A true science man, Professor Mark van Loosdrecht invented Anammox, a breakthrough wastewater treatment method that significantly reduces the energy needed as compared to conventional ways. Now, the 2012 winner of the Lee Kuan Yew Water Prize is working on taking water treatment a step further: recovering useful materials and making the process pay for itself.
Wastewater treatment has traditionally been an expensive, energy-hungry process. But armed with a cutting edge, membrane technology, Australian biotechnology company BioGill has developed a solution that promises effective treatment and significant cost savings for industry, sewage treatment facilities, and aquaculture farms.
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While the California construction industry was severely impacted by the 2008 financial crisis, there is no doubt that it is now on an upward swing now. But one other major phenomenon is threatening its success: the extreme droughts that have plagued the state for four years now.
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Fishing in Somali waters must not be allowed to remain a free-for-all, where far-flung foreign fleets exploit the ecosystem in unsustainable ways, says Somalian president Hassan Sheikh Mahmud.
Illegal fishing remains a major global problem today, especially among small-scale fisheries that provide food and livelihoods for millions of families. Ocean experts weigh in on how to end the problem.
Ocean ecosystems account for a major part of many East Asian economies. In a region so dependent on its seas, can economic growth in coastal and marine areas be sustainable? The emerging concept of the Blue Economy shows that yes, it can.
With the world's population expected to reach over eight billion by 2030 and an increasingly prosperous middle class, Conservation International (CI) understands that one of the greatest global challenges is ...