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OPINION: Gearing up for the Great Green Recovery

OPINION: Gearing up for the Great Green Recovery

  • By Lila Thompson
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  • 07-08-2020

Covid-19 has exposed inequalities in water services and proven the sector is critical to public health and economic recovery, writes Lila Thompson.

TECH DIVE: The Rise of the Smart Pump

TECH DIVE: The Rise of the Smart Pump

  • By Aquatech
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  • 06-08-2020

Pumps are the undisputed workhorses of the water sector, but what advantages do smart, IoT-enabled pumps offer? What is the demand pushing these devel...

Keeping Water Cyber Secure

Keeping Water Cyber Secure

  • By Aquatech
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  • 06-08-2020

Digital developments in water can also generate new threats and vulnerabilities. It's time for the sector to get wise to cybersecurity.

Águas de Portugal joins “2030 club” with energy neutral ambitions

Águas de Portugal joins “2030 club” with energy neutral ambitions

  • By Aquatech
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  • 05-08-2020

Águas de Portugal will invest 480 million euros to become energy neutral by 2030 through a combination of efficiency improvements and increasing renew...

OPINION: Avoiding disappointment of sewage testing for Covid-19

OPINION: Avoiding disappointment of sewage testing for Covid-19

  • By Mark van Loosdrecht
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  • 04-08-2020

Coronavirus analysis in sewage promises an early warning for diseases. However, this could lead to disappointment if initial expectations are not met,...

Microplastics and “wet wipe reef” heavily polluting River Thames

Microplastics and “wet wipe reef” heavily polluting River Thames

  • By Aquatech
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  • 30-07-2020

Around 94,000 microplastics flow down the river per second, according to research from Royal Holloway, University of London.

VIDEO: Tour the Kaumera plant that creates bio-gum from water

VIDEO: Tour the Kaumera plant that creates bio-gum from water

  • By Aquatech
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  • 28-07-2020

Dutch waterboard and project partner Waterschap Rijn en IJssel has produced a video that shows a step-by-step guide on how the Kaumera Nereda Gum is p...

OPINION: Money is out there – let’s match it to water projects

OPINION: Money is out there – let’s match it to water projects

  • By Bianca Nijhof
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  • 28-07-2020

Despite Covid-related challenges, investors are looking to invest in a sustainable future, driven by water. We need to ensure we match the available f...

Mose flood barrier resurfaces to protect Venice from rising seas

Mose flood barrier resurfaces to protect Venice from rising seas

  • By Aquatech
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  • 14-07-2020

Despite a problematic past, Venice's Mose flood defence barrier could be operational by 2021 after a recent test.

Zero Mass Water: Why all the hate?

Zero Mass Water: Why all the hate?

  • By Aquatech
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  • 02-07-2020

Zero Mass Water attracted $50m investment from BlackRock yet continues to be a divisive technology in the water sector. Why?

Blockchain: enabling transparency for water data sharing

Blockchain: enabling transparency for water data sharing

  • By Aquatech
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  • 02-07-2020

The second Aquatech Online BreakOuts brought together an all-female panel for a live and engaging discussion on blockchain applications in water.

L’Oréal to recycle 100 per cent industrial water by 2030

L’Oréal to recycle 100 per cent industrial water by 2030

  • By Aquatech
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  • 02-07-2020

L’Oréal plans to recycle and reuse 100 per cent of the water used in its industrial processes by 2030.

VIDEO: Deltares nitrate monitoring app recognised for digital value

VIDEO: Deltares nitrate monitoring app recognised for digital value

  • By Aquatech
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  • 02-07-2020

Dutch institute Deltares wins a European digital award for an app that can help measure and share the results of nitrate levels in surface and groundw...

Yellow ties + “flawless execution”: Nijhuis completes Saur acquisition hattrick

Yellow ties + “flawless execution”: Nijhuis completes Saur acquisition hattrick

  • By Aquatech
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  • 26-06-2020

Saur’s acquisition of Nijhuis forms part of its Initiative 2023 strategic project to grow its industrial water division.

Victory for water! EU law passes “fitness test”

Victory for water! EU law passes “fitness test”

  • By Aquatech
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  • 25-06-2020

The EU’s ambitious Water Framework Directive (WFD) will not be changed following a “fitness test”.

Opinion: Being a social CEO means leading from the front

Opinion: Being a social CEO means leading from the front

  • By Damian Corbet
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  • 24-06-2020

Water sector leaders should use social media to stand up and take the lead in these unprecedented times, writes Damian Corbet.

Blockchain in water: the past, the present and the future

Blockchain in water: the past, the present and the future

  • By Aquatech
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  • 23-06-2020

The second Aquatech Online BreakOuts will connect Canada to Europe and Australia to address successful applications of blockchain in the water.

