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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...

Investing in SDG 6: A vital confluence of natural, human, and financial resources

By Kala Vairavamoorthy   At any given moment, day and night, a quarter of a million people are aloft, jetting at 800 km/h at an altitude...
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For California, second time’s a charm

Why the right to water depends on sustained political will and follow-through. By James Workman.   It is the birthplace of Apple and Google–companies worth nearly...

Why Arab governments must adopt a holistic approach to the human right to water

By Mohamad Tawfik   Water scarcity may have become a global issue but the water demand- supply gap is most gaping, intense, and complex across the...
Peter Yolles, founder of WaterSmart Software, Inc.

Overcoming the FEAR factor can drive innovation

By Peter Yolles For decades, water utilities have confronted rising costs and increasingly variable supplies with slow adoption of new technologies, practices, and behaviour. While...

FEATURED STORY

Progress on the path to reinventing the toilet

The UK’s Cranfield University took up the Gates Foundation’s Reinvent The Toilet challenge in 2012. From that has come a self-contained, waterless solution, which...

NEWS

Research reveals gross underestimation of desalination brine production

Research led by the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health has revealed “gross underestimations” of the amount of brine produced as a...
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