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The vital role of wastewater managers in climate action

How utilities can recover and reuse potent greenhouse gases from across the wastewater sector. By James Workman When we talk of “emissions” we tend to...

US households under pressure from rising water bills

How cities are trying creative new approaches to link human rights and secure revenue. By Emily Green Some of America’s post-industrial “rustbelt” cities are trying...

Why the water sector must embrace disruptive innovation – before it’s too late

By Kala Vairavamoorthy Eight years ago, the legendary founder of Intel Corporation, Andrew S. Grove, published a book that could have been written explicitly for...

The rise of female networks

From African wells to Silicon Valley workshops, female networks are mobilising to solve urgent water problems by sharing knowledge, opening doors, mentoring youth, raising money, and...

Urban China turns sewage into power

Why Asian cities are adopting and scaling sludge-to-energy systems. By Aditi Sahay Each year China’s cities must absorb 10 million people, who excrete an extra 1.5...

When trees became the enemy

Why North American cities must thin overgrown forests to improve water supplies. By Helen Poulos As the global freshwater deficit grows, a survey of 1,000 “environmental...

Muddied waters: what will a new President do for US infrastructure?

President Obama just prioritised water efficiency, while those seeking his job confront high costs–and higher risks by doing nothing–when facing ageing infrastructure. Laura Turley...

Decoding the DNA of wastewater

Per Nielsen’s research is unlocking the identity of microbial life in activated sludge and shows that understanding the functions of different bacteria can greatly optimise the...

Mapping the future for jobs

The United Nations has linked ‘Water and Jobs’ to explore how the quantity and quality of water transforms the lives and livelihoods of workers across societies. This transformation...

New masters programme launched for sanitation professionals

The unemployed may complain that their ‘career is in the toilet’ but an elite young and highly-skilled workforce could transform that expression into a...

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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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