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Bringing clean water to a low-income fishing community in Denpasar, Indonesia

Bringing clean water to a low-income fishing community in Denpasar, Indonesia

The 3,000 strong fishing community on Serangan Island just 0.5km to the south of Denpasar suffers from poor quality water and high leakage rates. This island, which is famed for being a breeding site for endangered green sea turtles and for its mangrove conservation centre, was chosen for a pilot project to demonstrate to Indonesian service providers how the system can be quickly and easily upgraded using modern PE pipes and installation techniques.

Indonesia - Asia Pacific

Posted on : 20 April 2017



  • Bringing clean water to a low-income fishing community in Denpasar, Indonesia

    Bringing clean water to a low-income fishing community in Denpasar, Indonesia

    The 3,000 strong fishing community on Serangan Island just 0.5km to the south of Denpasar suffers from poor quality water and high leakage rates. This island, which is famed for being a breeding site for endangered green sea turtles and for its mangrove conservation centre, was chosen for a pilot project to demonstrate to Indonesian service providers how the system can be quickly and easily upgraded using modern PE pipes and installation techniques.

    Indonesia - Asia Pacific

    20 April 2017

  • Providing improved sanitation facilities for school children in the Highlands of Ethiopia

    Providing improved sanitation facilities for school children in the Highlands of Ethiopia

    The villagers of Kosoru in the highlands of Ethiopia had to climb steep paths to collect water from mountain springs. This changed following the completion of a water supply scheme constructed by Tearfund and their local partner the Ethiopian Kale Heywet Church (EKHC) and in part financed by Borouge under the ?Water for the World? initiative. During the execution of this project, a request was received from the village elders and the Headmaster to improve the toilet facilities for the local school.

    Ethiopia - Africa

    30 March 2015

  • Improving the life of villagers in the Highlands of Ethiopia

    Improving the life of villagers in the Highlands of Ethiopia

    Ethiopia in East Africa is one of the poorest countries in the world with nearly 40% of the population living below the international poverty line. In the rural town of Kosoru, in the Eastern Ethiopian Highlands, UK based NGO, Tearfund and their local partner the Ethiopian Kale Heywet Church (EKHC) have undertaken a project to provide safe drinking water and sanitation services to the local community of 4,000 people, funded under the Borouge and Borealis "Water for the World" programme.

    Ethiopia - Africa

    20 December 2013

  • Delivering sustainable water supply solutions through high quality polyethylene pipes in Kenya

    Delivering sustainable water supply solutions through high quality polyethylene pipes in Kenya

    In Nairobi, Kenya's capital city, it is estimated that 60% of its 4 million residents are living in informal settlements and most are poorly served with water and sanitation. The majority of the residents buy water from water vendors and are paying much higher prices that those receiving piped supplies. Although the local water provider, Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company (NCWSC), are organised to supply these communities, high water losses from poor infrastructure and illegal connections reduce their overall revenue, making it difficult for them to make the necessary investment.

    Kenya - Africa

    21 May 2014

  • Supporting Environmental Awareness at Glenelg School in Abu Dhabi

    Supporting Environmental Awareness at Glenelg School in Abu Dhabi

    Over the past two years three different events have been organised to expose the children to some of the important water issues, starting with a visit to the Borouge exhibition featuring some of the "Water for the World" projects with partner  ccompanies and the "Trouble Waters" photographic exhibition at the Sheikh Khalifa Energy Complex in Abu Dhabi. The Enviromates Club at the school were involved in the other two events, where the children were told by Borouge's Andy Wedgner about the value of the "Water Footprint" in describing the amount of water required to produce a specific product and how Borouge were working hard to reduce the "Water Footprint" of our own manufacturing plant at Ruwais.

    United Arab Emirates - Middle East

    22 March 2013

  • Supporting groundwater sustainability research in the United Arab Emirates

    Supporting groundwater sustainability research in the United Arab Emirates

    The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is one of the world's most water-stressed countries and all sources of water are highly valued and must be safeguarded for the future wellbeing of the population.

    To support this aim the Emirates Foundation for Philanthropy provides grants for research contributing to the better understanding and management of the country's vital water assets.

