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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...

People power – how collaboration is the route to innovation

The UK’s Cranfield University is helping to organise this year’s IWA Leading Edge Technologies conference. Keith Hayward spoke with Dr Ana Soares about the...

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...

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...

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)...

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

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...

The rise of digital water

How and why digitalisation can revolutionise the 21st century utility. By Kala Vairavamoorthy and Will Sarni. Global water utilities are about to discover – as...
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