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Installing Asia Pacific’s first full-scale sidestream treatment plant

Two major utility companies are working to install Asia Pacific’s first full-scale sidestream ANITA Mox treatment plant in 2020. Veolia Water Technologies and Urban Utilities will deliver the treatment plant, using organic and environmentally-focused technology that is a first-of-its-kind in Australia. Drawing on ten years’ research in its development, this technology marks a major development for the waste ...

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Reframing Asia’s Water Industry with Digital Transformation

In addition to environmental and social challenges, water utilities in Asia Pacific are faced with the complexities of non-revenue water, underdeveloped or ageing water infrastructure and growing expenditure. Digital transformation offers the water industry an opportunity to provide reliable and sustainable water supply by optimising distribution systems, treatment efficiency and asset management. Asia Paci ...

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Workplace and supply chain risks from COVID-19

Workplace and supply chain risks from COVID-19 having significant impact on power sector, according to Willis Towers Watson ASIA, - Pressures on workforce availability and maintaining supply chains arising from COVID-19 are proving challenging to the power sector, according to Willis Towers Watson (NASDAQ: WLTW), a leading global advisory, broking, and solutions company, at the launch of its Power Market Re ...

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Plastic waste now on Antarctic shore

From the deep Mediterranean marine mud to the desolate beaches of the Southern Ocean, plastic waste now gets everywhere. The throwaway society now has a global reach. British and German scientists have found astonishing concentrations of plastic waste in the form of tiny fibres on the sea floor. In just one square metre of marine ooze, they have counted as many as 1.9 million fragments less than a millimetr ...

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Is China holding water & causing drought?

Actions by China have been described as compounding a 2019 Mekong River drought that had severe impacts on livelihoods in downstream nations. China is accused in an April 2020 US government-funded study of restricting water flow from 11 upstream dams, affecting approximately 60 million people live in the Lower Mekong where agriculture and fishing are the principal sources of support. Ord ...

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Clean Air After India’s Lockdown

As India went into the world’s biggest lockdown to combat the deadly coronavirus, trains, planes, automobiles and factories came to a halt. And the skies in some of the most polluted cities on the planet turned blue. Cities across the country, which was home to 14 of the 20 most polluted cities in the world last year, are breathing some of the cleanest air after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a thre ...

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Asia-Pacific to address food losses and waste by using nano-technology

In the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, major economies like China, Japan and South Korea contribute to about 25% of the world’s food waste while other South and Southeast Asian regions together account for 22% of the world’s food waste. Against this backdrop, the packaging and end-product suppliers are planning to address these food losses and waste by using nano-technology to extend the shelf life of food prod ...

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All your events postponed? So now what???

As I write this the World and business community are facing challenges we have never experienced in our lifetime, and hopefully never will again.  At this time, you are probably on lock down and working from home, or some of you may be still at the office, but one thing is for certain, you aren’t going to any face to face events or meetings at the moment, and probably wont be travelling to meet your cl ...

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SE Asia’s first Hydrogen powered bus service launched in Malaysia

Kuching’s hydrogen-fuelled bus service launched today and earned the thumbs-up from Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Abang Johari Openg. It is also the first city in South-east Asia to operate the hydrogen bus service. Abang Johari, together with state Transport Minister Datuk Lee Kim Shin and Sarawak Economic Development Corporation (SEDC) chairman Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Husain and members of the media, were given ...

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Human Waste & Energy?

Several large multinational companies, including Kimberly Clark, Unilever and Lixil, recently gathered in India with the World Bank, various NGOs and government officials to meet with sanitation entrepreneurs, or sanipreneurs, to address the worldwide sanitation crisis. Their goal: to come up with new ways to turn human waste into valuable resources, including renewable energy. While toilets and indoor plum ...

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