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December 22, 2020
The Vital Role of Innovation in the Water Sector

Innovation is a wide term that we usually constrain to technology. It also includes new partnerships in public administration, research, and industry, new business models, freshwater governance and policies, new ways to operate, as well as education and receptiveness to new ideas.

December 15, 2020
Water: The Most Essential Resource

We use water every day but what many people don't realise is that household amount of overall water use.

December 14, 2020
BOSAQ paves the way for sustainable clean drinking water in the inland of Suriname

BOSLANTI - Residents of the Boslanti village and nearby communities in the Matawaige area in Suriname have seen their dream come true when safe drinking water came out of their tap. It was a moment of emotion for the local community but also for BOSAQ who inaugurated its very first water purification plant that purifies the water from the river nearby into drinking water.

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.

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