International plumbing industry collaboration 08 Feb 2009
CIB W062 provides researchers, product developers and standards writers with a yearly forum for presenting and discussing important issues affecting the plumbing industry.
Faucet flow control saves water 05 Feb 2009
Flow control of faucets is a highly-refined technology, delivering a balance between user comfort and water conservation.
Australian shower research 04 Feb 2009
In Australia, the labelling of certain products for their water efficiency is mandatory under the Water Efficiency Labelling Standards (WELS) legislation. The basis of the legislation is the Australian/New Zealand Standard AS/NZS 6400 Water efficient products – Rating and labelling.
US shower product 04 Feb 2009
The Delta Faucet Company in Indianapolis has launched a water-efficient shower head that is aimed at the hospitality industry but can be used by anyone who is conservation minded.
Engineers share their knowledge 04 Feb 2009
Great minds may think alike but occasionally one or two can bring something different to the table – as some organizations are discovering through regular knowledge-sharing exercises.
A new approach to water access 03 Feb 2009
After decades of apartheid South Africa is dealing with many social and environmental problems. The plumbing industry is keen to do its share.
The Hippo Water Roller 03 Feb 2009
Millions of people worldwide have to walk long distances every day to collect water, usually carrying a 20L bucket on their head.
The boat with no carbon footprint 02 Feb 2009
Wastewater from the geWoonboot, a Dutch prototype carbon-neutral houseboat, is channeled to an onboard septic tank for initial treatment then transferred by sump pump to floating reed beds alongside the houseboat.
Toilet to tap technology 02 Feb 2009
How do you get populations to accept that they will be drinking water that was once someone else’s sewerage – even when that water is now exceptionally clean? This is the task facing Professor Siqing Xia of Tongji University in Shanghai in the quest to solve China’s growing water problems.