For a rainy day: Amsterdam plans to make new buildings catch rainwater

New build projects in Amsterdam would be forced to capture the first 60mm of rainfall thanks to proposals currently under public consultation. The city, which today launches a ‘roadmap’ charting its way to becoming climate neutral, is also concerned about how the built environment absorbs ever-increasing rainfall. A proposal, submitted in February, suggests that new […]

OPINION: Tucson’s admirable water conservation efforts

About a year ago, part of the Santa Cruz River had flowing water for the first time in around 80 years. The effects of returning water to a system like the Santa Cruz can greatly benefit riparian wildlife, plants and communities near the water. You may ask, how is it that in such an arid place […]

Southeast’s greenest building opens at Georgia Tech

By Maria Saporta As published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on Oct. 25, 2019 When philanthropist Diana Blank saw the completed Kendeda Living Building on Georgia Tech’s campus earlier this month, it took her breath away. “The way it turned out is beyond my expectations,” Blank said in an exclusive interview with Atlanta Business Chronicle. […]

Water Conservation for Future Generation

Saving water saves lives. Since water is essential for life itself, we need to conserve it for future generation. Nowadays, we use and misused water much than what we need. Everyone must know that it is our primary duty to learn the importance of it and how easy it would be to take action now […]

Harvester pulls record amount of drinking water out of thin air

Clean water is all around us, and more literally than you might think – it’s floating around in the air most of the time. Of course, it’s not particularly drinkable in that form, but now researchers at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab (APL) have found materials that can collect huge amounts of water from […]

The Green-Grey Era – or how we are heading towards the integration of Nature-based solutions

Nature-based Solutions (NBS) applications are many around the world. However, their cases are often isolated or pilot studies, and the concept of NBS is being shaped, acknowledged and shared only now. NBS upscaling demands for improved knowledge base, the creation of attractive business cases, cross-sectoral and multi-scalar cooperation. Rethinking the way we manage and interact […]