WorldBriefs: Growth potential in European industrial waste management services market

July 11, 2007
Also in this report: DLA Piper adds Clive Mottram as Utilities Legal Director; New managing director for Halcrow's water and power business; Grundfos appoints new member of Group Management; Last call for entries: 2007 British Environment and Media Awards; LeT Systems announces new website launch; HELCOM reports noticeable drop in shipping accidents in Baltic; Water pipes under the M1; PCI Geomatics appoints the Honorable Herb Dhaliwal to its Board of Directors; Calmag...

In other news below:
-- DLA Piper adds Clive Mottram as Utilities Legal Director
-- New managing director for Halcrow's water and power business
-- Grundfos appoints new member of Group Management
-- Last call for entries: 2007 British Environment and Media Awards
-- LeT Systems announces new website launch
-- HELCOM reports noticeable drop in shipping accidents in Baltic
-- Water pipes under the M1
-- PCI Geomatics appoints the Honorable Herb Dhaliwal to its Board of Directors
-- Calmag joins 'confidence boosting' DWTA
-- ASHRAE and CIBSE offer reciprocal membership agreement
-- Magal expands operations in Brazil through new strategic partnership

Growth potential in European industrial waste management services market
LONDON, July 9, 2007 -- Rising waste volumes and growing legislative pressure have necessitated steady investments in the European industrial waste management industry. Opportunities are diverse, owing to the varied stages of market development across Europe, with Southern Europe and the United Kingdom offering good growth prospects. At the same time, the market is likely to experience a shift towards technologically advanced treatment solutions...

Among other recent headlines:

DLA Piper adds Clive Mottram as Utilities Legal Director
BIRMINGHAM, UK, July 9, 2007 -- DLA Piper has secured the services of former Severn Trent Water General Counsel and company secretary Clive Mottram. Clive has joined DLA Piper's Finance & Projects division as a Legal Director, working within the specialist energy and utilities team headed by Neil Upton, Head of Power and Water at DLA Piper. Clive will lead the firm's water practice, focusing initially on the water sector in the UK...

New managing director for Halcrow's water and power business
LONDON, July 7, 2007 -- Michael Norton has been appointed managing director of Halcrow's water and power business. Formerly development director, Norton takes over from John Lawson who is retiring after almost 40 years' service – the last 10 years as managing director. As managing director, Michael will be responsible for driving strategy and building the Halcrow brand in order to best capitalize on the opportunities available. Crucially, he will be focusing on the long-term future of the water and power businesses and taking greater responsibility for the development of Halcrow's global operations...

Grundfos appoints new member of Group Management
BJERRINGBRO, Denmark, July 5, 2007 -- As of August 1, 2007, Managing Director in Grundfos A/S, Lars Aagaard (43 years) has been appointed member of Group Management (Grundfos Management A/S) with responsibility for the Supply Chain: purchase, production and logistics...
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Last call for entries: 2007 British Environment and Media Awards
The only UK awards celebrating the importance of environmental reporting and campaigning take place once again this year and this is the last call for entries. The entry closing date is Wednesday, July 18, 2007. The 2007 British Environment and Media Awards (BEMAs), created by Media Natura and presented by WWF, recognize commitment and excellence in environmental reporting amongst journalists and other media professionals. For more information about the BEMAs, including categories, criteria for entry and downloadable entry forms, please visit: www.bemas.org.uk.

LeT Systems announces new website launch
CORK, Ireland, June 29, 2007 -- LeT Systems, a world leader in the design, development, and deployment of eBusiness based real-time Outage, Network, and Workforce Management solutions for the utility sector, has announced the launch of its new website. Apart from a completely new design and layout, the website offers expanded content, added site options as well as enhanced navigation and usability. Click here to view the new website.

HELCOM reports noticeable drop in shipping accidents in Baltic
HELSINKI, June 27, 2007 -- The annual number of shipping accidents in the Baltic Sea area, including also accidents resulting in oil spills, has significantly decreased for the first time since 2004, although it is still almost twice as high as four to five years ago, according to the latest study released today by the Helsinki Commission for the protection of the Baltic marine environment...

Water pipes under the M1
LEICESTER, UK, June 27, 2007 -- Innovative engineering practice Pick Everard will employ advanced tunneling techniques when it re-routes water pipes crossing the M1 for Severn Trent Water...

PCI Geomatics appoints the Honorable Herb Dhaliwal to its Board of Directors
RICHMOND HILL, Ontario, Canada, June 27, 2007 -- PCI Geomatics, a world-leading developer of image-centric software and solutions for the geospatial industry, is pleased to announce the appointment of the Honorable Herb Dhaliwal to its Board of Directors...

Calmag joins 'confidence boosting' DWTA
LONDON, June 26, 2007 -- Charles Wysocki, managing director of Calmag, one of Europe's largest independent manufacturers of water conditioning products, has said it has joined the Domestic Water Treatment Association (DWTA; a group within BEAMA), because of the need to standardize certain areas of the water treatment industry...

ASHRAE and CIBSE offer reciprocal membership agreement
ATLANTA, June 25, 2007 -- To broaden the knowledge of engineers and engineering organizations, ASHRAE and the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) are making it easier for their members to join their respective groups...

Magal expands operations in Brazil through new strategic partnership
YAHUD, Israel, June 13 -- Magal Security Systems Ltd. has announced a new strategic partnership in Brazil. The new strategic partnership, Senstar-Stellar Sistemas de Seguranca Ltda., will provide local consultants and integrators with complete perimeter solutions, technical support and a local service center...

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