Built Environment, Climate Change, Infrastructure, Water Policy

Balancing Conflicting Water Demands in Hanoi and the Surrounding Red River Delta

Around the world, freshwater resources sustain agricultural, industrial, and ecological systems. Meeting these multi-sectoral demands simultaneously requires tradeoffs. This is certainly true in the Red River Basin in East Asia, the second largest river basin in Vietnam, see Figure above of the Son La reservoir in Vietnam (photo Matteo…

By Julianne Quinn-
Infrastructure, Innovation, Water & Society, Water Productivity, Water Quality, Water Technology

Q&A with Jon Freedman about SUEZ and Water Recycling

SUEZ Water Technologies & Solutions is an $18 billion multinational company headquartered in Paris, France. Like Veolia Water Technologies, another French multinational, it is one of the largest water companies in the world, employing over 90,000 people and active on all continents. SUEZ is active in all aspects of…

By Peter Debaere-
Climate Change, Environment, Innovation, Water & Society, Water Markets, Water Quality, Water Scarcity

Water Challenges and Opportunities in Europe and the World

Water Challenges and Opportunities in Europe and the World[1]The article below is the introduction to Europe Now’s December/January issue about water that Nicole Shea and I served as editor for. Europe Now is the online journal of European Studies Association at Columbia University. It features articles…

By Peter Debaere and Nicole Shea-