 percent mandate...

India: Cleanest city rankings released

The first rankings of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 100 Cleanest Cities, or Swachh Bharat, in India revealed the top city to be Mysore. The...

Hong Kong pursues renewable water sources

A new hydroelectricity plant will open next year in Hong Kong to be followed by construction of the city’s first desalination plant as leaders...

India: First city to receive citywide piped water supply

Hubballi-Dharwad, the second largest urban centre in Karnataka, is to become one of the first Indian cities to provide citywide, continuous, piped water supply to its residents. The...

Uzbekistan: Major upgrade planned for Djizzak’s wastewater system

A much-needed upgrade of the urban sewage and wastewater system in the city of Djizzak will be undertaken with backing coming from an US$81 million loan from...

South African region to establish ‘water war room’

The government of South Africa’s Gauteng province will open a new department dubbed the "water war room" in June of this year to mitigate...

United States: Largest seawater desalination plant in US opens in San Diego

The Claude ‘Bud’ Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant has officially opened and has already produced more than 5.7 billion litres of locally controlled water for...

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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