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.
Plumbing technology moves forward 22 Sep 2009
Convened in conjunction with the World Plumbing Council (WPC), the 2010 International Emerging Technology Symposium will bring a range of expertise together to discuss matters of plumbing, health and water efficiency.
Hard water clogs showerheads 14 Aug 2009
The first results of a major new study on the effects of water softeners in the home have shown that untreated hard water can rapidly lead to clogged showerheads, in some cases possibly as soon as a year and a half of regular use.
The natural world 29 Jul 2009
Geberit, a Swiss based leader in sanitation products, has teamed with the Pangaea Project in an effort to raise awareness about creating a sustainable environment.
Addressing the global water crisis 27 Jul 2009
Dan Bena, who spearheads international sustainability efforts for food and beverage giant PepsiCo, will be the opening keynote speaker for the WaterSmart Innovations Conference and Exposition, Oct. 7-9, 2009, in Las Vegas.
Water quality tips 02 Jul 2009
One of the best ways to educate yourself about local water quality conditions is to obtain a copy of your community's Consumer Confidence Report (CCR).
Membrane water filtration 23 Jun 2009
Pall Corporation (NYSE:PLL), a global leader in filtration, separation and purification systems and technologies, announced today that it has won a $14.7 million municipal water contract for the design and installation of a Pall Aria™ integrated microfiltration (MF)/ reverse osmosis (RO) membrane water treatment system in Manila.
Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2009 10 Mar 2009
Professor Gatze Lettinga from The Netherlands was awarded the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize 2009 for his environmentally sustainable solution for the treatment of recycled water using anaerobic technology.
India trials new train toilet 03 Mar 2009
A new toilet system developed in India has the potential to reduce fresh water use and improve national sanitation levels.
International Emerging Technology Symposium 16 Feb 2009
Organised jointly by the World Plumbing Council and WPC member organisation IAPMO, the International Emerging Technology Symposium was held in Chicago, USA in August 2008. The two-day event sought to highlight the world’s dwindling resources, the potential for a global water shortage and what can be done to tackle these issues.
Toilet revolution in Beijing neighbourhood 16 Feb 2009
Beijing’s fascinating Hutong neighborhoods may be historic, but the plumbing is being thoroughly modernized as the Chinese city races towards the Olympics.