Carlsberg’s Fredericia brewery: probably the most efficient in the world?

Carlsberg’s Fredericia brewery: probably the most efficient in the world?

  • By Aquatech
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  • 18-06-2020

Carlsberg Group’s Fredericia site is set to become its first brewery to virtually eliminate water waste. What can other breweries learn from it?

European collaboration sets out to find 'ULTIMATE' wastewater recovery solutions

European collaboration sets out to find 'ULTIMATE' wastewater recovery solutions

  • By Aquatech
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  • 18-06-2020

A €16.6 million European Commission project called ULTIMATE is being coordinated by KWR Water in the Netherlands to turn wastewater into a resource.

Colby Manwaring: Why I bought Emagin

Colby Manwaring: Why I bought Emagin

  • By Aquatech
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  • 11-06-2020

The CEO of US software giant, Innovyze, Colby Manwaring discusses the integration with the acquired AI company, Emagin and the pivot into industrial w...

Predicting the algal bloom boom: LG Sonic bolsters tech portfolio

Predicting the algal bloom boom: LG Sonic bolsters tech portfolio

  • By Aquatech
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  • 11-06-2020

Dutch technology company LG Sonic has added a new addition to its technology portfolio to help detect algae blooms in water lakes and reservoirs.

CASE STUDY: Pump giant forges ahead on water recycling

CASE STUDY: Pump giant forges ahead on water recycling

  • By Aquatech
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  • 10-06-2020

As part of its broader sustainability goals, Danish pump company Grundfos built a recycling system for the cathodic electrodeposition (CED) rinsing wa...

5 European companies helping to clean up the oceans

5 European companies helping to clean up the oceans

  • By Aquatech
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  • 10-06-2020

To clean up plastics in oceans, it needs multiple teams and innovators around the world. Here we check out five start-ups from Europe.

CASE STUDY: Oslo steps up its game on leakage

CASE STUDY: Oslo steps up its game on leakage

  • By Aquatech
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  • 02-06-2020

As part of a five-step leak reduction program, Oslo Municipality Water and Sewage embarked on a pilot project with Xylem that identified 16 leaks in 6...

BreakOuts: Don’t give up innovating, water sector told

BreakOuts: Don’t give up innovating, water sector told

  • By Aquatech
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  • 28-05-2020

BreakOuts brought together a healthy mix including water utilities, engineering companies and solution providers from 86 countries.

AI sensor heralded as "game-changer" for leak detection

AI sensor heralded as "game-changer" for leak detection

  • By Aquatech
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  • 28-05-2020

United Utilities has signed a five-year agreement for an AI sensor-based tool it considers a "game-changer" in detecting leakage.

Anusha Shah: This is our last chance

Anusha Shah: This is our last chance

  • By Aquatech
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  • 25-05-2020

The director of resilient cities at Arcadis believes now is our final chance to rethink and reset every aspect of our society at all levels in the pos...

Meriem Riadi: The digital architect shaping SUEZ’s future

Meriem Riadi: The digital architect shaping SUEZ’s future

  • By Aquatech
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  • 15-05-2020

As the chief digital officer of environmental engineering behemoth, SUEZ, Meriem Riadi is putting in place the strategy across all of its divisions, i...

BreakOuts: New online event launched by Aquatech Online

BreakOuts: New online event launched by Aquatech Online

  • By Aquatech
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  • 14-05-2020

Aquatech Online is launching a new live event series that is set to shake up the traditional and overcrowded webinar circuit.

Fionn Boyle: Behind the scenes of Anglian Water’s Shop Window

Fionn Boyle: Behind the scenes of Anglian Water’s Shop Window

  • By Aquatech
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  • 07-05-2020

Anglian Water’s shop window manager Fionn Boyle talks about how he made it to the senior role at a young age and what smart water means to him.

Covid-19 will be with us for years, water sector told

Covid-19 will be with us for years, water sector told

  • By Aquatech
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  • 06-05-2020

The UK water industry was told to prepare for the likelihood of Covid-19 “being with us for two to three years”, according to Dr Piers Clark from Isle...

Lila Thompson: Why we need supply communities

Lila Thompson: Why we need supply communities

  • By Aquatech
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  • 29-04-2020

Lila Thompson, CEO of British Water believes now more than ever we need to see the supply chain as a supply community.

VIDEO: Sewers4COVID software developed in EU hackathon

VIDEO: Sewers4COVID software developed in EU hackathon

  • By Aquatech
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  • 28-04-2020

An EUvsVirus hackathon resulted in the development of a new software tool combining machine learning with sewer surveillance.

