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.
Lachezar Stamatov –
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.
Ryan Whisnant –
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.