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How Bitcoin’s footprint is impacting water use

By Montgomery Simus Mineral extraction - gold, silver, copper or iron – has always been constrained by access to water. Miners had to degrade or...

How the water sector helps to map drug abuse

Wastewater researchers are assisting drug enforcement officials to reveal patterns of illicit activity flushed from neighbourhood toilets but is this a role the water...

How collaboration with residents is shaping a smart approach to water

Seed funds were used to clean up Skanderborg's lake and have led to a new citizen-centric approach to water use and conservation. By Rune Kier...

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 power of mobile apps to drive bottom-up innovation

Todd Myers explains how smartphone-linked applications can help plug leaky systems from outside-in. Consumer preferences can inspire big innovations. Waters didn’t want to shorten her...

A brave new water world

The story of Valor Water exemplifies how a start-up can go from lab to launch to Xylem subsidiary but it takes courage as well...

How to make your city water-wise

The Source puts the IWA’s new urban principles to the test Water visions precede action. Yet it’s easy to offer “building blocks” to plan...

The young and the restless

Emerging water leaders are eager to jump ahead and set the agenda for 2050 and beyond. By Kirsten de Vette At the latest International Young...

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...

How local wastewater treatment is transforming city infrastructure

How local wastewater treatment is transforming city infrastructure By Sandra Postel Six years into Australia’s Millennium Drought, the managers of an attractive golf club,...

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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....

NEWS

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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