In approximately five years, two-thirds of the global population will face acute water shortage due to pollution, poor water management and unstable weather patterns caused by climate change. How can the latest tech innovations help the water industry to cope?
From India to Singapore, from Los Angeles to South Africa, cities and rural communities are increasingly becoming thirsty for water. How can the world sustainably use this vital resource, and avoid conflicts arising from its scarcity?
Facing public protests and concern from neighbouring Singapore, the government halted the Chinese-backed massive land reclamation project which was initially allowed to begin construction without a detailed environmental impact assessment.
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As the world faces increasing levels of water-related stress, ensuring a constant supply of fresh, drinkable water is a matter of security. Experts from the UN University Institute for Water, Environment, and Health highlight how some countries are embracing unconventional methods to bring water to their peoples.
Hong Kong must have a hard look at its continued dependence on the mainland for its water supply and what it costs. Singaporean water policy researcher Shanisse Goh offers lessons for the city to be self-reliant when it comes to water.
The quantity of wastewater produced in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is rising drastically and given the scarcity of water in the region, there is a clear need to reuse this resource. Kirsty Tuxford reveals the latest technological developments, which provide for wastewater treatment with minimal impact on the environment
Countries will be confronted with an increasingly complex challenge over the next 15 years. Major risks such as poorly managed urbanisation, climate change, and unequal rather than inclusive growth in …