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Why Smart Cities Are Turning Themselves Into Sponges

Why Smart Cities Are Turning Themselves Into Sponges

Nearly 800 cities have problems with overflowing sewers. They’re using green techniques to keep the water from ever reaching the drain.

Green Infrastructure Key to Solving 21st Century Water Crises

Green Infrastructure Key to Solving 21st Century Water Crises

Cities and communities all over the world are facing severe water crises. Sub-Saharan Africa is experiencing its worst drought in decades; and while California is finally seeing its parched reservoirs being refilled, the intensity and fierceness of the storms bringing this relief also harbor new dangers, triggering mudslides, flooding, blizzards, and avalanches - thereby putting lives at risk. Intense and erratic weather patterns such as these endanger much of our natural infrastructure, and, among other things, make access to clean water uncertain and costly.