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The same forces that make water a constant problem for Hong Kong also make the city a source of innovations.
Alok Gupta October 6, 2017

Harvesting rainwater for toilet use would save consumers money and reduce stormwater runoff, Drexel Now reports. 

March 21, 2016
Once deserted, Buiksloterham is emerging as a creative hub of the 'circular economy.'
Letty Reimerink March 18, 2016

Tons of waste is dumped in Guanabara Bay daily, threatening ecosystems and locals who rely on the waterway for fishing, Global Post reports. 

March 9, 2016
Delhi hosted its second Habitat III Urban Thinkers Campus, this time focusing on sanitation and safety.
Patralekha Chatterjee February 26, 2016

A protest cut water service to much of India’s capital, highlighting the vulnerability of the city’s water system, The Telegraph reports. 

February 24, 2016
Unlike many other developing cities, Durban's leaders view providing fresh water, showers and clean toilets to informal settlements as a moral responsibility.
Keith Schneider February 12, 2016
Anticipating increased rainfall as a result of climate change, the city is investing in solutions that hold water rather than flushing it down drains.
Athlyn Cathcart-Keays January 21, 2016

Germany’s Karlsruhe Institute of Technology sees energy production potential in warm underground water below cities, according to Science Daily

December 23, 2015

Lax regulation in Ga West, Ghana and Nakuru, Kenya enables private firms to sell unsafe, overpriced drinking water, the Urban Institute says.

November 9, 2015

Houston’s Bayou Greenways project is part of a broader trend of flood-prone cities prioritizing water management, Ensia reports. 

September 18, 2015

The machines dispense potable water at a fraction of the cost available elsewhere, Design Indaba reports. 

September 17, 2015

The homeless and elderly residents have made considerable use of the fountains, Cities Today reports.

August 31, 2015

The small plastic balls float on the surface, protecting water quality and preventing evaporation, the New York Times reports. 

August 14, 2015

Cities often overlook enhancements to existing buildings such as increased energy efficiency in their pursuit of urban innovation, The City Fix reports.  

August 7, 2015

These energy-efficient cities-in-miniature can include housing, offices and even food production under one roof, Good reports. 

August 3, 2015

The shortfall is blamed on climate change, inadequate infrastructure, short-sighted planning and other factors, the Islamic Republic News Agency reports. 

July 30, 2015
Workplace safety in garment mills gets most of the attention, but the industry's environmental impacts are also a huge concern.
AZM Anas July 16, 2015

Spurred by water shortages and floods, Shenzhen and other cities are introducing permeable pavement and bioswales to absorb rainwater without sewers, E&E Publishing reports. 

June 30, 2015

As California enters its fourth year of drought, cities and residents in the Bay Area are warming to the idea of drinking recycled wastewater, the San Jose Mercury News reports. 

June 26, 2015
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