Smarter, More Competitive Cities


Source: IBM 22 May 2015
Smarter, More Competitive Cities

In our world of seven billion people, the global rural-urban balance of populations has tipped for the first time in favor of cities. About one in...

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Collective Intelligence for Sustainable Cities


Source: Post Carbon Institute 15 May 2015
Collective Intelligence for Sustainable Cities

TEDx Mission recently invited me to speak at their San Francisco event on how cities are using collective intelligence approaches to...

California water used as bottling source amid drought


Source: TreeHugger 13 May 2015
California water used as bottling source amid drought

As residents suffer mandatory water cuts, water flows freely through a big loophole for beverage bottling facilities.

How your smartphone needs 13 tonnes of water


Source: BusinessGreen 12 May 2015
How your smartphone needs 13 tonnes of water

Nearly 13 tonnes of water and 18 square metres of land are required to produce just one smartphone, according to a new report.

The future of energy and utilities: An IBM point of view


Source: IBM 11 May 2015 Featured
The future of energy and utilities: An IBM point of view

Making predictions is a risky activity. Making predictions in the utility industry can be perilous and history is filled plenty of mistakes.

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Drought forces California into first mandatory rules to save water


Source: The Guardian 6 May 2015
Drought forces California into first mandatory rules to save water

California has adopted its first rules for mandatory cuts in urban water use as a catastrophic drought enters its fourth year.

The Smart Grid and Key Research Technical Challenges


Source: IBM 6 May 2015
The Smart Grid and Key Research Technical Challenges

The numerous technological innovations needed to enable the smart grid require integrated collaboration between utilities, governments and...

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Can India lead on green buildings, clean energy and corporate sustainability?


Source: The Guardian 5 May 2015
Can India lead on green buildings, clean energy and corporate sustainability?

With 1.25 billion people, India suffers from a level of resource scarcity beyond any other nation – but it’s making big moves in solar power.

Blue Energy - The Bo Hai Tidal Bridge Project


Source: YouTube 29 April 2015
Blue Energy - The Bo Hai Tidal Bridge Project

Blue Energy plans to build a 120km tidal energy generating bridge across the Bohai Strait, China. This ambitious project would generate...

Scott Harrison: Practicing Water Sustainability as Community Service


Source: IAMECO Warrior 28 April 2015
Scott Harrison: Practicing Water Sustainability as Community Service

Former Manhattan nightclub promoter Scott Harrison founded the non-profit charity: water in 2006 following a two-year missionary trip to Liberia...

How to Save Water, the Californian Way: Part 2


Source: SustainableCities 27 April 2015
How to Save Water, the Californian Way: Part 2

For the past century, much of California has relied on an inherently fragile and unreliable imported water infrastructure.

Securing water for a community in Chile


Source: YouTube 24 April 2015
Securing water for a community in Chile

In Nogales, Chile, water is scarce, and the community has a limited supply. Carol Poblete, one of our community relations analysts, worked with...

IBM puts Smarter Buildings research into practice


Source: IBM 22 April 2015
IBM puts Smarter Buildings research into practice

Smart is...Optimising energy and water usage and enhancing the working environment for IBM researchers by analysing data from thousands of sensors...

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Smarter Cities: Bold leadership and engaged communities with IBM's Michael Dixon


Source: IBM 21 April 2015
Smarter Cities: Bold leadership and engaged communities with IBM's Michael Dixon

Cities everywhere are reinventing themselves to better integrate across functions and collaborate with new partners to create and nurture...

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FAO urges sustainability over immediate profits to safeguard water supplies


Source: Food Navigator 20 April 2015
FAO urges sustainability over immediate profits to safeguard water supplies

Water is likely to be sufficient for food production in 2050, but more competition means two-thirds of the world will be affected by water scarcity.

13 Tips For Saving Water the Californian Way


Source: SustainableCities 15 April 2015
13 Tips For Saving Water the Californian Way

To understand water saving techniques for the average person, we need to understand California’s unique climates and ecosystems.

Is it fair to blame almond farmers for California’s drought?


Source: The Guardian 13 April 2015
Is it fair to blame almond farmers for California’s drought?

Some accuse almond farmers of using more than their fair share of California’s water, while others say they bring value, jobs and income to the state.

No Green Without Blue: Riverside Public Utility Emphasizes Water Conservation in Urban Agriculture


Source: SustainableCities 9 April 2015
No Green Without Blue: Riverside Public Utility Emphasizes Water Conservation in Urban Agriculture

The City of Riverside, California is committed to being green, but city officials know that in order to do this, Riverside must also be blue.

New Research: In California's Unyielding Drought, Green Buildings Can Help


Source: SustainableCities 1 April 2015
New Research: In California's Unyielding Drought, Green Buildings Can Help

Recently, the USGBC Northern California Chapter and its partners hosted the 12th annual Water Conservation Showcase in San Francisco.

The Water Revolution Is Here


Source: Environmental Leader 31 March 2015
The Water Revolution Is Here

At current usage and population rates, international demand for water in 2030 will outstrip supply by 40 percent.

Wind turbine turns airborne moisture into drinking water


Source: YouTube 27 March 2015 Featured
Wind turbine turns airborne moisture into drinking water

France’s Eole Water has now created a turbine that can condense water in the air and make it safe for drinking. With wind power companies still...

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