Posts

Japan Considers Wastewater-for-Gas Trade with Qatar

/
The wastewater would be used as ballast for returning tankers.

The Price of Wastewater: A Comparison of Sewer Rates in 30 U.S. Cities

/
Following Circle of Blue’s survey of water prices, we examine the wastewater costs of the same 30 major cities.

Thermal Power Stations Need Makeover

/
Utilities feel pressure from more users and less water.

Bottomless Precedent: BP Gulf Gusher Endemic to Global Oil Problem

/
Big spills and bigger damage to people and water resources around the globe.

British Company Creates Cheap, Small-Scale Desalination for Agriculture

/
The new system, which uses sub-surface pipes to remove salts and deliver water to plants on demand, grew 200 prosopis trees in the United Arab Emirates' desert during a test-run.

Biofuels that Save Water and Land

/
Flushing For Fuel: Wastewater grows energy-rich plants and algae.

The Economics of Water Quality Need Greater Emphasis, UN Experts Say

/
Waste water treatment costs and ecosystem services are often not properly accounted for, say UN experts at World Water Day conference.

Towards a Blue Economy: Michigan’s Freshwater Future

/
Midwest leader travels to Mideast to secure his state’s blue economy.

UK Water Company Turns Fecal Waste into Energy, Saves Money

/
Human waste is a cheap energy source for Thames Water, which is in a price dispute with the UK’s water regulator. Thames Water, the largest water provider in the United Kingdom, saved £15 million (US$25 million) last year by using human feces as a source of renewable energy.

Overcoming the sanitation stigma: An interview with author Rose George

/
In an interview with Circle of Blue, freelance journalist and…

Rose George's World of Human Waste and Why It Matters

/
What we should do about the dirty world of a dirty word by…