November 22, 2018
Strasbourg and SDEA join the water-wise movement The French city of Strasbourg and the regional provider of drinking water and sanitation services, the Syndicat des Eaux et de l’Assainissement Alsace-Moselle (SDEA) assert th...
October 25, 2018
In Part 4 of this blog series, I briefly discussed how to describe and categorise hazards and hazardous events, as wells how to amend the risk matrix using the analysis (described in the Guidance document and, during this blog ser...
October 25, 2018
In Part 3 of this blog series, I briefly discussed how to interpret the suggested datasets, and how to determine if climate conditions are ‘wetter’ or ‘drier’. Two questions remain to be answered, which include identifying...
October 10, 2018
Analysing the datasets In Part 2 of this blog series, I provided the criteria used to select datasets for analysis and incorporating into the Water Safety Planning. One of the difficulties experienced by water utilities when using...
September 20, 2018
The signing takes place at the Closing of the IWA World Water Congress & Exhibition, on 20 September 2018. 20 September 2018, Tokyo, Japan. The IWA Principles for Water-Wise Cities have been mobilising local governments, urban...
September 19, 2018
Water resource challenges in the Philippines For many people in the Philippines, water through heavy rains has always been an abundant resource. More recently however that has changed. In my years living and working throughout the...
September 17, 2018
The UN reports that the world is currently not on track to meet Sustainable Development Goal 6 by 2030. What’s your assessment? The challenge with SDG 6 is that it is not a direct continuation of the Millennium Development Goals...
September 12, 2018
Datasets in the Flood and Drought Portal In my previous blog, I briefly introduced the Flood and Drought Portal (http://www.flooddroughtmonitor.com/), and indicated that the portal has tools that can be used individually or collec...
August 16, 2018
A week after about 179 people were killed in deadly floods in the western part of Japan in July, the country experienced the hottest days in 5 years. Across Europe, the summer heat continues, with parts at risk of drought conditio...
August 13, 2018
Water is at the heart of sustainable development and is critical for socio-economic development, energy and food production, healthy ecosystems and human survival. To provide an in-depth review of the global status of Sustainable ...