On neutral ground: designing to minimise water use

Prolonged droughts are making water scarcity a global concern. Ramboll’s Rickesh Miyangar says new projects should aim for water neutrality, where water abstraction is no higher than existing levels

Water quality: Locked-down buildings’ ticking time bomb

Water-quality tests reveal deteriorating water conditions in commercial buildings under lockdown. Guardian Water Treatment’s Tom O’ Sullivan says action is needed in underused facilities to avoid HVAC breakdowns and the risk of legionella