WorldBriefs: May 13, 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.

Achema 2009: Siemens exhibits solutions aimed at plant optimization, protecting environment
NUREMBERG, Germany, May 11, 2009 -- The Siemens appearance at Achema 2009 centers on sustainability. The exhibits show how the process industry can benefit from Siemens products, systems and solutions in such areas as energy efficiency, emission protection, waste avoidance and water treatment...
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Marina Barrage project wins AAEE 2009 Superior Achievement Award
CAMBRIDGE, MA, USA, May 6, 2009 -- The Singapore Marina Barrage project has won the Superior Achievement Award in the American Academy of Environmental Engineers (AAEE) 2009 Excellence in Environmental Engineering awards competition. Undertaken by PUB, Singapore's national water agency, and CDM, the project addresses decades-old challenges of urban flooding and water supply...
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Severn Trent Services adds staff
BIRMINGHAM, UK, May 6, 2009 -- Severn Trent Services has announced additions to its U.K. staff reflecting expanded European business development opportunities. David Barrett has been named U.K. business development manager; Alan Pickett has been named European sales manager, disinfection; and Michael Baran has been named strategy and development analyst. Each will be based in the company's water purification business headquarters in Minworth. In May, the water purification business will relocate to Tamworth...
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Foster Wheeler wins contracts for solar steam generation equipment in Spain
ZUG, Switzerland, May 5, 2009 -- Foster Wheeler AG announced that a subsidiary of its Global Power Group has been awarded a contract by SENER-AMSA JV to design and supply the steam generating equipment for the new Gemasolar Project tower-type concentrated solar power (CSP) plant in Seville, Spain. In parallel, SENER-AMSA also awarded Foster Wheeler the feedwater heater equipment contract for the facility...
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Uganda wetland maps will help reduce poverty, boost economy
KAMPALA, Uganda, May 5, 2009 -- Uganda's leaders now have access to maps that will allow them -- for the first time ever -- to reduce poverty through better management of the country's wetlands...

Tomlinson Hall hosts free event
BILLINGHAM, UK, May 5, 2009 -- International pump manufacturer and distributor, Tomlinson Hall & Co Ltd, will host a free industry Open Day in June 2009. The Billingham-based/British pump specialists are holding the event as part of their 90th anniversary celebrations...
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CIWEM: A commitment to sustainable urban drainage [.doc]
LONDON, UK, April 17, 2009 -- The recent floods demonstrated that traditional drainage techniques are economically and environmentally unsustainable. Therefore CIWEM welcomes WaPUG (Wastewater Planning Users Group) to the Institution, demonstrating our commitment to the promotion of best practice in the sustainable design and management of urban drainage systems...
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Straightpoint helps enhance safety for major international water company
HAMPSHIRE, UK, April 9, 2009 -- Global load monitoring manufacturer Straightpoint (UK) Ltd. have provided lifting and engineering firm Lloyds British with specialist equipment which has prevented overloading incidents and enhanced health and safety at Severn Trent Water, the world's fourth largest privately owned water company...

More Global Headlines
>>Latest issue of ADB's 'Water for All' newsletter now available
>>Oman: Construction of wastewater project at Airport Heights begins
>>Egypt: Uzbek, Egyptian joint commission sign deal on water resources management
>>VAG Spring Conference round up: Reach for the stars goes on
>>BMPCA hosts annual dinner in Sheffield
>>Desalination and the Environment, 17-20 May 2009, Baden Baden, Germany: Full program now available [.pdf]
>>Latest issue of European Waternews Newsletter now available
>>Ashland begins in-country production of polyester resins and gelcoats in India
>>AllMax adds Technology Experts Inc., Saudi Arabia, as Certified Partner
>>Drainage expert strengthens BSS offering
>>Organization issues Call to Action on diarrheal disease
>>Latest issue of 'International Rivers and Lakes' now available [.pdf]
>>Mono Chroma provides solution for Carillion
>>ABB flow meters help MoD cut water leaks by over 35%
>>H.R.H. The Duke of Edinburgh to visit Futuresource 2009


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