WorldBriefs: $50.4B in infrastructure projects announced at Leadership Forum

Also in this report: Singapore Water Prize presentation moves to president's official residence; Black & Veatch project wins London's highest civil engineering honor; Bluewater Bio receives significant investment; EBRD publishes Green Investment Scheme Model Agreement; 5th World Water Forum tackles food-energy conflicts over water; BioShaft Water Technology receives U.S. Patent; CIWEM: Looking to the future; Flood-threatened Maldives pledges to go carbon neutral

Also in this report:
-- Singapore Water Prize presentation moves to president's official residence
-- Black & Veatch project wins London's highest civil engineering honor
-- Bluewater Bio receives significant investment
-- EBRD publishes Green Investment Scheme Model Agreement
-- 5th World Water Forum tackles food-energy conflicts over water
-- BioShaft Water Technology receives U.S. Patent
-- CIWEM: Looking to the future
-- Flood-threatened Maldives pledges to go carbon neutral

$50.4B in infrastructure projects announced at Leadership Forum
HOUSTON, TX, USA, April 6, 2009 -- The 7th Annual Latin American Leadership Forum announces the Top 50 infrastructure projects in Latin America, to be presented by project developers from throughout the Americas on April 27-29, in Houston, TX, USA. Total project value exceeds $50 billion, across 10 infrastructure sectors, with total job creation of 2 million jobs/year...

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Singapore Water Prize presentation moves to president's official residence
SINGAPORE, Apr. 6, 2009 -- For the first time, the prestigious Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize Award Ceremony and Banquet will be held at Singapore's Istana, the official residence and office of the President of the Republic of Singapore...

Black & Veatch project wins London's highest civil engineering honor
REDHILL, UK, March 25, 2009 -- Black & Veatch, a leading global engineering, consulting and construction company, has won two categories of the Institution of Civil Engineers' (ICE) London Merit Awards, the city's highest honour for civil engineering excellence...
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Bluewater Bio receives significant investment [.pdf]
Mar. 18, 2009 -- Bluewater Bio International, the provider of an advanced and highly cost-effective proprietary wastewater treatment solution called HYBACS, has secured a significant investment from Aqua Resources Fund Limited...

EBRD publishes Green Investment Scheme Model Agreement
Mar. 18, 2009 -- The EBRD, with funding provided by the Netherlands Government, has published a Green Investment Scheme (GIS) Model Agreement and an accompanying Guidance Manual that can be used by parties to the Kyoto Protocol that have committed to reducing or limiting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions...

5th World Water Forum tackles food-energy conflicts over water [.pdf]
ISTANBUL, Turkey, Mar. 18, 2009 -- Representatives from the agriculture and energy industries convened at the 5th World Water Forum to debate how, why, where and whether humankind's rising demands for food and energy will lead to conflict or cooperation...
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BioShaft Water Technology receives U.S. Patent
Mar. 18, 2009 -- BioShaft Water Technology Inc. has received its United States Patent from the United States Patent and Trademark Office for the BioShaft Wastewater Treatment plant and process...

CIWEM: Looking to the future [.doc]
LONDON, UK, Mar. 18, 2009 -- For the first time ever, CIWEM has awarded the prestigious Young Members Award to two winners, celebrating the wonderful potential of new environmental professionals...

Flood-threatened Maldives pledges to go carbon neutral
MALDIVES, Mar. 16, 2009 -- The president of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, announced plans for the Indian Ocean country to achieve carbon neutrality by 2020 and challenged other nations to adopt similarly ambitious targets...

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