New research finds rainwater harvesting could be solution to Tucson food deserts

TUCSON, AZ — Data shows nearly 94,000 Tucson residents live in a food desert; those are low-income neighborhoods where the closest grocery store is at least a mile away. Researchers with the University of Arizona and Arizona State University say rainwater harvesting may be the answer to eliminating them. According to Assistant Professor of Architecture […]

How one of world’s wettest major cities ran out of water

Climate change is bringing rising sea levels and increased flooding to some cities around the world and drought and water shortages to others. For the 11 million inhabitants of Chennai, it’s both. India’s sixth-largest city gets an average of about 1,400mm (55 inches) of rainfall a year, more than twice the amount that falls on […]

Climate-smart water management is fundamental for sustainable development

In response to the urgent call for action on climate change, more than 110 countries have pledged carbon neutrality by 2050 and many more are working on improving their national climate targets ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26 next year. And yet, climate change does not only compel us to jointly and urgently act, […]

SFA graduate student investigates effect of tree coverage on roof-harvested rainwater quality

NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Research conducted by Stephen F. Austin State University environmental science graduate student Kimberly Gamez is adding to a growing body of work with the goal of alleviating the ever-increasing demand on one of Texas’ most precious natural resources — water. According to the Texas Water Development Board, Texas’ population is expected to increase […]

CONGO: EU allocates nearly €20m to fight floods and waste

The European Union (EU) has just validated a subsidy of 13 billion CFA francs (about 20 million euros) in favour of Congo Brazzaville. The funding granted via the 11th European Development Fund (EDF) is intended for the rehabilitation and extension of rainwater collection and management systems in this Central African country. The grant agreement between […]

Rancho Cienega Sports Complex Installs an Aqualoop Packaged Greywater Recycling System

Pre-assembled, packaged Aqualoop greywater recycling systems for commercial-scale projects offer many advantages over systems assembled on-site with locally supplied or pour-in-place concrete tanks.  Engineering and design time is greatly reduced because tank sizes, penetrations, with plumbing and electrical connections are all set. Likewise, installation time and complexity are greatly reduced with minimal assembly and connections […]