1st wave of global challenges nearing conclusion

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1st wave of global challenges nearing conclusion

After a lively application process over the last 10 weeks, judging is now nearing a conclusion in the 1st wave of global challenges launched by GWTHA. 

For the pretreatment of wastewater from coal-fired power plants, sadly no application made it through to the detailed expert evaluation. Whilst several proposals were highly innovative, they are not yet proven at the scale required by the Chinese challenge owners. Rather than looking for new technologies, this challenge stipulated that applicants must demonstrate realistic CAPEX and OPEX calculations for comparable projects. If you missed the application deadline, but still wish to enquire about this opportunity, kindly contact:

The bacteria detection challenge in Israel is in the final stages of evaluation. This was about finding new approaches to help Mekorot detect bacteria in the water supply quicker and more efficiently. Several applications made it through the initial screening process and a short list of qualified proposals finalised. Now the evaluation team is conducting interviews with the applicants and going into more depth on the suitability of the innovations being presented.

Look out for updates here in the coming weeks, and don´t forget to stop and say hi at our exhibition booths at Korea International Water Week, WEFTEC and Aquatech Amsterdam.

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