the hygiene and public health revolution

the urban comfort revolution

the resource revolution

The industrial revolution leads to rapid development of cities. To protect people s hygiene and health, water and sanitation networks are built over great distances, providing access to drinking water and wastewater treatment. A modern waste collection system is also invented. 

After the Second World War, as big cities and suburbs grow, inhabitants needs increase, calling for a constant supply of clean water to meet growing requirements, and collection and treatment of increasing waste quantities.

At the dawn of the 21st century, a new chapter begins at the Rio Earth Summit. World leaders make the protection of the earth a priority. In an exponentially growing world, cities and industries are seeking new solutions to face resource scarcity and climate change.

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