water and waste water management
A truly inspiring vertical farm. Great for retiring executives and OFWs in the Philippines. The video says it all. It brings my passion for farming back. You do this indoor!
Green Sense Farms located in Portage, Indiana, is the largest indoor vertical farming operation in the world.… read more »
Fifty 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 »
French 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 »
Japan is an incredibly dense, urban country, with little room for sprawling farms, and more than half the country’s food is imported from other countries. But new methods of urban farming—in places like an underused semiconductor factory and on train station roofs—are helping offset that.… read more »
Philippines is one of the countries that has a probblem with the electricity especially in the rural places.
Adidas’ 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 »
Two 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 »
We are using the wrong techniques for water and wastewater management. We need lots of apps that can help SMEs and the general consumer to manage our wastewater efficiently, effectively and sustainably. Managing wastewater by sewage and sanitation plants—our preferred shortcuts are heading in the wrong direction.… read more »
Some 780 million people lack access to clean water, according to the World Bank. As the global population swells and urban migration intensifies, water utilities will be under increasing pressure to make every drop count. Yet delivering water to people in remote regions and peri-urban areas presents distinct challenges.… read more »