    In two important groundwater sustainability projects, Borealis has partnered the Emirates Foundation and contributed over US$130,000 to support this work. These projects are part of Borealis Corporate Social Responsibility endeavour and Water for the World? initiative which is operated jointly with Borouge.

    United Arab Emirates - Middle East

    12 April 2011

  • Pioneering the first plastics pipe academy in the Middle East

    Pioneering the first plastics pipe academy in the Middle East

    Establishing long-term and sustainable water solutions is of paramount importance in the Middle East, one of the world's most water stressed and fastest growing regions in the world. It requires applying the highest quality standards and improving installation and maintenance techniques.

    Initiated by Borouge, the Gulf Plastics Pipe Academy (GPPA) is a pioneering organisation with the mission of raising standards as well as providing knowledge and expertise along the entire water value chain.

    United Arab Emirates - Middle East

    27 September 2007

  • Supporting WSUP by training water engineers in Lusaka

    Supporting WSUP by training water engineers in Lusaka

    WSUP are undertaking a programme in the Kanyama district of Lusaka in Zambia, which includes the laying of ten kilometres of extensions to the existing water network and the construction of twenty water kiosks to provide clean water to an additional 30,000 people. Due to local conditions they decided to use PE100 pipes and asked Borouge's Andy Wedgner to come to Lusaka to hold a workshop and undertake a site inspection.

    Zambia - Africa

    19 March 2013

  • WSUP is making a difference to the lives of the urban poor - Suzy's story

    WSUP is making a difference to the lives of the urban poor - Suzy's story

    In the Kotei district of Kumasi, Ghana, there was no main water supply and people had to collect water from unapproved and unregulated independent water suppliers.It usually fell to school children who spent many hours each day fetching water for their homes and schools. Collecting water usually took priority over study, resulting in low school performance levels and high school drop-out rates, especially for girls. In this story 12 year old Suzy Pokkuaa describes the impact of the building of new tandpipes as part of the Oforikom programme, which is supported by WSUP.

    Ghana - Africa

    19 March 2013

  • Water challenges in West-Africa, Ghana

    Water challenges in West-Africa, Ghana

    Even more than in the rest of the world, access to safe water is a tremendous challenge in Africa. Ghana, located in West Africa is often seen by its neighbours as a model for democracy and is at the same time also experiencing solid economical growth.

    Ghana - Africa

    02 March 2012

  • Providing a safe accessible drinking water supply for the villagers of Sankandi in Gambia

    Providing a safe accessible drinking water supply  for the villagers of Sankandi in Gambia

    As a small country, there are many infrastructural demands on Gambia's limited financial resources and therefore funds available to tackle the provision of drinking water across all its communities are largely consumed by its few major urban centres. Because of this the government welcomes outside assistance in developing solutions, particularly in respect to the widely spread rural villages in which more than 60% of Gambians live and whose principal livelihood is derived from subsistence agriculture. Much help is being provided to address the need for the wider availability of safe drinking water by the country's own National Water and Electricity Company, government project partnerships such as with the African Development Bank, international agencies and a number of independent foreign charities. However, their work is in the main focused in the coastal areas with relatively large populations. The Nyatouta Foundation, a charitable Dutch organisation with a history of working with small communities deep inland, is one of the exceptions.

    Gambia - Africa

    28 January 2013

  • "Life Line II" for Thach Ha District Hospital in Vietnam

    "Life Line II" for Thach  Ha District Hospital in Vietnam

    Although the Vietnamese government has invested considerable resources in improving water and sanitation over the last decade and has made considerable progress in meeting the UN Millennium Development Goals, there are many challenges left which still need support from outside bodies. When Singapore based NGO Lien Aid first visited the Thach Ha District Hospital, they found the water and sanitation facilities to be in very poor condition. With financial and logistics support from Borouge and their local agent Han Huy Trading, they constructed a new water treatment plantn and transported contaminated wastewater from the hospital building to a new wastewater treatment facility. The hospital's toilet facilities were also improved and hand-washing awareness raising campaigns carried out greatly improving the wellbeing of both patients and staff.

