WorldBriefs: Vacon opens subsidiary in South Korea

Jan. 13, 2009
Also in this report: Action plan to restore London's 'lost' and neglected rivers; CIWEM: 2009 awards now open for entries; Isoil celebrates 50 years; Groups develop ecosystem game; Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions recognized by NJUG; Global Water Partnership appoints new executive secretary; Black & Veatch wins regional CECA award; Sustainable drainage made housing scheme economically feasible; Adapting to climate change: A new briefing; HELCOM releases Baltic Clean Seas Guide 2009; (more)...

Also in this report:
-- Action plan to restore London's 'lost' and neglected rivers
-- CIWEM: 2009 awards now open for entries
-- Isoil celebrates 50 years
-- Groups develop ecosystem game
-- Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions recognized by NJUG
-- Global Water Partnership appoints new executive secretary
-- Black & Veatch wins regional CECA award
-- Sustainable drainage made housing scheme economically feasible
-- Adapting to climate change: A new briefing
-- HELCOM releases Baltic Clean Seas Guide 2009
-- Energy consultancy receives coveted accolade

Vacon opens subsidiary in South Korea
Jan. 8, 2009 -- Global AC drives manufacturer Vacon has established a subsidiary in Seoul, South Korea. The new subsidiary, which started operations on 1 January 2009, will serve distributors and partners in the East Asian market. Vacon's goal is to increase its market share in the region...
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Among other recent headlines:

Action plan to restore London's 'lost' and neglected rivers
Jan. 7, 2009 -- Water quality in the River Thames has improved greatly since the industrial revolution but the many tributaries still suffer from the 20th century legacy of confining rivers in concrete channels. The London Rivers Action Plan (LRAP) aims to restore these rivers to their natural state, creating a more sustainable city, as well as reduce flood risk and improve the environment for all...
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CIWEM: 2009 awards now open for entries
Jan. 6, 2009 -- CIWEM holds an established successful portfolio of Environmental Awards to celebrate the excellence and achievements of environmental professionals, raising public awareness of the important work that environmentalists do. Each year, CIWEM honours those making outstanding contributions to environmental management around the world, creating access to cutting edge ideas and technology, networking opportunities and increased awareness of environmental issues...
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Isoil celebrates 50 years
Dec. 23, 2008 -- Isoil Industria, manufacturers of the Isomag™ line of electromagnetic flow meters, celebrated 50 years of innovation in 2008. Certified ISO 9001:2000, Isoil Industria is the first magnetic flow meter company in Italy to obtain MID and OIML R-49 certifications. Isoil Industria has a presence in a number of markets, including Flow, Analysis, Systems, Automation and Control, and Levels. The company recently opened a new factory where new technologies for measuring are being developed.
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>> Inauguration of the ISOMAG flowmeters production facility

Groups develop ecosystem game
Dec. 22, 2009 -- The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) and the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), along with input from key stakeholders (Earthwatch Institute, World Resources Institute, Katoomba Group/Forest Trends, the US Business Council for Sustainable Development and Fundacion Entorno) have developed a free, interactive and fun game about how ecosystem markets work...

Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions recognized by NJUG
Dec. 22, 2008 -- Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions (BBUS), a leading UK utility solutions provider, has been recognized by National Joint Utilities Group, (NJUG) at its inaugural awards ceremony, receiving two awards: the 'World Class' and 'Partnership' awards...
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Global Water Partnership appoints new executive secretary [.pdf]
Dec. 18, 2008 -- The Global Water Partnership (GWP) announced the appointment of Dr. Ania Grobicki as the GWP Executive Secretary, effective March 11, 2009...
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Black & Veatch wins regional CECA award
Dec. 17, 2008 -- The accolade of Best Environmental Company of the Year has been awarded to Black & Veatch, a leading global engineering, consulting and construction company, at the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) North East Regional Awards 2008...
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Sustainable drainage made housing scheme economically feasible
Dec. 11, 2009 -- A forward-looking sustainable drainage solution has helped make the development of 400 much-needed new homes on the South Coast economically viable by using infiltration basins and a wetland pond with Hydro's Stormbloc® to manage stormwater runoff...
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Adapting to climate change: A new briefing
Dec. 12, 2008 -- Water UK has published a new briefing paper on adaptation to climate change, outlining the impacts upon water and how the water industry is addressing them...
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>> Publication of draft River Basin Management Plans

HELCOM releases Baltic Clean Seas Guide 2009
Dec. 12, 2008 -- The Helsinki Commission has released the 2009 Clean Seas Guide for mariners plying the waters of the Baltic Sea. Its aim is to provide ship masters with basic information on the pollution prevention regulations which have been established in the region by HELCOM...
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Energy consultancy receives coveted accolade
Dec. 10, 2008 -- Cornwall-based energy consultancy, Enact Energy Management Ltd, has won first place for the much coveted title of Best Managed Medium Business at the Cornwall Sustainability Awards...

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