Pure Water, Pure Gold for San Diego
May17

Pure Water, Pure Gold for San Diego

San Diego imports 85% of its water supply from the Colorado River and Northern California Bay Delta. Over the past 15 years, the cost of importing the water has tripled with the current cost of imported water ($1,200 to $1,400) expected to double in the next 10 years. In addition, the city will become more vulnerable to droughts, climate change and natural disasters as the century progresses. To lower operational costs and become more...

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Stockholm’s world-class waste solutions
May10

Stockholm’s world-class waste solutions

In the recently published Urban Water Atlas for Europe, Stockholm is rated as one of the leading cities in Europe in terms of wastewater treatment Click & Tweet! and solid-waste treatment. Stockholm is one of the fastest growing cities in Europe with its population expected to increase by 11% by 2020 to reach just over 1 million inhabitants. This steady population growth will mean an increase in waste from both households and...

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A future-proof wastewater resource plant
May03

A future-proof wastewater resource plant

Traditionally, wastewater is seen as a burden that needs treating and disposing of. However, as demand for water grows and the quantity of wastewater produced increases, many places around the world are beginning to see wastewater as a resource Click & Tweet! to be exploited. In this new paradigm, the phase ‘reuse, recycle and recover’ means wastewater becomes a source of resources Click & Tweet! such as a cost-efficient source of...

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Making a net zero carbon economy
Feb22

Making a net zero carbon economy

Food waste is one of the least recovered materials Click & Tweet! and is one of the most important materials to divert from landfills. Food that is disposed of in landfills decomposes to create methane, a gas that is 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide. Diverting even a portion of this waste to waste-to-energy systems could free up large amounts of landfill space as well as provide renewable energy for a variety of uses. Making a...

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Wastewater becomes resourcewater
Feb15

Wastewater becomes resourcewater

A paradigm shift is required to stop viewing wastewater as a problem Click & Tweet! and instead see it as a resource that provides water, for both humans and nature, as well as energy and fertilizer. One city that is leading the way in turning waste into a resource is Hamburg Click & Tweet! with the city’s utility, HAMBURG WASSER, setting the goal of closing the material and energy cycle with energy-saving technology. 20th-century...

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The circular economy in the water world
Feb05

The circular economy in the water world

With the rise of the circular economy, where products and waste materials are reused, repaired, refurbished and recycled, water utilities need to understand the flow of resources – water and non-water – in and out of cities Click & Tweet! . One water utility leading the way in implementing the circular economy is Berlin’s Berliner Wasserbetriebe. Berliner Wasserbetriebe leading the circular economy Berliner Wasserbetriebe is an...

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