CASE STUDY: Data links Covid-19 lockdowns to consumption change

CASE STUDY: Data links Covid-19 lockdowns to consumption change

  • By Aquatech
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  • 23-04-2020

The German city of Karlsruhe has used an AI system to analyse how Covid-19 lockdowns are affecting water consumption and demand forecasting.

Urban water reuse regulations plod ahead in EU

Urban water reuse regulations plod ahead in EU

  • By Aquatech
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  • 21-04-2020

The European Commission has adopted a regulation to facilitate the use of treated urban wastewater for farming uses.

Opinion: Why Covid-19 puts the climate emergency into perspective

Opinion: Why Covid-19 puts the climate emergency into perspective

  • By Anusha Shah
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  • 21-04-2020

We need to include public health as a major consideration in flood risk management and resilience plans, writes Anusha Shah.

Lets keep connected, a personal note from Annette Bos

Lets keep connected, a personal note from Annette Bos

  • By Annette Bos
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  • 20-04-2020

This is the first time I reach out to our community directly. I have always said it’s about Aquatech and not about me. But I feel that in these unprec...

Desolenator signs strategic deal to scale solar desalination

Desolenator signs strategic deal to scale solar desalination

  • By Aquatech
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  • 09-04-2020

Solar-thermal desalination company Desolenator has signed a strategic agreement with integrated services company Ecolog International.

5 water engineering firms pivoting into Covid-19 supplies

5 water engineering firms pivoting into Covid-19 supplies

  • By Aquatech
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  • 08-04-2020

Find out which water tech and engineering companies are manufacturing face shields, ventilator filtration systems, hand sanitiser and mobile ICU units...

Wastewater sampling: a barometer of Covid-19?

Wastewater sampling: a barometer of Covid-19?

  • By Aquatech
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  • 02-04-2020

KWR Water Research Institute detected Covid-19 in the wastewater from a city before any cases had officially been reported.

CASE STUDY: Real time plant monitoring at Wessex Water

CASE STUDY: Real time plant monitoring at Wessex Water

  • By Tom Williams
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  • 01-04-2020

A real-time platform monitoring solution helps improve wastewater plant performance efficiency at UK utility, Wessex Water.

How water utilities are communicating on Covid-19

How water utilities are communicating on Covid-19

  • By Aquatech
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  • 26-03-2020

Treatment technologies can safely remove the coronavirus, and tap water continues to be a safe lifeline during unprecedented times. How are water util...

Global water events 2020: a rescheduled list

Global water events 2020: a rescheduled list

  • By Aquatech
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  • 26-03-2020

Multiple water sector events have been rescheduled in light of the pandemic. We bring together a revised list.

VIDEO: Oliver Lawal – Facing Covid-19, personally & professionally

VIDEO: Oliver Lawal – Facing Covid-19, personally & professionally

  • By Aquatech
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  • 24-03-2020

Oliver Lawal speaks openly about a covid-19 diagnosis, as well as continuing to run a water technology business in these uncharted waters.

Online water Footprint Assessment Tool updated

Online water Footprint Assessment Tool updated

  • By Aquatech
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  • 23-03-2020

An updated online Water Footprint Assessment Tool has been designed to help generate insights to enable efficient water management.

Opinion: In times of crisis, independent scientific advice matters

Opinion: In times of crisis, independent scientific advice matters

  • By Dragan Savic
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  • 19-03-2020

During a crisis we need to look for independent scientific advice from public, not-for-profit institutions, writes Prof Dragan Savic

Don’t feed the fatbergs in the pandemic, urges UK utility

Don’t feed the fatbergs in the pandemic, urges UK utility

  • By Aquatech
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  • 19-03-2020

The flushing of ‘unflushables’ because of #COVID19 related toilet roll hoarding could lead to more sewer blockages and fatbergs, warns utility Thames ...

5 songs about water to help distract & relax

5 songs about water to help distract & relax

  • By Aquatech
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  • 18-03-2020

Check out these five songs featuring water in the title or lyrics to help relax during challenging times.

Newly appointed Editha Hoogenberg to lead Aquatech Amsterdam and Mexico

Newly appointed Editha Hoogenberg to lead Aquatech Amsterdam and Mexico

  • By Aquatech
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  • 12-03-2020

Editha Hoogenberg-Derksen has joined the Aquatech team to lead the Amsterdam and Mexico events.

Frederico Fernandes: Shaping Águas do Porto’s future, respecting its past

Frederico Fernandes: Shaping Águas do Porto’s future, respecting its past

  • By Aquatech
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  • 11-03-2020

The boss of Portuguese utility Águas do Porto explains why it’s important to create ‘purpose’.

