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.
Lydia Clare-Skinner visits the French town of Evian, samples the local water and reports back
Judith Thornton discusses Water footprints and what do they really tell us?
Jim Allen, a civil engineer with expertise in SuDS design blogs about the recent extreme weather events in the UK, the complexity of flood management, gives the Environment Agency a cautious thumbs up and calls for a tidal barrage across the Severn Estuary. All this in less than 900 words!
Back in the late 1980’s New York City replaced 1.3 million toilets for free in a successful water efficiency programme. They have just launched a similar scheme to replace 0.8 million toilets. And yet apartments in the city are not metered for water. Why ever not? Warren Liebold Director of Universal Metering for New York City explains why.
Kate Fewson of Closed Loop Projects reminisces about a drunken encounter with a women’s urinal in Germany and asks what would it take for her to use one successfully?
Beavers are back in Kent, doing what they do best, building dams across rivers and streams. Russell Stevens of Conker Conservation explains the many environmental benefits of a beaver’s construction skills.