October 5, 2018
One of the main transformative powers of blockchain as I see it, is in creating a new framework for citizen engagement, knowledge sharing, and inclusivity – a paradigm shift that could drastically improve the water sector. I...
There are two main types of abstracts: short abstracts are usually 100 to 300 words, and extended abstracts are usually 1 to 3 pages. Here are top 10 hints for abstract writing which are helpful for both types of abstracts.  ...
July 11, 2018
Phosphorus (P) is essential to human life and vital for food production. It is the critical building block of DNA, cell membrane and bones and plays a crucial role in cellular energy metabolism. Today, P is mostly obtained from mi...
July 9, 2018
Recent estimates place global annual non-revenue water (NRW), i.e. water produced but not billed because of commercial or physical losses, at 126 billion cubic meters. This translates to nearly $40 billion in annual losses on was...
June 25, 2018
In Part 1 of this series, the fundamentals of blockchain were explained to provide a basis of understanding of this new technology and how it could be applied within the water sector. In the next parts of the series, I intend to d...
June 12, 2018
My path to the water industry has been somewhat unconventional, given my background in mechanical engineering. This path though has given me different perspectives about some of the research areas that I think are critically impor...
June 7, 2018
Throughout history, securing a reliable and safe water supply, and dealing with wastewater, have been two of the driving forces behind the development of human populations. Entire civilizations have grown and vanished in response ...
April 9, 2018
Ambiguity and paradox management are as much daily concerns for water utility leaders as integrated water resources management. Opening a drinking water tap is a simple and cheap daily activity, one that is considered a given in m...
January 12, 2018
Here are the top 5 most read blogs of 2017. If you want to submit a blog for consideration in 2018, contact us. 1. Desalination – Past, Present and Future In response to increasing water scarcity, over the last 30 years desa...
July 24, 2017
When is a water system smart? At a minimum, if it produces an acceptable product while minimizing energy and other resource requirements. It’s a system that should respond rapidly to disturbances and recover quickly after a majo...