The water sector recognized Abengoa's work and contribution in 2014 at the Global Water Awards
Abengoa was named Water Company of the Year at the Global Water Awards ceremony held in Athens, Greece. This award recognizes the contribution that Abengoa has made to the water sector in 2014 through its projects, research and other initiatives.
The awards committee took into account Abengoa's ability to offer customized solutions for each client, as well as the diversification of its non-desalination assets. The characteristics of the Vista Ridge water transmission project also caught the attention of the committee.
The event will take place in the second half of 2017
The International Desalination Assn. (IDA) has selected São Paulo, Brazil as the site for its 2017 World Congress on Desalination and Water Reuse. The event will take place in the second half of 2017; specific dates and details about the venue are currently being finalized.
The announcement follows the conclusion of “Water Reuse and Desalination for Latin American Development,” IDA’s first conference in Latin America, which was held in Rio de Janeiro in March.
The program pairs an industry leader within the organization with a member of the association's Young Leaders Program
The International Desalination Assn. (IDA) announced the launch of a mentorship program aimed at helping the next generation of leaders advance their knowledge and careers.
Seawater desalination system provides free, clean drinking water to residents and workers in Uribia La Guajira, Colombia
AMPAC USA has supplied the Red Cross Society in Uribia La Guajira, Colombia, with its most recent water purification system. The company designed and fabricated the mobile seawater desalination water maker SWRO100K-LX to help the Red Cross Society workers and local residents have free access to pure drinking water. This project was completed in January 2015 and the latest reports state that the Red Cross Society is satisfied with the results.
AWWA CEO David LaFrance thanks water professionals nationwide for keeping water safe for drinking
Dec. 16, 2014, marked the 40th anniversary of the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), which today includes regulations for more than 90 contaminants. American Water Works Assn. (AWWA) CEO David LaFrance issued the following statement to mark the occasion.
The region has experienced a years-long drought
On Kili, a remote, drought-stricken atoll in the Marshall Islands, the region's second permanent solar- and wind-powered water desalination plant is now operational. Earlier this year, a similar plant was installed on Utrik, 400 miles to the north.
Numbers show positive trends in conservation
Water use across the country has reached its lowest recorded level in nearly 45 years. According to a new USGS report, about 355 billion gal per day (gpd) were withdrawn for use in the entire U.S. during 2010.
This represents a 13% reduction in water use from 2005, when about 410 billion gpd were withdrawn, and the lowest level since before 1970.
With the global population estimated to grow from 7 billion in 2011 to more than 9.5 billion by 2050, profound stress has been placed on the world’s limited water supply, not only by its burgeoning population, but also by other factors, such as rapid urbanization, industrialization, pollution and climate change.1 As water scarcity and “water stress” persist, the water treatment industry has been tasked with developing innovative solutions to produce clean, potable water.
Demand for Desalination
Popular vacation spot uses RO desalination to produce drinking water
Filmtec Seamaxx RO elements offer low energy consumption and an optimized module design that helps maximize the productivity of a desalination system with low differential pressure, low cleaning frequency and high cleaning efficiency. Producing up to 99.7% water purity, up to 10% energy savings and less fouling at high operating flux, they are ideal for applications that treat medium to high TDS, brine and high-salinity brackish water.
The island of Anguilla in the British West Indies is one of the northernmost Leeward Islands in the Atlantic Ocean. Like many Caribbean islands, tourism is its main industry, with more than 100,000 visitors each year.
Firm designs reverse osmosis systems for two Anguilla resorts