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Opinion

Big water data: More work or a great opportunity?

BY NIGEL GRIMSLEYWater security can be defined as the availability of a sufficient quantity and quality of water to sustain livelihoods, health,...

How Beijing CSRE membrane distillation works

Membrane distillation (MD) has been attracting more attention from research and engineering professionals. This article explores the developed multi-effect vacuum membrane distillation (MEVMD), designed with clean- and...

Getting serious about gaming to connect water stakeholders

Gamification enables stakeholders to exchange roles virtually and to explore the impacts of policy options BY STEFANIA MUNARETTOGaming has...

Addressing trunk main losses with combined technologies

Finding leaks on transmission pipes and trunk mains can be especially challenging and with water utilities on the lookout for emerging technologies to address this issue, a...

Changing the way we think to meet the water challenge

BY MARK KANEYThere is now less than a decade left to reach the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 of delivering clean water and sanitation...

Technology trials ease trade effluent pressure

BY ADAM PARMENTERPressure on industrial sites to meet strict trade effluent standards is mounting but with many companies lacking in-house treatment expertise, on-site trials are becoming an...

Identifying the right circular vocabulary and stakeholders

Stefania Munaretto By Stefania Munaretto, PhD, scientific researcher, KWR Circular economy developments often focus on the technology, but to be...

AI can drive water resilience, but “last mile” challenges remain

The adoption of digital water technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI), will be accelerated from the COVID-19 pandemic, yet challenges will continue to remain. Furthermore, one of the lessons being learnt...

Age of data driven leak management dawns

Alan Cunningham, technical director, Ovarro Water scarcity and regulatory pressure are leading to more remote monitoring of leakage, says Alan Cunningham, technical director, Ovarro, and technological advances and human resource...

Three actions business leaders can take to help solve the water crisis

With less than 1% of the world’s freshwater readily available for human consumption and demand expected to increase by 40% by 2030, effective governance and management of freshwater supplies...