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.
Until a few years ago, I lived in Upper Egypt within a small village community on the Eastern banks of the River Nile opposite the granite ridge which forms the Valley of the Kings. The River Nile – which courses
Bora Ristic looks at the water footprint of data centres, links Radiohead with growing tomatoes, highlights what Google and Apple are doing to lower their water footprint and ask whether in the future we will choose internet service providers based on their environmental performance.
Sally Hall gives the low down on the UK’s most water efficient elephant!
The water industry has tried to manage consumption through technological ‘fixes’. But only by understanding how and why water is used by actual people can demand be reduced, argues Dr Alison Browne.
Jo Saady of Ecotecture hasn’t used much water in her 20 years of being an architect. But has now decided she can save even more by giving up flushing the toilet!
Kate Fewson of Closed Loop Projects turns her attention away from female urinals to the bog standard public loo and all the perils that may await the unsuspecting user…
Tina Holt blogs about how having small children who will only bath, flush the loo, or wash their hands if someone reminds them, results in very low overall household water use and is to be recommended!
Dr Clara Greed blogs about the under provision of public toilets for women, both in the UK and abroad, and concludes that public toilets are the missing link in creating sustainable, accessible and equitable cities.