Cape Town’s water crisis is now big news globally, though it has been exercising the minds of the four million city dwellers since this time last year. As I write this blog (26th Feb 2018) ‘Day Zero’ is now July 9th
It is estimated that 54% of the world’s population now lives in urban areas and that proportion is expected to increase to 66% by 2050. That fact, and the predicted global population growth could mean another 2.5 billion people to
Some remote Australian communities have access to drinking water for only nine hours a day for part of the year, but these households can still use up to ten times the average of urban households. Many communities in the Torres
It was 10 years when I awoke from an accidental nap in the middle of my climate change lecture. As I readjusted to my surroundings, I discovered that my lecturer was having a rant about the global water situation. I
As a bird-nerd I can appreciate the water nerdery of this site, and Cath in particular. But I have never heard her mention birds when rabbiting on about sewage. Rather it’s all Wastewater Treatment Plants and mega-litres of water and
All living things need water to stay alive, and plants are living things! Plants, however, need much more water than many living things because plants use more water than animals. A few weeks ago I went on a trip to
Most of Britain’s canals were built during the industrial revolution from around 1750 to 1850. Today I went for a walk near the ech2o offices and saw lots of different interesting stuff. This is an explanation of how the
Ongoing wildlife declines here in Britain and around the world are enough to stop you in your tracks. The Living Planet report released by WWF in 2016 reported that there has been a decline in all vertebrate species by 58%
Féidhlim Harty looks at the effect the forthcoming EPA Code of Practice on domestic scale wastewater treatment systems will have on reducing the contamination of groundwater in Ireland. And asks whether we need to be smarter in how we deal with sewage.
Damp is a perennial problem in the UK. Valentina Marincioni explains why the sun is more effective at drying out wet walls in damp and rainy UK rather than sunny Italy, and the effect that adding internal wall insulation this has on the movement of water vapour in UK buildings.