March 6, 2020
“We cannot solve our problem with the same thinking we used when we created them.” Albert Einstein We’ve all heard about thinking out of the box… But it’s easier said than done. A few days ago I was pushed outside my box...
The urbanisation trend is an undeniable fact worldwide in large and small cities all over the globe. Water supply and sanitation are two of the most fundamental pillars for the sustainability of city inhabitants. Many cities in Ce...
November 26, 2019
 Using storm water solutions to create a better city. Examples from Copenhagen   Last month Copenhagen was the host of the C40 Mayors summit. Here more than 1000 mayors, city planners etc. from the world’s most ambitious g...
November 13, 2018
Today many cities around the world have been facing great change pressures of increasing demands due to population growth, urbanization, influx of displaced people, climate change with hydrological extremes such as floods and drou...
August 13, 2018
Water is at the heart of sustainable development and is critical for socio-economic development, energy and food production, healthy ecosystems and human survival. To provide an in-depth review of the global status of Sustainable ...
August 7, 2018
The Internet of Things (IoT) technologies like data analytics, cloud computing, augmented intelligence and blockchain give us new capabilities to analyse, automate, correct in real time, predict and minimise risks. They have the p...
May 30, 2018
The UN Sustainable Development Goal 6 on Clean Water and Sanitation lies next to Goal 7 on Affordable and Clean Energy. This is probably not an accident as these two goals are so intertwined we often hear them referred to as the w...
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 13, 2018
A typical design sequence may be described as “architects make space, engineers add water.” Architectural designers handed over the task of configuring the water systems of buildings to technical specialists at the same time t...
April 9, 2018
The “new normal”, as anyone working in the water sector over the last few years knows, is a phrase that has become the mantra of an industry facing an uncertain and unpredictable future. If Heraclitus, the pre-Socractic Greek ...