This information sheet – without making any claims to completeness – brings together various facts on the subject of water and energy, focusing on Switzerland but also covering the international perspective.
Tata Steel - Case Study
The Business Case for Product Sustainability. Through LCA Tata Steel is able to understand the impacts and benefits across the life cycle.Using GaBi Software, Tata Steel’s sustainability team can build product models covering environmental impacts such as energy use, carbon emissions, water consumption and material usage. Life Cycle Assessment studies help Tata Steel understand how steel performs compared to other materials and assists them to identif the hot spots in the steel value chain. Additionally...
Jakarta Is World’s Fastest-Sinking City
A trio of factors is contributing to the area’s rapid subsidence The South African city of Cape Town has been gaining international attention for its impending Day Zero water crisis, but many other cities around the world are suffering their own water woes, including Jakarta. In fact, the capital of Indonesia is facing a triple threat of water problems: Rising sea levels from climate change are eroding it away at its edges. While sea levels rise, the ground under Jakarta is sinking due to low water...
W-Tank, New challenge accomplished
W-Tank lightness and fast assembly time allow to replace a steel tank in 72 hours W-Tank, the Bolted Storage Tank made in GFRP, replaced a tank of steel in 72 hours, accomplishing a new challenge of space and time constraints. The W-Tank was preassembled out of the planned place, while the old steel tank was dismantled. Then, it was moved to the point where the previous steel storage tank was placed. The Storage W-Tank has overcome the current space and time limitations thanks to its lightness and versatility....
Recycled Carbon Fiber Strengthens Pervious Concrete
Allowing stormwater to recharge groundwater may help solve urban water problems The Indonesian capital of Jakarta is a dramatic example of some increasingly common water problems because it faces a triple threat: The sea level is rising from climate change. The city is sinking due to low aquifer water levels from overuse. Impervious concrete covers so much ground that the rain can no longer recharge the aquifer. Rain that could keep wells from running dry and stop Jakarta from sinking instead flows over...
What does Vienna’s water supply have to do with the snow depth of the Alps?
The water supply of the city of Vienna stems from high-source water pipelines of the Lower Austrian-Styrian Alps. Here, snow depth measurements play a major role. In the following, we explain, why this is so relevant and how it is monitored… The snow depth is not only important in ski resorts. Experts estimate that up to 50 percent of annual precipitation falls as snow in the Austrian Alps. Apart from individual mountain stations, many measuring devices are located in the valley floor and record precipitati...