Water Challenge

Addressing the water challenge involves being smarter about the way we use and reuse water. It’s about helping communities adapt and respond to flooding and treating wastewater safely, economically and sustainably. We want to contribute to developments and solutions that will drive us forward. We know we can’t do it alone and we welcome your comments, insights and views. Together we can make a difference!

Water at the front and centre of Unilever’s business | Royal HaskoningDHV

Water at the front and centre of Unilever’s business

Water 8 Jul 2020

Water is core to Unilever’s business, essential through their entire value chain - used for everything from the growth of raw materials to the water needed when using Unilever’s products. Unilever has bold ambitions to continue to drive water efficiency across their manufacturing operations around the world, doing more with less and increasing the amount of water reuse and recycling.

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Water scarcity and sustainable water use for industry | Royal HaskoningDHV

Made with recycled water

Water 16 Jun 2020

Industry needs to carefully re-evaluate its way of working, what resources are used and how production processes harms or benefits the world around it. An important driver for industry to improve on its products and processes is water scarcity. Not only does it affect large numbers of people on a daily basis, it also poses a serious threat to production processes and business continuity.

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Symbiotic industry ecosystem for water-secure communities | Royal HaskoningDHV

Symbiotic industry ecosystem for water-secure communities

Water 9 Jun 2020

There are many opportunities for industry to tap into the business potential and benefits of transitioning to a water-secure future. Those that are already on the journey might have a competitive edge. Dragan Savic, CEO of KWR gives his take on transitioning to an industrial symbiotic ecosystem, the role of digitalisation and the importance of the human dimension in socialising both.

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Providing protection and security through our Global Flood Risk Tool | Royal HaskoningDHV

Providing protection and security through our Global Flood Risk Tool

Water 29 May 2020

As the world comes to terms with life with, and after, COVID-19 – the issue of climate change remains firmly on the agenda; with recent developments only highlighting our impact on the natural world and the need to change course, whilst preparing ourselves for increasingly irregular weather patterns and rising sea levels.

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Water stewardship for water management and reduce water stress | Royal HaskoningDHV

Water Stewardship to manage high water stress in Indonesia

Water 11 May 2020

Water management and water stewardship must be seen in an integral approach by industries, private and public parties.Water is the quiet power source of our lives, both in industries and the natural world – but it is not something we own, and its management must be understood in its wider context.

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4.0’s Secondary Potential Connecting Industrial Wastewater Treatment to the next industrial revolution | Royal HaskoningDHV

4.0’s Secondary Potential

Water 4 May 2020

As Industry 4.0 moves from hype to reality, the opportunities are fast being recognised by industries seeking to optimise their main manufacturing process. It is imperative that industry embraces the impact that 4.0 could also have on efficiency, sustainability, business resilience and profit when applied to all plant processes, including water and wastewater treatment.

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6 insights on enhancing Resilience in Cities: Everyone has a role to play! | Royal HaskoningDHV

6 insights on enhancing Resilience in Cities: Everyone has a role to play!

Water 10 Apr 2020

Throughout our special Resilience in Cities series we heard from experts and leading voices from our industry how they see the future of resilient communities and urban areas dealing with climate change, extreme weather and natural hazards by taking different perspectives focusing on people & communities, businesses, critical infrastructure, ecology & environment, insurance and investors.

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Let the water in: integrating water into decision making | Royal HaskoningDHV

Let the water in: integrating water into decision making

Water 9 Apr 2020

To manage risks and reduce business disruption caused by extreme weather and climate change, industries must choose how, not if, they integrate water-risk mitigation measures throughout their operation.

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How to: a safe Shut down and Start up of your Wastewater Treatment Plant | Royal HaskoningDHV

How to: a safe Shut down and Start up of your Wastewater Treatment Plant

Water 8 Apr 2020

We have all been confronted with the COVID-19 crisis in recent weeks. Factory downtime has major consequences for wastewater treatment, especially biological water treatment. Plant operators are facing an onslaught of scenarios and unforeseen challenges.

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Evolutionary Approach to Resilience | Royal HaskoningDHV

Evolutionary Approach to Resilience

Water 6 Mar 2020

As green shoots start to appear in areas devastated by wildfires in Australia, the natural world is once again showing us the path to better resilience.

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The real impact of water | Royal HaskoningDHV

Resilience in Cities: the real impacts of water and climate change risks

Water 20 Feb 2020

According to the World Economic Forum’s ‘Global Risks Report 2020’, four out of the five threats rated “high” in terms of both likelihood and impact have a direct link to water risks: extreme weather events, natural disasters, failure of climate change mitigation and adaptation, and water crisis. The strong rise of water-related risks into the top five has happened in the last two years.