    Vietnam - Asia Pacific

    06 December 2012

  • Providing clean drinking water to small towns in rural Vietnam

    Providing clean drinking water to small towns in rural Vietnam

    Only 44% of rural households would have today access to safe drinking water. Well water or rainwater many rely on for drinking lead to health problems and account for a large number of hospitalisation for diarrhoea and related diseases.

    Borouge worked with DEWACO, a local utility and private operator of a new waste water treatment plant at Ho Phong, in the extreme South Vietnam, to provide PE 100 solutions for drinking water supply in the city and the nearby town of Gai Rai.

    Vietnam - Asia Pacific

    18 June 2010

  • Bringing a PE "Life Line" for Children's Hospital in Hanoi

    Bringing a PE "Life Line" for Children's Hospital in Hanoi

    Vietnam has been growing fast over the last decade and has made considerable progress in meeting the UN Millennium Development Goals for water and sanitation. However, there are many challenges left which still need support from outside bodies.

    One example was the National Hospital of Paediatrics (NHP) in Hanoi, Vietnam, where the water and sanitation conditions were far from ideal with poor water quality and very few drinking and hand washing facilities. Now, thanks to the work of the NGO Lien Aid, supported by Borouge, the situation is much improved, which will bring health and hope to many children as they embark on their journey to recovery.

    Vietnam - Asia Pacific

    12 November 2009

  • Addressing Vietnam's water and sanitation challenges

    Addressing Vietnam's water and sanitation challenges

    Vietnam has been experiencing rapid economic growth and over the last 10 years 20 million people have been lifted out of poverty. Despite this achievement many people still do not have access to safe water and adequate sanitation. Many of the country's water pipes are old and leaking, and a recent survey showed that only 18 % of rural communities had sanitation facilities that met the government's hygiene standards.

    To aid change, Borouge is working with the Vietnamese Water Supply Association and universities to improve training and education in water and sanitation.

    Vietnam - Asia Pacific

    19 June 2008

  • WSUP or Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor - Julieta's story

    WSUP or Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor - Julieta's story

    After Briena's story, we want to share another anecdote where the organisation "WSUP or Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor" makes a difference to the lives of the urban poor. It's about Julieta struggling to raise her children in an African village. With the recommendation of her friends and the community, a WSUP supported initiative chose her to manage the water distribution system which provides a small income that improves the quality of life and devotion for her family.

    Mozambique - Africa

    17 August 2012

  • WSUP is making a difference to the lives of the urban poor - Briena's story

    WSUP is making a difference to the lives of the urban poor - Briena's story

    Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) are working in a number of cities in Africa to improve the water, sanitation and hygiene conditions for the urban poor. Borouge and Borealis became members of WSUP in 2007 as part of their "Water for the World" initiative in order to help them make a real difference to these people's lives.

    Mozambique - Africa

    17 January 2012

  • Additional villages in Northern Pakistan provided with new water supply systems

    Additional villages in Northern Pakistan provided with new water supply systems

    In July 2010, the monsoon rains caused severe floods that in the mountain villages of Northern Pakistan and destroyed much of the infrastructure. Later that summer, Borouge supported Pakistan non- governmental organisation (NGO) HEED to install new water supply systems to four villages in the Neelum valley region. In the summer of 2011, the partners agreed to provide new water systems to four more villages in the same region bringing the total number of people served to 5,200.

    Pakistan - Indian Sub Continent

    14 June 2012

  • Replacing flood damage water supply at mountain villages in Pakistan

    Replacing flood damage water supply at mountain villages in Pakistan

    Following the devastating floods in the mountain region of Nothern Pakistan in summer 2010, Borouge partnered with  PE pipe producer Sun International and supported the Pakistanese NGO HEED to replace the water supply systems to four villages in the Neelum valley region.

    Read our case study

    Pakistan - Indian Sub Continent

    24 February 2011

  • Providing a continuous water supply to the residents of Shivamandir, Nepal

    Providing a continuous water supply to the residents of Shivamandir, Nepal

    Nepal is a landlocked country high in the Himalayas on the border between India and China. Despite the efforts by many charitable organisations millions of people still have to walk many miles to fetch water to meet their basic needs and over 10,000 children below the age of five die each year from water related illnesses.

