Water leaks are an expensive nuisance for utilities and their customers. But for water-stressed countries and cities, water losses can be far more serious – and in extreme cases life-threatening. Read on to learn how technology is helping two water-short cities preserve their precious water resources.
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As the EU looks to be a driver in terms of a low carbon economy, islands in Europe are becoming more aware of their role to serve as inspiration for sustainable, integrated solutions that “make the most out of islands’ competitive advantages,” according to the Smart Islands Initiative. Let’s take a look at this new effort inspired by Smart Cities and Communities and how Europe’s islands may play a vital role in helping Europe transition into a low carbon and sustainable economy.
Malta's capital aims to be a carbon-neutral city by 2030. Following in the footsteps of other successful areas that are part of the Smart Sustainable Districts programme (such as Moabit West in Berlin and Les Docks de Saint-Ouen in Paris), Valletta is working on a series of projects that could help similar cities who also have to take elements like tourism and historic features into account.
As part of the six-year mySMARTLife project, European Lighthouse city Helsinki is looking to urban solutions to cut 70 percent of greenhouse gases. Along with Nantes and Hamburg, Helsinki is part of the mySMARTLife plan to transform cities into “more sustainable places where smart people and smart economy become reality.”
Milton Keynes is far from the only community in the UK making real progress with its smart city initiatives, but its creative new partnerships are bound to drive it further toward its goals of inclusivity and business and industry development.
If you haven’t struggled yet with a water shortage, your time is coming — and likely soon. See how you can turn your data into a rich model that helps you make every drop of water count.
Coimbatore with a decadal growth rate of around 20% is a rapidly growing city in the state of Tamil Nadu. Known as Manchester of India, the city is undertaking numerous initiatives towards improving basic services and quality of life of citizens.
Canadians use a lot of water. The country is ranked among the highest in the world for water consumption. So it's more than a little surprising that a small Alberta town has emerged as a role model for its efforts to reduce water use. Read our story to learn how they did it.
One way to understand the smart cities agenda is to look at barriers that need to be overcome and the solutions we can use. Read on to learn how a circular economy could help us meet our challenges and achieve our goals.