Water Scarcity: 3 strategies for cities

Water Scarcity biggest problem

Pakistan is already vulnerable because of the different ethnic groups and religions. Also the country is one of world’s 36 most water-stressed countries and the situation gets worse. A civil war is not inconceivable

Scarcity of fresh water is the biggest world problem according to the Nature Conservancy. A lot of cities suffer under water stress. 

A quarter of the planet will experience severe water shortages one month per year by 2030.

The Nature Conservancy is working on a variety of strategies to protect water at its source, increase water efficiencies, and engage corporate and municipal leaders, governments, urban residents and other institutions in watershed stewardship. They offer 3 strategies Read More

Breakthrough wastewater purification

Breakthrough wastewater purification

In the heart of the system lays an interconnected and interacting network of bioreactor arrays, where the individual reactor-cells themselves work as high-speed and high-efficiency multi-core bio-processors. The reactor-system is completed with upstream and downstream processing units to make the whole factory suitable to process wastewater and almost any kind of organic waste into products for sale.

I would remind you of a very interesting concept for decentralized wastewater purification. 

The concept was developed in Hungary by the startup Biopolus and embraced by the Dutch Water Board.

Biopolus, deserves more attention because of the multiple value adds and the possibility of integration the technology into an existing neighborhood.

This year, the abbey ‘Lieve Vrouw van Koningshoeven’  will have the first purification refinery system in the Netherlands. Read More

The Netherlands gets climate proof

Netherlands, climate proof

1500 kilometers of dikes will be increased, broadened and/or strengthened

The Dutch government is assigning 20,000 million euro (25,784 million USD) to save the Netherlands against sea and especially river flooding. According to the Dutch Delta program, every citizen will be protected against climate change. This plan lowers the risk for flooding to 1 per 100,000 years.

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