Resource efficiency
Handbook on safe use of wastewater in (peri-)urban horticulture
by Kees Roest PhD BSc

The World Health Organization (WHO), together with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) published the second edition of a handbook for low-cost and low-tech safe use of wastewater in agriculture. Safe irrigation methods are essential when using wastewater for irrigation, and they need to be complemented with other practices…...

Resource efficiency
Dutch companies to help Oman towards renewable energy future
by Kees Roest PhD BSc

Oman’s renewable energy future will benefit from Omanis working in collaboration with companies from the Netherlands that are carrying out major energy, water treatment, and waste management projects in Oman. The Dutch ambassador in Oman presented the ‘Water-Energy-Food Nexus- Oman’ report, which provides a snapshot of opportunities for Oman and the Netherlands to cooperate further in the fields of water,…...

Freshwater resources management
Journal “Sustainability” focuses on “Water in the Circular Economy” in a Special Issue
Journal “Sustainability” focuses on “Water in the Circular Economy” in a Special Issue
by Prof. Dr. Jan Peter van der Hoek

Sustainability is an international, cross-disciplinary, scholarly, peer-reviewed and open access journal of environmental, economic, and social sustainability of human beings. In a special issue “Water in the Circular Economy” the role of water management in the circular economy will be discussed. The circular economy is “a regenerative system in which resource input and waste, emission, and energy leakage are minimized...

Resource efficiency
Global Green Economy Index 2018
Global Green Economy Index 2018
by Kees Roest PhD BSc

The results from the new 2018 Global Green Economy Index™ (GGEI) are online. This 6th edition covers 130 countries (up from 80 in the 2016 edition). Like in past years, the GGEI is an integrated measurement of how each country performs around climate change, sector decarbonization, green market development and the environment. The GGEI was the first green economy index,...

Resource efficiency
An Inclusive Circular Economy: Priorities for Developing Countries
by Kees Roest PhD BSc

There is an urgent need to widen the global Circular Economy (CE) conversation to include developing countries and to invest political and financial capital in promoting the development of an inclusive, global CE. Actions are needed to 1) align the CE with existing policy priorities, 2) invest in the fundamentals (e.g. governance and mitigate potential environmental and health risks) and…...

Resource efficiency
Call for Nominations is now open: IWA Resource Recovery Cluster – Best Practice Award 2019
by Editorial Staff

IWA is now calling for nominations for the IWA Resource Recovery Cluster: Best Practice Award 2019. Driven by environmental, economic, and ecological benefits, resource recovery from waste has started to draw attention worldwide. Recovering resources from water and wastewater can provide an alternative and economically viable source of resources supporting the resilience of human and natural systems under water stress. Resources from…...