Potable Water Utilities
GEF Coastal Cities Project in Vietnam Email
Written by Grant Ferrier  21 July 2009  

The objective of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) Coastal Cities Project in Vietnam is to pilot an innovative waste water treatment technology to reduce the discharge of pollutants from the city of Quy Nhon in Binh Dinh province into the Ha Thanh river and the Thi Nai marine lagoon

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Asia holds promise for water industry Email
Written by Grant Ferrier  16 July 2009  

Snapshot of water market and business in Asia

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Environmental technology market in Singapore Email
Written by Grant Ferrier  16 July 2009  

Environmental technology market in Singapore report by the Trade Council of Denmark

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Public Environmental Expenditure Management Email
Written by Grant Ferrier  15 July 2009  

Summary of OECD efforts to enhance public expenditure in the environmental sector.
The governance of public expenditure in the environmental sector is often weak in the EECCA countries. This has diminished environmental benefits of public spending and rendered many environmental programmes unsatisfactory to Ministries of Finance and foreign donors. Hence, members of the EECCA Environmental Finance Network of the EAP Task Force stand committed to improve transparency, accountability and efficiency of public environmental expenditure programmes.

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The Evolution of the Environmental Industry in Mexico 1995-2005 Email
Written by Grant Ferrier  30 April 2009  

It was presumed that the passage of NAFTA would stimulate considerable growth in markets for environmental goods and services in Mexico, and the rapid development of an environmental industry in Mexico. This paper quantifies the growth and evolution of environmental market in Mexico since 1995, and characterizes the contribution of imports and Mexico’s own environmental industry. NAFTA has not brought proportionally more pollution to Mexico as many feared, but it is gradually bringing higher standards of environmental performance due to the influx of multinational firms operating under their own guidelines. The challenge is to turn these standards into the norm rather than the exception, and working with Mexican authorities to apply similar standards to their environmental infrastructure.

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