Tag Archives: Water

Unilever and Choithrams Educate Consumers on World Environment Day

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Driving awareness of recycling and water conservation Unilever, one of the world’s leading FMCG companies, has been helping consumers make better choices for over 100 years. 2014 marks Unilever’s 3rd successive year of partnership with Choithrams, one of the UAE’s largest retailers, to further promote recycling, waste management and water conservation. The campaign which is running over the coming 10 ...

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Sustainability in Water Technologies to help combat the GCC Water Crisis

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Technologies like hybrid desalination and recycled produced water will help suffice the increasing water demands Ensuring water security for sustenance and growth has been a constant challenge for the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries. With increasing population and growth in industrial and agricultural activities, pressure on existent water resources is further amplified. Focus of the water sector in the GCC ...

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Saudi Arabia: Almajdouie Logistics supporting Yanbu 3 Desalination Project

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On May 22nd, 2014 Almajdouie Logistics has transported an Evaporator weighing 5,736.8 tons (gross weight during transportation), and believed to be the World’s heaviest, at the Yanbu 3 Desalination Project, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. A total of six Evaporators will be transported by Almajdouie Logistics; four Evaporators will be fabricated in Vietnam and shipped to the site jetty at Yanbu, ...

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Jordan readies the taps on controversial water project

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                                                                 Noriko Hayashi / Panos By Nehal Lasheen – SciDev.Net A Middle Eastern scheme to tap groundwater highlights a regional problem with radioactivity, reveals Nehal Lasheen. A controversial water project in Jordan that is due to begin operation this ...

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Ancient Egyptian river could be revived for farming

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By Ian Randall – SciDev.Net A 5,000-year-old river could be resurrected to bring sustainable agriculture to one of the planet’s rainiest yet driest deserts, according to a study, which proposes an ambitious engineering scheme for Egypt that the country’s government is now reviewing. The desert of the Sinai Peninsula receives the most rainfall of any part of Egypt — around ...

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Will Somalia get enough rain this year?

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Parts of southern Somalia are yet to recover from the battering they took in 2010-2011, when severe drought followed excessive rain, and now the Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) says insufficient rain may fall in the coming months. “We are concerned – our forecast shows that there is 80 percent probability that rains could trend from normal to ...

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Water ravenous Middle East and North Africa look to membrane bioreactors, says Frost and Sullivan

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The total water consumption of the Middle East is expected to rise to 319 billion cubic meters (BCM) by 2020, with agriculture utilising the bulk. Population and economic growth, paralleled by industrial diversification, is placing immense pressure on water demand. The suitability of treated wastewater for agricultural irrigation and the increased focus on wastewater reclamation and reuse as a sustainable ...

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International desalination association convenes first meeting of global energy task force during international water summit

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The International Desalination Association (IDA) will convene the first meeting of its global Energy Task force in conjunction with the International Water Summit, which takes place 15-17 January in Abu Dhabi. The goal of IDA’s Energy Task Force is to achieve a 20% reduction in energy consumption in all major seawater desalination processes by 2015. The meeting will be held ...

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Researchers design ‘smart’ water pumps for rural Africa

At any one time, one third of water pumps in rural Africa are broken, say researchers
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This article was originally published on the SciDev.Net Website 0n 11 July 2012. Marc McIlhone – AfricanBrains An unexpected consequence of using mobile phone technology to improve the efficiency of water pumps in African rural areas is that children will have more time in school. Engineers will be able to tend broken water pumps more quickly, negating the need for children to ...

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Innovation ‘must consider water, energy and land jointly’

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This article was originally published on the SciDev.Net Website 25 May 2012. When considering the sustainability of natural resources it is important to understand that is not only biological species that share symbiotic relationships, these are also relevant to water, energy and Land. A new European report explores these interdependencies and will be submitted for discussion at Rio+20. More technological innovation is needed to ...

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