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Solid Gold: Waste & Wastewater

“The waste products in Earth's crust are also the human in this expanded, spectral sense. One's garbage doesn't go 'away' - it just goes somewhere else.”- Timothy Morton, English Philosopher   This month, our cover story is Solid Waste & Wastewater: Urban...

Water Crisis: Let’s Not Seek A Quick Fix

"There is always a temptation for governments: see a problem and announce a quick fix."- Charles Kennedy There is no denying the fact that 'water' is nowadays a significant aspect of a country’s economic growth engine. While India has performed exceedingly well on the...

The Search For Answers…

“You take delight not in a city's seven or seventy wonders, but in the answer it gives to a question of yours.”- Italo Calvino The objective of India’s Smart Cities Mission is to promote cities that provide core infrastructure and give a decent quality of life to its...

Leaving No One Behind

“Everything we do, even the slightest thing we do, can have a ripple effect. If you throw a pebble into the water on one side of the ocean, it can create a tidal wave on the other side.” - Victor Webster All of us celebrated World Water Day on 22nd March. Most of us...

Rivers – Endless Stories

"The progress of rivers to the ocean is not so rapid as that of man to error." - Voltair March 14th is celebrated as the International Day of Action for Rivers since 1997. As we take a look at the state of rivers in this issue with the inputs from domain experts of...

The Serious Business Of Purification

"An over-indulgence of anything, even something as pure as water, can intoxicate." - Criss Jami Let me begin by sharing some facts and results of recent market studies about water purification which affects 3.3 billion people around the world. Around 900 million...

The Curious Case Of Municipal Water

"Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it." - Mark Twain The first annual ‘Municipal Case Studies’ special issue is in your hands. We received an overwhelming response this year, in the form of case-study submissions....

When The Well Runs Dry

"When the well is dry, we know the worth of water." - Benjamin Franklin This month, we have covered some of the cutting-edge water treatment technologies and best practices being applied around the world, while also having a look at some of the most pressing issues...

Put Your Money Where The Value Is!

"I only feel angry when I see waste. When I see people throwing away things we could use." - Mother Teresa I would begin with a humble and heartfelt ‘thank you’ - to all of you - who have accepted and supported our new initiative - Smart Water & Waste World...

It’s Time For A Reboot.

"Don’t just get involved. Fight for your seat at the table. Better yet, fight for a seat at the head of the table." - Barack Obama We are proud and honored to launch the inaugural issue of our new publication - Smart Water & Waste World (SWWW). SWWW has been...