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Water Corporation customers want desalination as first choice for drinking water
The Water Corporation of Western Australia has found that desalination tops the list as the preferred source for new drinking water for all four of its customer groups.
South Australia Water kicks off public consultation on desalination plant
South Australia Water (SA Water) has kicked off a public consultation on an $80 million desalination plant project at Sleaford Bay on the Eyre Peninsula.
Five Minutes With: Rod Naylor, GHD market leader for water, Australia
Rod Naylor is to join GHD as market leader for water in Australia, where the firm has worked on all the big six desalination plants
Water Corporation begins feasibility studies for new desalination plant
The Water Corporation of Western Australia is poised to begin feasibility studies for a seawater desalination plant off the coast of Alkimos, north of Perth.
Australia's demand for desalination jumps amid drought
The demand for desalinated water is intensifying across eastern Australia as drought and extreme dry weather bite.
Sydney Desalination Plant an option in flood mitigation debate
Australia's opposition spokesman for water Chris Minns has floated a proposal to re-start Sydney Desalination Plant as an alternative to a contentious flood mitigation scheme, reports Blue Mountains Gazette.
Mitsui & ACS source finance for Spence copper mine project
Mitsui & Co and ACS Group have secured $560 million in financing for the Spence copper mine desalination plant project in northern Chile, reports Latin Finance.
Sunshine Coast, Australia, to assess potential for a desalination plant
Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia, is expected to need a new, bulk source of water by 2040 that could be supplied by desalination, reports Sunshine Coast Daily.
MOF membranes will slash energy use, harvest lithium, say researchers
The authors of a new study on metal-organic framework (MOF) membranes have claimed that the material can desalinate water with far higher energy efficiency compared to traditional desalination membranes.
Suez and Thiess sue Siemens over VDP switchgear
Suez and Thiess have filed a writ against Siemens in the Victorian Supreme Court, Australia, over the failure of a gas-insulated switchgear at the Victorian Desalination Plant (VDP), reports Victorian news outlet Herald Sun.
Water Corporation prepares to expand Perth desalination plant
Water Corporation of Western Australia has acquired 15.2 hectares of land adjacent to Perth desalination plant for a possible expansion of capacity, reports The West Australian.
IFM Investors snaps up 49 per cent of FCC Aqualia
Australian fund manager IFM Investors is to acquire 49 per cent of Spanish water company FCC Aqualia for €1,024 million ($1,258 million).
Top 20 water-stressed countries with solar potential
The World Resources Institute (WRI) has named the world's top 20 most water-stressed countries which have the most solar energy potential.
Veolia Water Tech to deliver RO reuse plant for gold mine
Veolia Water Technologies has won a contract to design and supply a reverse osmosis (RO) plant enabling process water reuse at Fosterville Gold Mine in Victoria, Australia.
WorleyParsons acquires Jacobs' energy, chemicals, and resources division
Australia's WorleyParsons is purchasing the energy, chemicals, and resources (ECR) division of Jacobs in the US for $3.3 billion, comprising $2.6 billion in cash and 58.2 million WorleyParsons shares.
Gujarat, India, unveils reuse policy amid worsening water crisis
Gujarat State, India, has unveiled a new policy for water reuse amid a deepening water crisis in the region.
Suez and Middle East plants top 2018 Global Water Awards
Suez has scooped the Desalination Company of the Year Award, and Middle East facilities topped the desal plant categories at this year's Global Water Awards from Global Water Intelligence (GWI).
Aqualia joins Majis in Port of Sohar joint venture
Aqualia of Spain, and Oman state-owned Majis Industrial Services, have formed new joint venture Oman Sustainable Water Services (OSWS), to operate the hydraulics at Port of Sohar for 20 years.
IDA unveils lineup of speakers for water reuse conference
The International Desalination Association (IDA) has secured a stellar lineup of keynote speakers for its International Conference on Water Reuse and Recycling 2018, led by Spain's secretary of state for the environment, Maria Garcia Rodriguez.
IDE to pilot two new water treatment technologies in California, US
IDE Technologies is to pilot two new technologies in California, US, including reverse osmosis for water reuse, and a membrane cleaning process that reduces chemical usage.