Opinion: Why taking sludge digital makes sense

Opinion: Why taking sludge digital makes sense

  • By Mick Dawson
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  • 09-03-2020

As water companies gear up to meet energy and carbon reductions, they should look towards efficient sludge pumping, writes Mick Dawson

Surf’s up in Edinburgh: Aussie ‘Platypus’ inspects city’s aqueduct

Surf’s up in Edinburgh: Aussie ‘Platypus’ inspects city’s aqueduct

  • By Aquatech
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  • 03-03-2020

Surf’s up in Edinburgh: Aussie ‘Platypus’ inspects city’s aqueduct.

British ‘FIDO’ solution sniffs out leaks to attract £1.5m investment

British ‘FIDO’ solution sniffs out leaks to attract £1.5m investment

  • By Aquatech
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  • 02-03-2020

British start-up FIDO has secured £1.5m investment to help scale an AI-based sensor that "goes hunting for leaks".

Call to arms for water tech: help defuse the “weather bomb”

Call to arms for water tech: help defuse the “weather bomb”

  • By Aquatech
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  • 27-02-2020

Environmental Agency CEO calls for the water tech sector to help develop solutions for resilience against future flooding events.

Opinion: Why storytelling matters for water

Opinion: Why storytelling matters for water

  • By Rune Kier Nielsen
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  • 24-02-2020

Storytelling has the power to help water professionals in changing times of scarcity, drought and contamination events, writes Run Kier Nielsen.

Why are UK water utilities rebelling?

Why are UK water utilities rebelling?

  • By Aquatech
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  • 20-02-2020

Key UK water utilities have kicked back against Ofwat’s latest price controls, requesting the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to step in.

Digital water round-up: 4 stories you may have missed

Digital water round-up: 4 stories you may have missed

  • By Aquatech
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  • 20-02-2020

From digital machine health in pumps to investment into geospatial analytics, we bring together four recent digital and smart water stories.

Water recycling to help Carlsberg meet sustainability goals

Water recycling to help Carlsberg meet sustainability goals

  • By Aquatech
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  • 07-02-2020

Carlsberg needs to move faster to meet sustainability targets but greater water efficiency suggests the glass is very much half-full rather than half-...

Augmented reality app to raise awareness on sewer blockages

Augmented reality app to raise awareness on sewer blockages

  • By Aquatech
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  • 06-02-2020

An augmented reality app is being designed to show people the effect of “unflushables” blocking the sewer networks.

VIDEO: 'Sea of Opportunity' for phosphorus recovery in the Baltic Region

VIDEO: 'Sea of Opportunity' for phosphorus recovery in the Baltic Region

  • By Aquatech
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  • 05-02-2020

New documentary showcases three EU phosphorus recycling technologies.

Opinion: Nature is an ally, let’s apply and innovate

Opinion: Nature is an ally, let’s apply and innovate

  • By Marc Simon
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  • 04-02-2020

Lessons learned from nature can drive the circular economy and protect our urban water environment.

Top four largest fatbergs in the UK

Top four largest fatbergs in the UK

  • By Aquatech
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  • 21-01-2020

Fatbergs have made their way into the public imagination. We look at the four largest found so far, all in the UK.

Opinion: Five traits of the water utility of the future

Opinion: Five traits of the water utility of the future

  • By Gaëtane Suzenet
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  • 16-01-2020

Whatever happens next for water companies, true innovation will be the ‘must-have’.

Valencia: sun, sea and Digital Twins

Valencia: sun, sea and Digital Twins

  • By Aquatech
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  • 09-12-2019

What is a ‘Digital Twin’ and why does the Spanish city of Valencia hold the secret?

Europe’s largest wastewater plant saves £500k/year

Europe’s largest wastewater plant saves £500k/year

  • By Aquatech
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  • 07-12-2019

One of Europe’s largest wastewater treatment plants saved half a million pounds a year by making some simple changes.

Five barriers preventing a digital water utility

Five barriers preventing a digital water utility

  • By Aquatech
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  • 06-12-2019

The water sector needs to do more with less and data will play a key role, according to a new whitepaper…

Wastewater treatment boosted in Istanbul with MBR upgrade

Wastewater treatment boosted in Istanbul with MBR upgrade

  • By Aquatech
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  • 02-12-2019

Expansion of a wastewater treatment plant is helping Italian company Fisia Italimpianti to broaden its portfolio beyond desalination.

VIDEO: HP Nanda sets out the future strategy for DuPont Water Solutions

VIDEO: HP Nanda sets out the future strategy for DuPont Water Solutions

  • By Aquatech
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  • 22-11-2019

HP Nanda, Global VP discusses the recent acquisitions of inge and Memcor businesses and why membrane technology will become smarter.

Worms & water fleas: “innovative wastewater treatment” demonstrated in Scotland

Worms & water fleas: “innovative wastewater treatment” demonstrated in Scotland

  • By Aquatech
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  • 21-11-2019

A Scottish utility is demonstrating a new EU-funded technology that uses worms and water fleas to treat wastewater.

