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How utilities can adapt cap and trade for water security

By Newsha Ajami   In 1990, the US established the world’s first ever pollution trading system, popularised as “cap and trade.” Governments sought a new way...

More companies move to Environmental Technology Verification

The number of companies which have completed the full cycle of Environmental Technology Verification (ETV), a tool to assess the performance of water technologies and boost...

Major food companies to tackle water risks in supply chains

As climate change, population growth and water pollution increase pressure on freshwater resources, seven global food and beverage companies have announced commitments to work...

Siemens to build automated water management system in sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa could benefit from a plan by Siemens AG to build a fully automated water management system. Using advances in automation, the Internet of...

Innovation on the water agenda in the UK

Innovation is rising up the water agenda in the UK, including two new competitions launched by Ofwat, the sectorís economic regulator in England and...

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...

Advice from on high

Islamic and Catholic leaders have made pronouncements on the right to clean water with a powerful ethical message to billions of followers. How should...

Whisky distillery turning co-products into renewable energy

After just one year of operation, beverage company, Diageo’s on-site biogas plant at Glendullan, Scotland is turning 1,000 m3 of malt whisky distillery co-products...

Asia: Sustainable farming systems in Asia receive global recognition

Four traditional farming systems in Bangladesh and Japan have been designated by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO) as Globally...
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Records can be broken: Lessons from the Millennium Drought

Australia has a long history of frequent droughts and consequently, much of its water management has been geared to coping with drought and its...

The productivity proposition of digitalisation

Al Cho of Xylem on the water opportunities open with proven digital technologies For water and wastewater utilities, the opportunities presented by digitalisation should be viewed...

Profiles in Wastewater: Marcos von Sperling* Keeping it simple

By Bill Hinchberger (@hinchberger) Before returning to school for his graduate degrees, Marcos von Sperling worked for a consulting firm designing large-scale sanitation projects for...

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