urban water technology News

  • Baltimore region embraces program to locate, map, assess and repair water distribution assets

    Over the past decade, the City of Baltimore has seen vast improvements in control point operability and system sustainability of its water distribution assets. The report card is looking better each year. The Baltimore City Department of Public Works shoulders a big responsibility.  The Department provides 265 million gallons of water daily to 1.8 million ...


    By Pure Technologies

  • The Ebb and Flow of Urban Water

    The average homeowner in Canada pays about a penny for every three litres of water they consume. Because water is so cheap, not many people pay attention to their water bills. Nor do they think twice when they pay over a hundred times as much for virtually the same water in a plastic bottle purchased at a convenience store. We flush our toilets, wash our laundry and brush our teeth every day ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Stockholm seminar focused on critical urban water issues

    As part of World Water Week held this week in Stockholm, Sweden, seven experts from the water/wastewater industry presented a groundbreaking seminar on Tuesday, 23 August 2011, that examined critical water issues many urban areas are currently facing and the most appropriate ways for industry to respond to those needs. Approximately 70 people attended the seminar, which focused on ...

  • World mayors propose urban water declaration

    Ankara, Turkey's capital and second largest city, dried up last summer. Faced with low rainfall and a shrinking reservoir, the city of 4 million resorted to water rationing. Hospitals delayed surgeries. Stray dogs died in the streets. Mayor Melih Gokcek asked residents to 'wash your hair, not your bodies' and came under heavy criticism for alleged water mismanagement. In an effort to be better ...

  • Urban form a key to Melbourne water savings

    The report aims to inform and promote discussion about the links between urban water and energy policy to identify the best overall options to secure Melbourne’s future water and energy needs. “The relationship between water and energy policy and management is a complex one and is often ignored,” says CSIRO project leader Mr Steven Kenway from the CSIRO Water for a Healthy Country Flagship. “Our ...

  • NZ Urban waterways web portal

    An article published in Water Science & Technology describes the development of a web portal to improve community awareness of water quality in urban waterways in New Zealand. The web portal data acquisition system is unique in the use of wireless mesh network technology, direct integration with online modelling and a clear target of public engagement. An information pamphlet was ...

  • EPA and Public Lab Revitalize Urban Waters in New Orleans

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is awarding $52,185 to the Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science (Public Lab). The organization will train community members and wetland restoration advocates to monitor and track progress at eight ongoing urban wetland restoration projects near Lake Pontchartrain. The training will include introduction to basic science, technology, ...

  • Monash University Ph.D. Scholarship Opportunity - Urban Water and Sustainability Transitions

    Monash University is seeking two outstanding Phd students who are interested in environmental sustainability and system transitions in the urban water sector. Read more ... Faculty / portfolio: School of Geography and Environmental Science, Faculty of Arts Location: Clayton campus Scholarship Tenure: 3 years full-time Scholarship Value: $31,000 per annum Closing ...

  • Increasing urbanization and demand for safe water spur bottled water market in Indonesia, Finds Frost & Sullivan

    Having consumed 15.70 billion liters of water in 2009, Indonesia has emerged as the seventh-largest bottled water (mineral and non-mineral) market in the world. In the Asia Pacific, it is the second largest in terms of total bottled water consumption, and the third largest in per capita bottled water consumption. Owing to the rising presence of contaminants in water and relatively low entry ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • Business Excellence Award for Green Technology goes to Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies

    Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies has jointly received a prestigious Business Excellence Award from Yorkshire Water for their work on a new Thermal Hydrolysis plant at Esholt Sewage Treatment Works in Bradford. The awards are presented annually by Yorkshire Water to recognise and celebrate work done by individuals, teams and partners of Yorkshire Water. Veolia is part of the team, ...


  • Chicago green schemes: sustainable urban development models

    A publication released by the University of Illinois contains dozens of sustainable design concepts that could guide the revitalizing of urban areas around the world. The publication - "Green Schemes: Sustainable Urbanism for Garfield Park" released by the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • South East Asia Water Ministers Forum Discuss Sustainable Water Solutions for a Changing Urban Environment

    Water Ministers from South East Asia and other regions met today at the inaugural South East Asia Water Ministers Forum and had an engaging discussion on key water management challenges that the region faces. Jointly organised by the Ministry ofthe Environment and Water Resources, Singapore and PUB, Singapore's national water agency in conjunction with the Singapore International Water Week, the ...


    By Japan Corporate News - JCN

  • Urban Reforestation for Ground-Level Ozone Reduction

    A new study – “Reforestation as a Novel Abatement and Compliance Measure for Ground-Level Ozone” – by The Nature Conservancy, University of Florida, ENVDAT Consulting and The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: Dow) published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Urban frontrunners — cities and the fight against global warming

    Barcelona is becoming a leader in solar energy use, Malmö is developing a carbon neutral residential area and London is setting ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets. Cities are joining in the fight against climate change. As concentrations of human activity, Europe's cities and towns account for 69 % of the continent's energy use and thus most greenhouse gas emissions. Seen another way, ...

  • State of the World 2007: Earth Facing Urban Future

    WASHINGTON, DC (ENS) – Rapid and chaotic urbanization is taking a massive toll on human health and the environment, the Worldwatch Institute said today in its annual report on the state of the world. In 2008, half of the Earth’s population will live in cities, the first time in history that humans can be considered an urban species. How the world tackles the social and ...

  • Beyond City Limits - Planetary Stewardship in an Urbanizing World

    The sustainability of a city can no longer be considered in isolation from the sustainability of human and natural resources it uses from proximal or distant regions, or from the combined resource use and impacts of cities globally. This is the main conclusion of a recent study that looked at the stewardship implications of rapidly expanding urbanization relative to the planet's limited ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Top ten cities for excellence in Urban sustainability announced

    Siemens and the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) announced the winners of the inaugural City Climate Leadership Awards last week in London. The Awards honored ten cities for excellence in urban sustainability and leadership in the fight against climate change. The winning cities and their award categories are: Bogotá (Urban Transportation) ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Globe Foundation to address urban adaptation, “resilient cities”

    In a new series focused on building sustainable urban communities, top industry executives, municipal officials, and thought leaders from around the world will convene at GLOBE 2014 from March 26-28, 2014 in Vancouver, Canada to discuss the impending challenges and opportunities at stake with respect to Building Resilient Cities, the Globe Foundation announced. Cities everywhere are grappling ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Urban energy leaders to gather in Vancouver this week

    Vancouver will play host this week to one of the most important gatherings of world experts on sustainable cities. Renewable Cities Global Learning Forum is a new program of Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Dialogue. While this program is less than a year old, it builds on the Centre’s last five years of experience working with Canadian municipalities on low-carbon ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Real-time epidemiology from urban wastewater

    Original story at MIT News A team of MIT researchers, together with researchers from Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research and Kuwait University, has been awarded a $4 million grant for a collaborative research project titled “The Underworlds Project: a Smart Sewage Infrastructure for ...

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