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 – Rustenburg Innovative Financing Arrangements

The water services provider, Rustenburg Municipality, was rated as the 3rd most distressed in South Africa and thus unable to raise the finance required to address the problems. To address this challenge, a joint initiative was undertaken between the mines and the municipality to establish a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) with a 22-year concession to [...]

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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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NEW – Corporate water efficiency targets in the mining industry

WETT, forecasts the projected business-as-usual (BAU) water demand of individual operations and establish a register of cost effective water efficiency interventions. It then links the two to identify future performance targets. By the end of 2014, the WETT program had achieved the corporate water reduction target originally set for 2020 (a 13.9% reduction on projected [...]

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NEW – Reducing water use in fish and seafood processing

The Pakyurek seafood processing plant located in Adana primarily produces canned marinated anchovy. The groundwater aquifer, from which the plant is abstracting fresh water for its operations, has been recognised as extremely vulnerable to climate change. The company was selected to participate in the UN Joint Programme “MDG-F 1680 Enhancing the Capacity of Turkey to [...]

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NEW – Zero liquid discharge and water reuse at a coal power plant

With annual precipitation of 1 000–1 500mm, Lake Taihu gets fair amount of rain but not enough to meet the growing demands of industries located on the lake (chemical, metal, printing, dying industries) and the rapidly growing population. Since the last major algae bloom in April 2007, licence to operate has only been given to [...]

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NEW – Water management in a copper and gold mine

The Southern Gobi Region has little to no surface water. In order to maximise productivity in this water stressed environment, the mine have installed extensive water reuse systems, highly efficient tailings, zero/low water use equipment and floating lagoon covers to reduce evaporative losses. The negative perception of the mining industry in the region is being [...]

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NEW – Reuse of municipal effluent at a petrochemical complex

In 2011, the Catalan Water Agency decided to construct the Camp de Tarragona Water Reclamation Plant. This plant treats municipal secondary effluent collected from two urban wastewater treatment plants (WWTP Tarragona and WWTP Vila Seca-Salou) and generates 6.8 million m3 of reclaimed effluent per year for use in water for cooling towers and boilers at [...]

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