Just as we overlooked the structural flaws in the Japanese economy during Japan's rapid rise, so too are we blind to limiting and deep-seated constraints in China that will prove to be inherent brakes on growth.
At this time of year when we look inward and explore ideas of what it means to sacrifice, we are particularly reminded of Isaiah in anticipating Easter and spring rains, reflection and renewal. We find ourselves looking outward at the sacrifices millions of women make for something we take for granted everyday: a safe glass of water and a toilet.
Here's a pretty shocking fact: While many of us know that coal-fired power plants create significant air pollution, it turns out they're one of our bi...
Unfortunately -- as we stare down a future that may require as much as 40 percent more water than today's accessible supply -- our traditional process is proving increasingly unsustainable.
We all know the injunction at the beginning of the Passover Seder, inviting the hungry to join the feast. This year, at my table, we are adding "all who are thirsty, come and drink" to the invitation
My cousin choked down the last of his meal; the family slowly dispersed, and I was left staring at a table of empty plates. Then it struck me: The glasses were still full. All of them.
For most of us, inexpensive, safe drinking water flows from the tap and we use it luxuriously. This access to nature's largess is in clear contrast to the global water crisis that many talk about. Today, America's water is at a crossroads.
Some thoughts for today: the bad news and good news for World Water Day. (First, I think every day should be World Water Day, not just March 22nd, but hey, that's just me.)
The land use decisions people living near the Potomac River make today -- across towns, cities and states- - will directly affect the quality and quantity of water available to them, their children and their grandchildren.
As summer approaches, the likelihood is that temperatures and tempers are set to soar, while the country's water tables and wells continue to diminish.
If we really want to reach everyone with water and sanitation that will last forever, services must be monitored. While at first glance, Akvo FLOW might seem like another mobile application, in reality it has the potential to help solve the global water crisis.
The World Economic Forum recently named the water supply crises as one of the top risks facing the planet -- edging out issues like terrorism and systemic financial failure.
The problem of contaminated water and poor sanitation around the world is extremely serious. In the time it has taken you to read this far, a child has died because of that problem -- one every 22 seconds -- an estimated 5,000 per year.
We have been counting down the days to World Water Day by looking at 20 ways that water is just the beginning: the beginning of the first steps out of poverty, the beginning of putting food on the table.
Will the major water main break in the D.C. area this week incentivize Congress to deal with our aging infrastructure? That's one heck of a way to commemorate World Water Day.
World Water Day is March 22 -- the perfect time for us westerners to raise our chilled, thirst-quenching glass of it (or our refreshing cup of tea) to the almost one billion people around the world without access to clean drinking water.