Books to Read in 2018
Dec29

Books to Read in 2018

The Green Economy and the Water-Energy-Food Nexus ISBN: 978–1–137–58364–2 The Green Economy and the Water-Energy-Food Nexus that a variety of policies will be required to create synergies between the water-energy-food nexus sectors Click & Tweet! while reducing trade-offs in the development of a green economy. Despite rising demand for water, energy and food globally, the governance of water-energy-food sectors has generally remained...

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Wastewater Treatment Plants Becoming Prosumers
Dec13

Wastewater Treatment Plants Becoming Prosumers

Around the world, leading wastewater treatment plants (WWTP) are becoming prosumers: both a producer and consumer of energy. In regular WWTPs, aeration, pumping, and solids processing account for most of the electricity that is used. In fact, energy is the second-highest budget item for these utilities after labor costs. Wastewater is a renewable resource Wastewater is a renewable resource in its own right Click & Tweet! with thermal,...

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Green Roofs Mitigating the Risks of Climate Change
Dec06

Green Roofs Mitigating the Risks of Climate Change

Taking a proactive stance, many cities are implementing green roof policies to mitigate the risks of climate change. By Robert C. Brears* Climate change is likely to increase the frequency and magnitude of both rainfall events and heat waves in cities around the world as global temperatures continue to rise. Green roofs are a key aspect of mitigating urban flooding risks as they absorb rainwater and prevent water from overwhelming...

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