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Cryo-desalination – A nature inspired solution to obtain freshwater. Posted on by Timos Karpouzoglou
New water innovations are needed to secure freshwater supply for human use, even in the Nordics that are typically perceived as water secure nations. Cryo-desalination, also known as freeze-melt desalination or freeze-thaw desalination, allows to obtain fresh…

Water is life. Water is circular. So life is … circular? Posted on by David Nilsson
Every year around this time we do the accounts. What have we done in the past year? We look back to discern things that happened which distinguishes  this year from other years. We search for things that stand out as a deviation from routine. Maybe it has to do with…

En reflektion runt mål 6 och över gränsskridande rekommendation; vatten, sanitet och mänskliga rättigheter. Posted on 2018-09-21 by Helfrid Schulte Herbrüggen
I fjol fick jag tillfället att medverka som samtalsledare på MRF – en filmfestival för mänskliga rättigheter. Filmen ”There will be water” kopplade till det 6:e globala hållbarhetsmålet ”Säkerställa tillgång och hållbar vatten- och sanitetsförvaltning för alla”.

Summer of ’18: a hot wormhole. Posted on 2018-08-13 by David Nilsson
This was a summer to remember! Swedes are normally not spoilt with sunshine and we know how to complain about too much rain and too many mosquitoes. But this year most of us got more than we bargained for. July was extraordinarily hot and dry, it shows on satellite…

Can Water Die? Posted on 2018-05-03 by Jesse D. Peterson
Report on PhD mid-Seminar on Algae Blooms and the Baltic Sea.
Based on my current research on algae blooms, the Water Centre has kindly invited me to post a blog on my mid-seminar which took place on April 16th at the Division of History…

Garden eels, freshly baked bread and the value of water. Posted on 2018-03-22 by Lina Isacs
The short homemade video below shows a couple of spotted garden eels in action. You can go visit them yourselves, like I did, at the Aquaria Water Museum in Stockholm (which unfortunately closes down for good during 2018, so hurry!). Garden eels live in colonies…

Descent into XXX Fountain. Posted on 2018-01-30 by Christian Pleijel
Vis, a Croatian island in the Adriatic Sea, 55 kilometers from the mainland, with an area of 90 km2. 3,460 persons live in the island’s two municipalities. Ten times the population comes to visit every year = 36,750 tourists, spending some 200,000 person-days on the…

Happy Old Year! Looking back at 2017. Posted on 2017-12-21 by David Nilsson
I grew up with Band Aid and Bob Geldof. Their 1984 song ”Do they know it’s Christmas” is one of those soundtracks of my youth; the songs you’ve heard so many times that you’ve stopped listening. Like so many other everyday things, they blend into the wallpaper and…

Water scarcity on islands: how to stage and navigate collective learning. Posted on 2017-11-16 by Sara Borgström
There I was on the island Vis far out in the Croatian archipelago, surrounded by beautiful turquoise water to participate in a workshop about water shortage on small European islands arranged by the Water Saving Challenge Project. Once again the same…

Basement Tech and the Utility Death Spiral. Posted on 2017-11-02 by David Nilsson
In the mid 1990s there was an atmosphere of change in the water and sewerage sector in Sweden. EU and its water framework, debates on nitrogen removal, Local Agenda 21, urine diverting toilets and national conferences for ”closing the loop” made a huge…

Green Infrastructure and Tin Roofs. Posted on 2017-10-19 by Joe Mulligan, Vera Bukachi
Slow-down, infiltrate, filter. These are the reassuring mantras at the heart of efforts to emulate the drainage patterns of natural systems and a practical strategy to mitigate the increasingly severe effects of urban flooding. Departing from the traditional…

Splash!!! Posted on 2017-09-28 by David Nilsson
The water closet was invented at least 3,000 years ago. Well, not in its present form, of course. But simple flush toilets were used in the early Mediterranean cultures of Crete, and then adopted by the Romans. Who handed them down to the modern Europeans much…