WATER

Dubai launches second Global Water Award with prizes up to $1mn
Overseen by Suqia, under the umbrella of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, the award has three main categories: Innovative Projects Award, Innovative Research & Development Award, and Innovative Individual Award, with prizes totaling $1mn
Repair work on Barka 2 power and water desalination plant reaches completion
The affected unit returned to service on 4 April – six calendar days ahead of its previously communicated expected completion date
Saudi Arabia receives EOI from 71 consortia for the Yanbu IWP project
The desalination plant will use reverse osmosis (RO) seawater desalination technology and will boast a potable water capacity of 450,000cu/m per day.
Dubai turns to renewable energy for water production
Solar-powered reverse osmosis desalination is expected to become the new trend in Dubai’s water production as the emirate moves to meet its renewable energy targets
Toray to Establish New Water Treatment Membrane Company in China
The new company will be named Toray Membrane (Foshan) Co., Ltd. (TMFC), and Toray is moving forward with land acquisition,construction and other activities to prepare for its establishment
Saudi Arabia turns up temperature on water reduction plans
While Saudi Arabia has increasingly turned to desalination to make up for its lack of surface and ground water, Qatrah aims to balance the water production/consumption formula through a much wider variety of means

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