Find out more about new approaches being developed for urban water management

How can we meet water demands from rapidly growing urban populations? More and more people are migrating and will live in urban environments in the future. In Europe already, it’s estimated that more than 70 per cent of the population lives in urban areas. Increased economic activity, coupled with burgeoning populations will be restricted by the availability of fresh water unless new and sustainable forms of urban water management are developed and implemented. A sustainable urban water management approach requires the integration of water treatment and associated infrastructure by all environmental and socio-economic stakeholders. New, innovative solutions are required to integrate blue-green-infrastructure so that water, energy and traffic infrastructure work harmoniously. This will enable resilience against increased amounts of rainwater and flooding as a result of climate change.

Erin Rothman: Creating the Google Maps of Sewers

Erin Rothman: Creating the Google Maps of Sewers

  • By Aquatech
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  • 23-07-2020

Erin Rothman, CEO of StormSensor is on a mission to create the Google Maps of sewers using sensors to produce real-time alerts of stormwater.

China’s “worst flooding in decades” sparks relief funding

China’s “worst flooding in decades” sparks relief funding

  • By Aquatech
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  • 16-07-2020

Wide-scale flooding across China has sparked an injection of relief funding into flood projects.

Mose flood barrier resurfaces to protect Venice from rising seas

Mose flood barrier resurfaces to protect Venice from rising seas

  • By Aquatech
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  • 14-07-2020

Despite a problematic past, Venice's Mose flood defence barrier could be operational by 2021 after a recent test.

Opinion: Redefining “resilience” in the new normal

Opinion: Redefining “resilience” in the new normal

  • By Alan Shapiro
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  • 17-06-2020

Resilience has moved from a tangible concept to political buzzword but now is the time for it to be redefined, says Alan Shapiro.

VIDEO: How Mexico City copes with water scarcity

VIDEO: How Mexico City copes with water scarcity

  • By Aquatech
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  • 08-06-2020

Mexico City was one of the most extraordinary and balanced water cities in the world, but is now a metropolis with 20 million inhabitants where many face major water problems.

Anusha Shah: This is our last chance

Anusha Shah: This is our last chance

  • By Aquatech
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  • 25-05-2020

The director of resilient cities at Arcadis believes now is our final chance to rethink and reset every aspect of our society at all levels in the post-Covid-19 world.

Opinion: Why Covid-19 puts the climate emergency into perspective

Opinion: Why Covid-19 puts the climate emergency into perspective

  • By Anusha Shah
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  • 21-04-2020

We need to include public health as a major consideration in flood risk management and resilience plans, writes Anusha Shah.

Why Cape Town and Miami are building resilient water systems

Why Cape Town and Miami are building resilient water systems

  • By Aquatech
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  • 24-01-2020

Two very different cities embark on a new City Water Resilience Approach.

Five cities & 18 solutions kick-start Digital Water City initiative

Five cities & 18 solutions kick-start Digital Water City initiative

  • By Aquatech
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  • 21-10-2019

Berlin, Milan, Copenhagen, Paris & Sofia. Five cities to kickstart new ‘Digital Water City’ EU initiative…

Newark lead contamination crisis: a Q&A analysis

Newark lead contamination crisis: a Q&A analysis

  • By Aquatech
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  • 27-08-2019

What’s going on in US city Newark with reports over lead contamination of the water supplies? Is it similar to the Flint crisis of 2015? We sift through the various reports and sources to bring together this analysis.

Video interview: Reducing NRW in Lisbon

Video interview: Reducing NRW in Lisbon

  • By Aquatech
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  • 17-07-2019

Cláudio Jesus from Águas de Portugal describes how the Portuguese city of Lisbon cut its non-revenue water by more than half.

Mexico City mayor pledges water for all by 2024

Mexico City mayor pledges water for all by 2024

  • By Aquatech
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  • 18-06-2019

Over $7.4 billion could be invested to improve water and environmental services in Mexico City…

Flood defences not enough to win ‘war against water’

Flood defences not enough to win ‘war against water’

  • By Aquatech
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  • 20-05-2019

In order to ensure infrastructure resilience, England has been cautioned to rethink its flood protection strategy and invest every year up until 2050.

3 reasons South Korea is becoming a smart water nation

  • By Aquatech
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  • 14-12-2018

Through a combination of smart water meters and ICT, the country has managed to increase the consumption and trust in public water supply.

Water leaders unite in Rotterdam ahead of COP24

  • By Aquatech
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  • 03-12-2018

Water leaders recently gathered in Rotterdam to collaborate and discuss the key themes ahead of the Amsterdam International Water Week (AIWW) Conference taking place next year.

Progress on the road to resilient cities

Progress on the road to resilient cities

  • By Nanco Dolman, Royal Haskoning
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  • 13-12-2016

For Nanco Dolman, resilient cities expert with consultancy Royal HaskoningDHV, awareness of the water challenges that are driving a need for a change in the way we develop our urban areas is growing. United Nations (UN) statistics on natural hazards ...