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Copenhagen water project wins Nordic cities award

Copenhagen-based architects SLA have won the Nordic Built Cities Challenge Award for its innovative design for the City of Copenhagen, which will regenerate a central park and street...

Hong Kong pursues renewable water sources

A new hydroelectricity plant will open next year in Hong Kong to be followed by construction of the city’s first desalination plant as leaders...

Watershed damage costs cities billions, says Nature Conservancy

A new global study has found that one in three large cities spend 50 percent more on water treatment costs as a result of...

India’s first water metro funded by German development bank

Communities living along the backwaters of the port city of Kochi in Kerala state could soon gain better access to the mainland via India’s...

IWA launches Principles for Water Wise Cities

At the World Water Congress and Exhibition in Brisbane today, the International Water Association launched the Principles for Water Wise Cities, with a call...

United States: LA celebrates second annual tap water day

Officials from Los Angeles City and County joined representatives from various water organisations in June to unveil a high-low drinking fountain and water filling station at City Hall...

Australia: Brisbane encourages only ‘pee, poo and paper’ down the toilet

Queensland Urban Utilities has encouraged Brisbane residents to learn how to be environmentally friendly with every flush. “Sewer pipes are designed to carry just that–sewage,” said Michelle Cull,...

Ireland: Homeless in Cork lack water access, says UN

Two UN experts on the human rights to water and sanitation and adequate housing have expressed concern over the increasing number of homeless people in Cork and their...

DC Water wins US water prize

The US capital’s water utility has won the 2016 US Water Prize for its new waste-to-energy project. DC Water’s Bailey Bioenergy Facility produces a net 10...

Rotterdam tops global water sustainability index

The Dutch port city, Rotterdam, has been ranked the top city for water sustainability, according to the inaugural Sustainable Cities Water Index from engineering and consulting...

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Fouling and scaling in seawater reverse osmosis desalination

Desalination of seawater with reverse osmosis has grown rapidly. Sergio Salinas looks at tools to address the ongoing challenge of membrane fouling.   Water use has...

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Banks provide update on SDG contributions

The first joint report on the contributions of the 11 multilateral development banks (MDBs) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) has been released, emphasising...