May 9, 2017
Satellites have a long history, with the American writer, Edward Everett Hale, writing speculative fiction containing the first known depiction of an artificial satellite to measure longitude in The Brick Moon, back in 1869. Durin...
April 11, 2017
Achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 to ensure the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by 2030 requires a whole-of-water-cycle approach to water management. Efforts have historically f...
March 22, 2017
Never before has water been so high on the global political agenda; never before has water expertise been in such high demand. This presents a golden opportunity for water professionals and the sector as a whole, to not only conne...
March 22, 2017
As we mark the international year of Wastewater this World Water Day, I’m taken back to my childhood crossing the Adayar Bridge in Chennai, India, in an air-conditioned “Ambassador” (the iconic Indian car that served as high...
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...
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...
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 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 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...