The underground water buffer creates a robust freshwater supply, without expensive reversed osmosis
Climate change must take into Northern parts of the world with wetter winters and drier summers. That means less fresh water in the period when farmers there are most in need.
Underground water buffers will help the farmers. Since the summer 2015, a new underground water storage technique has been tested successfully. Read More
Catastrophe in Japan because of floods
In Japan, have caused devastations. Torrential rains are associated with former Tropical Storm Etau shifted north after dumping unprecedented rainfall on parts of eastern floods , last Wednesday and Thursday. Japan
More than a hundred thousand people had to flee because of the high water, which sometimes even carried houses along.
Maximising data driven technology in the Agriculture
In previous blogs we mentioned the increasing issues in dry areas in the world. Think of and Sao Paulo, Brazil , with almost no water anymore in lakes, rivers and aquifers. California, USA
All kind of measures have been taken to increase the water use of people and industries. But which technologies are available to increase the water use in agriculture and still can rely on better harvests?
Drip irrigation’s compostable plastic pipes for sustainable agriculture
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 2009.
The country needed to introduce measures and become . drought resistant
Now, the country has enough water for people, industries and agri.
What did they do? Lessons learned from a country where every drop of water counts.
Scientist can’t say for sure how much water is left in the aquifers
According to a new study from researchers at the University of California and NASA about 33% of the is under stress. aquifers
New data from Grace-satellites show that many big aquifers all over the world are being sucked dry at a rate far greater than they can be replenished. NASA Read More
Many companies are asking themselves whether they have entered a “new normal,” and which steps they should take – and when – to build resilience to these increased risks.
The recent increase in costly extreme weather events has provided a clear signal to many companies of the near-term risks associated with climate change.
Water Risk Management is getting top priority for industries, businesses, hospitals and (local) governments.
Especially for business managers, we have made an overview of:
Water Risk Management in 4 steps – what strategy and measurements can be taken
Trends and Finding Reports
Overview latest flood protecting solutions
Water storage systems to protect you from stormwater
Lessons from Hurricane Sandy and more
The strategy of Curacao is still to discharge the rainwater directly to the ocean as soon as possible. The result: desertification!
The Curacao is changing into a Caribbean Island . That’s emergency call is done by Don Martina, former president of the island. desert
Don Martina, was invited in the Parliament to talk about the . collection and reuse of rainwater Read More
Fierce flooding leave zoo animals stranded in Tbilisi
A occurred in the Vere River valley in Tbilisi, the capital of Georgia, on the night of 14 June 2015. flood
Heavy rainfall caused at least twelve death people.
At least 30f people are still missing after being swept away in a fast-flowing river. Read More
Power savings from the differential $20,000.00 – $35,000.00pa depending on demand
It’s time for the industry to take responsibility for of sustainable use . Let’s start to reduce, reuse and recover all industrial (waste) water. industrial water
Water managers: Start using less, water by efficient water processes. Read More
The Delta Program is like a kitchen where new recipes are developed, which then could also be highlighted on the international market.
The next years billions of euros will be spent on waterworks which will make the Netherlands climate proof.
Investments that are not confined to the increase of one dike, but also focus on a regional approach.
An approach that encourages cooperation, and shines the light on the specialized knowledge from the Dutch. Read More
Flood Waters Threaten To Break Padera Dam Texas
Persistent rain has resulted in the US state of Texas for . This past week certainly 24 people were killed by the storms and rising waters, 13 people are still missing. more flooding
US President has declared a state of emergency in the state. Barack Obama
In May, enough rain fell to cover Texas 8 inches deep.
Floodtags offers the local perspective, the ground-truth on floods, by listening to and anticipating on the flood observations of citizens on social media. After filtering and enriching the data with water- and geolocations, Floodtags delivers the ground-truth data as a service for flood management.
The crowd is saving lives during . How? FloodTags is receiving all flood related tweets, starting in Indonesia. flood disasters
Tweets about major floods are being turned into a
that could be used by emergency services and disaster response teams to evacuate an area, save lives and provide aid. mapping tool
Workers at a jeans factory must search through wastewater every morning to scoop out the stones, which are washed with the fabric in industrial washing machines to make stonewash denim.
