Canadians are very fortunate to have proper access to sanitation systems that ensure our wastewater is dealt with appropriately. However, there is an on-going need in many communities to better improve how water resources are mana...
March 7, 2017
Energy costs for water utilities are large, and growing Energy is a significant cost for many water utilities, and costs are growing as more energy-intensive forms of water supply, including desalination, are being used. Energy is...
February 17, 2017
As a fast growing economy, urbanising at an even faster rate, India is already water stressed. The severe drought of 2016, which affected more than half the country and saw some of the highest temperatures ever recorded, only serv...
February 9, 2017
Two prime assets of any country are land and water. The list of assets related to water includes visible water (river water, and groundwater) and invisible water (water in the pores of soil, in vegetation, and in the atmosphere). ...
January 19, 2017
As the sun sets over the lush fields in the Indian city of Kolkata, it suddenly dawns upon me: this is the circular economy in action. It may be a low-income, low-tech, low-scale setting, but the scene before me is an example of t...
January 17, 2017
Water continues to rank high on the World Economic Forum’s risk ladder. The water crisis, together with extreme weather events, natural disasters, and the failure of climate change mitigation and adaptation, forms part of the to...
January 11, 2017
The journey of our water from source to tap is long, and not one we think much about. For most of us, our water starts high in the mountains, hundreds of miles away. From there, water flows across natural and working lands until a...
January 11, 2017
The water sector finds itself facing unprecedented challenges. The World Economic Forum has placed water at the top of its global risks register, and few countries and communities will be left unaffected by the major drivers impac...
November 28, 2016
The water sector faces many challenges. None is greater, or with greater potential for impact, than achieving Sustainable Development Goal 6, on water and sanitation. This includes targets to ensure universal, equitable and sustai...
November 4, 2016
The new round of climate change negotiations taking place at the COP22 in Morocco this week brings a new opportunity to address the critical issues of water scarcity and drought. Today, 4 billion people are impacted by severe wate...