It’s confusing, isn’t it? They are mostly political terms, so the exact definitions are probably non-existent, but let’s settle for vague. I do think they’re different and important to distinguish, so here’s my stab at explaining what the differences are between bio-, green and the circular economy, and then I throw in water sensitive design as a bonus. Oh, and distributed. That’s what all of these have in common. This is just my opinion, of course.
Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF)
UnSchool’s Creative Change Makers session
I’m participating in the DIF, in the unschool session number 3 . The DIF is an online platform that aims to inspire action towards a circular economy, with a focus on Cities in Transition (etc). This is a result of a previous session I gave to the Unschool crowd in Cape Town, presentation at this post. #thinkdif
The past two weeks have been busy in the best way, but it means I’m behind on writing how it all fits together.
I attended a Sludge to Resource workshop in Durban, 23 – 24 October 2018. My write-up is available here (word doc) and I hope to pull some highlights into the post itself in due course. Some info, with some schedule changes: http://wisa.org.za/event/sludge-to-resource-symposium/
My presentation here (pdf, 3MB)
My thoughts on the opportunities around the sanitation economy, specifically as it links to container based sanitation, after what I learnt at the Stockholm World Water Week.
Notes and highlights from the Stockholm World Water Week (#WWWeek on Twitter) – in draft
Toilets in #dayZero: The surge in popularity of dry toilets in Cape Town’s water crisis
Off-grid is a ‘laager’ mentality. It’s isolationist, protectionist. It’s not cool.
Being resilient, sustainable and liveable means building community.
As a highly competitive industry in rapidly changing times and increasing ecological pressures, the engineering profession seem trapped in a pattern of conflict we can’t seem to break.