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...
May 26, 2015
It’s no secret that the view from ground level is often significantly different from the 50,000-foot perspective. For water and wastewater utility managers around the world, that difference is a daily challenge. And many are mak...
May 4, 2015
Kenya’s flood prone Nyando District highlights the growing need for better planning and greater investment. During a fact finding trip on my recent visit to Kenya, our group huddled around a community spokesman as he reminisced...
April 15, 2015
The need to act on curbing greenhouse gas emissions to avoid a dangerous rise in global temperature is well known. While national governments are working their way to reach a global carbon accord in Paris later this year, much can...
April 14, 2015
Recognising the complex linkages between water-energy-food is not new, but more and more attention is being focused on how to optimize and promote inter-sectoral collaboration from the ministerial level, to water companies, to loc...
April 12, 2015
Whether unprecedented drought in California or devastating floods in Chile; concerns over water – too little or too much – have continue to pain the news in 2015. Floods and droughts are no longer isolated or extreme event...
February 25, 2015
Climate change represents one of the many challenges we face today, its disruptive influence on water management is perceived to be one of the many critical risks facing our world: a risk of high likelihood and high impact on huma...
January 7, 2015
Flood and drought events are becoming more frequent, severe and widespread resulting in destabilization of ecosystems, human livelihoods and supporting infrastructure, as well as substantial economic losses. In Thailand the lesson...
December 20, 2014
We live in a changing world that is quickly becoming water scarce. Rapid urbanization, coupled with population growth and changing consumption patterns are redefining societies across the globe. So also their relationship to water...
December 9, 2014
The interdependency of water, energy and food – the nexus – is one of the critical issues of our time. The Water-Energy-Food Nexus Dialogue recently held a Symposium on Infrastructure Solutions in the Water-Energy-Food Nexus...