Celebrating Earth Day

Earth Day is a yearly reminder about environmental and climate change challenges. It is a day to raise awareness amongst all of us about the unique and diverse needs and risks faced by millions. It draws our attention back to the interconnected and interwoven nature of ecosystems, human activity, lived spaces, and well-being. It is […]

Market needs on water security standardisation: join the aqua3S workshop

aqua3S Workshop

How can we improve the safety and security of water networks, and ensure they are able to respond to dynamic threats? Water security crisis management requires European harmonisation on addressing the way information is collected and managed at EU level. The European Standard Body CEN is producing many EU standards to help address these issues. […]

Protecting the water sector from cyber-security risks

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Water services are increasingly finding new pathways to reduce water insecurity, through technical and organisational innovations. ‘Smart city’ measures, such as interconnected sensor technologies, deployment of drones, and the collection of citizen-generated information on water anomalies can bolster our ability to prevent and respond to harms in the water network, for example, detect pollutants, leakages […]

Preventing and mitigating water insecurity

The WHO and UNICEF reported in 2019 that at least 2.2 billion people around the world lack safe drinking water. Despite this, these threats are often presented as a distant ‘other’, occurring in environments well outside of our own. As such, we rarely appreciate the vulnerability of our own water supply to such threats, nor […]