WorldBriefs: June 11, 2009

A monthly round-up of water-industry news from around the world.

A monthly round-up of water-industry news from around the world.

CIWEM: Faith in the environment [.doc]
LONDON, UK, June 11, 2009 -- The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM) calls for cooperation between all faiths to provide an ethical and environmental framework that will inspire urgent action on climate change...

Black & Veatch leaders to share knowledge, expertise at Singapore International Water Week
SINGAPORE, June 10, 2009 -- Black & Veatch, a leading global engineering, consulting and construction company, announced today that Len C. Rodman, Chairman, President and CEO, will be one of three keynote speakers at the "Sustainable Water Solutions for Cities" plenary forum at the Water Leaders Summit, part of the second annual Singapore International Water Week. Other senior Black & Veatch leaders will also share their knowledge of the global water and wastewater industry at this year's conference, to be held 22-26 June at Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre...
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HELCOM biodiversity assessment indicates increasing human pressure on biotopes and species around Baltic
HELSINKI, Finland, June 9, 2009 -- The Helsinki Commission for the protection of Baltic marine environment today released the first integrated thematic assessment on biodiversity and nature conservation in the Baltic Sea, covering an assessment of the status of biodiversity and human pressures impacting it. The biodiversity assessment also contains recommendations on how to reach the targets of the HELCOM Baltic Sea Action Plan to radically reduce pollution to the marine environment and restore its good ecological status of by 2021...
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>> BALTHAZAR Project focusing on pollution inputs from Russia into the Baltic holds inaugural meeting
>> HELCOM action plan seen as pilot project under EU Marine Strategy Framework Directive

Borealis 'Water for the World' program nominated for prestigious Austrian CSR award
June 8, 2009 -- Borealis' and Borouge's pioneering contribution towards tackling global water scarcity -- Water for the World - has been recognised by TRIGOS, the Austrian Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Award. Amongst 147 applications and 27 shortlisted projects, Water for the World was nominated in the category "Society" by an independent jury consisting of TRIGOS representatives and economic and academic experts...
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>> Borealis increases polyethylene and polypropylene prices

Emotron awarded for energy savings in industrial, municipal processes
HELSINGBORG, Sweden, June 8, 2009 -- Electric motors account for a large share of the electric energy used in industrial and municipal processes. The Swedish company Emotron offers solutions that can make consumption savings of up to 50 per cent. The city of Helsingborg, where Emotron's head office is located, has now awarded the company the environmental prize for contributions to saving energy and consequently to reducing the impact on the climate...
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>> Swedish drive solutions introduced in Turkey through new Emotron partner
>> Emotron's new CEO aims to double turnover

Another moving bridge story for DavyMarkham
June 8, 2009 -- There are more than 1500 sites in Britain where movable bridges exist or once stood. Many are landmark structures, symbols of civic enterprise, often providing the focal point of a major infrastructure project. Over the last decade, Sheffield-based DavyMarkham has been engaged in engineering many new landmark moving bridges, from the Gateshead Millennium Bridge to the Selby By-Pass Swing Bridge, and each has involved complex technical challenges, when translating the architect's vision into a working installation that will give years of dependable service...
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>> Apprentices visit Dormer Tools' AMP training center
>> David Blunkett MP meets management, union representatives

Shark Tank has more bite than Dragons' Den
May 22, 2009 -- Mouchel's Shark Tank at Sustainabilitylive! captured the imagination of celebrity judge Richard Farleigh, leading him to declare he enjoyed the show more than Dragons' Den, the hit BBC2 TV show that inspired the event. Shark Tank, which was held on Wednesday May 20, was organized by consulting and business services group Mouchel in collaboration with Severn Trent Water and Anglian Water...

Tank Connection Affiliate Group opens new sales offices
May 22, 2009 -- The Tank Connection Affiliate Group, industry leaders in dry bulk and liquid storage systems, announced that new sales offices have opened in Canada, Mexico, Singapore and New Zealand.

TC Affiliates is an integrated family of companies that specialize in liquid and dry bulk storage applications worldwide. Unlike tank suppliers that offer a single choice in tank construction, TC is the only global tank manufacturer that designs, fabricates and installs all four types of steel storage tanks including Bolted RTP (rolled, tapered panel), Field-weld, Shop-weld and Hybrid Tank construction.

IDA names Birkett chairman of editorial boards for journal [.pdf]
TOPSFIELD, MA, May 15, 2009 -- The International Desalination Association (IDA) has named Dr. Jim Birkett chairman of the Peer Review Editorial Board (PREB) and Editorial Advisory Board (EAB) for its new IDA Journal on Desalination and Water Reuse...
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>> IDA announces recipients of 2009 Fellowship Awards [.pdf]
>> Nitto Denko's Hiroshi Iwahori receives 2009 IDA Fellowship Award [.pdf]
>> IDA announces plans for IDA World Congress 2009 on desalination, water reuse [.pdf]

BBUS partner at the National Customer Service Awards 2009
April 15, 2009 -- Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions (BBUS) is delighted to be an official partner of the National Customer Service (NCS) Awards in 2009, sponsoring the SOCAP Award for Innovation in Customer Service...
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>> BBUS wins 'Utility Pipeline Technology Award'

More Global Headlines
>> ADAS expands services into Ireland
>> SMC launches Energy Saving Solutions Program
>> 'Water Alternatives' journal issues call for papers for next issue
>> Report: UK in danger of missing out on green economic revolution [.pdf]
>> New study shows LifeStraw® family meets highest standards of water purification
>> Foster Wheeler to supply CO boiler for CPC's refinery in Taiwan
>> 2009 World Water Week in Stockholm is now open for registration
>> MATCOR Inc. names Ronnie Little to technical sales team
>> Bruno Steis becomes CEO of inge watertechnologies AG [.pdf]
>> Welsh Water Alliance named as exemplar of best practice


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