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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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Digital water: discovering the ghost in the machine

The concept of ‘digital water’ is still more of a philosophy than a science, and can appear ethereal and nebulous at first glance. Recognizing that many sciences begin as philosophies, I looked to concepts such as the ‘ghost in the machine’ as a frame of reference to understand the opportunities presented by digital water. The...

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Paul O’Callaghan – Words on Water

Paul O’Callaghan – Words on Water

Paul O’Callaghan, CEO, BlueTech Research joined Travis Loop, WEF, in his podcast Words on Water and shared his thoughts on current water industry trends, water issues, circular economy, and the meaning of innovation. Travis: Hi Welcome to words on water, a podcast from the Water Environment Federation. This is Travis Loop, the host, and today...

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China BlueTech Awards 2018 Finalists Announced

China BlueTech Awards 2018 Finalists Announced

April 17th, 2018. The 3rd Annual China BlueTech™ Awards is proud to announce this year’s Finalists, who will travel to Aquatech China on May 31st to present their technology and get a chance to win one of the two prestigious awards for most Innovative Technology and Market Readiness. The 2018 China BlueTech™ Awards Finalists are...

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Observations from Oceanology London

Observations from Oceanology London

When Willie Sutton was asked, why do you rob banks, he famously quipped, “because that’s where the money is”. Recently as someone in the water sector, my gaze turned to the oceans and if asked why, I might just as well give the same answer as Willie Sutton gave;  it’s where the water is.  It...

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Opportunities exist to create water abundance

Opportunities exist to create water abundance

Water innovator and author Will Sarni is well known as an expert on corporate water strategy and innovation, making him the ideal person to lead the session for corporate end-users at BlueTech Forum 2018. Here he shares his thoughts on water stewardship, digital innovation and the circular economy with Paul O’Callaghan, chief executive of BlueTech...

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The Signals are talking – Raw Water – is today’s Fringe tomorrow’s mainstream?

The Signals are talking – Raw Water – is today’s Fringe tomorrow’s mainstream?

Paul O’Callaghan, chief executive, BlueTech Research The ‘raw water’ phenomenon was covered in the mainstream media recently – for those of you not yet familiar with this, I highly recommend you watch the Stephen Colbert Go Fund Yourself piece on this. It is a laugh-out-loud commentary on a fad in which the public is invited...

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