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Honey I Shrunk the Toilet

Honey I Shrunk the Toilet

Ahead of World Toilet Day, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation recently held the Re-Invented Toilet Expo in Beijing. This was a debutante coming-out party, an unveiling of the results of eight years and $200 million of research and development into re-invented toilets and un-sewered sanitation. It was a water technologist’s dream, with everything imaginable,...

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Who are the FANGs of water?

Who are the FANGs of water?

You may be familiar with the term FANG stocks, a term coined by Jim Cramer on CNBC’s Mad Money to describe the four biggest tech giants in terms of stock valuations: Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google. At BlueTech we took this concept, applied it to water, and flipped it around, asking: which are the ‘big...

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UK Utilities are going global to deliver PR19 goals

UK Utilities are going global to deliver PR19 goals

Brexit presents a challenge and an opportunity for UK utilities. Paul O’Callaghan reports back from this summer’s BlueTech Forum in Vancouver about the changing shape of innovation. This article recently appeared in the September 2018 edition of The Environment Magazine. Click here, to find out more about The Environment magazine and to see its future...

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World Water-Tech North America

World Water-Tech North America

BlueTech Research is delighted to participate in World Water-Tech North America, where US and Canadian water utilities come to find solutions to today’s challenges of digitization, resource recovery and infrastructure finance. Held in the heart of downtown Toronto, one of the world’s fastest growing technology innovation hubs, this is the place to meet start-ups, tech...

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How to succeed during a crisis

One of our obsessions at BlueTech, shared by many in the business world, is in analysing the secret of what makes companies succeed or fail. When the stall rate for early stage companies is so high, with so many falling into the so-called “Valley of Death” stage, how can we predict which water technology companies...

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As the world turns: shifting to a circular economy

As the world turns: shifting to a circular economy

BlueTech Research is an intelligence group that analyses the major drivers shaping the water sector, and interprets how they create opportunities for technologies and businesses in water. I would like to share with you some insight into how we think, and how we are approaching and analysing this sector.   There are different kinds of...

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Innovation prize winners announced at BlueTech Forum 2018

Innovation prize winners announced at BlueTech Forum 2018

Technologies for wastewater treatment and plant optimisation were the winners of the Innovation Showcase at BlueTech Forum. The event attracted 200 delegates and took place in Vancouver, Canada on 7 June 2018. Aquacycl, which is based in California, won Best Technology Innovation for its bioelectrical treatment technology – BETT – which can directly convert sewage...

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Press Release: PowerTech and Aquazoom Win 2018 China BlueTech Awards

Press Release: PowerTech and Aquazoom Win 2018 China BlueTech Awards

Out of 7 innovative water tech companies that were chosen to present their technologies at the Innovation Pavilion at Aquatech China this year, the Judges have selected two companies to win the 3rd annual China BlueTech Awards. PowerTech Water, Lexington, Kentucky, USA, received the Most Innovative Technology award for their next-gen water purification technology based on INverted Capacitive deIONization...

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The Circular Economy as an answer to the Jevons Paradox

One of the most intuitive responses to try and address water scarcity is to become more water efficient and use (or lose) less water. This can run into one of the most widely-known paradoxes in environmental economics, the Jevons Paradox, which describes a situation where increased efficiency drives increased resource use. The Circular Economy may be the...

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