Dive into water treatment and the water treatment process

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.

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?

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...

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”.

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.

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.

PFAS a ‘burgeoning crisis’ that could drive $3.1bn treatment market

PFAS a ‘burgeoning crisis’ that could drive $3.1bn treatment market

  • By Aquatech
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  • 28-05-2020

The treatment market for per- and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) remediation technology in water could reach up to $3.1 billion by 2030.

AI can drive water resilience, yet “last mile” challenges remain

AI can drive water resilience, yet “last mile” challenges remain

  • By Aquatech
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  • 25-05-2020

The adoption of digital water technologies, including AI will be accelerated from the pandemic, yet challenges will continue to remain, says a new whi...

The Ganges shows increased biodiversity after lockdown

The Ganges shows increased biodiversity after lockdown

  • By Aquatech
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  • 18-05-2020

Following the Covid-19 lockdown, there are signs the holy river is being rejuvenated with increased signs of biodiversity.

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...

VIDEO: How ‘remote working’ could shape water’s culture

VIDEO: How ‘remote working’ could shape water’s culture

  • By Aquatech
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  • 08-04-2020

Three leading members of the Global Water Tech Hub Alliance (GWTHA) discuss how Covid-19 lockdown enforced communication methods may shape water’s wor...

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

Coronavirus and water/wastewater: a round-up of global advice

Coronavirus and water/wastewater: a round-up of global advice

  • By Aquatech
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  • 17-03-2020

A round-up of WHO, CDC and industry association advice on water treatment and COVID-19.

Drones for blooms: South Korean institute tracks algae

Drones for blooms: South Korean institute tracks algae

  • By Aquatech
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  • 02-03-2020

South Korean Institute ETRI has combined drone and hyperspectral camera technology with the ambition to achieve the world’s best level of accuracy on ...

RESEARCH: ‘Plasmatron’ could blast PFAS out of the water

RESEARCH: ‘Plasmatron’ could blast PFAS out of the water

  • By Aquatech
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  • 18-02-2020

Researchers claim a ‘plasmatron’ technology could be an answer to growing PFAS concerns

Point of Use tech assessed for PFAS removal

Point of Use tech assessed for PFAS removal

  • By Aquatech
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  • 11-02-2020

A new study has tested nearly 90 Point of Use/Entry systems for their ability to remove PFAS

China to expand South-North mega water project

China to expand South-North mega water project

  • By Aquatech
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  • 29-01-2020

China set to expand South-North mega water project, already one of the largest water transfers in the world

Singapore to tender for smart water meter contractor

Singapore to tender for smart water meter contractor

  • By Aquatech
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  • 16-01-2020

A total of 300,000 smart meters will give PUB a clearer picture of the Singapore water network...

Mexico Valley to benefit from $100m World Bank finance

Mexico Valley to benefit from $100m World Bank finance

  • By Aquatech
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  • 09-01-2020

Finance could push through aquifer recharge using recycled water.

Water technology trends 2020: What will 2020 hold for the water sector?

Water technology trends 2020: What will 2020 hold for the water sector?

  • By Aquatech
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  • 16-12-2019

Kick-starting another exciting year for the global water sector, we ask several experts what they believe will be the biggest challenges, themes and d...

VIDEO: The ‘Interceptor’ could turn the tide on plastic pollution

VIDEO: The ‘Interceptor’ could turn the tide on plastic pollution

  • By Aquatech
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  • 03-12-2019

Could this trash-eating vessel be the scalable solution needed to stop plastics entering the ocean?

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

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?

Partnership in Action: Innovative Project Brings Clean Drinking Water to Local Kenya Community

Partnership in Action: Innovative Project Brings Clean Drinking Water to Local Kenya Community

  • By Aquatech
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  • 29-10-2019

Sponsored: DuPont Water Solutions and USAID partnered with LSOSF to support an innovative water project in Kenia.

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...

