Table of Contents


Volume 29, Issue 4

    • Editor's Note

      • The Ice Bucket Challenge: The Cold, Hard Truth

        Millions around the world have taken on the ice bucket challenge to raise money for charity. How did it start? Why did it get slammed by environmentalists and why did Matt Damon use water from his toilet?

    • News

      County commissioners have approved a $24.5 million project to expand the wastewater treatment plant at the Brooksville-Tampa Bay Regional airport.


    • The Big Question: Leakage/NRW Management

      Reducing water loss due to leakage has been the focus of increasing effort during the last twenty years and the action taken has resulted in a significant improvement.

    • Leader Focus

      • Life's Good for Team South Korea/America

        Earlier this year Californian membrane company NanoH2O was acquired by South Korea's LG Chem. In a "West meets East" merge, what will the combined business mean for the competitive membrane market? We speak to president Chul Nam to find out.



    • The X-treme Diet

      A small UK based biotech company has developed an in-vessel composter that harnesses the unique abilities of extremophiles found near deep ocean vents, which it claims can reduce sludge volumes by up to 95%.

    • ZLD Cuts Wastewater Costs for Metal Finisher

      For already quite some time Bodycote, a provider of services for the improvement of metal and alloy properties, was looking at alternatives for its existing wastewater treatment process technology.

    • Taming the Power of Falling Water

      As climate change experts warn that extreme and intense volumes of rainfall are likely to become more frequent, ensuring surging water flows can be controlled without harming drainage and sewer networks is essential; both stormwater and wastewater drainage may be at risk.


    • Blowing Away the Bills

      In a bid to reduce the £9 million it spends annually on electricity to run 300 blowers, UK utility Severn Trent Water trialled a Blade Compressor as an alternative to the traditional blowers and compressors.

    • Preventing Pump Deterioration

      Pumps are an essential tool for the industry, providing the necessary pressure to shift water for distribution and processing. This article looks at how deterioration and wear develops and affects the performance of water pumps.


    • Meeting Abu Dhabi's High Water Demands

      Spurred on by a buoyant economy and population growth, the GCC countries are looking to invest $130 billion over the next decade to meet future demand and introduce new measures to achieve long-term sustainable water and energy supplies.


    • Tanks and Water Storage

      US based manufacturer Fibrelite has seen a tremendous increase in inquiries for their lightweight composite access covers ...


VIDEO: Desalination global news round-up

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Maryland WWTP's new solar array to serve as state's largest municipally-owned system

Standard Solar is set to install a 2.1-megawatt ground-mount solar system in Pocomoke City, Md., at the city's wastewater treatment facility. Once completed this December, it will be the largest municipally-owned system in the state.

Major Texas company to pay $1.6M civil penalty for CWA oil spill violations

The Department of Justice and the EPA have announced that Superior Crude Gathering has agreed to pay a civil penalty for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act stemming from a crude oil spill in 2010 from tanks at the company's oil storage facility in the town of Ingleside, Texas.

Bureau of Reclamation makes WaterSMART grants available to improve water, energy conservation

The Bureau of Reclamation is inviting states, tribes, water and irrigation districts, and other water- and power-related organizations to apply for funding to cost-share on projects that conserve and use water more efficiently, increase renewable energy use and improve energy efficiency.