Water and wastewater

How technology is plugging the leaks in water-stressed East African capitals

Fri, 2018-02-02 04:07 -- Doug Peeples

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.

Are Smart Islands the next step to EU sustainability success?

Wed, 2017-11-29 19:26 -- SCC Europe Staff

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.

How Valletta is looking to its past for a sustainable future

Wed, 2017-11-22 14:33 -- SCC Europe Staff

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.

Four ways Helsinki is incorporating smart solutions

Wed, 2017-11-15 19:53 -- SCC Europe Staff

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.”

How Okotoks became a North American water conservation leader

Fri, 2017-06-23 01:44 -- Doug Peeples

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.