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Perlis Govt Urged to Introduce Action Plan to Address Water Supply Problem

KANGAR, Aug 21 — The Perlis government is urged to draw up a special action plan to address the water supply problem in the state, so that the people can understand the current situation it is facing. Nor Azam Karap (PH-Kuala Perlis) said if the people understood the obstacles faced by the state government in trying to solve the water supply problem, they would not have blamed it on...

Source: www.malaymail.com

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Managing Groundwater Sustainably

The Academy of Sciences Malaysia (ASM), the country’s science and technology Thought Leader, would like to address the points raised by Wong Ee Lynn in the letter entitled “Groundwater extraction not the answer”(NST, Aug 4 ). FIRST, the writer alluded that poor management of water catchment areas, water demand and non-revenue water loss are akin to “withdrawing funds from an overdrawn bank account”....

Source: www.nst.com.my

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A New Look at the Industrial Internet of Things as an Enabler for the Asian Water Industry

IOT (& IIOT) Technologies have begun changing the world. The digital transformation of manufacturing, personal healthcare and smart cities is well underway; most multinational companies have a strategy to incorporate these highly connected tools to re-invigorate or completely transform their business operation....

Source: www.waterwastewaterasia.com

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Thai firm WHA UP makes $89m Vietnam water play

Listed Thai utilities and power company WHA Utilities and Power (WHA UP) is set to pay VND2,073 billion ($88.9 million) to buy a 34% stake in the Duong River water treatment plant outside the Vietnamese capital Hanoi. WHA UP is a major industrial water and wastewater player in Thailand where it has concessions ...

Source: www.globalwaterintel.com

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Producing Drinking Water From Thin Air

A device called "WeDew" which stands for wood-to-energy deployed water system produced by two architects from California, David Hertz and Rich Gordon, have won $1.5 million at the Water Abundance XPrize competition. Hertz and Gorden built a shipping container that can produce 2000 litres of drinking water from air using 100% renewable energy...

Source: www.asianwater.com.my

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Worries Over Worsening Pollution in Penang Waters

GEORGE TOWN: Sea pollution at several beaches in the state has got fishermen and environmentalists worried. Yesterday, Penang Forum member Khoo Salma Nasution revealed that there were dead fish on the shores of Teluk Bahang, and strange black sludge and oil deposits were washing onto the shore in Batu Ferringhi...

Source: www.nst.com.my

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Diesel Pollutant Forces Taps To Dry Up

PETALING JAYA: The Sungai Selangor Phases 1, 2 and 3, and Rantau Panjang water treatment plants were shut down following the detection of diesel pollutant in Sungai Selangor, just two days after an odour pollution forced more than a million consumers to experience an abrupt water cut...

Source: www.thestar.com.my

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Diesel Pollution Detected, Four Water Treatment Plants Shut Down

PETALING JAYA: Consumers who were affected by the recent water cuts may brace for further dry taps as diesel pollution in Sungai Selangor has forced further shutdowns of four water treatment plants...

Source: www.thestar.com.my

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P4G Partnership Identifies Water And Energy Savings In Vietnam

A new report by the P4G Partnership for Blended Finance on Water demonstrated the value of market-driven solutions to reducing water leakage and energy consumption among Vietnam's water supply companies...

Source: www.asianwater.com.my

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Building a More Resilient Water Network in the Philippines

Water is a precious and increasingly critical resources. Water securities has become one of our most urgent environmental crises as well as our fastest-growing social, political, and economic challenges...

Source: www.waterwastewaterasia.com

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Hanoi to Fast-Track Projects as Water Issues Mount

Two major pipe breaks in the past week have heaped further pressure on the Vietnamese capital Hanoi’s plans to revamp its water strategy. With the city already bracing itself for an expected summer shortage thanks to growing demand, the issues with the Da and Duong River supply pipelines...

Source: www.globalwaterintel.com

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Scoping the Interventions for Thaketa Township

From June 10-14, 2019, a workshop 'Scoping the interventions for Thaketa township' was organized in Yangon as part of the Urban Water track of the Partners in Business: Urban Water Logistics for a Greater Yangon (PIB UWLY) program. Previously a successful and insightful fieldtrip to Thaketa township...

Source: www.thewateragency.com

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Water Leaders Chart The Digital Transformation Journey for Utilities

The International Water Association (IWA) and global water technology company Xylem have released a comprehensive white paper titled: "Digital Water: Industry Leaders Chart...

Source: www.waterwastewaterasia.com

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Pasir Gudang Pollution Caused by Leftover Toxic Waste from Sungai Kim Kim, Minister Says

PUTRAJAYA - The airborne pollution that has affected dozens of students in Johor's Pasir Gudang district were caused by leftover chemical waste in Sungai Kim Kim that was supposed to have been...

