Water Journal : Water Journal May 2011
industry news regular features 28 MAY 2011 water Norit Awarded Water Technology Company of 2011 Norit has been awarded Water Technology Company of the Year during the Global Water Summit 2011. The award was presented by former Secretary General of the United Nations, Kof Annan, during a special Global Water Awards ceremony on April 18 in Berlin, Germany. Every year, Global Water Intelligence (GWI) honours top performers in the world of water. The category, Water Technology Company of the Year, recognises the company that has made the most significant contribution in the field of water technology during the past year. Norit had been nominated because of its reputation for innovation and for breathing new life into an old technology -- activated carbon, and pushing a new technology -- ultrafiltration -- further than it has been taken before. In recent years, Norit has grown into a global organisation with a strong focus on continuous innovation and environmental protection. Norit's varied technologies, including pre-treatment for seawater desalination, effective ways to remove hormones, viruses, bacteria, and cysts from water, and high-capacity pumps and turbines that are fish-friendly, make it a market leader in a wide range of segments and at the forefront of reducing man's impact on the environment. Director for Goyder Institute for Water Research Appointed Eminent hydrologist Dr Tony Minns has been appointed as the first Director of the $50 million Goyder Institute for Water Research in Adelaide. SA Water Minister Paul Caica said Dr Minns is a graduate of the University of South Australia who has pursued a career in water in Europe since 1985. "We are fortunate to entice Dr Minns back to his home town to lead the Goyder Institute's work to enhance the State Government's capacity to develop and deliver science-based policy solutions in water management,'' he said. "After leaving the University of South Australia, Dr Minns completed a PhD in Hydrology at the University of Delft and has since worked for several Dutch water research and consultancy organisations. "Dr Minns joins the Goyder Institute from Dutch water consulting firm, Deltares, where he worked as the Scientific Director of Hydrological Engineering, playing a senior role in managing a research and development program for the Dutch Government. "The Goyder Institute aims to strengthen ties between science and policy to support growing economies, thriving lifestyles and healthy environments through water research," Mr Caica said. The Goyder Institute for Water Research is a collaboration between the State Government, the CSIRO and South Australia's three universities. International Earthquake Experts to Take on Environmental Disasters Experts in earthquakes and tsunamis from Australia and Indonesia have met at the Australian Academy of Science to explore how the two nations might collaborate to tackle global environmental problems and natural disasters. "The recent disaster in Japan has highlighted how crucial it is for the international community to have a better understanding of earthquakes, tsunamis and other catastrophic environmental events," said Australian Academy of Science President, Professor Suzanne Cory. "Scientists are keen to work together across national boundaries to enhance understanding of how and why these large-scale natural disasters occur, and to explore ways to better protect both the natural world and the human habitat." The 14 senior researchers came from a range of environment- related disciplines, including geothermal science, earthquakes and tsunamis, marine biology and oceanography. The gathering was part of a range of activities organised under the Treaty for Cooperation in Scientifc Research and Technological Development, signed by Australia and Indonesia in 2005. The 2011 Australia-Indonesia Environmental Science Workshop was convened by Indonesia's Professor Syamsa Ardisasmita and Professor James Fox of the Australian National University at the Australian Academy of Science's Shine Dome. DICL PIPES, FITTINGS & VALVES FOR SALE O ered for sale as individual items or as bulk lots Fitzroy River Water (FRW) Rockhampton Queensland has an extensive variety of new and unused surplus water supply items for sale, including (valves, tapers, bends, tees, etc). Sizes: DN65, 80, 150, 200, 300, 375, 450, 500, 600 & 750 in PN16 & PN35. TECHNICAL ENQUIRES TO VIC HARBINSON Email | firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile | 0488 704 246 or Phone | 07 4936 8509 OFFERS TO FRANK MUNNICH Email | email@example.com Rockhampton Regional Council, P O Box 1860, Rockhampton QLD 4700 A full product list of items and photos can be viewed at URL: www.rockhamptonregion.qld.gov.au/pipesforsale Earthquake damage in Christchurch, New Zealand.
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