1335 articles in Asia

NZ government considers plan to upgrade water treatment for 12% of the population Vol 19, Issue 2 (February 2018)

A key proposal of the December inquiry into the Havelock North campylobacteriosis outbreak was to remove the “secure” label of aquifers that supply around 12% of New Zealand’s water. The Ministry of Health is now costing up the job of adding treatment barriers.

Metito’s China exit leaves just four foreignowned water portfolios in the country Vol 19, Issue 2 (February 2018)

In a strategic U-turn, the Dubai-based developer has sold off its portfolio of projects and followed the foreign exodus, citing tough conditions for outside equity-holders. After a number of high-profile departures, is there a future for international water in China?

Asia in brief Vol 19, Issue 2 (February 2018)

The Supreme Court of India is due to release its verdict on 16 February on the decades-long Cauvery river water-sharing dispute between Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

Little Big Data Vol 19, Issue 2 (February 2018)

Will under-investment in Asia’s inefficient markets stop it from capitalising on big data’s big promises? GWI’s Willy Yeo investigates.

JV model sees private water spread across the Philippines Vol 19, Issue 1 (January 2018)

The rise of the unsolicited joint venture model has seen long-term private water contracts spread across the Philippines. The lack of competition and regulation is cause for concern.

Six strategies Vol 19, Issue 1 (January 2018)

Lax regulation means private water companies are emerging on six fronts.

Dhaka’s utility turns its focus to wastewater after water supply turnaround Vol 19, Issue 1 (January 2018)

As DWASA rides the wave of development finance from water to wastewater coverage, GWI finds out where the opportunities are, and what’s next for the Bangladeshi capital.

DWASA’s NRW reduction masterclass Vol 19, Issue 1 (January 2018)

Solving the NRW problem was a major criterion for deepening development bank involvement in the city. How did the ADB’s initial loan make this possible?

Happy New Gear! Vol 19, Issue 1 (January 2018)

In the face of China’s growing influence across Asia, GWI’s Willy Yeo looks at the challenges and opportunities its neighbours face.

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.