WorldBriefs: Greening the Canadian urban landscape

Also in this report: Jade Mountain Corporation completes US $25M private placement; Election scorecard: Major Australian parties failing on environment; CIWEM announces photo contest winner; Leading world environmentalists to meet in London; InnoCielo Meridian Enterprise is Product of the Year 2007 finalist; Newsletter focuses on climate change; Sir John Baker to chair industry flood review; New report examines global desal market; VA Tech WABAG makes strategic acquisition;...

In other news below:
-- Jade Mountain Corporation completes US $25M private placement
-- Election scorecard: Major Australian parties failing on environment
-- CIWEM announces photo contest winner
-- Leading world environmentalists to meet in London
-- InnoCielo Meridian Enterprise is Product of the Year 2007 finalist
-- Newsletter focuses on climate change
-- Sir John Baker to chair industry flood review
-- New report examines global desal market
-- VA Tech WABAG makes strategic acquisition
-- Aarsleff to build quay in Caribbean
-- E&Y announces three senior hires from Thames Water
-- Company to offer carbon credits from UN-approved projects
-- New show forum tackles key plant performance, compliance issues
-- Fieldbus Foundation holds EMEA end user, marketing conference
-- DEUTZ streamlines UK operations
-- Marafiq seeks tenders for Saudi Arabian water, power project
-- SIS gears up for expansion
-- Singapore International Water Week wins global support
-- Former analyst joins Bodycote

Greening the Canadian urban landscape
MONTREAL, PQ, Canada -- A national network of associations, corporations and individuals involved in the remediation and redevelopment of property is calling upon the Federal, Provincial and Municipal governments of Canada to speed up the redevelopment of underutilized and undervalued sites, or "Brownfields" in the country. The Canadian Brownfield Network (CBN) engages hundreds from both private and public sectors and is the focal point for brownfields in Canada...

Among other recent headlines:

Jade Mountain Corporation completes US $25M private placement
DALIAN, China -- On October 5, 2007, Jade Mountain Corporation, a Nevada corporation, acquired all of the issued and outstanding capital stock of Innomind Group Limited, a British Virgin Islands corporation, through a share exchange. Innomind, through its direct and indirect subsidiaries, including Dalian RINO Environmental Engineering Science and Technology Co., Ltd., designs, manufactures, installs and services proprietary and patented wastewater treatment, exhaust emission desulphurization equipment, in addition to high temperature anti-oxidation systems, which are utilized principally by iron and steel manufacturers in the People's Republic of China...

Election scorecard: Major Australian parties failing on environment
MELBOURNE -- The Australian Conservation Foundation's first assessment of the main political parties' climate and environment policies gives both Liberal and Labor a score below 50 per cent. The scorecard rates the policies of the Coalition, Labor, the Greens, the Democrats and Family First on climate change, water and the environment...

CIWEM announces photo contest winner
LONDON -- Over 600 international amateur and professional photographers entered this year's Environmental Photographer of the Year competition, which is run by CIWEM, The Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management. Entries to six categories were judged by some of the most respected environmental photographers in the industry, including Gary Braasch, winner of the Ansel Adams Award for Conservation Photography, Anthony Epes and Ronnie Israel. Sudipto Das became the Environmental Photographer of the Year after his image Hard World won the Urban Environment category and was then selected by Chief Executive of the Environment Agency, Baroness Barbara Young, as the overall winner...

Leading world environmentalists to meet in London
'The Sky's the Limit!' - 'Be The Change' conference, Central Hall, Westminster, London, 15-17 November 2007
LONDON -- Leaders from all fields including politicians and activists, scientists, educators, businessmen, students and artists will gather in London to share their answers to the biggest challenges facing mankind -- climate change and the issues which are inextricably linked to it including world poverty, human rights and energy use. Jonathon Porritt, George Monbiot, Professor C.S Kiang, Hermann Scheer and Bianca Jagger are amongst the speakers who will inspire delegates to 'Be the Change,' by adopting and supporting manageable courses of action that could help achieve an environmentally sustainable and socially just world...

InnoCielo Meridian Enterprise is Product of the Year 2007 finalist
RIJSWIJK, The Netherlands -- BlueCielo ECM Solutions (formerly Cyco Software), a leading global software company offering Engineering Content Management (ECM) solutions, announced that its flagship ECM solution InnoCielo Meridian Enterprise has been nominated by a select panel of judges as a Finalist in the Productivity Software category of Plant Engineering's Product of the Year 2007 competition...

Newsletter focuses on climate change
The latest issue of the Asian Development Bank's 'Water for All' newsletter tackles the issue of climate change and focuses on the different strategies adopted by national and local governments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, prepare for rising sea levels, and generally strengthen their resilience against the impacts of climate change...

Sir John Baker to chair industry flood review
LONDON -- The water industry, through Water UK, has appointed Sir John Baker to chair a review of the summer floods from the point of view of the industry and its customers. The review will focus on how to reduce the impacts of future flooding on water customers. Wider policy issues will also be considered including the vulnerability of services and infrastructure to climate change and rising customer expectations about the reliability of water supply and reduction of risk...

