Geberit opens head office in Asia Pacific 15 Jun 2010
The new Geberit Asia Pacific headquarters opened in style on 27 May, 2010 with a full Chinese ceremony and a great deal of hope for the future in this burgeoning region.
World Plumbing Day shines 28 Mar 2010
With the theme Plumbing-Vital to Global Health, plumbing organisations throughout the world undertook a range of activities – under the guise of World Plumbing Day – with the aim of raising awareness of the important role played by today’s plumbing industry.
The sub-continent - an exciting growth prospect 28 Mar 2010
While exhibitions and conferences across most business sectors of Europe, North America and South East Asia are struggling to recover from the effects of the global financial crisis, the Indian market is a far different situation.
North American Plumbing Industry and the GFC 28 Mar 2010
BRG Consult released a special edition of their monthly bathroom newsletter for the North American bathroom industry titled "Is There a Recovery Out There?" According to BRG all indications speak for a strong recovery in 2010. The following is an excerpt from the report written by Victor Post, the Vice President and Head of the Building Products Group for BRG Consult, with regard to the plumbing industry.
World Plumbing Council meets in Sydney 28 Mar 2010
The World Plumbing Council came to Australia in March to not only discuss the importance of World Plumbing Day, but to discuss global plumbing initiatives in the face of changing social attitudes.
World Plumbing Day 2010 23 Feb 2010
The first ever World Plumbing Day is to be celebrated on 11 March, 2010. worldplumbinginfo.com interviewed World Plumbing Council chairman, Robert Burgon to find out what it’s all about.
Thailand gets WPC treatment 11 Feb 2010
Danish Plumbing teacher Benny Wielandt, who won the 2008 WPC Lecturers’/Trainers’ Scholarship, has now submitted the report of his Scholarship visit to Thailand which he made in August 2009.
Australian National Plumbing Forum 2010 02 Feb 2010
Readers of worldplumbinginfo.com are invited to an afternoon of brief informative presentations and lively discussion with plumbing industry colleagues.
Plumbing’s response to the Haiti crisis 02 Feb 2010
On 12 January 2010, the small island nation of Haiti was rocked by an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0. The tragedy brought to attention the poverty, lack of water and basic sanitation and desolation in which the people of this once popular nation reside.
Water sterilisation in hospitals 18 Nov 2009
Hospitals are by necessity significant water users. A new connection method for sterilising systems is set to save hospitals an average of 4,400L per day. Angela Tufvesson reports.
Mario Super Plumber 18 Nov 2009
Mario, the world's favourite plumber, has been honoured by Spain's largest professional association of plumbers for his role in improving the image of plumbers worldwide.
Waterless urinals research 18 Nov 2009
In an effort to integrate water-sensitive urban designs into current practice the National Plumbing Regulators Forum (NPRF) for Australia and New Zealand formed the Australasian Scientific Review of Reduction of Flows on Plumbing and Drainage Systems (ASFlow) Committee to conduct research into the effects reduced flows are having on drainage systems.
Rainwater tank pollution 18 Nov 2009
Lead has long been targeted as a potentially harmful water contaminant. As rainwater tanks become increasingly popular, it begs the question: do they harbour elevated lead levels that are dangerous to public health? Angela Tufvesson investigates.
Where is world plumbing headed? 30 Sep 2009
Where is the world's knowledge of plumbing systems, drainage and technical matters? Wherever the knowledge may be, it is time for people to bring it altogether so it may be shared, discussed and debated in the hope that solutions to water management problems are quickly found.