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Israel’s best practices how to win drought

[caption id="attachment_8550" align="alignleft" width="300"] Drip irrigation’s compostable plastic pipes for sustainable agriculture[/caption] Israel's turnaround came with a seven-year drought, one of the most severe to hit modern Israel, that began in 2005 and peaked in the winter of 2008 to...

Compost as a potent drought-fighting tool

[caption id="attachment_7628" align="alignleft" width="300"] The green economy as an integrating framework for policies on material use[/caption] Compost is a perfect organic source which helps conserve water, according to the University of California. For example: if governments add compost...

How does California become drought resilient?

[caption id="attachment_6485" align="alignleft" width="300"] During the rainy season Nov 2014 - March 2015, only a few drops fell[/caption] The long-term solution to more acute drought is to change the way California is managing surface water when it’s wet. Take some of that surface water,...

Worst drought since 1930 in Brazil

[caption id="attachment_6139" align="alignleft" width="300"] Sao Paulo state has received only a third of the rainfall[/caption] Brazilians in the southeast of the country should immediately try to use less water and electricity. The Environment Minister Izabella Teixeira, made this call...

Billion Dollar Desalination Plants, the right answers to California’s Drought?

  [caption id="attachment_5523" align="alignleft" width="300"] There might be a solutions for the future. A desalination plant which is cost efficient and delivers health, cheap drinking water[/caption] Desalination of Pacific Ocean water may prove to be a cheaper solution for California....

Drought in Caribbean countries causes hunger

[caption id="attachment_5648" align="alignleft" width="300"] The climate change effects the Caribbean countries highly[/caption] Climate change affects the Caribbean Islands. These countries already grappling with a finite amount of space for food production now face the added challenges of...

Sponsh absorbs water from air

  [caption id="attachment_16445" align="alignleft" width="300"] Sponsh water from air[/caption] Sponsh absorbs water from air and releases it. When it‘s cold, like during the night, Sponsh gets moisture from the air to exude during the day. It is a temperature-sensitive special...

Deelnemende studententeams SLIMCirculair ’18-’19

In de ontwerpen van de bouwopdrachten willen we de CO2-voetafdruk van de materialen zoveel mogelijk beperken. Daarom kiezen we zoveel mogelijk natuurlijke materialen en materialen die hergebruikt worden of kunnen worden. Modulair bouwen Om optimaal van materialen gebruik te kunnen blijven maken is...

MemPower: Clear Water And Electricity from Ocean Water

[caption id="attachment_4729" align="alignleft" width="300"] You can also use it for processes in industry such as the energy and chemical sector and the food and bio-based industry.[/caption] While there is plenty of water in the world, good-quality drinking water can be scarce. MemPower employs...

Wateropvang en waterhergebruik

[caption id="attachment_16145" align="alignleft" width="300"] Mooi voorbeeld van het opvangen van hemelwater op een groen dak dat hergebruikt wordt voor toilet, wassen en sproeien[/caption] Wateropvang wordt belangrijker naarmate het klimaat meer verandert. Het is nu half juli 2018 en er is de...

Inspiratie DBase Biobased en Circulaire producten

FSC Hout en VezelmaterialenBouwen met FSC HoutIn de ontwerpen van de bouwopdrachten willen we de CO2-voetafdruk van de materialen zoveel mogelijk beperken. Daarom kiezen we zoveel mogelijk natuurlijke materialen en materialen die hergebruikt worden of kunnen worden. Modulair bouwen Om optimaal van...

What’s Next for Cape Town and Beyond?

[caption id="attachment_15652" align="alignleft" width="350"] Severe drought threatens to run taps dry in Cape Town[/caption] How did Cape Town deal with its "Day Zero" water crisis and what can we learn?  Intense drought in South Africa’s Western Cape Province has led the world-renowned city...

