Wastewater

Hopes for homegrown innovation amidst a growing water crisis.
Ryan Brown March 24, 2017
How a German city once synonymous with coal and steel became Europe's 'Green Capital'.
Simone d'Antonio February 16, 2017
Bolstered by the SDGs framework, cities must open themselves up to becoming laboratories for urban water-policy reform.
Michael Tiboris November 28, 2016
In a year of historic flooding, China is betting on new strategies that allow cities to soak in rainwater rather than expel it.
Wade Shepard July 28, 2016
Lesson number one: Unleash public-sector entrepreneurship
Justin Gerdes June 30, 2016
After many failed river rehabilitation efforts, a new strategy is showing positive results.
Anna Valmero June 23, 2016

Harvesting rainwater for toilet use would save consumers money and reduce stormwater runoff, Drexel Now reports. 

March 21, 2016
Delhi hosted its second Habitat III Urban Thinkers Campus, this time focusing on sanitation and safety.
Patralekha Chatterjee February 26, 2016
Unlike many other developing cities, Durban's leaders view providing fresh water, showers and clean toilets to informal settlements as a moral responsibility.
Keith Schneider February 12, 2016
Workplace safety in garment mills gets most of the attention, but the industry's environmental impacts are also a huge concern.
AZM Anas July 16, 2015

As California enters its fourth year of drought, cities and residents in the Bay Area are warming to the idea of drinking recycled wastewater, the San Jose Mercury News reports. 

June 26, 2015

A solar-powered public toilet block in a Mumbai suburb could be a model for similar facilities elsewhere in India that cannot afford electricity, Urb.im reports. 

April 23, 2015

The Gates Foundation hopes that developing cities and nations will harness a promising technology, Bill Gates writes on his blog. 

January 16, 2015

The Indian government sees opportunities for improving 300 cities by having them adopt Surat’s successful energy, waste, water and e-government policies, the Times of India reports. 

December 15, 2014

Reeling from severe drought, the Southern California city approved a $2.5 billion plan to turn sewer water into potable water, the AP reports.

November 25, 2014

Dakar’s well-run sanitation services are a stark contrast to neglect in Accra, writes the director of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Water, Sanitation and Hygiene program. 

August 6, 2014
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