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NEW GAME PLAN FROM PROTECTION TO RISK REDUCTION TO RESILIENCE | Royal HaskoningDHV

New Game Plan: From Protection to Risk Reduction to Resilience

Water 20 Feb 2020

Extreme weather events, natural disasters, failure of climate change mitigation and adaptation, and water crisis are in the top 5 of global risks according to the World Economic Forum’s ‘Global Risks Report 2020’. Resilience, as a way of dealing with these risks, becomes essential for people, businesses and cities

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Airports as Ambassadors for greater Urban Resilience | Royal HaskoningDHV

Airports as Ambassadors – towards greater Urban Resilience

Water 14 Feb 2020

Airports, whether serving large urban areas or small island states, can only respond successfully to climate change in coordination with their surrounding cities or towns. As airports are increasingly operating as small-scale cities, they should be seen as both a catalyst and a proving ground for trialling the latest developments in climate resilience.

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India’s resilient cities | Royal HaskoningDHV

A more resilient future for India’s cities

Water 31 Jan 2020

From heavy rain to drought, landslides and earthquakes, India is at risk of almost every type of natural disaster. The growth of the urban population will exacerbate the effect these risks have on cities; but with a population of fast technology adopters and a progressive government championing innovation, India is fast moving towards an exciting period of rapid improvement in urban resilience.

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STAIN for City Resilience Strategies | Royal HaskoningDHV

STAIN for City Resilience Strategies

Water 13 Jan 2020

STAIN is a new digital tool that enables collaborative strategy processes by giving City Resilience teams an overview of their entire city; and by linking robust, flexible, redundant and integral solutions for strategies that are futureproof on many levels.

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Smarter Solutions for Resilient Societies and Economies | Royal HaskoningDHV

Smarter Solutions for Resilient Societies and Economies

Water 7 Jan 2020

South Africa, and indeed the entire sub-Saharan Africa region, is significantly water-stressed and prone to water crises, as demonstrated by both drought and flooding over recent years. Here, Bonga Ntuli, Director Business Unit Infrastructure: Africa for Royal HaskoningDHV discusses the need for enhanced Resilience.

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 The rise of the digital twin | Royal HaskoningDHV

Digital twins: From spreadsheets to full automation

Water 17 Oct 2019

The telepathic link between twins might be the stuff of folklore but as digital advances continue, monitoring and even controlling water infrastructure assets via a digital twin is fast becoming a reality – and just in the nick of time as the water industry faces some significant challenges

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Water | Royal HaskoningDHV

Demonstrating aerobic granular sludge benefits the American way

Water 18 Sep 2018

Two years ago, we brought our fully biological, advanced wastewater treatment solution, Nereda®, to the United States. Even with continuous strong interest in aerobic granular sludge technology, North America surprisingly was the only continent without installations.

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Goldminers | Royal HaskoningDHV

Mining the ‘Blue Gold’

Water 20 Aug 2018

The mining industry has been through a challenging downturn in recent years. Kirshen Naidoo discusses how Royal HaskoningDHV can help improve their efficiency and sustainability for the long term.

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Men working on a site | Royal HaskoningDHV

Never go shopping when you’re hungry…

Water 20 Aug 2018

An expensive trip to the supermarket reminds Kirshen Naidoo of the importance of planning as he urges clients to think ahead when it comes to water projects in the industrial environment.

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Bottles  | Royal HaskoningDHV

Household management for engineers

Water 20 Aug 2018

Roy Gent, process engineer for Royal HaskoningDHV’s Industrial Wastewater team in South Africa, recently gained a new perspective on improving efficiency.

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Hand pouring liquid | Royal HaskoningDHV

When an ethical choice becomes an economical one

Water 20 Aug 2018

Many companies today are torn between the desire to behave ethically and the pressures on their bottom line. The opportunity to find solutions that work on both levels inspires and motivates Marco Kerstholt of Royal HaskoningDHV’s Industrial Wastewater team in South Africa.

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Hennie Erwee | Royal HaskoningDHV

Size matters – especially in Asia!

Water 4 Apr 2018

The global roll-out of Nereda® technology is fast gaining momentum. Royal HaskoningDHV has recently received the first Nereda purchase orders for the States and now has projects in Europe, Africa, North America, South America and Australia/Oceania. We are currently piloting Nereda technology in Asia, the obvious large player missing in the fast growing Nereda reference list.

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Royal HaskoningDHV joins buildingSMART International to lead the charge for Better Information Management

Water 29 Mar 2018

It’s not going to be long before all assets in the built environment have a digital twin. It may sound futuristic, but Royal HaskoningDHV is contributing to that vision, today.

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Dutch dike | Royal HaskoningDHV

Organising chaos

Water 29 Jan 2018

Martijn Karelse, Project Manager and Hydraulic Engineer discusses how the latest digital developments are allowing the Go-Wa dike team to keep their options open.

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