What innovation looks like when water is a strategic resource

September 27, 2017 by  
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Learning from Israel’s leadership.

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Get ready for business unusual in the world of water

September 6, 2017 by  
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Fresh ideas for a circular future emerge from Stockholm World Water Week.

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C40 mayors stand unified in fighting climate change

September 6, 2017 by  
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The U.N. network’s executive director, Mark Watts, advocates new effort to engage American cities as U.S. turns back on Paris Agreement.

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A cresting wave for circular water strategy

August 23, 2017 by  
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More and more, it’s a matter of social equity.

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Reducing food waste is IKEA’s ‘triple win’

August 23, 2017 by  
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Wasting less means feeding more, alleviating environmental pressure and boosting the economy.

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Compelling new data on why we shouldn’t waste wastewater

March 22, 2017 by  
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In the face of shortages, water recycling and reuse strategies may be necessary to ensure business continuity.

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Circular water companies make a splash heard ‘round the world

March 22, 2017 by  
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Apana, Shell and Veolia use circular principles to retain and recycle water used in farming, fracking and washing machines.

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Rolling green ‘ribbons’ proposed for new urban park in downtown LA

February 2, 2017 by  
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Anyone who has been to Los Angeles knows the city could use more green space , and now it seems Brooks + Scarpa agrees. The urban design firm has unveiled their vision for the city’s future FAB (First and Broadway) Civic Center Park, which includes a two-acre tree-filled expanse and an events center covered with undulating strips of green turf. The competition, which is part of the city’s 50 Parks Initiative , encouraged proposals for the FAB Civic Center Park, a $12 million public park slated for First and Broadway in Downtown LA, across the street from Los Angeles City Hall. In addition to Brooks + Scarpa, AECOM, Eric Owen Moss, and Mia Lehrer + Associates submitted designs. Related: Dallas is building one of America’s biggest urban nature parks According to Brooks + Scarpa, their design could energize the surrounding neighborhood: “the city has a unique opportunity to design and construct an iconic park project in the Los Angeles Civic Center, that will augment the adjacent Grand Park, incorporate uses that bring life to the area (such as restaurant and public art installation).” + Brooks + Scarpa Via Archdaily Images via Brooks + Scarpa

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Toyota’s 2015 environmental “to-do” list tackles everything from wildlife to water preservation

December 8, 2015 by  
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Toyota is taking the green initiative beyond the basics to move sustainable industry to the next level. Toyota announced its environmental “to do” list, revealing how it plans to implement sustainability into every aspect of its business. Toyota’s 2015 North American Environmental Report focuses on five priority issues – carbon, water, materials, biodiversity, and outreach. Toyota’s eco-friendly achievements include: launching the only zero-emission vehicle – the Mirai – with more than 300 miles of driving range ; manufacturing vehicles using renewable energy from landfill gas; saving more than 54 million gallons of water by reducing, reusing and recycling, including utilizing rainwater collection; certifying over 1000 acres of land to Wildlife Habitat Councils Wildlife at Work program; and reusing hybrid batteries to create stationary energy systems. + 2015 Toyota North American Environmental Report The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link. Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!

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Re-Ainbow is a colorful center for a climate change impacted community in Vietnam

August 26, 2015 by  
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Re-ainbow is a multifunctional construction project for the community  in Vietnam that is prone to the effects of climate change and natural disaster. The structure can be used as a health station, public restrooms and ancillary areas, as well as featuring a classroom, art performance theater, meeting place, sports fitness center, refreshment tent, which possess multiple functions with the use of movable partition walls and enclosing walls according to their respective needs. Outside, there are areas for physical training such as volleyball, badminton, long jump, and other outdoor activities as well. The aim of the project is to help improve public capability to adapt and respond to climate change via re-use of waste items and efficient use of energy. The structure utilizes a variety of old/ broken construction materials such as scaffolding steel pipes, sheet metals, bricks, ashlars, bathroom ware, tables and chairs. Ventilation and natural lighting are also dealt with efficiently. Solar energy is converted into electricity for lighting facilities and heating water for daily use and rain water and used water are also utilized. +  H&P Architects Photographs by Doan Thanh Ha The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link. Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing!  

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