New report examines global desal market
OXFORD, UK -- The global desalination market is expanding more rapidly than anyone could have believed three years ago, and this is just the beginning. Desalination Markets 2007 explores where and how the growth will take place over the years until 2015. The GWI editorial team have assessed the industry on a project by project and country by country basis to develop a detailed forecast capacity growth expressed in terms of volume, technology, plant size and feed water...

VA Tech WABAG makes strategic acquisition
TAMILNADU, India -- VA Tech Wabag Ltd, has acquired VA Tech Wabag GmbH, Austria, in a deal that could put VA Tech back on the global map as a potential leader in the water management business. As a result of this acquisition by VA Tech Wabag, a multinational company will emerge with businesses in Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia, with the global operations managed out of the Chennai office...

Aarsleff to build quay in Caribbean
ARHUS, Denmark -- Per Aarsleff A/S and the Dutch company Ballast Nedam Infra B.V. have signed a contract with the St. Maarten port authorities for execution of a new quay at a value of DKK 350 million. The work will be performed in an equally shared consortium and is scheduled for commencement at the turn of the year. The quay itself shall be finished in December 2008 and the terminal area four months later in April 2009...

E&Y announces three senior hires from Thames Water
LONDON -- Ernst & Young has today announced the appointment of three senior finance and regulatory specialists from Thames Water, as part of its ongoing investment in the UK utilities practice. Pip Gilbert, Vanessa Clark and Helen Reid join the firm's national water practice...

Company to offer carbon credits from UN-approved projects
LONDON -- Carbon Capital Markets®, a leading carbon trading and asset management company, is to offer issued Certified Emission Reductions (CERs), which will be made available to companies looking to voluntarily offset their carbon footprint as part of their wider environmental and CSR strategies and customer engagement....

New show forum tackles key plant performance, compliance issues
COVENTRY, UK -- An exciting new development at easyFairs® SOLIDS 2008 will expand the scope of the show and help plant engineers and managers involved in solids processing and handling to meet ever tougher demands to improve plant performance, efficiency and environmental compliance...

Fieldbus Foundation holds EMEA end user, marketing conference
LONDON, UK -- The Fieldbus Foundation held its second combined EMEA User and Industry Association Consultation Meeting and EMEA Annual Marketing conference at the Engineering Employers' Federation headquarters in London, UK, from 17-19 September 2007. Thirty five delegates participated in the three day event...

DEUTZ streamlines UK operations
CANNOCK, UK -- Leading engine manufacturer DEUTZ has announced changes to its UK operations aimed at improving customer service and strengthening its position in the British market. DEUTZ UK Ltd based in Cannock now becomes a branch of DEUTZ AG, its German parent company, with the existing sales, marketing and product support teams continuing to operate from its Staffordshire offices, whilst certain administrative and financial operations will be transferred to DEUTZ AG in Germany...

Marafiq seeks tenders for Saudi Arabian water, power project
JUBAIL, Saudi Arabia -- Marafiq, which was Saudi Arabia's first private integrated utilities company, is seeking tenders from national and international companies for the proposed 1700 MW and 150 000 m³ per day independent water and power project (IWPP) at Yanbu Industrial City...
Also see:
-- "Marafiq Seeks Tenders for Yanbu Water, Power Project"
-- "Marafiq Asks Developers For Expressions Of Interest In Yanbu' IWPP"
-- "Marafiq invites EoIs for IWPP at Yanbu"
-- "Marafiq: New project in Yanbu "
-- "Saudi Arabia: Expressions of Interest Set for Marafiq Project"
-- "Marafeq Supplies Water to Yanbu"

SIS gears up for expansion
CO. DURHAM, UK -- Survey Inspection Systems (SIS) Ltd, surveying specialists for the UK water industry, are gearing up for further expansion just three months after moving into new headquarters. The company expects to take on additional manpower in the coming year to cope with the rising demand for its services and its recent investment in new technologies. The company, which was established by the former management team of Survey Inspection Systems Ltd. in April of this year, is on course for steady growth after securing a number of important new contracts with companies including Network Rail, London Underground and British Waterways.

Singapore International Water Week wins global support
Sponsorship reaches S$ 3.9M and counting
SINGAPORE -- The SIWW is honored to have strong support from renowned international water companies. Major players, such as Black & Veatch, Dayen, Hyflux, Keppel Corporation, Salcon, SembCorp Industries, CH2M Hill, and Siemens Water Technologies have joined the ranks, bringing the number of founding sponsors to 12...

Former analyst joins Bodycote Health Sciences Environmental
CHESHIRE, UK -- Analytical chemist Richard Stokes, who started his career in what was then Law Laboratories and is now part of Bodycote Health Sciences, has returned to the Group more than 13 years later as Operational Director of its Environmental Division. A Chartered Chemist and Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Stokes has a wealth of management experience in environmental laboratories, and his new role will be to oversee Bodycote Health Sciences' expanding business in this sector...

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