Water & Environment

MIT’s new device to harvest water from desert

MITResearchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have unveiled a new device that is expected to get drinkable water out from the driest areas of a desert

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‘Water security necessary for sustainable development in the UAE’

al zardariWith the UAE being one of the most arid nations in the world, supply of clean, accessible water is critical for sustainable development and indispensable for human health, well-being and prosperity across the region, said Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, minister of climate change and environment in the UAE

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Seawater desalination: Taking nuclear one step further

Desalination RepinThe growing problem of freshwater shortages, alongside climate change, is one of the greatest challenges facing humanity for its long-term survival and sustainable future and Rosatom may have a solution

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Atkins wins Saudi water services engineering contract

Riyadh SkylineEngineering consultancy Atkins said that it has won a procurement advisory services contract, as part of a consortium, from state-owned National Water Company in Saudi Arabia

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‘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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