The circular economy and the water world
Jan31

The circular economy and 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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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 world’s first carbon neutral city
Nov08

The world’s first carbon neutral city

Between 2007 – the year South Australia established its climate change legislation and released its first climate change strategy – and 2013 the City of Adelaide has reduced its emissions by 20% Click & Tweet! . At the same time the city’s economy grew by 28%. Not content with its impressive record, Adelaide released in 2015 its Carbon Neutral Adelaide vision with the aim of being the world’s first carbon neutral city Click & Tweet! ....

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Dubai’s smart water meters
Jul14

Dubai’s smart water meters

The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is one of the most water scarce regions in the world. In 1950, per capita renewable water resources were 4,000 cubic meters per year. Currently, this figure is 1,100 cubic meters and by 2050 it will drop to 550 cubic meters as a result of climate change and rapid urbanization. Dubai’s smart water meters In response to water scarcity the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is...

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The circular economy in Europe
Apr16

The circular economy in Europe

In Europe there is a move towards a ‘circular economy’ where existing materials and products are reused, repaired, refurbished and recycled. In other words what was once regarded as waste can be turned into a resource, with many economic and environmental benefits. Two leading examples of countries adopting circular economy policies are the Netherlands and UK. The circular economy in Europe At the EU-level, resource productivity in...

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