    Nepal - Asia Pacific

    02 October 2011

  • The Benefits of Pipeline Innovation

    The Benefits of Pipeline Innovation

    One of the global challenges society has to meet is the rapid growth of the world's population. This includes enabling large cities and their infrastructure to adopt the requirements of increasing influx to rapidly growing urban population.

    In many of our large cities, the water and sewage networks were built in the late 19th Century, after a clear linkage had been established between disease and the contamination of drinking water with sewage.

    In 2009 Borealis commissioned a study to demonstrate the necessity of investments into renovation of the aging urban water infrastructure and advising on best practices for sustainable infrastructure solutions. 

    Italy - Europe

    23 August 2011

  • Innovative agricultural irrigation pays off

    Innovative agricultural irrigation pays off

    In the face of a growing world population and limited water resources how do countries safe-guard their future food production? Countries such as India, for example, currently use over 80% of the available water supply to irrigate crops and most farmers still use inefficient food irrigation methods fed by open water channels. Even in parts of Europe there are concerns about the water consumed by agriculture and in particular how efficiently this valuable resource is used in irrigating crops. 

    This concern prompted a group of companies including Acquedotto Pugliese, ANBI, Borealis, Federutility, Irritec & Siplast, Nestl?, Ritmo and SAB to sponsor a project by the Althesys Strategic Consultants house in Milan to evaluate the effects of a water saving strategy in Italian agriculture through a cost benefit analysis.

    Italy - Europe

    11 July 2011

  • 'Acqua per L'Aquila' - Securing water for earthquake victims in L'Aquila, Italy

    'Acqua per L'Aquila' - Securing water for earthquake victims in L'Aquila, Italy

    On April 6, 2009, the Abruzzi region of central Italy was hit by a major earthquake. Particularly badly affected was the town of L'Aquila in which 299 people were killed, more than 1,000 injured and, with the destruction of 15,000 buildings,28,000 people were made homeless and without access to essential services such as clean drinking water.

    Under the umbrella of its Water for the World programme, Borealis together with Italian pipe producer System Group-Centraltubi took the initiative and provided on a pro bono basis the infrastructure to supply drinking water for 1,800 people.

    A short video on the project is available on Borealis web site or read the case study 

    Italy - Europe

    28 April 2010

  • Precision farming contributing to sustainable food production

    Precision farming contributing to sustainable food production

    The optimisation of crop quality from existing agricultural land is essential to meet the growing world population food needs. Achieving the necessary balance of quantitative and qualitative crop production in a sustainable way lies in what is known as the ?precision farming' concept.

    Precision farming is based on providing crops with exactly the right amount of fertiliser needed at each stage of their growing cycle, thereby preventing the rinse-off of excess nutrients, thus preserving the quality of both the soil and water resources. And, that fertiliser need is determined by measurements taken directly from the crop itself.

    Austria - Europe

    17 August 2011

  • Waste water upgrade helps protect rural community ground water

    Waste water upgrade helps protect rural community ground water

    The ever greater emphasis being given to the sustainable and efficient use of water is causing national governments and local authorities to redouble efforts to improve their strategies and systems for its management and conservation.

    Of key importance is the protection of ground water which is often the principal source of drinking water. With this in focus, the municipality of Haarbach, in Germany's Lower Bavaria province, has taken measures to further preserve ground water quality in its jurisdiction. 

    Thanks to Borealis solutions, a new waste water pipeline replaced the outdated drainaway and collection system  serving Haarbach's outlying Anleng rural community.

    Austria - Europe

    12 April 2011

  • Water for the World photo exhibition

    Water for the World photo exhibition

    To raise awareness and encourage a more efficient use of this precious resource, Borealis has initiated the Water for the Wold photo exhibition. Since its launch in November 2008 the exhibition has already visited 10 communities in 5 countries and will continue touring throughout 2010.

