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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.

September 22, 2020
How can we relay global water challenges on social media effectively?

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.

September 21, 2020
The Blue Deal of Flanders

Flanders launches the "Blue Deal" against drought and water scarcity. Call on Water Experts to unburden your organization from A to Z in water management

September 15, 2020
How is fast fashion degrading our water resources?

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[1]. The challenge begins with our closets, we all have more than one cotton t-shirt.

September 8, 2020
How can extreme weather events lead to more resilient water systems?

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.

September 1, 2020
The role of smart technology in the water crisis

Technology is changing the way we access, produce, manage, and monitor water supplies. Some of the new and emerging developments will play a vital role if we are to avoid the predicted global water crisis.

August 25, 2020
Megacities, future water demand and the need for a vision

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.

August 18, 2020
Understanding the water crisis in a water-filled planet

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.

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