Melbourne developing the foundations of a Smart City
Sep28

Melbourne developing the foundations of a Smart City

Cities across the world are experiencing radical transformations in the way they manage resources as well as implement infrastructure. In particular, Smart Cities are based on new ways of conceiving buildings, neighborhoods as well as water and wastewater services: the benefit being enhanced resource efficiency, increased resilience to climate change and lowered carbon emissions. Melbourne developing the foundations of a Smart City In...

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Dubai making the summer green
Sep21

Dubai making the summer green

Over the summer period, the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) ran its ‘Lets make the summer green’ program to promote the rational use of water and electricity during the sweltering hot months. The program, launched via social media channels as well as other audiovisual media channels, provided customers with tips on how to fix water leaks, install drip irrigation systems as well as encourage the setting of AC systems to...

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Aloha to biogas in Hawaii
Sep14

Aloha to biogas in Hawaii

In the United States it is estimated that heat and embedded energy extracted by clean water agencies contain enough energy to meet up to 12% of U.S. electricity demand. In addition to providing revenue from surplus energy, the extraction/conversion of energy at wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) contributes to overall energy independence, smaller community carbon footprints and saves ratepayers money. Aloha to biogas in Hawaii In...

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A sustainable oasis in the desert
Sep06

A sustainable oasis in the desert

The goal of the United Arab Emirate’s Green Economy for Sustainable Development initiative is to build an economy that not only protects the environment but also allows the economy to grow. As part of the initiative the UAE has concentrated its efforts on creating Sustainable Communities that are planned, built or modified to promote both a healthy environment and economy. The specific benefits of Sustainable Communities is that they:...

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