May 25, 2016
In order to recognize the importance of interdisciplinary research at the interface of microbial ecology and water/wastewater treatment the IWA/ISME Bio Cluster has created the ISME/IWA Bio Cluster Award. This prestigious prize...
May 3, 2016
Thailand’s Songkran New Year Festival celebrations were typically wild and wet this year, with Bangkok’s streets becoming an enormous water fight. Symbolically, Songkran marks the end of the dry season and the start of the rai...
April 29, 2016
Despite rumors to the contrary, the need to improve the effluent quality of wastewater treatment plants still engages the interest of the scientific community. Although wastewater treatment plants are designed with the main aim of...
April 26, 2016
The World Health Organisation and its partners have set guideline values and health-based targets, helping define what concentration of hazardous chemicals and pathogens constitutes a ‘safe’ concentration for human con...
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...
What do the Chinese cities of Harbin, Ningbo, Qingdao and Xuzhou have in common? They are all water stressed, but they are also perfectly positioned to lead the country toward a more sustainable water future. While China encompass...
April 14, 2016
The impacts of rapid urbanisation and climate change mean our cities are at risk of becoming “unliveable” unless we dramatically change the way we plan and design our cities – with water as a central focus. This is not idle ...
April 12, 2016
Floods and droughts have always occurred, but now, in almost every corner of the world, we face flood and drought events that are increasingly common, more severe and less predictable. This is being driven by climate change, but a...
April 11, 2016
Water scarcity is one of the most pervasive challenges facing communities around the world. A recent study by the American Association for the Advancement of Science found that 71 percent of the world’s population experience d...
April 11, 2016
Arriving in Bangalore I was greeted by a warm sunny day and clear blue skies. It was a very different welcome from the smoky haze extending around Mumbai’s mass sprawl that greeted me where I first landed in India. It doesn’t ...