open_resource is a 6-monthly publication, dedicated to the resource revolution. A revolution that, much like the industrial revolution in the past, is profoundly changing our lifestyle, our behaviour as consumers and our modes of production. The world is growing, so it is essential, right now, to adopt a radically new approach based upon the circular management of our increasingly scarce resources.
SUEZ is convinced that innovation, collaboration between players and collective intelligence are the driving forces behind this change. With this magazine, SUEZ aims to promote the great thoughts and solutions proposed by all those who are imagining and conceiving the future of the resource.
For this fifth issue, SUEZ has chosen to focus on the digital revolution. In recent years, every sector of activity and every organisation has been radically transformed by digital technology. And the management of natural resources is no exception: connected water networks, mobile applications to encourage recycling, anti-pollution robots, etc. The digital revolution must become an opportunity to speed up the resource revolution and to drive the transition to the circular economy. But how can we be sure that both the planet, as well as economic and social progress, will benefit from the coming together of these two revolutions? A technological and ecological challenge that we must collectively take up on the political, economic, social and cultural fronts.
Let’s be more imaginative and innovative than ever before, and rise to this challenge together. And therefore help the resource revolution to progress.
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