VIDEO: What sets GoAigua’s IoT/Big Data platform apart

VIDEO: What sets GoAigua’s IoT/Big Data platform apart

  • By Aquatech
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  • 20-11-2019

GoAigua’s chief operating officer Miguel Ángel Ayllón discusses the Innovation Award winning end-to-end solution.

Innovation Forum: The results are in

Innovation Forum: The results are in

  • By Aquatech
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  • 18-11-2019

Interactive voting underpinned the launch of the all-new Aquatech Innovation Forum. Here we analyse the questions and results raised across the day.

Drinking water standard revision catches up with UV-LED

Drinking water standard revision catches up with UV-LED

  • By Aquatech
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  • 17-11-2019

A significant revision to drinking water standards recognises the developments of UV-LED technology to treat microorganisms

Aquatech Amsterdam in 13 pictures

Aquatech Amsterdam in 13 pictures

  • By Aquatech
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  • 10-11-2019

Four days of an energetic, informative and interactive exhibition then followed to ensure visitors from over 147 countries were kept informed, engaged...

#aquatech2019 Social Media Mashup

#aquatech2019 Social Media Mashup

  • By Aquatech
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  • 08-11-2019

Some of our favourite highlights from social media that show off the engaging, inspiring and entertaining week in Amsterdam.

Innovation Forum launch creates a real buzz

Innovation Forum launch creates a real buzz

  • By Aquatech
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  • 08-11-2019

The all-new Aquatech Innovation Forum was launched to rave reviews.

Aquatech Amsterdam Daily News 4

Aquatech Amsterdam Daily News 4

  • By Aquatech
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  • 08-11-2019

Read all about the highlights of Aquatech Amsterdam day 4: 8 November 2019

Aquatech Amsterdam Daily News 3

Aquatech Amsterdam Daily News 3

  • By Aquatech
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  • 07-11-2019

Read all about the highlights of Aquatech Amsterdam day 3: 7 November 2019

Aquatech Amsterdam Daily News 2

Aquatech Amsterdam Daily News 2

  • By Aquatech
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  • 06-11-2019

Read all about the highlights of Aquatech Amsterdam day 2: 6 November 2019

Aquatech Amsterdam Daily News 1

Aquatech Amsterdam Daily News 1

  • By Aquatech
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  • 05-11-2019

Read all about the highlights of Aquatech Amsterdam day 1: 5 November 2019

Kaumera gum + Aquatech Innovation Award winners

Kaumera gum + Aquatech Innovation Award winners

  • By Aquatech
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  • 04-11-2019

What is Kaumera gum and why was it the overall winner of the Aquatech Innovation Awards?

Meet 'Barrel’ - the new face of digital desalination?

Meet 'Barrel’ - the new face of digital desalination?

  • By Aquatech
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  • 01-11-2019

A new modular desalination technology combines multiple membranes with smart connectors. Can it disrupt the market?

Five cities & 18 solutions kick-start Digital Water City initiative

Five cities & 18 solutions kick-start Digital Water City initiative

  • By Aquatech
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  • 21-10-2019

Berlin, Milan, Copenhagen, Paris & Sofia. Five cities to kickstart new ‘Digital Water City’ EU initiative…

7 new initiatives at Aquatech Amsterdam 2019

7 new initiatives at Aquatech Amsterdam 2019

  • By Aquatech
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  • 10-10-2019

Europe’s leading water and wastewater focused exhibition, Aquatech Amsterdam, is celebrating its 55th anniversary this year.


VIDEO: Thought leadership with DuPont Water Solutions (part I)

VIDEO: Thought leadership with DuPont Water Solutions (part I)

  • By Aquatech
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  • 10-10-2019

DuPont Water Solutions kickstarted its investment into the water market with the inge ultrafiltration business from BASF. Commercial director Alex La...

Eva Martinez Diaz: It’s fate that I landed in digital

Eva Martinez Diaz: It’s fate that I landed in digital

  • By Aquatech
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  • 08-10-2019

Eva Martinez Diaz believes water utilities are on the cusp of being positioned as technology as well as service providers. Here she discusses why she...

TECH DIVE: Why smart water meters are getting smarter

TECH DIVE: Why smart water meters are getting smarter

  • By Aquatech
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  • 07-10-2019

Smart water meters are now enabling utilities to monitor 'beyond the meter', even combining acoustic leak detection. Why are these smart meters gettin...

21 reasons to visit the Amsterdam International Water Week (AIWW)

21 reasons to visit the Amsterdam International Water Week (AIWW)

  • By Aquatech
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  • 02-10-2019

AIWW is the major European meeting point for the global water market to network, exchange knowledge and learn in an engaging environment.

