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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Wastewater becomes resourcewater
Feb15

Wastewater becomes resourcewater

A paradigm shift is required to stop viewing wastewater as a problem Click & Tweet! and instead see it as a resource that provides water, for both humans and nature, as well as energy and fertilizer. One city that is leading the way in turning waste into a resource is Hamburg Click & Tweet! with the city’s utility, HAMBURG WASSER, setting the goal of closing the material and energy cycle with energy-saving technology. 20th-century...

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Chemistry to the rescue in treating wastewater
Aug24

Chemistry to the rescue in treating wastewater

The Royal Society of Chemistry has published its Future of the Chemical Sciences report to understand how chemistry may evolve over the next 10-20 years in light of global challenges the world faces, including deteriorating water quality from urbanization and economic activities. The report hypothesizes that if the chemistry industry focused on solving mega-challenges chemistry would become an everyday topic of conversation for...

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Hamburg’s wastewater solution of the future
Apr16

Hamburg’s wastewater solution of the future

According to UNESCO, poor wastewater management, or lack of it, means that only 20% of global wastewater receives proper treatment. With wastewater directly impacting biodiversity of aquatic ecosystems, disrupting their integrity and services humans rely on for health and economic development, UN-Water has called for wastewater to be considered as part of an integrated, full-lifecycle, ecosystem-based management system that operates...

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