With a new technique, the water consumption in the textile industry can be reduced to 90%.
Other benefits include are a . For this application process, there are no adjustments required. lower energy consumption Read More
A girl is drinking unsafe water
is a growing problem in the war-torn Yemen. Clean drinking water
Due to the ongoing bombardments and fighting, again millions of people have been cut from the basic needs of fresh water.
Oxfam warns: “They are forced to drink unsafe water, causing the outbreak of various .” diseases
Satellite images taken between 2002 and 2010 showed that glaciers remained about the same size. But since 2009 it is different.
Glaciers in parts of the Antarctic that was thought to remain stable since 2009, have been melting dangerously fast. A group of researchers wrote this in the journal Science, published yesterday.
According to the scientists, the water level is increasing to dangerous levels for the coasts from New York to Shanghai.
Sandy was actually predicted by the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (UK), a week before it arrived.
But, in the wake of superstorm Sandy, much of New York City was plunged into darkness.
What can we learn from this big flooding in New York? Read More
This undated photo courtesy of NASA shows Thwaites Glacier in Western Antarctica. Ice in west Antarctica is melting at an accelerating rate, new research shows.
It’s quiet about sea level rising. Like the eye of the hurricane, around which the storm is raging.
But a from the Climate Council announces, global warming will put at risk coastal infrastructure worth up to 226 billion dollars! new report Read More
The green economy as an integrating framework for policies on material use
is a perfect organic source which helps conserve water, according to the University of California. Compost
For example: if governments add compost to sandy soil, the soil will hold more water, making urban water management easier at a sustainable way. Read More
Matt Damon has been speaking with world leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos (early 2015)
Matt Damon has chosen to tackle the ultimate global threat: clean drinking water. Global water sanitation is a huge problem but there are a lot of proven solutions for it.
On his travels in developing countries, he realized that practical solutions already existed. But they need more attention. That’s why he started in 2009. Water.org
Adding in green infrastructure systems is not only good for managing water, but also good for communities.
Large parts of the Netherlands are below sea level. They deal with it every day. But they are not the only once.
New York is also figuring out how te respond to major climate disasters like the and future hurricanes. rising sea level
The first 3 actions are:
The increase is faster than measured in the entire last century: Nowadays, the sea level is about 6 centimeters higher, as it was in 1994 and about 20 centimeters above the level of 1880.
A new study is showing that, in recent years, the has been risen. sea level Not just slowly but faster.
That is told by a team of researchers.
They have scrutinized the measurements and sentinel satellites date once again.
Christopher Watson from the University of Tasmania and his colleagues, wrote in the journal
, that the new data fit better with the accelerating of Nature Climate Change in Greenland. melting land ice Read More
Alex Veltman with the result of the pilot production for struvite
Since the eighties, clean water plants in the Netherlands, remove phosphate and nitrogen from . wastewater
It’s a win-win situation.
the nutrients can be used in fertilizers and bring money in
it’s cleaner, phosphate-free water
and it’s important to recover useful materials
The phosphate is found in the . human (and animal) urine Read More
Worlds largest desalination plant Ras Alkhair, Saoudi Arabia
This largest clean water plant in Ras Alkhair in Saudi Arabia, is based on . reverse osmosis desalination
The installation has started since 2014 and is supplying 1 million cubic meters of drinking water every day. It uses 2400 MW of power for the desalination processes.
The installation has been built hybrid with 8 evaporators and17 units. reverse osmosis Read More
With Memstill, it is possible to desalinate a cubic meter of drinking water for 0.50 Euro cents from seawater.
Less water is always the best option.
But in case of a , nowadays the shortage of fresh water is a great alternative. preparation of drinking water from seawater
And the costs of sea water are going down. desalination
Thermal desalination has been overtaken by
and that led to some major changes: reverse osmosis
the proces is much cheaper
the energy consumption during the proces has decreased sharply
During the rainy season Nov 2014 – March 2015, only a few drops fell
The long-term solution to more is to change the way California is managing surface water when it’s wet. acute drought
Take some of that surface water, when they have got a lot of rain or a lot of snow, and use it to so it’s there for us in times of drought. recharge groundwater