Richard Vestner: Merging the virtual and physical water worlds

Richard Vestner: Merging the virtual and physical water worlds

  • By Aquatech
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  • 25-09-2019

Dr Richard Vestner believes we are still only scratching the surface of the benefits digital tools can offer water utilities across Europe.

Final speakers complete Aquatech Innovation Forum line-up

Final speakers complete Aquatech Innovation Forum line-up

  • By Aquatech
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  • 12-09-2019

Over 40 speakers, including 15 water utilities have confirmed engaging speakers for the Aquatech inaugural event focusing on digitalisation.

Benjamin Tam: Capturing the AI zeitgeist

Benjamin Tam: Capturing the AI zeitgeist

  • By Aquatech
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  • 11-09-2019

Ben Tam believes there are a few examples of companies that are capturing the zeitgeist of artificial intelligence (AI). Here he speaks to Tom Freyber...

Microplastics in drinking water “not a risk”, says WHO

Microplastics in drinking water “not a risk”, says WHO

  • By Aquatech
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  • 28-08-2019

A new analysis from the World Health Organisation plays down fears over microplastics in water but says further research still needed…

TECH DIVE: The future of Point of Use systems

TECH DIVE: The future of Point of Use systems

  • By Aquatech
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  • 19-08-2019

Point of use systems can alert consumers via apps when filters need changing. How far can this data go? We investigate developments in the PoU market.

Frank Obenaus: Giving wastewater a digital facelift

Frank Obenaus: Giving wastewater a digital facelift

  • By Aquatech
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  • 16-08-2019

German water utility Emschergenossenschaft Lippeverband is on a mission to connect its 59 wastewater treatment plants to a centralised SCADA system, a...

Meet the Sewer superheroes

Meet the Sewer superheroes

  • By Aquatech
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  • 14-08-2019

Follow some of the amazing men and women responsible for unblocking and fixing sewers…

Moving the needle on water’s gender imbalance

Moving the needle on water’s gender imbalance

  • By Aquatech
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  • 13-08-2019

Editorial: A new group will increase the visibility of women present in the water sector as role models for future generations

Wave-powered desalination – a cheaper alternative for water security?

Wave-powered desalination – a cheaper alternative for water security?

  • By Aquatech
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  • 12-08-2019

A wave-powered desalination system in Cape Verde claims to produce drinking water at 1/3 cost of conventional systems. Can it succeed while others are...

Aquatech Amsterdam now 99% sold out

Aquatech Amsterdam now 99% sold out

  • By Aquatech
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  • 01-08-2019

Following on from a record 24-hour pre-registration, Aquatech Amsterdam exhibition is now 99 per cent sold out…

Self-adapting water plant in Sweden a European first

Self-adapting water plant in Sweden a European first

  • By Aquatech
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  • 31-07-2019

Öland relied on imported water to meet peak seasonal demand. Apataq designed a system that enables the treatment plant to self-adapt. Is this future o...

Biogas: an untapped energy source to avert a climate crisis?

Biogas: an untapped energy source to avert a climate crisis?

  • By Aquatech
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  • 22-07-2019

By converting wastewater and other organic wastes into biogas, it could help to provide the electricity for 40 million people…

Video interview: Reducing NRW in Lisbon

Video interview: Reducing NRW in Lisbon

  • By Aquatech
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  • 17-07-2019

Cláudio Jesus from Águas de Portugal describes how the Portuguese city of Lisbon cut its non-revenue water by more than half.

Jaime Barba: It’s time to learn from our mistakes

Jaime Barba: It’s time to learn from our mistakes

  • By Aquatech
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  • 15-07-2019

Over 10 years ago Jaime Barba wanted to hire a water mathematician – a rare move in the water market. Today he leads a digitalisation charge as CEO of...

Water reuse staggers ahead in Europe following council boost

Water reuse staggers ahead in Europe following council boost

  • By Aquatech
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  • 05-07-2019

The European Council has given its blessing to move forward water reuse yet member states will still have the power to decide the level to which it's ...

Jesper Kjelds: Creating a digital lighthouse in Aarhus

Jesper Kjelds: Creating a digital lighthouse in Aarhus

  • By Aquatech
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  • 04-07-2019

Danish water utility Aarhus Vand has been beating the data drum for many years. Here the chief digital information officer explains why a ‘digital fir...

Aquatech Innovation Forum on digitalisation races ahead

Aquatech Innovation Forum on digitalisation races ahead

  • By Aquatech
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  • 04-07-2019

A total of 30 speakers, including 15 water utilities, have confirmed to speak in the inaugural event…

5G – hype or a gamechanger for water treatment technology?

5G – hype or a gamechanger for water treatment technology?

