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Making wastewater clean
ICTWater

Artificial Intelligence helps detect toxic substances

European scientists are using photonics to develop a laser system to detect and trace toxic substances in wastewater. Using Artificial Intelligence and machine learning, this system will be able to continuously monitor water in a live setting with no need for sampling or preparation.

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Source: Water Technology
Cities and infrastructure
ClimateEnergyWater

3 inspiring places putting nature first

Smart green cities can protect nature, create millions of jobs and trillions of additional revenues or savings by 2030. Find out how 3 inspiring places put nature first, designing energy-neutral buildings, protecting coastal communities against flooding or securing water supply.

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Source: World Economic Forum
Cutting CO2 emissions
ClimateWater

Decarbonisation of the wastewater industry

Tripling wastewater treatment by 2030 would significantly reduce energy consumption and reduce CO2 emissions, as treating wastewater cuts its CO2 emissions to about one-third. The remaining one-third can be eliminated using digitalisation and variable speed drive control.

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Source: International Water Association
Nature for life
ClimateWater

Providing blueprints for nature-based recovery

The Equator Prize winning solutions provide blueprints for addressing the socio-economic crisis caused by COVID-19. Nature-based solutions proposed by indigenous communities in Thailand, Canada and Kenya show what green recovery can look like.

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Source: International Institute for Sustainable Development
Time for nature
Water

Nature-based solutions for securing water resources

As economies get squeezed, it is becoming more important to recognise nature-based solutions (NBS) for securing water resources. Integrating reservoirs, treatment plants and pipe networks, with watersheds and wetlands protection can lead to improved water quality at reduced cost.

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Source: International Water Association
Harnessing the sun
EnergyOceansWater

Bringing fresh water to remote communities

Researchers at the University of Bath developed a desalination process using a 3D-printed system. As the process can be operated in mobile solar-powered units, it has the potential to supply communities in remote and disaster-struck areas with fresh water.

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Source: University of Bath