Desalination global news round-up

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Join WWi chief editor Tom Freyberg for a round-up of the latest global desalination news stories in the video newscast below.

Headlines include:

- LG Chem sets sights on reverse osmosis (RO) global number one spot after NanoH2O buy

- Bahrain ship yard to get $8.6 million RO plant under BOT contract

- Procurement set to start on 30,000 m3/day IWP in Oman

- China increases desalination capacity by 16% in 2013

- Renewable desalination to focus in Middle East conference discussion.

 

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TODAY'S HEADLINES

NSF to begin testing of new ballast water treatment system for USCG type approval

The NSF International Independent Laboratory will begin the testing of Evoqua's SeaCURE ballast water management system in preparation of the U.S. Coast Guard's full type approval. 

SUEZ to expand major Middle East WWTP in new contract

SUEZ ENVIRONNEMENT, through its subsidiary Degrémont, has been commissioned by the Government of Qatar's Public Works Authority (Ashghal), in consortium with its Japanese partner Marubeni Corporation, to expand the Doha West wastewater treatment and recycling plant.

IDA announces deadline extension for 2014-2015 Fellowship Award applications

The International Desalination Association has extended the deadline of applications for its 2014-15 Fellowship Program, giving candidates until Jan. 31, 2015 to apply.

Texas launches new state-of-the-art water technology accelerator

The Texas Research & Technology Foundation has launched AccelerateH2O -- the Texas Water Technology Accelerator -- a new, state-of-the-art center focused on advancing new and existing water technologies.

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