Urban water and sanitation infrastructure

Urban water supplies and distribution

Parasites in water supply potential risk for disease transmission in Southeast Asia

The presence of parasites in both raw and treated water supply in Southeast Asian countries can be a potential risk for disease transmission. The Association of Academies and Societies of Sciences in Asia (AASSA) vice president Prof Datuk Dr Khairul Anuar Abdullah said therefore, that ...

Urban water, environment improved steadily

While Vientiane has been improving its drainage network, the water quality in drainage canals and marshes is still declining relative to other cities in Asean, an audience including the city’s Vice Mayor heard in the capital yesterday.Increased discharge of domestic wastewater from urban areas is ...

Former Vinaconex boss faces prosecution

The Ministry of Public Security’s Police Investigation Agency has prosecuted Phí Thái Bình, former chairman of the Vinaconex board of directors, for violating construction regulations and causing serious consequences.Bình, who is also former vice chairman of the city’s People’s Committee, was found to be responsible ...

Climate change makes water scarce in dry season in HCM City

Climate change has a huge impact on HCM City’s water resources, the head of its public water utility has warned. “Climate change, especially drought and saltwater intrusion [into rivers], has directly affected the Đồng Nai and Sài Gòn Rivers, making water treatment difficult,” Trần Văn ...

Water utility widens revenue stream

The capital’s listed water utility inaugurated a new treatment facility on April 5 that will increase its production capacity of clean water by 30 percent, and add to its revenue stream – a move likely to impress its shareholders. Phnom Penh Water Supply Authority (PPWSA) officials ...

Mandalay FDA to check water factories

The Mandalay Food and Drug Administration branch will be running spot-checks at factories producing drinking water to ensure production is according to standard. The authority’s deputy director Dr Kyaw Kyaw said those who failed to comply with the standards would be ordered to stop their distribution ...

Water supply officials assess benefits of management project

Waterworks officials evaluated the management of water supply operation on Friday at the terminal evaluation of a project to improve management in the sector. The evaluation was conducted at the 5th Joint Coordination Committee Meeting, which assessed JICA’s technical cooperation Capacity Development Project for Improvement ...

Mandalay to fulfill clean water demand by 2020

Mandalay City Development Committee’s Water and Sanitation Department has kicked off a plan to supply 100 percent of the demand for drinking water to all seven townships within the district by 2020. Currently, clean potable water supply in Mandalay is only available in five townships ...

New solution for urban water drainage

A new technique that helps improve water drainage in urban areas has been proposed by a Japanese company. The technique will help clean underground pipelines without digging them up, saving energy and cost, and can be applied in emergencies. The technique has been tested at ...

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