Straight to the source of drinking water
Aug17

Straight to the source of drinking water

A key aspect of managing demand for water is ensuring populations use their existing water supplies as efficiently as possible before plans are made to expand supplies through financially costly water transfer schemes. However, ensuring access to good quality water can be a challenge due to economic as well as domestic activities impacting the quality of surface and groundwater supplies. To avoid having to develop new water supplies...

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The rise of the Smart Nation
Jul07

The rise of the Smart Nation

Globally, nations are becoming increasingly challenged by rising household consumption levels, depletion of natural resources, increasing levels of pollution and greenhouse gases and increasing vulnerability to natural hazards and risks from climate change variation. In response to these challenges nations are becoming ‘smart’ in their management of scarce resources Click & Tweet! in the face of climate change. The rise of the Smart...

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NYC cutting back emissions in transportation
May05

NYC cutting back emissions in transportation

New York City (NYC) has set itself an ambitious goal of reducing its greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by 80% below 2005-levels by 2050 (80×50). To achieve the target NYC is focusing on reducing GHG emissions in four main sectors: Building, energy supply, transportation and solid waste. The transportation sector, which includes private vehicles, freight and mass transit (subway, commuter rail and bus), is responsible for 11.4...

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What is sustainability to me
Mar30

What is sustainability to me

I’ve been giving great thought to the question what is sustainability? What I would write about specifically. The common thing I feel is how we as the human species will survive in the future. This is an extremely broad issue. I believe we are our own worst enemies but we are beautiful too. The ultimate question of sustainability is really about the survival of the human species…isn’t it? I would write, without...

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Social relationships for sustainable environmental solutions
Mar23

Social relationships for sustainable environmental solutions

Environmental interventions in low and middle income countries primarily rely directly on addressing the issue at hand. For example, alternative stoves eliminating cook-stove air pollution, boreholes provide access to water, and alternative drought-or rain-resistant crops grow in climate-change stricken regions. These projects may succeed, but they may also fail. Thus, we know that projects need to be more encompassing in their...

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