Source: www.straitstimes.com

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Vietnam Looks Towards A Safe Clean And Resilient Water System

PUTRAJAYA - The airborne pollution that has affected dozens of students in Johor's Pasir Gudang district were caused by leftover chemical waste in Sungai Kim Kim that was supposed to have been...

Source: vietnamnews.vn

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Municipal Water and Wastewater Treatment Chemicals market size, top players, value forecast 2019-2025

An informative study on the Municipal Water and Wastewater Treatment Chemicals market from 2019-2025 has lately released for the database of global info reports that helps by making business conclusions and shape the future of the organizations...

Source: androidtornado.com

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Muar Ban Lee banks on Its New Wastewater Treatment System

The wastewater treatment business is likely to become the largest ... to secure 500 customers — mainly from Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, ...

Source: www.theedgemarkets.com

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Industrial Water Recycling Reduces Water Usage by Up to 70%

With water demand in the non-domestic sector projected to increase substantially from the current 55% to 70% by 2060, more needs to be done to drive down industrial water consumption. Among the various initiatives, water recycling can help water-intensive companies reduce their water consumption significantly, by up to 70% in some cases...

Source: www.waterwastewaterasia.com

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Desludge Tank to Prevent Pollution

INDIVIDUAL septic tank (IST) owners have been urged to desludge their ISTs within their premises regularly to prevent environmental pollution. The IST is a septic tank located below the ground, either in front, at the back or at the side of the house...

Source: www.www.thestar.com.my

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Researchers Look to New Uses for Wastewater

Americans use - and waste - a lot of water. With an eye to sustainability and conservation, scientists are now exploring new ways to make wastewater an asset...

Source: www.waterwastewaterasia.com

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Hanoi to Fast-Track Projects as Water Issues Mount

Two major pipe breaks in the past week have heaped further pressure on the Vietnamese capital Hanoi’s plans to revamp its water strategy. With the city already bracing ...

Source: www.globalwaterintel.com

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Cambodia: City Hall Inks MOU With Japan For Wastewater Plant

Cambodia’s City Hall has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Japanese International Cooperation Agency to build a wastewater treatment plant in Dangkor district’s Choeung Ek commune after a year-long feasibility study...

Source: www.waterwastewaterasia.com

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Xavier: More water treatment plants planned under 12th Malaysia Plan

IPOH (Bernama): The Water, Land and Natural Resources Ministry plans to build more water treatment plants in order to further improve the water supply system in the country, says minister Dr A. Xavier Jayakumar...

Source: www.thestar.com.my

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Addressing Policy Directives on Water Management

The Ministry-Stakeholders’ Dialogue in conjunction with the World Water Day on Mar 19, 2019 in Kuala Lumpur organised by the Malaysian Water Association has been a tremendous success for the wellbeing of Malaysia. The policy directives for the proposed 12th Malaysia Plan (2022-2012)...

Source: www.malaysiakini.com

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Ranhill opens water treatment plant in Thailand

PETALING JAYA: Ranhill Holdings Bhd has commenced the operations of its new reclamation water treatment plant and is now looking forward to expand its international footprint...

Source: www.thestar.com.my

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SPAN to Investigate Burst Water Pipes in Klang

The National Water Services Commission (SPAN) will conduct an investigation after three main water pipes burst at the Banting-Taiping West Coast Expressway (WCE) construction site...

Source: www.thestar.com.my

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Spritzer to Spend RM25mil on PET Plant and Solar Projects

GEORGE TOWN: Bottled water company Spritzer Bhd will spend about RM25mil over the next two years to expand its PET (polyethylene terephthalate) plant, water-processing capacity and solar power projects to keep up with the group’s enlarged customer base and enhance its competitive edge...

Source: www.thestar.com.my

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Rising Demand for Water and Wastewater Treatment Management to Drive Global SCADA Market

In a competitive global SCADA market for water and wastewater treatment, well-entrenched players are focused on expanding their product portfolio and global outreach to serve a large customer base. Majorly fueling the global SCADA market for water and wastewater...

Source: www.waterwastewaterasia.com

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Turning Seawater Into Drinking Water

Reverse osmosis is the leading method of converting brackish water or seawater into portable or drinking water, and it is used to make about 25 000 million gallons of fresh water a day...

Source: www.asianwater.com.my

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Radical Desalination Approach May Disrupt the Water Industry

Hypersaline brines – water that contains high concentrations of dissolved salts and whose saline levels are higher than ocean water – are a growing environmental concern around the world. Very challenging and costly to treat, they result from water produced during oil and gas production...

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