WorldBriefs: POWER-GEN Middle East announces preliminary program for water track

Also in this report: Black & Veatch opens office in Toronto area; Commission releases annual assessment of Scottish Water's customer service; River water quality in Wales best on record; IWRM ToolBox website launched; UN-Water launches report assessing sanitation, drinking water MDG efforts; HaloSource opens Shanghai facility to support its international drinking water business; Application period now open for Kyoto World Water Grand Prize...

Oct 15th, 2008

In other news below:
-- Black & Veatch opens office in Toronto area
-- Commission releases annual assessment of Scottish Water's customer service
-- River water quality in Wales best on record
-- IWRM ToolBox website launched
-- UN-Water launches report assessing sanitation, drinking water MDG efforts
-- HaloSource opens Shanghai facility to support its international drinking water business
-- Application period now open for Kyoto World Water Grand Prize

POWER-GEN Middle East announces preliminary program for water
MANAMA, Bahrain -- POWER-GEN Middle East 2009, the region's premier conference and exhibition for the power and water industries, has announced the preliminary conference program for the forthcoming event in Bahrain from 17th to 19th February 2009...

Among other recent headlines:

Black & Veatch opens office in Toronto area
TORONTO, ON, Canada -- Due to ongoing growth in its water business, Black & Veatch, a leading global engineering, consulting and construction company, has opened a new office in Markham, Ontario, Canada, just north of Toronto, to serve its clients' needs more seamlessly...
Also see: "Alan Man to lead Black & Veatch's water business in Hong Kong"

Commission releases assessment of Scottish Water's customer service
STIRLING, Scotland, UK -- The Water Industry Commission for Scotland (WICS) today released its annual performance report for Scottish Water's customer service, which evaluates the company against milestones for improvement set by WICS in 2005...

River water quality in Wales best on record
LONDON, UK -- Data released by Environment Agency Wales shows that the quality of water in rivers in Wales continues to improve. Figures from the Environment Agency's annual General Quality Assessment (GQA) show that 95 per cent of rivers in Wales, achieved 'good' or 'very good' status in terms of chemical water quality in 2007, up from 86 per cent in 1990...
Also see:
-- "Lack of maintenance caused Yorkshire Water diesel spill"
-- "Environment Agency signs deal for a green HQ"
-- "Anglian Water to pay more than £16,000"

IWRM ToolBox website launched
STOCKHOLM, Sweden -- The Global Water Partnership announced availability of its Integrated Water Resources Management ToolBox website, a free and open database with a library of case studies and references that can be used by anyone who is interested in implementing better approaches for the management of water or learning more about improving water management on a local, national, regional or global level...

UN-Water report assesses sanitation, drinking water MDG efforts
GENEVA, Switzerland -- A pilot report assessing evidence of progress on the water and sanitation Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which concludes that significant challenges remain in the collection of data, was recently published by UN-Water...
Also see: Uganda: 11 million lack latrines

HaloSource opens Shanghai facility
SHANGHAI, China -- HaloSource, the clean water and antimicrobial technology company, has opened an office and manufacturing facility in Shanghai, China, to continue the commercialization and development of its HaloPure drinking water purification business...

Application period now open for Kyoto World Water Grand Prize
KYOTO, Japan -- Kyoto City, Soroptomist International of Kyoto, the Japan Water Forum, the World Water Council, and the Secretariat of the 5th World Water Forum have announced that the application period for the second edition of the Kyoto World Water Grand Prize is open...

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