Browsing Category: Infrastructure

Climate Change, Environment, Infrastructure, Uncategorized, Water & Society, Water Technology

Q&A with Faria Tuz Zahura, Winner of the 2019 Global Water Initiative (GWI) Prize, on Machine Learning and Urban Coastal Street Flooding (Part I)

In November, the Global Water Initiative held its second Graduate Water Colloquium, bringing together some 40 graduate students and faculty who study water-related questions at UVA. Graduate students in systems engineering, environmental engineering, environmental science, and architecture presented their work. The effort was led by Teresa Culver and Maria…

By Peter Debaere-
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-
Infrastructure, Water & Society, Water Quality, Water Scarcity

Past, Present, and Future Water Resources in a Megacity: Delhi, India and the Yamuna River Project

Until recently, Delhi  had abundant freshwater resources from groundwater and the Yamuna River. The Yamuna—considered a sacred river by Hindus—originates in the Lower Himalayas and runs through the state of Haryana before making its way to Delhi [1]. Although it is central to Delhi’s identity, the river…

By Matt Reidenbach and Hana Thurman-
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