Water and wastewater

Sensors help make Spanish port city a smart cities star

Tue, 2013-03-26 04:06 -- Liz Enbysk
04/15/2013

Cities from Amsterdam and Stockholm to San Diego and Nanjing are reaching for the brass ring of sustainable, efficient and pleasant smart cities. But Santander, an old port city on Spain's Atlantic coast with the same financial problems nagging at many European cities, has already made it happen.

How Rotterdam is helping the Netherlands' low-carbon transition

Fri, 2018-12-21 15:03 -- SCC Europe Staff
12/21/2018

By transforming non-recyclable waste into “green” methanol, the facility will help lower carbon emissions by creating a raw material that can be used to replace fossil fuels, offering clean energy to fuel the chemical industry and transportation sector. Let’s take a look at how this facility—which is the first of its kind in Europe—will be revolutionary for Rotterdam.

UN: Much more needs to be done to combat hunger

Fri, 2018-11-09 06:21 -- Doug Peeples
11/08/2018

Malnutrition and hunger rates remain high in several parts of the world, and are exacerbated by inequality in many. A series of UN reports outline the crisis and insist that governments at all levels urgently need to address the issue with better policies and infrastructures and a stronger commitment to ending hunger.

How New York is preparing for growth by motivating people to save water

Fri, 2018-11-09 03:13 -- Kevin Ebi
11/08/2018

While many of the world’s largest cities are already struggling with water shortages, a conservation program from SUEZ is helping parts of New York stretch water to supply 15,000 new residents without impact. Learn how incentives and partnerships with other utilities make the program work.

How a community college is working to help fill the water industry's talent shortage

Fri, 2018-09-07 04:55 -- Doug Peeples
09/06/2018

Water and wastewater utilities provide essential services for cities. But like other industries, they've faced an engineering skills shortage for years. Read our story to learn how a community college and its partners are collaborating to better prepare students for water industry careers — and keep students' costs down at the same time.

The €2 billion project that will revitalize Milan

Mon, 2018-06-18 20:26 -- SCC Europe Staff
06/18/2018

Milan is one of a handful of cosmopolitan cities thrusting billions of euros into neglected neighbourhoods as part of a modernization plan that will make the city more attractive—and sustainable—than ever. Dubbed CityLife Park, the inspiration for this new concept comes from the landscapes of the Lombardy region, with a design inspired to serve as “a park between the mountains and the plain.”

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