So there we have it, 2014 is well and truly upon us. January is a time for people making and breaking New Year's Resolutions and businesses looking ahead to what the next 12 months could bring.
Collection of water and wastewater new headline from the World
Industry analysts predicted that Siemens Water Technologies would be bought by a global water company such as Xylem or Pentair.
Collection of water and wastewater new headline form Industry News
Collection of product and news announcements focused on Tanks & Structures
Israel has not only changed its fortunes in terms of technology but also water.
With 2014 now underway, WWi thought it would be a good idea to recap over the highlights and challenges of 2013.
At the end of October 2013 Australian company Carnegie Wave Power completed detailed design of a unique wave-powered desalination pilot plant on Garden Island, Western Australia.
Typhoons are a threat across Pacific countries throughout the year. Super Typhoon Haiyan has left thousands dead, missing and millions homeless.
After passing its performance testing, Israel's new Sorek large-scale desalination plant is now operational.
During a pilot study to decolour drinking water, it was discovered that the perceived waste stream removed actually contained humic acids and table salt.
After 20 years in research and development, the Nereda aerobic granular sludge process is now in operation, with over 10 references globally and 20 facilities planned.
Approved before the end of the year, the $10 billion Red Sea-Dead Sea project will see the joining of two oceans in the Middle East to transport millions of cubic metres of seawater.
With a non-revenue water rate of 58% and many failed attempts to improve its water network, the Bahamas' Water and Sewerage Corporation has embarked on a 10-year plan improvement plan.
In 2013 a €9 million environmental engineering programme involving more than doubling the total capacity of seven pumping stations in the Petit Camargue, France, was completed.
A look at how Severn Trent Water in the UK is using active monitoring to encourage early preventative action and provide data to develop a methodology for more strategic future responses.