Melbourne Water’s low-carbon future
Oct18

Melbourne Water’s low-carbon future

With the threshold for entry into force of the Paris Agreement having been achieved this month – after India and the EU ratified the agreement – the attention now turns to implementing the Agreement to limit rising global temperatures to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels. The water sector’s role in mitigating climate change The water sector now has to adapt to a world that is within 2°C warmer than pre-industrial levels Click...

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Vienna is a maestro when it comes to being sustainable
Oct05

Vienna is a maestro when it comes to being sustainable

Vienna, the home of Beethoven, Mozart and the finest orchestra in the world – the Vienna Philharmonic – is also a maestro when it comes to its commitment of being a leading sustainable city of the 21st century. Ranked number 4 in the world by Arcadis’ Sustainable Cities Index 2016, the city has invested significantly in its infrastructure to ensure that current and future generations of residents enjoy a high quality of life. For...

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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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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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