Monthly Archives: May 2012

Making It Happen for Water @ Green Week 2012

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Here are the pictures we took from our stand.
We were located just at the right entrance of the main conference room and at the floor where the cocktail took place. Nice location to network and spread the word that the engineering industries are delivering solutions for the water challenges

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From C. Potter, Xylem

The average person wakes up each morning, takes a shower, drinks a cup of coffee, and rinses the breakfast dishes before putting them in the dishwasher without much thought to the serious water crisis our planet faces.  As those in the water industry know, population growth, industrial expansion, and increased agricultural development, plus consumption is estimated to double every 20 years. By 2025, over 30% of the world’s population is expected to live in areas without adequate water supply. The crisis point has already arrived in some parts of the world.

The situation is made more urgent by unsustainable consumption habits, pollution and aging infrastructure that allows clean water to leak out of the system at rates that in some areas exceed 30 percent. It’s becoming increasingly clear that to avoid full-scale crisis, we need sustainable solutions that ensure an ongoing supply of water. We believe all communities deserve sustainable access to clean water in order to grow and prosper. At Xylem, we are energized by our central role in creating a sustainable water future. Our products are part of the solution, and further, we understand that the issues our world faces can only be addressed through technology and behavior change.

Our treatment portfolio includes equipment and services that treat both water for consumption and wastewater to be returned responsibly to the environment. We focus on three basic treatment types: (i) filtration, (ii) disinfection and (iii) biological treatment systems. Filtration uses gravity-based media filters and clarifiers to clean both water and wastewater. Leopold, with more than 80 years of experience, is our leading filtration brand. Our chemical-free disinfection systems, both ultraviolet (UV) and ozone oxidation, treat both public utility drinking water and wastewater, as well as industrial process water, and are provided through our WEDECO brand. Biological treatment systems are key to the treatment of solids in wastewater plants, which is provided through our Sanitaire and Flygt brands.

With our broad applications expertise and focus on innovations, Xylem sees the big picture and designs the best possible solutions that secure future supply, quality and cost savings.

Our goal is to ensure that the world will have the water it needs the next day… and every day after that.

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Water by CEIR

We have invited the companies and associations represented on our stand at the Green Week to explain how they contribute with solutions to the water challenges. Here is a piece of information by CEIR, the European Taps and Valves Association:

The water label is a European labelling voluntary scheme initiated by taps and valves manufacturers to improve the water consumption and performance of taps, valves & shower heads.

  A simple tool to inform consumers on water consumption of taps, valves and showerheads
  A single label used throughout Europe
  A complete database of labelled water saving products

  It clearly shows the volume of water that the product will consume if
installed correctly and according to the manufacturer’s instructions
 Litres per minute
 Coloured performance bands
 Actual capacity/performance

Simple classification scheme applicable throughout Europe

 Sets harmonised water flow requirements conforming to any legal national requirements
 Promotes the use of water saving taps, valves and shower heads in private and public buildings
 Self-declared and monitored by independent audits to keep the scheme cost-efficient
 Informs European consumers on water consumption of taps (basin and kitchen) and shower heads
 Invites consumers to check the products database to find water saving taps, valves and shower heads in their country
 Maximises the effectiveness of the labelling scheme and monitors its implementation
 Contributes to the various efforts to save water and energy

More info:
The website:

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Water by Toro

We have invited the companies represented on our stand at the Green Week to explain how they contribute with solutions to the water challenges.

Here is a post by TORO ‘s Sr. International Marketing Manager Brian Ries:

Water is essential to the survival of every living thing on the planet. As our global population increases, efforts to manage constrained resources will certainly intensify. Every irrigation professional has heard about the increasing importance of managing water use and, even though the situation affects every region differently, it has global impact. The effects go beyond water availability – of equal concern is the power consumption required to process and distribute water. In municipal systems with older distribution networks, the source water required to meet demand is greatly increased due to losses in the system. As a result, the need for efficient irrigation systems that demand less water to maintain healthy, vibrant landscapes is greater than ever before.

Consistent with the principles on which we were founded, The Toro Company is committed to helping customers enrich the beauty, productivity and sustainability of the land with innovative precision irrigation systems. From our beginnings in 1914, we built our name and following by providing innovative solutions to customer’s needs. Today, this rich legacy continues as we strive every day to develop exciting new products and services that yield performance, productivity and environmental benefits to our customers.

 It is not enough to be “smart;” to truly save water, one must be smart and precise. The Toro® Precision Irrigation Portfolio is:

  • Universal – products are designed to fit multiple manufacturer’s equipment
  • Simple – no digging, trenching, or complicated wiring
  • Immediate – as soon as you install, you start using less water (no system adjustments)

A prime example is the Toro Precision™ Series Spray Nozzle – with patented H2O chip technology –, which represents the most significant breakthrough in spray nozzle technology in over 60 years. Invisible to the naked eye, water streams oscillate at over 200 cycles per second to generate a more consistent droplet size to reduce runoff and provide up to 30% water savings. With options to fit Toro spray heads and those of other manufacturer’s, this breakthrough technology can be applied to an existing system and provide immediate, measureable savings.

We have added new products to our portfolio including Precision™ Soil Sensor and Precision™ Rotating Nozzles that provide immediate water savings upon installation and fit not only Toro products, but most of our competitors, as well. Toro’s full suite of Precision™ Irrigation Solutions is perfect for the efficiency needs of new systems and renovation of the many antiquated systems that are ripe for upgrade.


Getting ready for Green Week

We have seen that we are now listed on the Green Week website under the exhibition section. We appear under the logo of Orgalime Partnership. On our stand we will show examples of companies that make it happen for water : Toro irrigation, KSB, Hans Grohe, Atlas Copco, Xylem and also CEIR, the European Association for the Taps and Valves Industry will launch its water label on our stand!  Our stand is also supported by Neoperl and Europump.

The Platfom aims at promoting the abilities and commitment of the equipment supply industy to address the water challenge.

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