With cities holding an ever increasing percentage of the world's population, they're having to get creative to find ways to stretch limited resources. A new World Economic Forum report outlines the top 10 innovative solutions featuring great ideas that may help you prepare your city today.
Water and wastewater
Some 20% of the world’s population lives in areas where water is already in short supply, a number that is only going to grow. From shaded reservoirs to water ATMs, here are 5 ways cities are stepping up to quench the thirst.
The Urban Development ministry has approved action plans for a total of 143 projects, with major funds diverted towards sewerage projects. The other area of focus has been improving water supply in these cities.
Under new projections of climate-induced coastal flooding in the U.S., even the best-case scenario isn’t very good. While the worst is still decades away, find out how smart communities are preparing today.
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The addition of a microgrid to a Santa Rosa, California wastewater treatment plant is expected to allow the facility to use more renewable energy and reduce its carbon footprint, decrease its dependence on the main electric grid -- and quite possibly make money for the city if all goes well. Learn more about the project Alstom Grid is working on.
While some cities are trying to devise new ways to stretch their severely limited water supplies, they may be overlooking a great source of it: their own water systems. If you’re looking for water, read on to find out you can find up to 30% more.
Niranjan Zanzmera, Mayor, Surat Municipal Corporation explains the works carried by the organisation in getting Surat the 'Clean City' tag and also the new and innovative projects in the energy sector.
The Chennai Metro Water is planning to install 30,000 smart meters to bulk consumers of water like – hotels and business houses to keep a tab on their monthly consumption.
It’s really dirty water, but Washington, D.C. has found a new way to turn it into clean energy. Learn about its innovative approach and how it could deliver powerful returns for wastewater utilities worldwide.