May 30, 2018
The UN Sustainable Development Goal 6 on Clean Water and Sanitation lies next to Goal 7 on Affordable and Clean Energy. This is probably not an accident as these two goals are so intertwined we often hear them referred to as the w...
May 15, 2018
Decoupling of biogeochemical cycles: will we be able to face this challenge? Biogeochemical cycles comprise a sequence of events where chemicals or molecules move through the ecosystem, they include cycles for carbon, oxygen, nitr...
April 13, 2018
A typical design sequence may be described as “architects make space, engineers add water.” Architectural designers handed over the task of configuring the water systems of buildings to technical specialists at the same time t...
April 9, 2018
The “new normal”, as anyone working in the water sector over the last few years knows, is a phrase that has become the mantra of an industry facing an uncertain and unpredictable future. If Heraclitus, the pre-Socractic Greek ...
March 20, 2018
An estimated 40,000 people are expected to gather in Brasilia, the Brazilian capital, this week to attend the World Water Forum, a global gathering of water professionals. One of the key issues for discussion is how can we continu...
March 12, 2018
If we are to achieve the globally agreed Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), between now and 2030 we must provide access to safe drinking water to almost half a million people, and access to improved sanitation to a million peopl...
February 2, 2018
For the first time in human history, over half of the world’s population, around four billion people, live in cities or urban areas. This trend has been accelerating over the last few decades, and currently the global urban popu...
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...
October 6, 2017
Being involved in organising the 8th International Young Water Professional’s Conference has been quite a rollercoaster ride. Initially, everything seemed to be going right – we were awarded a substantial grant by South Africa...
October 5, 2017
Rapid urbanization is one of the defining global trends of our time, with both positive and negative impacts. Increasing concentrations of population create challenges to supply enough resources including food, energy and water. ...