Treating wastewater (a euphemistic term for processing sewage) is costly. It is highly energy intensive and for local authorities can often be the main guzzler of electricity. With a new approach, however, all that can change. ...
Tough legislation in Denmark has prompted development of highly advanced technology to detect leaks from the water mains
Heavier cloudbursts, rising sea levels, more flooding. This is the outlook for many urban areas. City councils, architects and engineers are responding to the challenges of a wetter future by looking at ways to adapt the urban landscape rather than expanding traditional underground drainage solutions. The approach saves money and creates better urban spaces.
India, struggling with traffic congestion, air pollution, scarcity of piped water and inadequate sewage treatment, is embarking on a mission to build at least 100 so-called smart cities. Technology companies are stepping up to the mark.