Clean, accessible water for all is an essential part of the world we want to live in. There is sufficient fresh water on the planet to achieve this. But due to bad economics or poor infrastructure, every year millions of people, most of them children, die from diseases associated with inadequate water supply, sanitation and hygiene.

Water scarcity, poor water quality and inadequate sanitation negatively impact food security, livelihood choices and educational opportunities for poor families across the world. Drought afflicts some of the world’s poorest countries, worsening hunger and malnutrition.

By 2050, at least one in four people is likely to live in a country affected by chronic or recurring shortages of fresh water.

Learn more at: http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/water-and-sanitation/

Optimization of Biofuel Feedstock Considering Different Land Covered Scenarios and Environmental Impacts

The world’s demand for renewable energy is growing, resulting in an increased need to convert biomass to biofuel. While this demand has a positive impact on lowering fossil fuel consumption, bioenergy crop cultivation can have

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Using “Go and See” events to reduce water, energy and landfill costs

The lean approach of “Go and See” has allowed many companies to make great strides in process improvement, by encouraging leaders and engineers to walk out to the work area to solve problems. The same

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Decision Support System for Water Distribution Network Optimization by Non-Technical Workers

Description Existing water distribution system models are inadequate for water poor and developing communities that lack technical design expertise. We propose a novel approach to network optimization by using a decision support system. This interactive

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Decision making model for local development projects – Community and technology

Abstract This paper structures the decision making process of Ingenieros Sin Fronteras Colombia, particularly the selection of the community to benefit and the technology to implement. The selection considers aspects to make a sustainable project

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