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 ...
March 29, 2016
Rivers are the arteries of our planet. They have played an essential role in the development of humanity since the dawn of human history. Human settlements have, out of necessity, been built close to bodies of water, which is why ...
February 26, 2016
An inordinately high level of water losses – up to 50 per cent of water entering the distribution system – burdens water companies and customers in many developing countries. The culprit is non-revenue water (NRW): both real l...
February 8, 2016
Building resilience in economy and resources is an on-going challenge and goal of Lloret de Mar, a small and well-known tourist town on Spain’s Costa Brava. Lloret has two clearly distinguishable faces: in winter, it is a small ...