Cryo-desalination – A nature inspired solution to obtain freshwater

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 by freezing seawater. Is that even possible, how energy efficient is it and why is it not … Continue reading “Cryo-desalination – A nature inspired solution to obtain freshwater”

Water scarcity on islands: how to stage and navigate collective learning

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 ingredients; a wicked problem, a diverse group of knowledgeable actors and the tension between … Continue reading “Water scarcity on islands: how to stage and navigate collective learning”