CASE STUDY: Satellite tech detects pollution sources around Lake Maumelle

CASE STUDY: Satellite tech detects pollution sources around Lake Maumelle

  • By Aquatech
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  • 23-09-2019

US water utility Central Arkansas Water turned to satellite data to help identify pollution sources entering reservoir Lake Maumelle…

VIDEO: Private water concessions urgently needed in Mexico City

VIDEO: Private water concessions urgently needed in Mexico City

  • By Aquatech
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  • 12-09-2019

ANEAS director-general Hugo Rojas Silva calls for urgent action on water and the need for private concessions.

VIDEO: Ceramic membranes go XL in Singapore

VIDEO: Ceramic membranes go XL in Singapore

  • By Aquatech
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  • 09-09-2019

The Choa Chu Kang Waterworks in Singapore will be another key proving ground for large scale use of ceramic membranes for municipal water treatment.

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.

Sustainable water: our essential guide to sustainable water resource management solutions & strategies

Sustainable water: our essential guide to sustainable water resource management solutions & strategies

  • By Aquatech
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  • 19-08-2019

Sustainable water means a nation that can be water self-sufficient: ensuring there is enough water to meet multiple needs, from agriculture to municip...

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...

Water Resource Management: our essential guide to water resource management objectives, policy & strategies

Water Resource Management: our essential guide to water resource management objectives, policy & strategies

  • By Aquatech
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  • 15-07-2019

Our essential guide to Water Resource Management. Climate change and human activity mean we are facing a challenging task in an unpredictable environm...

VIDEO: Inspiring international exchanges at Aquatech China

VIDEO: Inspiring international exchanges at Aquatech China

  • By Aquatech
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  • 15-07-2019

Industrial water treatment and digitalisation were key themes at this year’s Aquatech China in Shanghai.

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?

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

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: Our essential guide to water treatment technology

Water treatment: Our 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.

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.

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...

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...

Roundup: News and reports on business opportunities in China

Roundup: News and reports on business opportunities in China

  • By Aquatech
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  • 14-01-2019

China is transforming rapidly and has seen economic development. As demand for water has increased...

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

Opportunities in the Mexican water market

  • By Aquatech
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  • 05-12-2018

Ernesto Bächtold, Director, QS Mexiko AG, discusses the many opportunities that exist for technology companies in the Mexican water market, and specif...

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





Can AI softwares help monitor water treatment plants?

Can AI softwares help monitor water treatment plants?

  • By Aquatech
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  • 28-08-2018

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have created an AI (artificial intelligence) software which is able to detect various types of cyanobacteria...

Could Blockchain mitigate our global water crisis?

Could Blockchain mitigate our global water crisis?

  • By Aquatech
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  • 28-08-2018

Water crisis is an ongoing struggle for millions of people around the world. Although water supplies exist, the current production and distribution sy...

Drones for the water industry

Drones for the water industry

  • By Aquatech
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  • 28-08-2018

Drones are being used in multiple industries, such as oil, gas, and food. However, this technology has the power to revolutionise the water industry a...

Cape Town's "Day Zero" - What can we learn?

Cape Town's "Day Zero" - What can we learn?

  • By Aquatech
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  • 25-06-2018

Water taps for citizens and businesses were expected to shut off by April 2018, on “Day Zero”, due to the most severe drought in Cape Town...

Armin Schutz from Grunbeck discusses water treatment solutions

  • By Aquatech
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  • 10-06-2018

Armin Schutz, Head of Department of International Sales at Grunbeck, discusses the various water treatment solutions that his company specialises in a...

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.

"Make water sexy again"

  • By Aquatech
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  • 14-09-2017

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...

Water business in China through the eyes of an entrepreneur

Water business in China through the eyes of an entrepreneur

  • By Gijs de Bruin
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  • 13-04-2016

‘China has grown at an incredible pace for 30-odd years, but at the cost of the environment,’ comments Dutch entrepreneur Gijs de Bruin. T...

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...