NEW – Waterless Dying Technology in Textile Processing

A new commercial scale dyeing technology for dyeing synthetic fabric, DyeOx, has been implemented in Taiwan that utilises carbon dioxide (C02) instead of water in the dyeing process. The technology uses no water, no auxiliary chemicals and reduced energy when compared to conventional processes. The technology was conceived at DELFT University and commercialized by the [...]

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NEW – Installation of Soil Moisture Monitoring System to Improve Productivity

In a search for improved irrigation practices, three farms near Milan, installed a drip irrigation system coupled with soil moisture monitoring as part of the AquaTEK™ programme. This system allows farmers to irrigate only when needed, without stressing the plants by supplying too much or too little water. The system also allows for more precise [...]

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NEW – Balancing Supply and Demand Through Water Metering

The government and its regulators require all water companies in England and Wales to plan water resources at least 25 years ahead to ensure secure supplies. This is a twin track approach where the company must consider the cost-effectiveness of demand management measures before they propose resource developments. In 2009 compulsory water metering was identified [...]

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NEW – Partnership for Cleaner Textile Production (IFC Water PaCT) (63-B)

Weak enforcement of groundwater licencing and effluent treatment standards has led to high rates of water use in the textile mills and discharge of toxic effluents into the surface water bodies. The Water PaCT Bangladesh is a partnership founded to drive the wet processing textile sector in the country towards a more sustainable performance and [...]

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NEW – Reducing the cost of water re-use in the textile sector

The Arvind textile mill located near Kalol, Ahmedabad District, India uses over 6.5 million m3 of process water per year. Limitations on groundwater extraction coupled with the lack of a nearby location for effluent discharge led to the implementation of a complete water reuse system. The total water available from the local aquifers is approximately [...]

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New – Integrated Irrigation Modernization Project (46-B)

In addition, operational responsibilities were decentralized and the irrigation infrastructure was transferred to local water user associations (WUA); a key requirement for the financing provided by IBRD (World Bank). The locally prioritized improvement plans by the WUAs delivered the rehabilitation of the irrigation system supplying water to 427 100 hectares of farmland. The reduction in [...]

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NEW – Basin based approach for groundwater management

So a plan was launched to increase groundwater recharge through the construction of six recharge structures. Scheduled training programs for local farmers on water efficiency practices were also implemented to reduce withdrawal for agricultural purposes. This is benefiting more than 4 000 farms on a regular basis. In addition, water efficient agricultural practices were showcased [...]

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NEW – Active Supply Chain Management in the Textile Industry

As part of China’s 5 year plan launched in 2011, all of China’s textile manufacturers must cut energy and water use by 16% and 30% respectively by 2015 or face a penalty fine or closure. Yuyue is a supplier of the global furniture chain IKEA. Upon encouragement from IKEA, the factory joined the IFC China [...]

By |2016-02-06T11:47:16+00:00February 6th, 2016|Uncategorized|Comments Off on NEW – Active Supply Chain Management in the Textile Industry

NEW – Effluent treatment and aquifer storage for agricultural use

The Shafdan Wastewater Treatment Facility is Israel’s largest wastewater treatment and reuse facility. The facility is located south of Tel Aviv, close to the coast and supplies approximately 140 000 000 m3 per year of reclaimed water to the Negev Desert in the south of Israel for agricultural use on 50 000 acres of irrigated [...]

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NEW – Innovative public-private partnership to improve water quality and availability

A forward-thinking public-private partnership (PPP) deal between the Hindustan Zinc and the local government (Udaipur Municipal Corporation and Rajasthan State-Owned Urban Improvement Trust) was formed in May 2012 to develop the city`s first Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) which addressed both stakeholders objectives.

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