Suriname in South America, is almost bankrupt. President Bouterse has to cut on salaries and other government spendings.
What could help the Suriname economy? Water. Suriname can earn billions on clean water. Read More
Our sewers are pharmacological pools, filled with drugs. Think of traces of painkillers, birth control pills, beta blockers, antidepressants and more.
The sewers are filled with drugs through our urine and because people are flushing the old drugs in the toilet. It can not be filtered out completely.
Moreover, an aging population means rising drug usage, which is not without consequences for humans and the environment. So what are we gonna do about it? Read More
This is a great low cost, green and rapid solution for a new river barrier.
The UK suffered from floods in 2014. Neptune has an answer to it.
This barrier does not have to be knocked down and rebuilt. Its height can easily be increased on site responding to any unexpected increase in sea levels whenever they might occur. Read More
Nanofiltration will filter the smalles particles from our drinking water. Isn’t that great news. Finally, our drinking water will be clean.
The University Twente developed a new weapon in the fight against medicines, hormones and pesticides in our drinking water.
The membranes which will filter the water from the smallest particles, are built with nanofiltration, base on new, synthetic polymers.
Clean drinking water is a growing problem in the war-torn Yemen.
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.”
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 Water.org in 2009.
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.
Water is essential in Qatar’s desert. That’s why Shell set an agreement to get the desert green.
Shell’s Pearl GTL plant produces more water than gas-to-liquids products.
The plant is the world largest for the recovering, treating and reusing of industrial water. Read More
More than fifty thousand people in a swampy area of seventy acres that is totally flooding during the rainy season total.
That is the residence of refugees in the civil war-torn South Sudan Bentiu town.
In addition, changes in weather patterns in the Caribbean due to climate change are exacerbating existing water challenges.
Since 2007, 68 new desalination plants have been built across the Caribbean, which now boasts an installed capacity of 782,000 cubic metres of purified water per day, according to the Caribbean Desalination Association.
Companies and public organisations like hospitals, still don’t focus on corporate water risks as largely external to the company.
However, with demand set to increase even further by 55% in 2050 (OECD Outlook 2050) and deteriorating water quality (OECD, Anthony Cox), companies are facing the need to expand their perspectives. Read More
The Europe smart water management market is expected to grow from $1.73 billion in 2013 to $3.46 billion in 2018 at CAGR of 14.9% for the period 2013 to 2018.
The market is primarily driven by advancement in technology in the region and smart meter compliances.
It’s been a cruel irony for people in Delta Cities. An ocean full of water and not a drop to drink.
There might be a solutions for the future. A desalination plant which is cost efficient and delivers health, cheap drinking water. Read More
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 Guarani Aquifer, located beneath the surface of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay, is one of the world’s largest aquifer systems. Of course this enormous reservoir is an important source of fresh water for the regio. The countries over the aquifer are also the original four ‘Mercosur countries’. Since 2010 they work together in managing the Guarani Aquifer System.
The Guarani Aquifer is named after the Guarani people, it covers 460,000 square miles.
Excellent works with community self-help groups in semi-arid Africa to improve their environment sustainably. Effective soil and water conservation enable improved water supply, food security, health and incomes. Find out more about Sand Dams here:
The devastation to the Amazon jungle increased by almost one-third in 2012, according to studies made by the Brazilian government. This development represents a dramatic reversal of what was formerly seen as solid progress made over the prior decade in the fight against deforestation of the largest tropical rainforest in the world: The hart and lungs of the world.
The Amazon River is like a heart, pumping water from the seas through it, and up into the atmosphere through 600 billion trees, which act like lungs. Clouds form, rain falls and the forest thrives. Antonio Donato Nobre explains the magic of the Amazon. it’s ‘The Garden of Eden’, and we are destroying it. Read More
Since 1970, the number of wild animals halved worldwide according to the Living Planet Report 2014 by the World Wildlife Fund. Especially freshwater animals are in big trouble. The main causes of the decline are habitat destruction, hunting, poaching and overfishing. Especially in Latin America and South East Asia, the biodiversity is bad.
Southeast Florida has already begun experiencing the effects of the sea-level rising reality. With, or sometimes even without, severe downpours, sea-level rise — combined with ‘king tides’ — is already causing localized flooding in some areas of Miami-Dade, from Miami-Beach to Sweetwater.