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Free IWA book from Brazil

Biological Wastewater Treatment in Warm Climate Regions The book gives a state-of-the-art presentation of the science and technology of biological wastewater treatment, particularly domestic sewage. The book covers the main treatment processes used worldwide with wastewater treatment in warm...

cewas – Start your own Business in the Water Sector!

cewas is the international Training Centre for start-ups in the water, sanitation and resource management based in Willisau (Switzerland). The third cewas Start-Up programme is directed at graduates who want to start their own business in the emerging water sector. Within the one-year training...

New Book: Sustainable Urban Environments

The urban environment – buildings, cities and infrastructure – represents one of the most important contributors to climate change, while at the same time holding the key to a more sustainable way of living. The transformation from traditional to sustainable systems requires interdisciplinary...

Conference: Great Wetlands, Healthy Watersheds

The Wisconsin Wetlands Association invites interested professionals to submit a proposal for a symposium and/or a presentation at its 18th Annual Wetlands Conference, "Great Wetlands, Healthy Watersheds". Date & Location: Blue Harbor Resort, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, USA, February 12-14, 2013....

New Book: Sustainable Rural and Urban Ecosystems

Design, Implementation and Operation The vision of a truly holistic ecological university was the aim of a joint German-Ghanaian program carried out at Valley View University (biggest private university in Ghana). Gunther Geller (IOeV, Germany) and Detlev Glücklich (Bauhaus University, Germany),...

Constructed Wetland on a Roof

Frank van Dien of the Dutch company ECOFYT took part in the Dutch Green Building Award 2012 with his remarkable project "Constructed Green Roof at Berkel-Enschott" - treating domestic wastewater on the roof of the building. http://www.greenbuildingaward.nl/award1.asp?id=231 He writes about the...

Winners of “Reinventing the toilet” challenge

In a move to promote new and affordable dry toilets, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation issued a challenge to universities one year ago. 22 universities took part. The aim was to design toilets that can "capture and process human waste without piped water, sewer or electrical connections, and...

Mukura Forest – an almost lost treasure

Battle against many oddities by an IEES-related organisation. The Mukura Forest is located within the Albertine Rift Region in Rwanda's Western Province, within the Congo-Nile crest. It used to be part of a continuous mountain forest from Nyungwe to the Volcanos Park. Today, this ancient forest...

Room for Urban Agriculture in Rotterdam

Since 2007 a group of citizens in Rotterdam (The Netherlands) has been active under the name Eetbaar Rotterdam (Edible Rotterdam). Coming from different disciplines this expert group has been stimulating and initiating urban agriculture in Rotterdam, because they believe urban agriculture can...

Interesting TEDx Talk on Aquaponics

In a TEDx talk on Aquaponics of March 2011, Charlie Price of Aquaponics UK explores the role aquaponics can play in the future of our collective food supply. His nice, clear and interesting presentation is available on YouTube! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nIL9hWW3-Q