Ontario building a low-carbon future
Jun07

Ontario building a low-carbon future

Many governments, at the city-, state- and national-level, have implemented technology challenges to spur the private sector in scaling-up game-changing green technologies that increase resource efficiency, lower water and energy usage and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. One of the latest green technology challenges has been issued by Ontario. Ontario’s 2030 Solutions Challenge Ontario’s 2030 Solutions Challenge is an...

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A smart Brussels sprouts up
May31

A smart Brussels sprouts up

With the global pace of urbanization unprecedented, cities around the world will need to become smart in how they reduce emissions, use resources efficiently and become resilient to extreme weather events. A smart Brussels sprouts up One city leading the way in using technology and smart initiatives to mitigate climate change, encourage efficiency and enhance resilience is Brussels. How green is your electricity? Brussels’...

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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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The Green Economy and the Water-Energy-Food Nexus
May07

The Green Economy and the Water-Energy-Food Nexus

The Green Economy and the Water-Energy-Food Nexus argues that a variety of policies will be required to create synergies between the water-energy-food nexus sectors while reducing trade-offs in the development of a green economy. Despite rising demand for water, energy and food globally, the governance of water-energy-food sectors has generally remained separate with limited attention placed on the interactions that exist between...

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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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Achieving water security and the SDGs
Apr05

Achieving water security and the SDGs

The Water Show Africa, held in Johannesburg over March 28th and 29th, brought together a series of speakers, both locally and internationally, to help bridge the gap between the opportunities and challenges in the water sector. It was a privilege to be one of the keynote speakers and panelists at The Water Show Africa. My keynote speech sought to address the keystones for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): innovation...

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