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
In our increasingly interconnected world, social media is a vital tool that has changed the way we address and communicate important issues in the 21st century.
It is not a secret that the fashion industry is a water intensive activity, but have we ever thought of it as being the second most polluting industry? Indeed, the water use of one single cotton t-shirt uses as much water as any of us would need during three years, 2700 litres. The challenge begins with our closets, we all have more than one cotton t-shirt.
The more frequent extreme weather events force us to think in terms of resilience instead of mere risk prevention and management. Resilience implies a mind-set switch that goes beyond common disaster risk management.
Urban growth is one of the major factors affecting water scarcity. With the UN predicting that around 5 billion people – over half of the global population – could experience water shortages by 2050, it’s clear that something needs to be done to change the way we organize society and use water.
Falling regularly from the sky and surrounding us in waterways and underground reserves, water feels like it’s the most abundant and renewable resource of our planet.