1294 articles in Asia

Asia in brief Vol 19, Issue 1 (January 2018)

Singapore’s Public Utilities Board has launched three requests for proposals under a S$30 million research grant. It is calling for new solutions in 1) low-energy desal and water reuse; 2) industrial water stewardship; and 3) smart water technologies.

What’s next for FO in China? Vol 18, Issue 12 (December 2017)

A mixture of operational issues, underwhelming industrial project flows, and shareholder pressure to perform seem to have conspired against the development of forward osmosis in China. The market is still looking for new ZLD technologies.

A new beginning? Vol 18, Issue 12 (December 2017)

How have Chinese and international industrials responded to China’s crackdown on water pollution? GWI’s Willy Yeo takes a look.

Sri Lanka woos foreign firms with water PPPs Vol 18, Issue 12 (December 2017)

Pioneering DBO and BOT contracts spanning desalination, wastewater and bulk water supply are pulling global names into Sri Lanka. With a new PPP unit established in the Ministry of Finance, the opportunities could multiply further.

Aussie pension fund in reuse buy Vol 18, Issue 12 (December 2017)

A company owned by pension fund Colonial First State has bought the Kooragang Island water reuse scheme. It is a major step in building a nationwide portfolio.

Asia in brief Vol 18, Issue 12 (December 2017)

A report released this month into 2016’s Havelock North campylobacter gastroenteritis outbreak, which killed four people, has found that up to 700,000 New Zealanders are exposed to health risks as a result of contaminated water sources.

Gadkari’s Ganga roadshow Vol 18, Issue 12 (December 2017)

The BJP heavyweight has made his London debut as India’s water minister. Sebastian Lennox asks whether he is the voice of change.

Assessing China’s dominance of the global PPP market Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

Over half of the world’s water and wastewater treatment PPPs are in China, according to GWI WaterData. The massive backlog of capacity under construction will catapult developers even higher on the list of global private water companies next year.

Jakarta concessions shaken but stable after court ruling Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

An Indonesian Supreme Court judgement published last month was vocal in its condemnation of Jakarta’s water concessions, although it stopped short of terminating the contracts. What happens next?

Suez and Astratel sell out of Palyja Vol 18, Issue 11 (November 2017)

Rumours that the Salim Group is behind the buyers of an Indonesian water concession have been categorically denied by a group company. What do we know?