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Is water scarce?

Water is an essential part of everyone’s life. It is also something that many of us take for granted, particularly those of us living in richer countries with relatively abundant supplies. Around the world, however, water scarcity is becoming an ever more pressing issue, with some predicting that we are headed towards a ‘future of thirst’. But what does water scarcity actually mean,...

Welcome to the Water and the City blog

Welcome to the ‘Water and the City’ blog, a forum in which everyone can join in the debate on urban water issues. The blog’s purpose is to provide opportunities for the public and professionals to discuss the current condition and future of water services in our cities. Over the coming months it will address issues such as where our water comes from, how we use it, and how much it should...

TRUST presentation at annual water conference in Norway

On behalf of all Norwegian TRUST-partners (Breivoll Inspection Technologies, NTUA – Norges Teknisk-Naturvitenskapelige Universitet, Oslo Kommune and Stiftelsen SINTEF), Jon Røstum from SINTEF held a TRUST presentation at the annual conference Kursdagene 2012 “Norwegian water supply faces new challenges: What do we do about it?” in Trondheim, Norway.   After a brief...

Cooperation with pilot cities initiated

TRUST aims to implement, demonstrate and validate project deliverables and therefore has included nine demonstration partners (water utilities operating at city or regional level) in three city clusters addressing similar main challenges: the water scarcity cluster (Reggio Emilia, Algarve, Athens), the green city cluster (Hamburg, Amsterdam, Schiphol) and the urban/peri-urban cluster (Oslo,...