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Perth, Western Australia, one of the cities participating in the water sensitive cities project (© Bruce Aspley / iStock)

Realising the vision of a water sensitive city

Six cities around Australia have developed collaborative visions of what a water sensitive future looks like for them and are now working to implement these....

How to fill the non-sewered sanitation skills gap

The Source asked a global panel of experts: ‘How can the water sector respond to the skills gap that must be filled if we...
The Theewaterskloof Reservoir, which serves Cape Town. (c) DSPhotographyCPT

Building resilient urban water systems for an uncertain future

A changing climate and rapid urbanisation demand a rethink in how we build and run towns and cities. Kala Vairavamoorthy, Nathanial Matthews and Paul Brown...

How utilities can adapt cap and trade for water security

By Newsha Ajami   In 1990, the US established the world’s first ever pollution trading system, popularised as “cap and trade.” Governments sought a new way...

Can nutrient pollution markets bring aquatic ‘dead zones’ back to life?

By James Workman   In 2018 researchers estimated that humans annually emit a whopping 1.47 teragrams of phosphorus into major freshwater basins. That’s too fast for...

Trading agriculture’s most valuable asset

How private equity and water markets are forging new links between farm and city By Martin Doyle   Vince Vasquez spends an inordinate amount of time crisscrossing...

Hold back the waters – for cash?

From Australia to the US, cities are starting to embrace stormwater retention credit trading, or ‘catch and trade’ markets. By James Workman Extreme weather wreaks havoc...

Water markets come to town

Why city utilities are turning to new ‘tools of the trade’ to secure future flows By James Workman In June 2016, the northern California city of...

Trust in water markets must be earned

Risks and externalities demand careful and inclusive design By Nell Green Nylen and Michael Kiparsky With markets increasingly viewed as a preferred (or even the only)...

Interview: John Beaumont, Chief Digital Officer at Thames Water

You’re the company’s first Chief Digital Officer, which is a relatively new term many corporations have yet to embrace. How do you explain what...

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Realising the vision of a water sensitive city

Six cities around Australia have developed collaborative visions of what a water sensitive future looks like for them and are now working to implement these....

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Study reveals seismic water concerns for Seattle

Seattle Public Utilities in the US has completed a seismic study using updated information to analyse the performance of its drinking water system. The study...
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