Water & Environment

‘Pay as you throw’ waste fee for Dubai building owners soon

FarnekAll buildings in the emirate will soon be charged a new fee of US$21.78 per tonne for general waste disposal, which is proposed to go up by US$2.72 per annum to US$27.23 per tonne by 2020 and more beyond, according to Dubai Municipality (DM)

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South Australia Water Saves US$2.35mn in energy costs with Bentley software

SA BentleyProlonged periods of drought in Adelaide and the surrounding area prompted the building of a high capacity desalination plant and a north-south interconnecting pipeline within South Australia and for the first time South Australia Water (SA Water) was able to distribute water almost anywhere in its network at any time

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GWI analyses regulatory trends in the water industry

wastewaterA new GWI Market Insight report shows that in Abu Dhabi, amid concerns of nutrient-loading caused by ocean discharge of treated wastewater, the government has set a target of 100 per cent reuse by the end of 2018

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New Al Hamra Village household recycling scheme to save 3,500 tonnes of waste from landfill every year

alhamraRas Al Khaimah’s (RAK) real estate developer, Al Hamra, will implement the RAK Recycles initiative across the entire community, helping the emirate reach its target to divert 75 per cent of all waste from landfill by 2021 

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Saudi Arabia to build nine desalination plants

SA DE PLSaudi Arabia plans to build nine desalination plants for more than US$530mn on the Red Sea coast, according to minister of environment, water and agriculture Abdulrahman Al-Fadhli

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