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United Kingdom: Adapter for mixer taps wins Ecobuild award

An energy-saving adapter for taps could be trialled in shops on the UK high street after the business behind it won an innovation award. Waterblade, which developed...

First tidal-powered hydrogen facility launched

The European Marine Energy Centre (EMEC) has produced hydrogen gas using electricity generated from tidal energy in Orkney, Scotland. This is the first time...

World Bank and UN report warns of growing global water crisis

The World Bank and the United Nations have published a report warning that 40 percent of the world is currently affected by water scarcity....

South Korea: LG Electronics and government utility sign technology partnership

LG Electronics, a South Korean electronics company, has announced that it will seek to develop its water energy resources business in cooperation with the state-run water energy agency...

Whisky distillery turns co-products into renewable energy

After just one year of operation, beverage company Diageo’s on-site biogas plant at Glendullan, Scotland is turning 1,000 metres cubed of malt whisky distillery...

World Bank supporting hydropower development in Nepal

The World Bank has approved a credit of US$20 million for the Government of Nepal to implement the Power Sector Reform and Sustainable Hydropower...

Georgia: K-Water constructing hydroelectric dam in Georgia

The Korea Water Resources Corporation (K-water) has started the construction of a hydroelectric dam in Georgia. The US$870 million hydroelectric power plant will be...

India: Startup looks to harvest rainwater and solar energy

Thinkphi, an Indian startup company that aims to manufacture sustainably engineered products that intelligently conserve water, energy and waste, has raised angel funding to expand operations, and begin...

Vanuatu to construct US$15 million hydropower plant

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Vanuatu have signed an agreement for a US$15.1 million project to increase renewable energy generation...

Reverse osmosis system wins ‘Breakthrough Water Technology Of The Year’ Award

Desalitech, a water treatment company, has been named the winner of the 2016 Global Water Award for Breakthrough Water Technology Company of the Year, by Global...

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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