water and waste water management

Singapore is Leading a Water Revolution

Water3_GM1E56G13TU01_suggested-image-628x330Fifty years ago Singapore had to ration water, and its smelly rivers were devoid of fish and choked with waste from shipbuilding, pig farms and toilets that emptied directly into streams.

But it’s a very different story today. The world’s most densely populated country now collects rainwater from two-thirds of its land, recycles wastewater and is even developing technology that mimics human kidneys to desalinate seawater.… read more »

L’Uritonnoir: Harvesting the Liquid Gold from the Straw Bale Urinals

uritonnoir3French design studio Faltazi has developed a plug-in funnel to upcycle urine and bring an eco message to summer festivals. Their solution to the problem of peeing al fresco is l’Uritonnoir, a hybrid of a urinal (“urinoir” in French) and a funnel (“entonnoir”) that plugs into a straw bale to make your very own urine upcycling factory.… read more »

Filipino Invented a Lamp that Billions Worldwide can Use.

Filipino InventorsPhilippines is one of the countries that has a probblem with the electricity especially in the rural places.

An amazing invention was created by siblings Aisa Mijeno, computer engineer and her brother Ralph and Engr. Joefrey Frias. They created a special lamp that works with salt solution or a glass of water combined with two tablespoons of salt.… read more »

Adidas, Parley Create World’s First Sneakers Made From Ocean Trash

Screen Shot 2015-07-30 at 10.46.51 AMAdidas’ newest sneaker is a load of garbage—ocean garbage, that is. The sportswear giant has teamed up with Parley for the Oceans, a multidisciplinary band of “creators, thinkers and leaders” who want to make ocean debris a valuable material for the fashion industry, to create the world’s first shoe upper made entirely from reclaimed ocean plastic and illegal deep-sea gillnets.… read more »

Windwheels: Becoming Viable

WindwheelSpecs_webTwo years ago, researchers from Deft University of Technology in the Netherlands came up with a design for a windwheel that could generate electricity without any moving parts, imagining that it could offer a safer and quieter alternative to wind turbines.

Now Dutch architects have taken their idea and run with it, designing a giant version of the windwheel that would not only generate enough electricity to power 1,000 homes, but would soak up solar energy, collect and recycle water, and also serve as a tourist attraction, a hotel, and a home packed with 72 apartments.… read more »