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Also in this report: MASAR prez wins university contest; CIWEM conference explores drinking water quality; World Bank approves Yemen rural water supply, sanitation project; New analysis: Europe leads the way in marine energy; HELCOM commemorates anniversary of '92 Helsinki Convention; Foster Wheeler to supply heat recovery steam generator in Spain; Call for entries: 'Best of UK Business'; BlueCielo sponsors Middle East user group conference; WEDC short course on water, sanitation;...

In other news below:
-- MASAR prez wins university contest
-- CIWEM conference explores drinking water quality
-- World Bank approves Yemen rural water supply, sanitation project
-- New analysis: Europe leads the way in marine energy
-- HELCOM commemorates anniversary of '92 Helsinki Convention
-- Foster Wheeler to supply heat recovery steam generator in Spain
-- Call for entries: 'Best of UK Business'
-- BlueCielo sponsors Middle East user group conference
-- WEDC short course examines accessibility of water, sanitation
-- Hydro International names COO for Europe and USA
-- Strengthening local governance for improved WASH services
-- Biogas at IFAT 2008
-- Working Group issues call for papers

HCM City invites bids to clean up hospital waste
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam -- With public hospitals unable to afford installation of expensive wastewater treatment systems, HCM City authorities have decided to boost corporate participation in the task, the Department of Health has said...
Also see: "Australian-funded water plant opens in Ha Tien Town"

Among other recent headlines:

MASAR prez wins university contest
CAIRO, Egypt -- In a December contest, University of Cairo alumni were asked to write about the strangest and most bizarre job they had since graduation. Mohamad Amin Saad, president of MASAR Technologies Inc. (Tucson, AZ), contributed a winning entry...

CIWEM conference explores drinking water quality
March 6th 2008 • SOAS, University of London, Russell Square
LONDON -- CIWEM's Drinking Water Quality: Lessons and Planning for Investment aims to share thinking between key stakeholders, including thoughts on the new guidance, experience with specific incidents, infrastructure projects, and management approaches that affect drinking water quality issues in relation to the current planning process...

World Bank approves Yemen rural water supply, sanitation project
WASHINGTON -- The World Bank's Board of Executive Directors approved an IDA grant of US$ 20 million to expand sustainable rural water supply and sanitation coverage to an additional 270,000 people in rural areas in six governorates in Yemen...
Also see:
-- "World Bank provides US$247M in cyclone, floods assistance to Bangladesh"
-- "Kenya: World Bank approves US$150M water, sanitation Project"
-- "World Bank supports Institutional Reform Agenda in Yemen"

New analysis: Europe leads the way in marine energy
LONDON -- According to analysis from Frost & Sullivan, ongoing research and government support in the marine energy industry should lead to improvements making these technologies more economically attractive in the future. Europe is poised to be the place to watch in the marine energy arena of the future...

HELCOM commemorates anniversary of '92 Helsinki Convention
HELSINKI, Finland -- The Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission (HELCOM) recently marked the eighth anniversary of the entry into force of the 1992 Helsinki Convention on the Protection of the Marine Environment of the Baltic Sea Area...
Also see: -- "International conference to discuss implementation of HELCOM's action plan"
-- "Full version of the HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan published"
-- "HELCOM calls for tighter IMO regulations"
-- "HELCOM Response to discuss implementation of the Baltic Sea Action Plan"
-- "HELCOM to consider further activities in support of the Baltic recovery plan"

Foster Wheeler to supply heat recovery steam generator in Spain
HAMILTON, Bermuda -- Foster Wheeler Ltd. announced that the Spanish subsidiary of its Global Power Group has been awarded a contract for a heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) for PETRONOR...
Also see:
-- "Foster Wheeler awarded contract in Chile"
-- "Foster Wheeler wins contract with SINOCHEM in the People's Republic of China"

Call for entries: 'Best of UK Business'
LONDON -- Firms have until February 29 to enter the battle for 'Best UK Business' at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers' Manufacturing Excellence Awards (MX) 2008. Dubbed the 'Oscars' of the business world, MX is free for any firm to enter and is the only best practice benchmarking scheme of its kind to offer an elite panel of industry experts giving up to £20,000 worth of free, impartial advice. Deadline for entries is February 29 2008.

BlueCielo sponsors Maximo Middle East User Group Conference 2008
Jan. 14-16, 2008 • InterContinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City
DUBAI, UAE -- BlueCielo ECM Solutions (formerly Cyco Software) announced its sponsorship of Maximo Middle East User Group Conference 2008, held at the InterContinental Hotel in Dubai Festival City on Jan. 14-16, 2008. Hosted by eSolutions Maximo, the theme of the 2008 conference is "Innovation that Matters," and looks at how business evolves and how innovative technology can help user organizations meet business challenges...

WEDC short course examines accessibility of water, sanitation
March 17-19, 2008 • Loughborough University, UK
LEICESTERSHIRE, UK -- A 3-day introductory course at the Water, Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) at Loughborough University will examine the range of ways that water and sanitation facilities in low-income countries can be designed, adapted and delivered to make them more user-friendly to the maximum range of users...

Hydro International names COO for Europe and USA
CLEVEDON, UK -- Hydro International has appointed Chris Williams to the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer (COO), overseeing the Group's European and USA business divisions...

Strengthening local governance for improved WASH services
DELFT, Netherlands -- It has been long recognised that good local governance is necessary for the achievement of sustainable water and sanitation services. It is also crucial for sustainable economic growth and development...

Biogas at IFAT 2008
MUNICH, Germany -- IFAT 2008, taking place May 5-9, 2008, in Munich, will for the first time be including the new focal theme of biogas, and looking at current developments in the segment...
Also see: "IFAT 2008 grows and grows"

Working Group issues call for papers
CHIANG MAI, Thailand -- Dr. Andreas Neef of the University of Hohenheim - Thailand Office, has issued an invitation to submit proposals for paper contributions to a Working Group entitled "Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Rural Water Governance" (WG 28) which Dr. Neef will convene at the upcoming XII World Congress of Rural Sociology in Goyang, Korea, to be held from 6-11 July 2008...

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