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Water treatment and water treatment technologies are an essential line of defence to remove contaminants and bacteria before the delivery of clean, potable water supplies for consumption. Water sources can be subject to contamination and therefore require appropriate treatment to remove disease-causing agents. Public drinking water systems use a variety of methods to provide safe drinking water for their communities. Depending on the continent, country and region, different water treatment systems may be in operation depending on regional regulations and raw water input.

World’s largest municipal UV-LED installation moves forwards

World’s largest municipal UV-LED installation moves forwards

  • By Aquatech
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  • 18-06-2019

UK water company United Utilities is deploying the first municipal scale UV-LED system from start-up Typhon Treatment

Mexico City mayor pledges water for all by 2024

Mexico City mayor pledges water for all by 2024

  • By Aquatech
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  • 18-06-2019

Over $7.4 billion could be invested to improve water and environmental services in Mexico City…

Global rivers contaminated with antibiotics, finds new research

Global rivers contaminated with antibiotics, finds new research

  • By Aquatech
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  • 12-06-2019

The first ever global study has found concentrations of antibiotics exceeds safe levels by up to 300 times in some of the world’s rivers

VIDEO: Drones reduce water quality sampling costs in Auckland

VIDEO: Drones reduce water quality sampling costs in Auckland

  • By Aquatech
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  • 03-06-2019

Unmanned aerial vehicle technology is enabling Auckland Council to get water quality monitoring data quicker, more safely and cheaper than conventiona...

Membranes Tech Dive: Seeking the Holy Grail

Membranes Tech Dive: Seeking the Holy Grail

  • By Dr Graeme K Pearce
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  • 15-05-2019

Membrane development has reached a plateau of productivity, yet commercial products still face quality and performance issues in the field. What impac...

Discuss water challenges at Aquatech China

Discuss water challenges at Aquatech China

  • By Aquatech
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  • 10-05-2019

At Aquatech China we come together to discuss global and Chinese water challenges, solutions and to predict & invent the future. Read all about our in...

Water treatment: essential guide to water treatment technology

Water treatment: essential guide to water treatment technology

  • By Aquatech
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  • 23-04-2019

Water treatment and water treatment technologies are an essential line of defence to remove contaminants and bacteria before the delivery of clean, po...

Arcadis strengthens digital offering for global infrastructure projects

Arcadis strengthens digital offering for global infrastructure projects

  • By Aquatech
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  • 19-04-2019

As part of a move to strengthen its digital offering engineering consultancy Arcadis has taken a majority stake in UK-headquartered EAMS Group.

5 things I learned from Denmark’s water sector

5 things I learned from Denmark’s water sector

  • By Aquatech
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  • 19-04-2019

Aquatech recently continued its global tours with a four-day trip to Denmark, flying in to Billund and out from capital city Copenhagen, with several ...

Palladium used to “trace” nanoplastics throughout water treatment

Palladium used to “trace” nanoplastics throughout water treatment

  • By Aquatech
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  • 16-04-2019

Researchers in Switzerland have developed a novel method to track nanoplastics as they enter the activated sludge process of a water treatment plant.

China assigns more funds to improve water quality as 2020 deadline looms

China assigns more funds to improve water quality as 2020 deadline looms

  • By Aquatech
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  • 21-03-2019

China’s government could assign more investment to help reduce levels of “black and odorous water”.

‘The water situation is much worse than expected’, finds Waterlanders TV series

‘The water situation is much worse than expected’, finds Waterlanders TV series

  • By Aquatech
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  • 19-03-2019

A Dutch documentary has set out to raise awareness of global challenges such as floods, extreme droughts and water pollution.



Machine learning helps UK water utility speed up leakage detection

Machine learning helps UK water utility speed up leakage detection

  • By Aquatech
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  • 20-12-2018

Machine learning helps Uk water utility speed up leakage detection

3 reasons South Korea is becoming a smart water nation

  • By Aquatech
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  • 14-12-2018

Through a combination of smart water meters and ICT, the country has managed to increase the consumption and trust in public water supply.

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PPP could boost international collaboration in China

  • By Aquatech
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  • 05-12-2018

Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) have been a fundamental mechanism to enable the development of water projects globally.

Aquatech China touchdown in Chongqing with the Beijing Capital Group

Aquatech China touchdown in Chongqing with the Beijing Capital Group

  • By Aquatech
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  • 08-11-2018

Sino-Dutch Technology Exchange on Water Technology, 29 and 30 November in Chongqing

Lead levels to be halved under revised Drinking Water Directive

Lead levels to be halved under revised Drinking Water Directive

  • By Aquatech
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  • 08-11-2018

A 20-year-old European Directive on drinking water will be revised following a green light from the European Parliament.

Humans could ingest 2000 microplastics per year through salt

Humans could ingest 2000 microplastics per year through salt

  • By Aquatech
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  • 25-10-2018

Microplastics has been found present in seafood, wildlife and drinking water but now the commonly used food seasoning of salt is being seen as a poten...

Tesla’s Elon Musk donates UV systems to help Flint water crisis

Tesla’s Elon Musk donates UV systems to help Flint water crisis

  • By Aquatech
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  • 22-10-2018

Elon Musk may have got himself into hot water using Twitter in recent months but he has now used the social media platform to confirm a pledge to help...

Suez augments digital portfolio with Optimatics buy out

Suez augments digital portfolio with Optimatics buy out

  • By Aquatech
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  • 16-10-2018

Suez has completed a full integration of hydraulic network optimisation company Optimatics as part of an ambition to build out its network of digital ...

Hubs to hubs: Declaration unites global water tech clusters

Hubs to hubs: Declaration unites global water tech clusters

  • By Aquatech
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  • 12-10-2018

What do China, South Korea, Israel, Singapore, the Netherlands and the US have in common?

Membranes supercharged using enzyme technology

Membranes supercharged using enzyme technology

  • By Aquatech
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  • 12-10-2018

Dutch and Danish companies join forces to supercharge membranes with enzymes to remove micropollutants





Johannes Lansens, General Manager at Delta Water Engineering

  • By Aquatech
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  • 10-06-2018

Johannes Lansens, General Manager at Delta Water Engineering discusses water treatment solutions at Aquatech China 2018.