Singapore’s low-carbon, efficient future
Jun14

Singapore’s low-carbon, efficient future

With rising greenhouse gas emissions and increasing resource scarcity, governments around the world are implementing a range of policies to increase efficiency in production and resource use. However, rather than focus on command and control regulations that directly regulate what industry can and cannot do, governments are now raising the bar by showing what is possible themselves. One government that is leading the way towards a...

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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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A climate-ready city one drop at a time
May24

A climate-ready city one drop at a time

Cities consume around 75% of the world’s energy and produce more that 76% of all carbon emissions. While cities are major contributors to climate change they are at the same time highly vulnerable to climatic risks. In the context of water, cities around the world are at risk of: Heatwaves: Prolonged periods of heat will have significant consequences for human health (death and disease) Water scarcity: Warmer and drier climates will...

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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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