Singapore challenges you to a carbon-off
Aug31

Singapore challenges you to a carbon-off

Singapore launched its Climate Innovation Challenge 2016, which involved a 36-hour hackathon to promote innovative, cost-effective green solutions that safeguard the city-state’s environment. Singapore challenges you to a carbon-off Open to all eco-preneurs and tech wizards interested combating the climate crises the contestants focused on solving a range of challenges with prizes of up to $5,000 for grabs. The challenges were:...

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Chemistry to the rescue in treating wastewater
Aug24

Chemistry to the rescue in treating wastewater

The Royal Society of Chemistry has published its Future of the Chemical Sciences report to understand how chemistry may evolve over the next 10-20 years in light of global challenges the world faces, including deteriorating water quality from urbanization and economic activities. The report hypothesizes that if the chemistry industry focused on solving mega-challenges chemistry would become an everyday topic of conversation for...

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Straight to the source of drinking water
Aug17

Straight to the source of drinking water

A key aspect of managing demand for water is ensuring populations use their existing water supplies as efficiently as possible before plans are made to expand supplies through financially costly water transfer schemes. However, ensuring access to good quality water can be a challenge due to economic as well as domestic activities impacting the quality of surface and groundwater supplies. To avoid having to develop new water supplies...

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New book out soon: Urban Water Security (Wiley)
Aug13

New book out soon: Urban Water Security (Wiley)

In the 21st Century, the world will see an unprecedented migration of people moving from rural to urban areas. With global demand for water projected to outstrip supply in the coming decades, cities will likely face water insecurity as a result of climate change and the various impacts of urbanisation. Traditionally, urban water managers have relied on large-scale, supply-side infrastructural projects to meet increased demands for...

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DC having fun while improving sustainability
Aug10

DC having fun while improving sustainability

A key aspect of greening the economy is encouraging organizations and individuals to reduce their ecological footprints. To achieve this the District of Columbia (DC) has initiated the Smarter DC Challenge and Power DC program to help organizations and buildings, as well as individuals, reduce resource consumption in a friendly and fun way. Smarter DC Challenge: having fun while improving sustainability The Smarter DC Challenge...

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