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Results of IEES Workshop, Amsterdam, Sep. 2-3, 2010
Friday, 26 November 2010
waternet_building.jpgThe presentations of the 2010 IEES Workshop "Ecological Engineering and the Urban Landscape" are now available at http://www.waterharmonica.nl/workshops/2010_09_iees_amsterdam/index.htm

The collection was compiled by Ruud Kampf, Waternet. Thank you, Ruud.
 
Sustainable Sanitation and Water Management Toolbox
Monday, 08 November 2010
Idealised Water and Nutrient Loop. Source: SEECON 2010The Sustainable Sanitation and Water Management (SSWM) Toolbox is a free and open source tool to develop capacity for sustainable sanitation and water management at the local level.
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Biotope City - an online journal
Wednesday, 08 September 2010
biotope-city.jpgThe "city as a specific form of nature which embeds itself as much as possible in natural cycles" is the vision of biotope-city.net. The website focusses on up-to-date developments in greening cities, e.g., vertical gardens. It offers lots of articles for free - contributions are welcome.

Go there and enjoy!

http://www.biotope-city.net

Source: Helga Fassbinder @ the IEES workshop 2010 in Amsterdam
 
Dry toilets in Mexico - a field visit
Wednesday, 23 June 2010
fig_lead_sarar.jpgA lot of people in Mexico, especially in rural areas, do not have access to basic sanitation. There are pit latrines or rudimentary flush toilets, which do not solve the problem but rather create new ones. Poor hygiene generates disease, deep latrines contaminate groundwater, and inadequate flush systems discharge wastewater into underground water sources, rivers and lakes. Therefore simple, affordable and ecological solutions are required.

By Beat Stauffer, Switzerland



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CÉRRON GRANDE – EL SALVADOR’S RESERVOIR OF QUESTIONABLE FAME
Monday, 08 March 2010
fishers_cerron_grande_small.jpgA WETLAND OF INTERNATIONAL IMPORTANCE AND THE MOST CONTAMINATED BODY OF FRESH WATER IN CENTRAL AMERICA

By Maeggi Hieber , El-Salvador

Cérron Grande is El Salvador's largest body of fresh water and the biggest of its Ramsar Sites, wetlands of international importance. At the same time, the reservoir is known to be one of the most contaminated bodies of fresh water in Central America. An actual investigation demonstrated its high levels of contamination and the manifold sources of pollution.
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Norwegian UMB's Ecosan Summer Course 2010 - Register now!
Monday, 15 February 2010
UMB LogoNearly half of the world's population is lacking adequate sanitation. Decentralized and natural systems are often cheaper to build and manage. In addition, systems based on separate treatment of excreta and greywater, often termed ecological sanitation, offer new possibilities for the design of sustainable systems.
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Waste to energy - a report from Bangalore
Wednesday, 30 December 2009
acts_301209.jpgGoing green is not only a mantra but also a practice on the 16-acre campus of ACTS Academy of Higher Education in Bangalore. The success story of using renewable energy for lighting the campus is now paving the way for Australian schools to go green.
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Huber Technology Prize 2010: Future Water
Wednesday, 30 December 2009
huber_tech_prize_2010.jpgDeadline: 31 March 2010

The 2nd International Huber Technology Prize will be awarded by the Huber Technology Foundation. Its theme is:  "Water supply and wastewater treatment - New solutions to old problems.

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New Book on Wastewater Irrigation and Health
Wednesday, 30 December 2009
Cover of book Wastewater Irrigation and Health(to be published in Feb. 2010)

In most developing countries wastewater treatment systems are hardly functioning or have a very low coverage, resulting in large scale water pollution and the use of very poor quality water for crop irrigation especially in the vicinity of urban centres.
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