Salt Farm Texel introduces ‘zero water’ vegetables

[caption id="attachment_14913" align="alignleft" width="300"] Pakistani practice a pilot field with Salt Farm Texel[/caption] Salt Farm Texel (Netherlands) introduces ‘zero water’ vegetables in drought stricken South Africa. The Texel initiative, known as S/Zout, features food products that...

Young Water Leaders Berlin Event

[caption id="attachment_14767" align="alignleft" width="350"] Cape Town, South Africa's 2nd largest city is dangerously near complete drought. Meaning not a drop of fresh water. This caught my attention immediately.[/caption] Interested in the Young Water Leaders Berlin Event on November 7, 2018,...

Een impuls voor de circulaire bouwwereld

Van lineair naar circulairDe wereld is pas 9% circulairOnderzoek dat recent gepresenteerd is in Davos toont aan dat meer dan 90% van de grondstoffen en producten maar één keer gebruikt worden. De circulaire economie is van levensbelang in de strijd tegen klimaatveranderingCirculair betekent dat je...

Agricultural Water Reuse Workshop

Please mark ​your calendars ​to join the Agricultural Water ReUse Workshop in ​Sacramento. Potential for ​the use of ​recycled water ​for agricultural ​irrigation is ​especially ​promising in ​the arid and ​semi-arid ​regions of the ​world where ​there is ​groundwater ​depletion or ​other local...

CoolSeal paint, keeps LA 10 degrees cooler

[caption id="attachment_13866" align="alignleft" width="350"] This light paint is decreasing the temperature in the city[/caption] Los Angeles is coating its roads in CoolSeal, a gray paint that keeps streets and parking lots 10 degrees cooler than black asphalt. Engineers developed the...

MoS2 Nanopores Desalination

[caption id="attachment_13267" align="alignleft" width="300"] Tiny holes called nanopores, is specially designed to let high volumes of water through but keep salt and other contaminates out[/caption] MoS2 Nanopores, developed by the University of Illinois, seems to be an energy-efficient...

Floating Power Plant

[caption id="attachment_12022" align="alignleft" width="300"] The platform rotation is secured via the high wave absorption of 60-80% of the inherent energy in the waves.[/caption] This Floating Power Plant is targeting 
20GW, corresponding to €50bn potential revenue. The Power Plant is offshore...

Cape Town is running out of water

[caption id="attachment_12268" align="alignleft" width="350"] Helicopters release water bombs to stop the wildfire but they are afraid to use salty sea water because that damages the vegetation.[/caption] Cape Town, South Africa is running out of water. The city has been struck by severe drought...

Ford recycled over 65% wastewater

In 2000, Ford launched it's Global Water Conservation Initiative. Global manufacturing facilities were ordered to decrease their water use. The multinational succeeded. Since 2000, Ford saved more than 10.5 billion gallons of water – a 62.4% reduction. Per vehicle, water use has decreased...

Aquaflow WT Kolk stows more water at low cost

Heavy rainfall? Street flooding that occurred during Hurricanes could become more common in the decades ahead. This Aquaflow solution helps cities keeping the streets dry. In the first statewide climate change outlook for New York, scientists say that the state may suffer disproportionate...

Reduce risks storming water

[caption id="attachment_8196" align="alignleft" width="300"] The US President has declared a federal disaster for the storms and floods that struck 8 counties of Iowa during late August 2016.[/caption] Storming Water costs lives and a lot of money. Last winter, more than 15,000 homes and...

LA goal: 100% renewables

[caption id="attachment_11474" align="alignleft" width="300"] The City of Los Angeles took a significant step toward realizing its global leadership potential. Mayor Garcetti released LA’s first-ever urban sustainability plan: the pLAn.[/caption] LA City Council members Paul Krekorian and Mike...

100 Smart Cities in India

[caption id="attachment_9623" align="alignleft" width="300"] India is interested in innovative solutions, that are preserving the environment and are preventing disasters because of climate change.[/caption] India intends to invest in cities in order to make them future proof. The next five...