WorldBriefs: Abu Dhabi power, water demand to soar

Also in this report: Ocean Power announces financial results; Mideast to face renewable water shortage in 40 years; Double Renaissance Awards joy for Environment Agency; Council to launch Global Sanitation Fund; Scotlandontap.gov.uk goes live; Shearman & Sterling advises on Middle East power, water deal; International Water & Waste Water Exhibition (IWE) 2008; Pulp, paper industry uses MBR with RO for first time; Leadership forum announces $57.9B in infrastructure projects; (more)...

In other news below:
-- Ocean Power Technologies announces financial results
-- Mideast to face renewable water shortage in 40 years
-- Double Renaissance Awards joy for Environment Agency
-- Council to launch Global Sanitation Fund
-- Scotlandontap.gov.uk goes live
-- Shearman & Sterling advises on Middle East power, water deal
-- International Water & Waste Water Exhibition (IWE) 2008
-- Pulp, paper industry uses MBR with RO for first time
-- Leadership forum announces $57.9B in infrastructure projects
-- Water UK: Raising money, raising hope
-- Anglian Water completes national FOG trial
-- Asset International plans for £2 million investment
-- GB Environmental announces new division for water sector
-- Halma Water Management appoints U.S. business development director

Abu Dhabi power, water demand to soar
ABU DHABI, Saudi Arabia -- Abu Dhabi's peak electricity demand is forecast to rise 304% to 23,554 mega-watts (MW) in 2030, driven by surging demand in every sector, according to a senior official of the Abu Dhabi Water and Electricity Company (Adwec)...
Also see: -- "Dubai constructs huge water tanks"

Among other recent headlines:

Ocean Power Technologies announces financial results
WARWICK, UK -- Ocean Power Technologies Inc. announced its results for the third quarter and nine months ended Jan. 31, 2008...
Also see:
-- "Ocean Power appoints head of business development and marketing"

Mideast to face renewable water shortage in 40 years
MUSCAT, Oman -- The Middle East's renewable water availability will fall by 50% per capita over the next four decades, according to a recent report...

Double Renaissance Awards joy for Environment Agency
LONDON -- The Environment Agency had three reasons to celebrate at the 2008 Waterways Renaissance Awards when two of its projects landed top honours - and a third scheme it has worked on was also named a winner....

Council to launch Global Sanitation Fund
GENEVA, Switzerland -- The Global Sanitation Fund is a newly created programme of the Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC). Its main goal is to boost sanitation expenditures for people-centred, community-managed and demand-driven work programmes, thus contributing to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goal sanitation target by 2015...

Scotlandontap.gov.uk goes live
STIRLING, UK -- A new website has been launched to show businesses what choices they have when the water sector opens up to competition on April 1. The site, built by the Water Industry Commission for Scotland (WICS), aims to promote the benefits of competition for the sector...

Shearman & Sterling advises on Mid-East power, water deal
ABU DHABI, Qatar -- Shearman & Sterling LLP has advised Qatar Electricity & Water Company Q.S.C. on the US$450 million conventional and Islamic limited recourse project financing for the development and construction of the Ras Abu Fontas A1 water desalination project in Qatar...

International Water & Waste Water Exhibition (IWE) 2008
TEHRAN, Iran -- Information is now available for IWE2008 in Tehran, Iran...

Pulp and paper industry uses MBR with RO for first time
ERLANGEN, Germany -- The Siemens Industry Solutions Division (IS) has received an order from Albert Köhler GmbH & Co. KG in Gengenbach, Germany, to install a membrane bioreactor plant with downstream reverse osmosis for wastewater treatment...

Leadership forum announces $57.9B in infrastructure projects
MIAMI, FL -- The 6th Annual Latin American Leadership Forum announced the complete list of the Top 50 strategic infrastructure projects in Latin America and the Caribbean...

Water UK: Raising money, raising hope
LONDON -- World Water Day highlights the urgent need to accelerate help for the billions who are living -- and dying -- without clean water and basic sanitation. In 2008, the UN Year of Sanitation, it also reinforces the importance of huge efforts across the water industry in raising money to bring that support...
Also see:
-- "Water UK: The potential benefits of water meters"
-- "Water resources and long-term planning for climate change"
-- "The right time to explore the potential benefits of competition"
-- "Water prices in England and Wales in 2008-09"

Anglian Water completes national FOG trial
ESSEX, UK -- Millions of pounds spent clearing sewers blocked by cooking fat could be saved if UK water utilities adopt the bacteria cleaning system developed by Environmental Biotech and tested in a recent successful trial carried out in Essex by Anglian Water and the Water Research Centre...

Asset International plans for £2 million investment
SOUTH WALES, UK -- Leading water management solutions provider, Asset International Ltd, has announced plans to invest over £2 million into new technology and facilities as part of its ambitious growth plans for 2008...

GB Environmental announces new division for water sector
ESSEX, UK -- GB Environmental has announced a re-organisation of the company that will combine the company's advanced UV water treatment equipment with its sister company's clean water filtration equipment under the new Divisional brand name of 'GB Municipal'...

Halma Water Management appoints U.S. business development director
MILFORD, OH -- To further investigate opportunities for integrating their products into the US wastewater and utility water markets, Halma Water Management (HWM) has appointed Laurance Davies as Business Development Director USA...
Also see: -- "Qonnectis signs MOU with Halma Water Management"

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