Category: Blog

December 8, 2020
The Water Footprint And Its Links To The CO2 Footprint

When we think of cities, one of the first things we probably think of is that image of sprawling built-up concrete landscape with tall buildings. The sponge city concept naturally comes with some drawbacks, including costs associated with the urban redesign and the implications of an oil spill were to occur on a more porous road surface.

December 1, 2020
Reflections by Tom Vandekerckhove on the month of November

A documentary was released earlier this month, focusing on 400 000 homes that are not connected to the sewer system. The main message, however, that there is a need for better management of our wastewater, is undisputable...

December 1, 2020
The Water Challenges of the Chemical Industry

Water is used for heating or cooling products and equipment, for vacuum creation, steam production, preparation of solvents and reaction media, extractive or absorptive reagents, product rinsing, and distillation, transport of products, washing, among other processes.

November 24, 2020
Water Turbidity as a Quality Indicator

As a general concept, water turbidity is an optical measurement of the relative clarity of a liquid. It is one of the properties of water that allow us to characterize its quality.

November 17, 2020
Understanding Water Quality

Water is essential for human life. Around 60% of an adult human body is water and we need to consume it to remain healthy.

November 10, 2020
The Value of Measuring Your Water Footprint

Water footprint refers to the volume of water used from all sources both directly in terms of consumption and indirectly in terms of what is required in the global production of goods.

November 3, 2020
Health and Water: Much More than Plain H2O

Water coming from anywhere in nature will contain traces of different dissolved components, like gases, minerals, and organic matter of natural or anthropogenic origin that impact its quality. Especially minerals, which are essential to the correct function of our bodies.

October 27, 2020
Sponge Cities: A Way Forward For Urban Development?

When we think of cities, one of the first things we probably think of is that image of sprawling built-up concrete landscape with tall buildings. The sponge city concept naturally comes with some drawbacks, including costs associated with the urban redesign and the implications of an oil spill were to occur on a more porous road surface.

October 20, 2020
The Key Role of Water in Production of Goods and Service

We use water every day but what many people don't realise is that household amount of overall water use. Here is an overview of how water is used in production.

October 14, 2020
Reflections by Tom Vandekerckhove on the month of September

Read all about this month’s reflections of our consulting director and share your thoughts.

October 13, 2020
Emerging Trends in Drinking Water Purification Systems

For the first part of this century, water purification systems were centered on chemical clarification, granular media filtration, and chlorination. As the needs for clean and safe drinking water increases, advanced technologies and methods are slowly but steadily penetrating the market.

October 6, 2020
The Water Shortage and Political Crisis

Water availability is expected to become a central element in economic development and government policies in the years to come. Climate change, including rainfall and extended droughts are driving political volatility and migrations.

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