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Pakistan government pledges clean water investment

President Asif Ali Zardari on Friday emphasized on adoption of state-of- the-art water conservation practices especially in the agricultural sector and treatment of the sewerage water to ensure optimum utilization of the water resources being the scarce and essential commodity for maintaining human life. The President was addressing the inauguration ceremony of Shaheed Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto Clean Drinking ...

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Penghu and Kinmen to receive water boost in Taiwan

Taiwan plans to build additional desalination plants in Penghu and Kinmen counties, a move expected to significantly increase freshwater supplies for the outlying areas, according to the ROC Ministry of Economic Affairs. The Penghu facility, which is to be situated in the county capital of Magong City, will be funded by the Water Resources Agency to the tune of NT$800 million (US$27.5 million). Currently un ...

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Chinese NDRC unveils ambitous plans for desalination

Authorities have formulated a plan to boost the seawater desalination industry as an alternative to quench the country's thirst for water, China's top economic planner said on Wednesday. The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said China aims to produce 2.2 million cubic meters of freshwater per day by 2015, compared with 660,000 cubic meters in 2011, according to the 2011-2015 plan, the first ...

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IDE Technologies to help build largest U.S. desalination plant

Israel's IDE Technologies will help construct and run a $1 billion desalination plant along the coast of southern California to help alleviate the region's water shortage. The facility, expected to begin operations in 2016, will produce 54 million gallons (204,412 cubic meters) of potable water each day, making it the largest sea water desalination plant in the United States, IDE said in a statement on Thur ...

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Hitachi to team up with Gujarat government for exciting desal venture

Japanese industrial solutions giant Hitachi will sign a contract with the Gujarat government next month for setting up of a sea water desalination plant in the state that will treat 336,000 tonnes of water every day. To be executed by four partners, the construction of the facility will largely be financed by the Japanese government under Indo-Japan joint investment strategy. "We are going to sign the contr ...

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