The JHU Global Water Program organized a conference in Bellagio, Italy, on behalf of the Rockefeller Foundation from August 29 to September 1, 2011. By convening leading experts in water and related fields, this conference identified opportunities for accelerating, sustainable, people-centered integrated water services for the poor.
This article discusses innovation in the UK water sector within the context of entrepreneurship. The experiences of Arvia Technology Ltd., the Author’s industrial partner, are used to illustrate the opportunity and available support for innovation.
The extent of the environmental effects of hydraulic fracturing of the Marcellus Shale is not well known. What is known, however, is that drilling and “fracking” of the Marcellus shale causes fluid-rock interactions that have the potential to mobilize metals that are naturally enriched in the shale. While the concentrations of these metals are low, their mobilization into waters that may eventually enter publically owned wastewater treatment facilities, is cause for further study.
This article introduces a series of articles that will talk about the development of a new technology in the water sector and its journey from concept to commercialization. The articles will use the experiences of Arvia Technology Ltd., the Author’s Industrial Partner, as a case study.
This study shows that an air-cathode microbial desalination cell can desalinate water without the need for any external electrical power. Here, microbes desalinated water and produced excess electrical power.
Adapting to rapidly changing conditions on a crowded planet. Looking forward to 2050, the challenges of adding 2 billion more people to an already resource-constrained planet will require major changes in the resources efficiency, energy efficiency and cost of urban water systems of the future. A step change including the integration of city planning and urban water system design will be required to optimize the efficiency and resilience of urban water systems in addition to the development of physical and institutional linkages between agricultural, energy and urban water uses.
How can we address meet an ever-increasing global water appetite with a finite amount of available freshwater? Erik Peterson discusses this most pressing dilemma.
Jul 25, 2010 by Jan Dell and Kathy Freas
Listed In: Water & Energy
With uncertainties associated to climate change projections, companies and public utilities face a convergence of energy, water and carbon issues that are impacting their operations and planned projects in sectors and geographical regions.