Two tropical cyclones hit south eastern Africa in the same season this year – this is unheard of and the resulting natural disaster is the worst to hit the region in two decades. Ever-worsening storms and climate change are dest...
May 1, 2019
  The Importance of Data in the Digital Transformation of the Water Industry   When you talk about data and Digital Transformation of the Water Industry the first things that comes to most people’s minds is concepts su...
April 23, 2019
There is always bad news with Cyber security and rarely any good. This blog will try to be different, although we will start with the bad, but we hope to reinforce and reassure with some good news. We will examine the context of c...
April 10, 2019
How to bridge the financial gap in the WASH sector by helping water utilities become creditworthy? Annually, it has been estimated that approximately 114 billion USD must be spent in the WASH sector if the dedicated water goal, th...
Our grandparents focused their lives on making sure they had enough to live; our parents had the chance to start their lives with not much, and grow into a more and more comfortable life; we’re lucky to have been born to a comfo...
April 2, 2019
Municipal and industrial water treatment is poised to enter an era of significant change, with key regulatory updates on the horizon and cost pressures putting an increasingly tight squeeze on aging infrastructure and operating ex...
March 29, 2019
As countries across the world increasingly experience water scarcity, the ‘water-is-the-new-oil’ adage has come to the fore thousand times. So too has ‘data-is-the-new-oil’, this time to reflect the immense commercial valu...
March 27, 2019
UCLA professor Eric Hoek holds a vial of nanoparticles and a piece of the revolutionary desalination membrane he helped develop. Photo: Don Liebig/UCLA   About 9 years ago, on 20 April 2010, the BP DeepWater Horizon oil rig e...
The 2019 World Water Day is focusing on the huge challenge – to leave no-one-behind. This year’s World Water Day focus is one of the most significant shifts from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), which aimed to incr...
March 20, 2019
Leaving No One Behind This year, the UN’s World Water Day on 22 March 2019 theme is “Leaving no one behind”, considering groups whose access to water and sanitation may be overlooked and working to break down barr...