    Belgium - Europe

    26 July 2011

  • Bringing sustainable, hands-on solutions to the urban poor

    Bringing sustainable, hands-on solutions to the urban poor

    More than one billion people worldwide live without clean, safe drinking water, and over two billion are without basic sanitation. With fast growing urbanisation, there is an urgent need to provide water and sanitation solutions in poor urban areas.

    Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (WSUP) pulls together the expertise of its members to provide cutting edge, hands-on and sustainable solutions. Borealis and Borouge are joining WSUP to make a difference.

    Belgium - Europe

    27 September 2007

  • A sustainable water system for the Swami Maheshwaranande Ashram Cantre

    A sustainable water system for the Swami Maheshwaranande Ashram Cantre

    In the Indian State of Rajasthan, industrial, agricultural and domestic activities have polluted many of the groundwater sources creating health problems for local populations and requiring heavy investment to secure fresh water access.

    Borouge, together with one of its customers, Dura-Line, supported the Vishwadeep Gurukul organisation to expand their campus at the "Swami Maheshwaranande Ashram" Centre for Education and Research. Harvested rainwater will be distrivbuted to the new facilities through a durable PE100 pipe system.. 

    India - Indian Sub Continent

    11 May 2010

  • Delivering fresh water "on-tap" to 3000 homes in Malkapur

    Delivering fresh water "on-tap" to 3000 homes in Malkapur

    Malkapur like many villages in rural India has an intermittent and inadequate water supply system, which leads to its villagers spending many hours each day queuing for their allocation. The Maharashtra State Government has a policy to improve this situation and provide an efficient supply of fresh water with a much reduced leakage rate.

    Borouge, together with a local pipe supplier and installer, is working to meet this challenge by providing high-quality material for a new, sustainable water supply network. By the summer of 2008 they expect to have installed a new leak-free water supply system serving all 3,000 homes in the village of Malkapur, around the clock, 7 days a week.

    India - Indian Sub Continent

    19 June 2008

  • The challenges of India's growth for water and sanitation

    The challenges of India's growth for water and sanitation

    Whilst population and economic growth in India continues unabated, the state of water and sanitation infrastructure is a cause for concern. Although the government is increasing infrastructure expenditure, population increases and migration to urban areas means that much still remains to be done.

    But, with water and sanitation systems often left behind in the call on resources, high leakage and pollution are building up costs for today and serious health problems for the future. Active in India with a range of projects, Water for the World reviews the challenges that the water and sanitation systems face in the country.  

    India - Indian Sub Continent

    19 June 2008

  • Meeting development challenges in coastal Karnataka

    Meeting development challenges in coastal Karnataka

    Rural to urban migration is putting massive pressure on urban infrastructures. This is particularly the case in the State of Karnataka and the subregion of Bangalore, in India, where improvement of the water and sanitation network is vital for the local population and balanced development of the region.

    Serpentine streets and monsoon climatic conditions are tough local challenges that required the use of PE100 pipe systems to provide inhabitants of Mangalore and Puttur with access to fresh water and improved sanitation.

    India - Indian Sub Continent

    07 October 2007

  • Securing fresh water access to 450 villages in Andhra Pradesh

    Securing fresh water access to 450 villages in Andhra Pradesh

    Around 200 million people in rural India have no access to fresh water. In those areas, the use of high quality materials and standards is essential to deliver sustainable solutions.

    The Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust has worked with Borouge to select a material solution for the building of a reliable water supply system that serves half a million people in Andhra Pradesh, India.

    India - Indian Sub Continent

    27 September 2007

  • Providing continous water supply to the residents of Bhaktapur, Nepal

    Providing continous water supply to the residents of Bhaktapur, Nepal

    Despite efforts by many organisations, less than 60% of Nepal rural pouplation has access to fresh water, while half of urban household and one in ten rural households are connected to piped water. 

    Together with local partners, Borouge supported the Sushma Koirala Memorial Trust to provide a continous connection to piped fresh water to a school and 200O residents in a district of the historic town of Bakhtapur.

    Nepal - Asia Pacific

    11 May 2010

  • Helping Nepal to address water and sanitation challenges

    Helping Nepal to address water and sanitation challenges

    Landlocked in the Himalayas, Nepla is the 12th poorest country in the world and its 27 million inhabitants face major water, sanitation and health related challenges.

