October 5, 2015
The rapidly growing population of cities will further exacerbate the already existing severe impacts of untreated used water on public health and environment. However, in many regions the management of waste water, respectively us...
September 28, 2015
Communication is getting easier, with ever more communications tools and channels connecting us to friends, family, colleagues and customers. With greater choice comes greater complexity. Whether social media, apps or smart meters...
September 25, 2015
The short answer is, until recently we didn’t know. Despite not having an adequate evidence base to inform public and private utilities of how many people or what skills were required, at national level the water, sanitation and...
September 24, 2015
China’s water problems are the stuff of legend. Decades of extraordinary economic growth have gone hand-in-hand with the mismanagement, pollution and overuse of the country’s water resources and ecosystems. Recognition of the ...
September 18, 2015
Whether it is natural climate variability or human activities – growing population, increasing urbanisation, changing land usage and economic development – contributing to climate change, its disruptive influence on wa...
September 2, 2015
Good news for the sector: water is well represented in the newly launched Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This led to shared optimism during the World Water Week 2015 in Stockholm, this August. Not only is there a specific g...
August 26, 2015
From the most ancient civilizations to today’s modern cities, water has been a key element enabling human civilization to grow, prosper and flourish. The central role of water in the development of cities cannot be overstated. T...
August 10, 2015
My communications team at The Nature Conservancy regularly hears from reporters that they don’t want to receive reports, not even a press release about a report. Reports aren’t newsworthy; reports don’t make headlines. This ...
August 7, 2015
Responding to a drought of historic severity, California has started pilot programs installing smart water meters that detect leaks and optimise the use of water at household level. At the same time, they are using sensors for sma...
Recent extreme droughts and floods have forced an evaluation of how water infrastructure impacts other sectors, highlighting the need for a multi-disciplinary, cross-sectoral approach to balance environmental, social and economic ...