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...
June 10, 2019
The latest UN data estimates that around 3.6 billion people – almost half the global population – live in areas that are potentially water-scarce at least one month per year. World Bank data projects that by 2050, popu...
The plastic problem and the toll it has taken on the world’s ocean ecosphere has been well documented. There are no lack of distressing images shown in the news of the seas strewn with plastic waste, and of sea animals suffocati...
June 7, 2019
With increasing population and the increasing impacts of climate change around the world, the delivery of clean water and sanitation services by utilities have become more indispensable and more challenging. A situation which has ...
July 1982, a young Italian girl dives for the 8th time from a rock of the Enfola beach in the crystal clear water of  Elba, the protected island of the Tuscan archipelago. To catch her breath she decides to lie on the surface. En...
May 14, 2019
The success of the water sector in providing clean drinking water at customer’s taps, keeping sources of water pollution at bay, and minimising water losses is no mean feat. This is particularly true when we consider that the se...
May 13, 2019
Photo: Jacob Amengor (second from left), after being awarded the 2018 IWA Young Water Professionals Award at the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition in Tokyo, Japan. Integrated collaboration of multidisciplinary teams is fun...