July 18, 2018
Floods and droughts and their challenges Floods and droughts are naturally occurring disasters, that bring with them considerable challenges. These disasters can cause damage to farmer’s crops and affect crop production, damage ...
July 9, 2018
The Portuguese city of Lisbon has won the European Green Capital Award for 2020, while the title of European Green Leaf 2019 goes jointly to the cities of Cornellà de Llobregat and Horst aan de Maas. These prestigious titles were...
Wukro’s water problem: of variable climate and increasing demand Wukro is a small town in Ethiopia with a relatively common problem: water availability is seasonal and vulnerable to climatic events. The rainfall in this semi-ari...
June 26, 2018
In today’s interconnected world, the interaction between knowledge, communication and action is more vital than ever before, access to the right information is crucial in understanding and solving the many issues globally. Commu...
June 7, 2018
Throughout history, securing a reliable and safe water supply, and dealing with wastewater, have been two of the driving forces behind the development of human populations. Entire civilizations have grown and vanished in response ...
May 15, 2018
Decoupling of biogeochemical cycles: will we be able to face this challenge? Biogeochemical cycles comprise a sequence of events where chemicals or molecules move through the ecosystem, they include cycles for carbon, oxygen, nitr...
April 20, 2018
Since the launch of the IWA Principles for Water-Wise Cities at the 2016 World Water Congress and Exhibition in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, cities all over the world have been signing on to the Water-Wise vision. On April 12,...
February 2, 2018
For the first time in human history, over half of the world’s population, around four billion people, live in cities or urban areas. This trend has been accelerating over the last few decades, and currently the global urban popu...
January 12, 2018
Here are the top 5 most read blogs of 2017. If you want to submit a blog for consideration in 2018, contact us. 1. Desalination – Past, Present and Future In response to increasing water scarcity, over the last 30 years desa...
December 22, 2017
Climate change can no longer be ignored. Despite the current US Administration downgrading the threat of climate change in its National Security Strategy, in the wake of hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria – to name just a few –...