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Sep 30, 2020
UK selected as Peru’s delivery partner to rebuild facilities
Policy News
Sep 29, 2020
British Water is calling on the water and wastewater supply chain to take part in a survey assessing the impact of COVID-19 to find out how businesses have been affected. As lead representative body for the UK water industry supply chain, the association has provided constant support to its members throughout the pandemic, while also monitoring the impact on the industry... [Read More]

Policy News
Sep 23, 2020
British Water is calling on the water and wastewater supply chain to take part in a survey assessing the impact of COVID-19 to find out how businesses have been affected. As lead representative body for the UK water industry supply chain, the association has provided constant support to its members throughout the pandemic, while also monitoring the impact on the industry... [Read More]

Policy News
Jul 16, 2020
Cook Compression has revealed Zungtech Co as its exclusive distributor and authorised service partner in Taiwan. Its service partners are certified to provide local compressor valve and packing case repair and reconditioning to end-users. Backed by more than a century of service to the gas compression industry, Cook Compression applies extensive technical expertise... [Read More]

Policy News
Jul 16, 2020
The Smart Water Networks Forum (SWAN) has formed a new strategic liaison with the LoRa Alliance to advance “smart”, data-driven solutions in water networks. This agreement will build off of each organisation’s membership pool and promote Internet of Things deployments for smart network coverage. As LoRaWAN technology further expands its global footprint, utilities... [Read More]

Policy News
Jul 8, 2020
The German pumps and valves manufacturer KSB is continuing with the restructuring of its French service activities by selling three of its companies specialising in maintenance for the nuclear sector to the Orano group. Employing around 200 staff KSB Service Énergie (KSE) and its subsidiary STII are recognised for their expertise in nuclear maintenance. Having continuously... [Read More]

Policy News
Apr 24, 2020
The Hydraulic Institute (HI) has announced its energy rating (ER) programme database of rated pumps has grown to more than 9,400 products. Based on the US Department of Energy’s Motor Market Assessment pumps can account for 40% of energy usage in industrial fluid systems. The HI energy rating metric represents the greatest potential savings for these and other systems... [Read More]

Policy News
Mar 26, 2020
In light of the recent outbreak of Covid-19 (coronavirus), the Fluid Handling International team is thinking of all those affected by the virus. We understand that along with the impact on health, the virus is also causing major issues for industries and businesses. We want to update our readers and advertisers on the plans for our Fluid Handling International distribution... [Read More]

Water/Wastewater News
Aug 12, 2019
Pipelines
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued a proposed rule to implement Section 401 of the Clean Water Act (CWA), which seeks to increase the transparency and efficiency of the certification process and promote timely review of infrastructure projects. Announced by EPA administrator Andrew Wheeler at the Council of Manufacturing Associations Summer Leadership... [Read More]

Policy News
Jul 23, 2019
The UK Government’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has revealed plans to encourage individuals to save water and to introduce a personal water consumption target. Defra will carry out a public consultation into how water can be saved by UK individuals, as well as how industry can support customers to use less water. Under a government... [Read More]

Policy News
Jun 28, 2018
The British Pump Manufacturers’ Association (BPMA) has received an official response from the UK Government regarding the state of conformity assessment of EU products in a post-Brexit Britain. Lord Kinnoull (EU Committee and EU Justice Sub-Committee), on behalf of the BPMA, posed the question on the future of conformity assessment which was met with a positive response. Lord... [Read More]

Policy News
Apr 20, 2018
The decision to look at gas pipeline approval comes as part of Trump’s push to reduce infrastructure regulation and as US natural gas exports soar. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Chairman Kevin McIntyre said that he would review the 1999 regulation for natural gas pipeline approval in his Senate approval hearing at the end of 2017. The Commission published... [Read More]

Policy News
Apr 9, 2018
The agency says that the funding is designed to ‘leverage public and private investments’ to keep drinking water contaminant-free and upgrade ageing water infrastructure. 4 April, the EPA announced that it has made up to $5.5 billion (over €4.4 billion) in loans available to water infrastructure projects. This funding, which the agency says could accelerate about... [Read More]

Policy News
Feb 13, 2018
The plan, released 12 February, gives the Secretary of the Interior more approval power and outlines timeframes for approvals by agencies. The plan would significantly reduce the amount of environmental regulations for new projects and affect pipeline approvals across the US, including in places where new oil and gas infrastructure faces severe opposition. It also gives... [Read More]

Policy News
Feb 9, 2018
The bill aims to reform a process that has become stuck due to complex approval routes and polarised interests. The Canadian oil and gas industry has been stunted recently by a lack of infrastructure to get fuel to market. Disputes between stakeholders, local governments (notably Alberta and British Columbia) and public opposition have delayed new projects. The bill,... [Read More]

Policy News
Feb 2, 2018
The public policy think tank CD Howe Institute has released a report saying that difficulty getting product to market, not carbon taxes, is hindering the competitiveness of Canadian oil producers. Although the report cites a number of problems for the industry, by far the largest is the lack of transport infrastructure and its effect on the price of Canadian oil compared... [Read More]


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