    Much needed infsraturcture investments recently came to a halt during the political turnoil but development efforts are now resuming.

    Borouge is working with local NGOs and plastics industry to contribute addressing some of teh most pressure issues.

    Nepal - Asia Pacific

    12 March 2009

  • The "Water School" - a learning tool for next generation water consumers

    The "Water School" - a learning tool for next generation water consumers

    Clean water runs from our taps and waste water goes down our drains. Often the existence of water and waste water works is only noticed when problems occur whether water shortage to waste water pollution.

    Water for the World actively seeks to raise awareness of the variety of water challenge in local communities. In Finland, Borealis partnered with WANDER Nordic Water and Materials Institute and the Finnish Water and Waste Water Works Association, to develop and launch a ?virtual' Water School - the vesikoulu - a web-based learning environment directed to schoolchildren.

    Finland - Europe

    28 April 2010

  • Portable toilet innovation bringing solution to address the world's sanitation challenge

    Portable toilet innovation bringing solution to address the world's sanitation challenge

    It is a problem that literally stinks to high heaven. 2.6 billion people worldwide do not have access to proper sanitation. Lacking hygienic facilities exposes people to a huge health risk and a social stigma creating an endless vicious circle of poverty - especially for woman and the elderly people. In July 2010, access to improved sanitation was a declared a human right by the United Nations.

    Peru - America

    05 April 2010

  • Providing drinking water supply to Sichuan earthquake resettlement Camp

    Providing drinking water supply to Sichuan earthquake resettlement Camp

    The earthquake that struck China's Sichuan province in May 2008, left the survivors without many amenities, including fresh drinking water.

    Borouge joined Lien Aid, a nongovernmental organisation (NGO), and the Singapore Water Association, to alleviate the water problem for the 10,000 population of Shengli, a village and resettlement camp near Beichuan County, by launching the "Drop of Hope" project. Borouge supplied the polyethylene material to Szechuan Chinaust, who produced and delivered the pipes to the village, 300km away. The 2km pipeline was completed in just a couple of days, thanks to the flexibility and ease of handling of the pipe.

    See also our news page.

    China - Asia Pacific

    12 November 2009

  • Reducing Beijing water losses by relining ageeing mains

    Reducing Beijing water losses by relining ageeing mains

    Beijing faces a serious water shortage due to rapid population growth exacerbated by successive years of drought.  A large part of the water network, installed in the 1950's is now heavily corroded and leads to impotant leaks of scarce water resources. 

    Borouge material tehcnology contributed to addressing the challenge of reducing water losses at a reasonable cost,without bringing the city to a standstill.

    China - Asia Pacific

    12 March 2009

  • Bringing fresh water from mainland China to Quemoy islands

    Bringing fresh water from mainland China to Quemoy islands

    Providing dry island communities - those with no natural source of fresh water - with long-lasting drinking water supplies are a major engineering challenge. The failure of submarine pipelines can be very expensive, and metal pipes are vulnerable to rapid corrosion in salt water. 

    Fully resistant to the damaging effects of seawater, polyethylene pipe technology is now being applied on the coast of southern China to link the dry Taiwan-administered islands of Quemoy to the city water supply of Xiamen on mainland China.

    China - Asia Pacific

    19 June 2008

  • Preventing water supply disruptions and preserving trees in Shanghai

    Preventing water supply disruptions and preserving trees in Shanghai

    The rapid development of cities put huge pressures on the infrastructure which means that traditional solutions fail in a relatively short time. Such was the case in Shanghai where, after only 20 years, an iron water main in a congested inner suburb needed urgent replacement.

    The solution was PE relining. Requiring only 30 small pits and a mere three months time, the Shanghai Pudong Water Company replaced 2.6 km of water pipes with a durable system, ensuring minimal disruption for residents and preservation of the surrounding greenery.

