Indonesia Will Move its Capital from Fast-Sinking Jakarta

Indonesia’s president elect announced plans this week to move the country’s capital away from Jakarta, reportedly the fastest sinking city in the world. A 2018 report said that Jakarta, located on the island of Java, was one of the global cities most vulnerable to sea level rise caused by climate …

Project in the Making: “Cadastre of Mining Waste”

A total of 250 abandoned mining waste sites in the Republic of Serbia were monitored as  part of the project Cadastre of Mining Waste of the Republic of Serbia, carried out by the Ministry of Mining and Energy in co‐operation with the EU Delegation in Serbia and implemented by the …

The Impact of Architecture on the Environment

In 1987, the World Commission on the Environment and Development defined sustainability as a process of meeting the present needs without compromising future generations and their needs. This definition can be expounded into three main aspects on which sustainability rests – ecology, economy, and society. Ecological aspect refers to our …

Major Global Groundwater Resources Could Be Depleted by 2050s

In the decades to come, a new study indicates that humans might seriously deplete groundwater resources throughout much of the world, including parts of India, southern Europe, and the US. And when that happens, nearly 1.8 billion people will go thirsty due to excess pumping for industry and agriculture. According …

Water Crisis in Bangladesh

With a population of over 15 million people, Dhaka – the capital of Bangladesh – is considered a mega-city and shares many of the water management problems common to other major cities. While efforts are made to sustain water quantity and quality in city water supplies, Dhaka pumping has caused …