Monthly Archives: November 2021

California remains in precarious water predicament – California

October was a welcome water wonderland, but November was pretty much a dry bust for the Golden States.

Was California’s wet October a sucker punch to the state’s all important reservoirs? “Historically, 1976, which was historically dry, started off with a wet October, so we’re not counting our chickens yet,” said East Bay Municipal Utilities District Public Information Officer Andrea Pook.

Ski resort conditions tracker SkiCentral.com, says of the big 25 California resorts it tracks, only three are open and on a very limited basis.

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Singapore’s water management has become a global model for climate change mitigation – Singapore

Singapore is at the forefront of nearly all countries that have formulated a long-term plan for managing climate change and is steadfastly implementing that plan.

The small island state of 60 lakh people was among the 40 nations invited by US President Joe Biden to attend his leaders’ summit on tackling climate change last April.

Singapore is one of the most densely populated countries in the world.

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The year our home in Madurai ran out of water – India

In the summer of 2013, we ran out of water in our home in Madurai. Like many others, we depend on the water that our borewell supplies, but after drilling past 500 feet, we hit a slushy bottom – our borewell’s way of telling us to look elsewhere.

An electrician familiar with the workings of our house for decades said the house had never run out of water, which made us inclined to believe this water outage was a passing problem and more to do with the working of the borewell.

My emails from this period reflect our concern with the functioning of the borewell and the muddiness of the column rather than with any fear of the aquifer drying up.

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WEG S A : Electric Motor Solutions are Adopted in Desalination Plant in Singapore – Singapore

There is no doubt that one of the major water problems facing the world today is the provision of drinking water.

Water scarcity was listed in 2019 as one of the biggest global risks in terms of potential impact over the next decades.

Through a team of engineering specialists dedicated in the Water Industry, WEG has always been at the forefront of supplying electrical solutions for the Water Industry worldwide.

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Cape Town’s V&A to Get New Desalination Plant for Water Needs – Cape Town

Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront is set to get a new desalination plant to ensure a fresh water supply at the tourism hotspot during any future crisis affecting South Africa’s second-largest city.

Growthpoint Properties Ltd., the country’s biggest listed real estate firm, received approval for the 3.3 megalitre facility and construction will begin in the first quarter of next year, according to a statement on Thursday.

The project should be complete by 2024, the Johannesburg-based company said.

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ACCIONA and SEPCOII to construct $692mn Jubail 3B desalination plant – Saudi Arabia

ACCIONA, together with its partner SEPCOIII, has announced that it will undertake the construction of the Jubail 3B desalination plant, which has a capacity of 570,000m3/day and will supply two million people in the cities of Riyadh and Qassim.

In a statement, ACCIONA said that SEPCOII and itself are the main EPC contractors for the project, which is being developed and financed by a consortium consisting of ENGIE, NESMA and AJLAN, for the publicly owned Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC).

It added that SWPC had announced the financial closure of the project, which is estimated at $692 million.

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How Singapore’s water management has become a global model for how to tackle climate crisis – Singapore

Singapore is at the forefront of nearly all countries that have formulated a long-term plan for managing climate change and is steadfastly implementing that plan.

The small island state of 6 million people was among the 40 nations invited by the US President Joe Biden to attend his leaders’ summit on tackling climate change last April. Singapore is one of most densely populated countries in the world.

It faces the twin challenges of ensuring sustainable water supply during droughts as well as effective drainage during intense rain seasons amid climate change.

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French agency extends funding for drinking water project in Puducherry by two years – India

PUDUCHERRY: The comprehensive drinking water project planned by the Puducherry government at an outlay of Rs 523 crore got a fresh lease of life with the French government development agency agreeing to extend the funding by another two years for implementing the project.

This was agreed upon after the Puducherry government delegation, led by PWD Minister K Lakshminarayanan, held discussions with the officials of Agence Francaise De Development (AFD), the French agency, led by Bruno Bosle, Country Director for India, a couple of days ago.

“They have agreed to extend the agreement after its expiry in June 2022 till June 2024. It is a soft loan to be repaid with 1.5 per cent interest in 15 years,” Lakshminarayanan said.

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Campaigners welcome 12-month pause on Eyre Peninsula desalination project – Australia

Campaigners against a proposed desalination plant on the Eyre Peninsula say they will continue lobbying against the development despite a 12-month delay.

Last week, the South Australian government put the project on hold to allow time for more investigation and consultation with locals and businesses.

SA Water proposed building the desalination plant at Billy Lights Point in Boston Bay at Port Lincoln after considering several sites.

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Gwadar residents to get fresh water supply soon – Pakistan

Under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor initiative, Balochistan government has decided to initiate multiple projects for provision of clean water and its fair distribution in the coastal town of Gwadar.

The project worth Rs 130 million, would also cater the future water demand and sewerage disposal system in Gwadar, said official sources.

Moreover, multiple projects including, implementing water supply, distribution system, desalination plant, sewerage collection system and treatment plant has also been planned in the Master Plan of Gwadar.

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