First Circular Tomato Farm

First Circular Tomato Farm

Sundrop Farms: The company that’s growing food in the desert. Complete circular and green

This tomato farm in Australia is the first agricultural facility of it’s kind, combining solar power with desalination and countering the requirement for fresh water and fossil fuels.

The firm celebrated its grand opening in Port Augusta, South Australia, last Thursday.

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Six Steps for Managing Water Risks Industries

Water footprint, reuse, recycle, waste water, wastewater, climate change, industry, measure, 6 steps

Businesses should think collaboratively, and leading companies are already demonstrating the value of partnerships in managing water risk in their value chains

In its 2014 Global Risks report, the World Economic Forum identified water crises as one of the risks of highest concern.

For businesses, it is important to understand operational and market contexts to manage water risk and leverage opportunity, according to The Guardian.

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Roadmap with proven integrated and sustainable water resource approach

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Sustainable water management cycle

Water is world wide a fundamental resource challenge.

Also for California – with its very fast growing cities as Los Angeles and San Francisco. Water planning and management is a critical underpinning of California’s economy and environment.

This roadmap ensures an integrated and sustainable water resource approach.

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Without engineers the world would be in big trouble

Climate change, engineers, sea level rising, innovation

Without engineers the world would be in big trouble

During a water conference in the Netherlands, Wu Jianmin, Vice-chairman of the Chinese Institute for Innovation and Development Strategy, mentioned the Dutch engineering sector as  “Small country, big achievements.

And “Without engineers the world would be in big trouble.”

In his speech he forecasted 3 mega trends:
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Water reuse is becoming increasingly important for modern societies

Wastewater is becoming one of the world's greatest sustainable resources

Wastewater is becoming one of the world’s greatest sustainable resources

Water reuse is becoming increasingly important for modern societies. Especially those based in arid regions. Examples include well-known sites such as Water Factory 21 in California’s Orange County Water District and the NEWater project in Singapore. Scientists and engineers are increasingly concerned about emerging contaminants in wastewater treatment plant effluent.  Read More

Obama annouces $12B to give a boost to the African power sector

 

Less than 10% of rural populations in Sub-Saharan Africa have access to electricity

Less than 10% of rural populations in Sub-Saharan Africa have access to electricity

President Obama proposes $12 billion to help strengthen Africa’s electric power infrastructure. This new commitments brings total funding of the program to more than $26 billion! The funds are meant to make sure the continent adds 30,000 megawatts of additional capacity and expand access to electricity to at least 60 million households and business. Read More