    China - Asia Pacific

    07 October 2007

  • Delivering water from coal seam gas in Queensland

    Delivering water from coal seam gas in Queensland

    Australia's Queensland has been one of the worst hit areas with droughts and following several years of water shortage, many of its reservoirs are below 20% capacity, and therefore, new water sources are extremely welcome.

    One new source being exploited is the use of water from the gas extracted from the underground coal seams in the state. This water which in the past was seen as a waste product, could now provide a valuable source of additional water. Pipelines are now being installed to deliver the water to the local communities and provide cooling water for the local power stations.

    Australia -

    17 August 2009

  • Assessing our water footprint

    Assessing our water footprint

    Whether it is the fuel that makes our cars run or the packaging that keeps our food fresh, the products we use every day require a large amount of water to produce. In a water stressed world, the water footprint of products will be a key environmental indicator in the drive towards an increased sustainable development.

    For the first time, Borealis and the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) have investigated the water footprint of plastics materials.

    Sweden - Europe

    17 August 2009

  • Enhancing the sustainability of Malm?'s sewer network

    Enhancing the sustainability of Malm?'s sewer network

    Sanitation is a vital yet too often ignored challenge, and the durability of buried sewerage system materials is rarely considered by municipalities.

    The city of Malm?, Sweden, conducted a 6 year test programme to assess the resistance of sewerage pipes materials to tree root penetration.

    The research marked a step change for the sustainability of these pipe systems by using welded PP-HM materials. It shows how closely economic, social and ecological benefits are linked together.

    Sweden - Europe

    07 October 2007

  • Rewarding outstanding achievements with the Stockholm Water Prize

    Rewarding outstanding achievements with the Stockholm Water Prize

    Around the world, many individuals, institutions and organisations are developing world-class best practices for the protection of water resources and the improvement of water and sanitation conditions.

    To encourage progress and reward achievements, Borealis and Borouge are co-founding the Stockholm Water Prize, the leading global award for outstanding water-related activities.

    Sweden - Europe

    07 October 2007

  • Providing rain water storage for Tanzania school kids [coming soon]

    Providing rain water storage for Tanzania school kids [coming soon]

    Working with the Belgium NGO, Endallah vzw, Borealis is supporting the pilot  installation of large scale rain water storage and basic sanitation system in a newly built primary school in the village of Endallah, Centre Tanzania.  Rather than having kids digging mud pits in a dry river to fetch water, water storage will keep them at school over the dry season while latrines and hand washing systems will help promoting hygiene and sanitation good practices.

    More information coming soon. Check out also endallah vzw web site. 

    Tanzania - Africa

    13 March 2009

  • Protecting the Whanganui river with new sewage system

    Protecting the Whanganui river with new sewage system

    Effectively managing the sewage, wastewater and stormwater flows in a modern city is essential to the health and welfare of the community and the environment.Unfortunately in so many cities around the world the underground networks have been allowed to deteriorate, and now the difficulties in upgrading them seem to be insurmountable.

    In the city of Wanganui, New-Zealand, the city engineers have combined modern plastic pipeline materials and the latest installation technology to help them develop their new network.

    New Zealand -

    19 June 2008

  • Providing a model for sustainable investments with the "Whole Life Costing"

    Providing a model for sustainable investments with the "Whole Life Costing"

    Together with Thames Water and UK pipe producer GPS, Borealis developed the first model for the Whole Life Costing of a large water pipe system.

    To allow real comparison between options, the WLC model calculates all costs associated with a project throughout its life cycle, from material costs to installation and maintenance.

    This pioneering research gives network designers and operators a base to inform decisions and make more sustainable investments.

    United Kingdom - Europe

    07 October 2007

  • Contributing to save 120 millions litres of water in London

    Contributing to save 120 millions litres of water in London

    Like in many European cities, London's water utility, Thames Water, faces the challenge of meeting the demand of a growing population while half of its water pipe network is over a century old and looses 30% of the water supply through leaks and cracks.

    The replacement of 1,600 kilometres of mains by 2010 required innovative material and high quality standards. The PE pipe solution chosen provides a sustainable solution and reduces both the financial and environmental costs by offering a number of "no dig" options.

    United Kingdom - Europe

    28 September 2007