August 6, 2019
What are Nature-based Solutions (NBS) and do we understand them? There are multiple definitions of NBS but I will use the definition given by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN): NBS are defined as “actions...
July 29, 2019
The low-lying Happy Valley area at Hong Kong, surrounded by hilly terrain, faces frequent flooding during heavy rains. In order to tackle the flooding issue with minimal disturbance to the public and commercial activities at one o...
July 11, 2019
Despite some progress in extending access to safely managed water services in developing countries, the world is not on track to meet SDG 6 (Clean Water and Sanitation for All by 2030), according to the UN SDG 6 Synthesis Report 2...
July 8, 2019
Do you live in a city where drinking water is available 24×7?  Then, you are quite blessed!   In what’s becoming an increasingly common story, many cities today are at risk of running out of water, with water availab...
July 1, 2019
The Water Supplies Department (WSD) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government has launched a project to expand Tai Po Water Treatment Works (WTW) to double its existing water treatment capacity to 800 million litre...
June 27, 2019
As the concept of a global community becomes more prominent via the use of digital and other communications innovations, so too is our water community. By engaging and harnessing global innovations, we collectively deliver great w...
June 21, 2019
You may not be aware, but Ontario is the new ‘it’ place for craft beer. There are many subtle signs of this: craft breweries popping up all over the province, the ever-changing seasonal beers of popular craft breweries feature...
June 21, 2019
At the 16th IWA Leading Edge Conference on Water and Wastewater Technologies (LET) held in Edinburgh, I was particularly gratified by an IWA workshop co-organised by Paul O’Callaghan, BlueTech Research and Jonathan Clement, ...
June 20, 2019
Artificial intelligence (AI) has become a ubiquitous plot point across sectors when digital revolution leaders speak about the future of their industry. Whether it was first introduced to you via pop culture or as a real-world sol...
June 18, 2019
Throughout my education, I’ve read frequent articles on cities pioneering sustainability approaches and practices – cities like Seattle, London, LA, Melbourne and Amsterdam are often cited as examples of adaptive, responsi...