  • By Aquatech
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  • 21-06-2019

5G promises to revolutionise telecommunication speed for the transfer of data, but what does it mean for the water market?

Record 24-hour sign-up for Aquatech Amsterdam

Record 24-hour sign-up for Aquatech Amsterdam

  • By Aquatech
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  • 19-06-2019

Aquatech Amsterdam is surpassing expectations with 75 percent of the show already sold out and a record number of visitors already signed up.

Take a bow (or bath) Europe: your waters are cleaner than ever

Take a bow (or bath) Europe: your waters are cleaner than ever

  • By Aquatech
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  • 19-06-2019

Latest data from the European Environment Agency shows Europe’s bathing water quality continues to improve…

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

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

Why a ‘no-collar’ workforce will enable water’s digital transformation

Why a ‘no-collar’ workforce will enable water’s digital transformation

  • By Aquatech
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  • 11-06-2019

Utility workforces are being driven to adapt and learn new skills to keep up with the digital transformation which will result in a hybrid human-and-m...

TRAILER LAUNCH: It’s time to embrace the Brave Blue World

TRAILER LAUNCH: It’s time to embrace the Brave Blue World

  • By Aquatech
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  • 11-06-2019

A new industry-wide collaborative documentary is bringing together organisations from around the world to show that solutions exist today to overcome ...

VIDEO: EU project results show promise for water reuse in oil & gas

VIDEO: EU project results show promise for water reuse in oil & gas

  • By Aquatech
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  • 04-06-2019

An ambitious EU-project has proven an adaptable plug&play system involving multiple technologies can provide fit-per-purpose water for reuse as coolin...

Video: Water digitalisation – could it be Denmark’s next export success?

Video: Water digitalisation – could it be Denmark’s next export success?

  • By Aquatech
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  • 22-05-2019

Boasting abundant aquifers and 120,000 lakes, Denmark is blessed with water. Yet behind the country’s 80+ suppliers and utilities, disruption is takin...

‘Infobesity’ and human driven resistance: two roadblocks in the digital utility journey

‘Infobesity’ and human driven resistance: two roadblocks in the digital utility journey

  • By Aquatech
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  • 22-05-2019

Water utilities came together in Miami for the annual SWAN Forum to share their experience on the adoption of smart water technologies. Human driven r...

Opinion: Forget forecasting, it’s all about ‘nowcasting’

Opinion: Forget forecasting, it’s all about ‘nowcasting’

  • By Aquatech
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  • 21-05-2019

Keith Hays was recently in London attending a conference on smart water systems. It showcased how far UK water utilities and leading firms across Euro...

UK utility IoT network trial brings together 9 companies

UK utility IoT network trial brings together 9 companies

  • By Aquatech
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  • 20-05-2019

Several companies in the digital water space are collaborating with water utility South East Water as part of a Narrowband Internet of Things trial.

Flood defences not enough to win ‘war against water’

Flood defences not enough to win ‘war against water’

  • By Aquatech
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  • 20-05-2019

In order to ensure infrastructure resilience, England has been cautioned to rethink its flood protection strategy and invest every year up until 2050.

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...

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 ...

Wastewater upgrade reduces phosphorus runoff in Danish Lake District

Wastewater upgrade reduces phosphorus runoff in Danish Lake District

  • By Aquatech
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  • 16-04-2019

Efforts are under way to reduce phosphorus runoff in Denmark following increased public attention on stormwater overflows in the country’s iconic Lake...

Joke Cuperus: A steady hand at the helm

Joke Cuperus: A steady hand at the helm

  • By Aquatech
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  • 10-04-2019

Can a public water utility and its global commercial technology arm be run by the same person? CEO Joke Cuperus believes it can. Here she discusses wo...

Do you know the next Samuel Sarphati?

Do you know the next Samuel Sarphati?

  • By Aquatech
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  • 18-03-2019

Dutch tourism levels continue to grow as visitors flock to Amsterdam for the plethora of clean canals and waterways, not to mention other attractions.
...

Yousef Yousef: Meet the algae maestro

Yousef Yousef: Meet the algae maestro

  • By Aquatech
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  • 05-03-2019

The CEO of LG Sonic explains how he is building an empire by making algae dance and why Big Data is crucial for the company’s future.


In brief: 4 water digitalisation stories

In brief: 4 water digitalisation stories

  • By Aquatech
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  • 11-02-2019

From Artificial Intelligence (AI) moving north in the UK to satellite leak detection in Trinidad and Tobago, we bring together a round-up of the lates...

VIDEO: What is a Circular Economy 2.0?

VIDEO: What is a Circular Economy 2.0?

  • By Aquatech
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  • 08-02-2019

We speak to Professor Mark van Loosdrecht to find out.

