South Australia’s circular economy initiative
Jan18

South Australia’s circular economy initiative

In the circular economy, businesses and consumers are taking steps to transition towards a stronger, more circular economy Click & Tweet! where resources, including water, are used in a more sustainable way. Creating a circular economy is about ‘closing the loop’ of product lifecycles Click & Tweet! through greater recycling and re-use, with significant benefits to both the economy and the environment. In one recent report by the...

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The Danish food-water nexus challenge
Dec07

The Danish food-water nexus challenge

With the global population projected to reach 9 billion in 2050, demand for food is expected to increase by 70% in 2050. It is estimated that to meet this increased demand for food, global agricultural water consumption will increase by around 19% by 2050. However, agricultural production is one of the largest sources of non-point source pollution Click & Tweet! impacting the availability of good quality water for other users and uses...

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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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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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Australia lowering emissions from commercial buildings
Aug03

Australia lowering emissions from commercial buildings

In Australia the built sector accounts for approximately 20% of total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Emissions from this sector are the result of fossil fuel combustion for heating, cooling and cooking needs as well as the management of water and wastewater. Australia’s Commercial Building Disclosure Program lowering emissions To lower commercial GHG emissions, the Australian government’s Commercial Building Disclosure Program –...

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The ICT industry’s vulnerability to water insecurity
Apr27

The ICT industry’s vulnerability to water insecurity

Information and communications technology (ICT) hardware manufacturers are vulnerable to decreased availability of good quality water as the manufacturing process for computers and their components is water intensive. For example, an estimated 1,500 liters of water is required to manufacture a PC Click & Tweet! computer and monitor. Meanwhile, despite only 3 liters of water being required to make one computer chip millions are...

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