April 22, 2016
The power plant at Denmark’s Kalundborg Eco-Industrial Park uses surplus heat, in the form of steam, to heat 3.500 households; it has its own fish farm, from which sludge is reused and sold as a fertiliser. The power plant fulfi...
February 1, 2016
Driven by increasing water scarcity, the use of alternative water resources is becoming more common. They are viewed as key to creating more resilient and robust water supply systems, yet the technology and knowledge required to u...
December 15, 2015
The Paris Agreement reached last Saturday provides an unprecedented opportunity to keep the global temperature rise well below 2 ºC and pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5 ºC. This is a major step forward to a low-carbon economy. ...
December 14, 2015
If Africa’s water, agriculture and energy security were a card game, the stakes would be high.  The continent will have a quarter of the world’s population by 2015 with a demographic boom that will bring 370 million youth to ...
November 20, 2015
For many rural farmers, fishers and communities, food, water and energy resources are not considered as separate issues, they are just part of daily reality and need to be managed accordingly. Yet, the conceptual separation and co...
November 18, 2015
City and utility leaders who embrace both natural and engineered water infrastructure will not only meet future water demand; they will reshape our planet’s landscape for the better. In less than 20 years from now, nearly three-...
September 2, 2015
Good news for the sector: water is well represented in the newly launched Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This led to shared optimism during the World Water Week 2015 in Stockholm, this August. Not only is there a specific g...
August 7, 2015
Responding to a drought of historic severity, California has started pilot programs installing smart water meters that detect leaks and optimise the use of water at household level. At the same time, they are using sensors for sma...
Recent extreme droughts and floods have forced an evaluation of how water infrastructure impacts other sectors, highlighting the need for a multi-disciplinary, cross-sectoral approach to balance environmental, social and economic ...
August 3, 2015
The MENA region is one of the driest in the world. Water resources are deteriorating while demand for water is increasing due to the rapid population growth. Irrigated agriculture consumes the largest volume of water resources as ...