Spain and China continue as water reuse heavyweights

Spain and China continue as water reuse heavyweights

  • By Aquatech
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  • 08-02-2019

Water reuse is quickly becoming a necessity rather than optional for nations bolstering water resource management efforts around the world.

What will 2019 hold for the global water market?

What will 2019 hold for the global water market?

  • By Aquatech
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  • 24-01-2019

Despite kickstarting with Brexit uncertainty, 2019 promises to be another exciting year for the global water market.

Tech Dive: Will LEDs become the Tesla of the UV sector?

Tech Dive: Will LEDs become the Tesla of the UV sector?

  • By Aquatech
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  • 18-01-2019

Light-emitting diode (LED) technology has been promising to disrupt the traditional ultraviolet (UV) lamp disinfection market for years. Will 2019 fin...

Is Britain on the brink of a fatberg epidemic?

Is Britain on the brink of a fatberg epidemic?

  • By Aquatech
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  • 11-01-2019

Multiple discoveries across the country suggest fatbergs could become a common problem for UK water companies.

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

Water leaders unite in Rotterdam ahead of COP24

  • By Aquatech
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  • 03-12-2018

Water leaders recently gathered in Rotterdam to collaborate and discuss the key themes ahead of the Amsterdam International Water Week (AIWW) Conferen...

Nervous system

Fatberg detecting 5G sewer ‘nervous system’ goes down under

  • By Aquatech
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  • 08-11-2018

When you bang your toe, the human nervous system instantly transmits a signal to tell the brain where to feel pain. Ouch.

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.

Five progressive digital water technologies to watch

  • By Aquatech
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  • 07-11-2018

With multiple vendors popping up in the digital water market solutions space, It’s an exciting yet sometimes overwhelming time for the water industry....

UK water utility operating network section with AI

UK water utility operating network section with AI

  • By Aquatech
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  • 22-10-2018

There is no doubting that digital technologies and the increased availability of artificial intelligence (AI) have piqued both interest and scepticism...

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





Sweden and  Germany kickstart phosphorus recovery drive

Sweden and Germany kickstart phosphorus recovery drive

  • By Aquatech
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  • 12-10-2018

Water utility company Gelsenwasser AG has signed an agreement to recover phosphorus from incinerated sewage sludge in the ChemPark of Bitterfeld-Wolfe...

More data needed on microplastics and water

More data needed on microplastics and water

  • By Aquatech
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  • 02-10-2018

Together with pharmaceuticals, the detection of microplastics in both water and wastewater is one of the largest growing environmental concerns.

Decentralised solar desalination to quench Greek islands’ thirst

Decentralised solar desalination to quench Greek islands’ thirst

  • By Aquatech
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  • 02-10-2018

ATHENS, Greece – Mainland Greece may have suffered its fair share of financial and political woes over the years yet water supply, through the damming...

Experience Aquatech Amsterdam 2017

  • By Aquatech
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  • 17-01-2018

Experience Aquatech Amsterdam 2017

  • By Aquatech
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  • 09-11-2017

Keynote prime minister Mark Rutte

  • By Aquatech
  • |
  • 02-11-2017

A Q&A with Dan Iversen of Xylem on thought leadership

A Q&A with Dan Iversen of Xylem on thought leadership

  • By Aquatech
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  • 02-06-2017

At Xylem – as one of the largest global water technology manufacturers – we view thought leadership as an essential part of the role we pl...

Picking the circular economy technology winners

Picking the circular economy technology winners

  • By Aquatech
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  • 22-03-2017

There is great interest in the opportunities around the circular economy, especially in Europe. This is precisely why it will feature as the theme of ...

Data benefits for all in the water sector

Data benefits for all in the water sector

  • By Aquatech
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  • 22-03-2017

Big data is a reality in some sectors, such as its use in the airline industry to optimise flight occupancy. This gives a clue as to the scale of the ...

Cellulose recovery from municipal waste water

Cellulose recovery from municipal waste water

  • By Aquatech
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  • 17-12-2015

During Aquatech 2015 the Dutch technology developer Brightwork set in the spotlight the recovery of cellulose from waste water. The project Cellulose ...

Water sector investment opportunities: a venture capital perspective

Water sector investment opportunities: a venture capital perspective

  • By Nityen Lal, Icos Capital
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  • 13-09-2015

Investing in the water sector

What opportunities does the water sector present to investors, and how can technology companies best tap into their inter...

Elvis and Miley Cyrus help understand why youth are important

Elvis and Miley Cyrus help understand why youth are important

  • By Marie Rødsten Sagen, Young AIWW Ambassador
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  • 09-12-2014

"A little less conversation, a little more action" are not just the words of a catchy Elvis song, it is also the slogan for the youth programme of the...