A water crisis in Malta
Jan25

A water crisis in Malta

“We are in a crisis”. Hydrologist Marco Cremona pleads to put water higher on Malta’s national agenda.  ...

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Greening Europe’s urban spaces
Jan10

Greening Europe’s urban spaces

Europe is an urban and increasingly urban continent with the percentage of the population living in urban centers expected to increase from over 70% in 2015 to more than 80% in 2050. This will pose challenges to natural resources and ecosystems within urban areas including rivers, streams and lakes that are part of the landscape of European cities. Impacts of urbanization Some of the key impacts of urbanization include: Water quantity...

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Singapore challenges you to a carbon-off
Aug31

Singapore challenges you to a carbon-off

Singapore launched its Climate Innovation Challenge 2016, which involved a 36-hour hackathon to promote innovative, cost-effective green solutions that safeguard the city-state’s environment. Singapore challenges you to a carbon-off Open to all eco-preneurs and tech wizards interested combating the climate crises the contestants focused on solving a range of challenges with prizes of up to $5,000 for grabs. The challenges were:...

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Easing the cost of adaptation to water insecurity
Jun17

Easing the cost of adaptation to water insecurity

Cities over the past century have become the driving force of the global economy. Accounting for over half the world’s population and generating around 80% of global GDP cities provide numerous opportunities for development and growth. Risks and challenges of cities Cities however bring about risks and challenges to people and the environment. Around 30% of all water is consumed by cities with a large share of it returned back to the...

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Melbourne’s urban forest of the future
Jan21

Melbourne’s urban forest of the future

The City of Melbourne’s urban forests are facing multiple challenges to their survival from climate change, population growth and urban heating. Over the next 20 years the city will experience a changing climate with higher average temperatures and more frequent and intense droughts and storm events. Already the city’s urban forest is under stress from droughts and long periods of water restrictions triggering irreversible decline:...

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