Worldwide, especially in emerging countries, the demand for water is increasing. The Netherlands is a water knowledge country. Their knowledge can help water managers around the world, facing future problems.
The Netherlands promotes a number of promising technologies that can help the world. The Netherlands became all this knowledge because the country is known as the waste pit of Europe. The water of the river Rhine for example, has been used several times by the Germans by the time the Dutch want to use it. Good clean water is essential. Read More
Nr. 1 water stressed metropool Tokyo. Picture of the Skyline of Tokyo, with Mount Fuji in the backyard
Want to know which cities suffer from water stress? The Nature Conservancy has published a list of the top 20 of cities with water stress.
Over 500 cities around the world were investigated. In (big) cities like Tokyo, Shanghai and LA, a large number of people in a relatively small area puts a lot of pressure on water supplies, especially during times of drought. Read More
The U.S. invests in water storage systems. Not surprising is it? With temperature rising and other climate change issues as heavy rainfall in short periods of time its important not to spill a drop of water. So also industrial waste water will be recollected, get treatment and after, can be reused.
The Aquapolo project was initiated to address new government regulations to restrict industrial use of potable water in São Paulo.
Aquapolo will supply the Capuava Petrochemical Complex of Mauá, located in São Paulo’s ABC region, thereby conserving enough drinking water to continuously supply a population of 300,000 people. Read More
It’s time cities fix their water leaks. Water loss from failing infrastructure, faulty metering and flat-out theft costs money, and often means lost revenue for utilities and higher rates for consumers. Between 1996 and 2010, the cost of water services in the U.S. rose by nearly 90 percent! Read More
Namibia started the construction process of a PhotoVoltaic solar project. The project, located in Omburu near Omaruru, is the town’s first utility-scale ground mounted PhotoVoltaic (PV) power plant. The 4,5 megawatt (MW) renewable energy power plant will supply over 1% of Namibia’s domestic power generation.
Boyan Slat extracts 7,250.000 tons of plastic out of the oceans with this innovation in 5 years.
Dutch TU/Delft student Boyan Slat has raised $ 2 million to clean up the ‘plastic soup’ in the sea. With this money he is going to build a prototype of a device that sweeps up the mess together.
The systemSlat(20)devisedconsists of 100kilometer-long floating armsinV-shaped catchingthe plastic which will be brought ashore recycling.His project ‘Ocean Cleanup‘attractedconsiderableattention.Andso didthe crowdfunding, which he himself set upcompletelyin Kickstarter–style.
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
Your old pc’s help them to step into a healthier and wealthier world
We all know that education is an essential ingredient for the full realization of human capacity and should be provided to everyone on earth. Providing internet and tablets gives children the opportunity to make a better life for themselves and for the world. Read More