World Plumbing Council Report 27 May 2013
The plumbing industry has been busy in the last few months, here's a wrap of what the World Plumbing Council (WPC) has been up to.
The story of ‘Pippy’, Pipe Perfection’s Morris J Van 27 Mar 2013
Ask any plumber and he’ll tell you they stumble across all sorts of things as they visit their customers. That’s how Darren Clancy came up with the idea of restoring a J Van and using it to market his plumbing business.
Leaders search for common ground 25 Feb 2013
More than 60 people from all facets of the plumbing and mechanical industries attended a backflow industry symposium on February 12-13 at IAPMO World Headquarters West that sought to promote discussion and look for solutions on the challenges facing the cross-connection industry today.
Waterless toilet research 22 Oct 2012
Research sponsored by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation aims to look into ways to build a waterless toilet for regions lacking sanitation.
50 Shades of Grey Water Plumbing 06 Sep 2012
worldplumbinginfo.com is leading a global exchange of innovative ideas, onsite experiences and best practice when it comes to managing and implementing grey water systems.
Pressure Attenuators - seven years on 28 Aug 2012
Pressure Attenuators, introduced by Studor to the market in 2003 and approved for use in Australia in 2005, have revolutionised multi-storey sanitary drainage in Australia.
Changes in water consumption 18 Aug 2011
How urbanisation is changing water consumption and distribution and a new way to combat the problem of dissipating water resources.
Holding onto Gen Y 18 Aug 2011
No matter where you come from, the division between the generations seems to be growing. What can plumbers do to stop this gulf from widening?
The yellow plumber 23 Nov 2010
As the world’s phosphate reserves continue to deplete, there is an opportunity to capture and reuse human urine as an agricultural fertiliser. Dimi Kyriakou investigates a new research initiative to develop the first urine diverting toilets in Australia.
World toilet summit 03 Aug 2010
For the first time ever, the World Toilet Summit will take place in the United States. This annual event brings together key global leaders in the sanitation and water arena to discuss and learn about innovations and business opportunities surrounding the global sanitation crisis that affects 40% of the world’s population.
The Plumber from Nantucket 27 Jul 2010
Here’s a story from the United States of America that serves as a warning for all plumbers, no matter where they are from.
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.
Reductions in drainage stresses old plumbing systems 07 Jul 2009
Downstream plumbing does not attract much interest until something goes wrong. Now with the emphasis on water conservation there are concerns that lower building drainage flows will mean future problems.