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Water Security

Water: the commodity underwriting our low-carbon future

Paul Simpson | Posted 08.23.2016 | Green
Paul Simpson

The quintessential first thought when you think of saving water, drilled into us at childhood, is turning off the tap when you brush your teeth. As we...

Carbon disclosure: the new state of play

Paul Simpson | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business
Paul Simpson

When we started the Carbon Disclosure Project (now known as CDP) over fifteen years ago, the term disclosure was barely used in relation to climate ch...

Water: A Social and Economic Catalyst That Deserves Better

Patrick Lavarde | Posted 03.22.2016 | World
Patrick Lavarde

Only with good science can governing bodies and stakeholders take the necessary measures and enact policy changes that nullify the destructive aspect of water whilst unleashing the constructive elements that water security enables and the benefits to economic growth that follow.

The Missing Ingredient in UN's 2030 Global Goals

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 04.28.2016 | World
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

The SDGs and the Paris climate agreement are clearly interconnected and any effort to tackle one without immediate consideration of the other will do serious disservice to both.

Planning with Water (Part 3)

Peter Neill | Posted 05.02.2015 | Green
Peter Neill

In the past few editions I have been addressing the recognition of the global water crisis, its relationship to the effects of climate change, and its...

War and Water

Rhett B. Larson | Posted 12.07.2014 | Politics
Rhett B. Larson

Investing in domestic water security has obvious benefits, from national security of critical infrastructure against terrorist attacks to mitigating the ongoing drought in California.

Rethink America's Yemen Policy, Set New Standard for Syria, Iraq

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 11.29.2014 | Politics
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

Addressing root causes of inequality, inequity and injustice and promoting the well-being of Yemeni citizens will ensure that the country thrives in the long-term.

Ride for Climate: A Bicycle Journey Across Asia

David Kroodsma | Posted 06.23.2014 | Green
David Kroodsma

The real reason we're doing this ride is the same reason we chose careers focused on global environmental issues: We're fascinated by our planet, and we want to explore it in order to better understand it and meet the people with whom we share it.

Why We Need to Act Now on Risks to Water

OECD | Posted 05.21.2014 | Green

History is full of lessons for how water crises could have been avoided or better managed. On World Water Day, this March 22, I urge governments to act now so that history will show that we took resolute action when needed, rather than leave us with costly regrets.

I Didn't Fix The Water Crisis, And I'm OK With That

Jeff Smith | Posted 02.18.2014 | Impact
Jeff Smith

Maybe I can't change the world, but I can help make it a better place for those kids in Leon, and that's OK by me.

Water Risk to Business Is No Small Drip

Dr. Andrew Steer | Posted 04.03.2013 | Business
Dr. Andrew Steer

As the global economic turmoil is receding, many CEOs and global leaders are turning to other threats -- and water is high on the list.

Is Water the World's Next Global Security Threat?

Gary White | Posted 09.04.2012 | Impact
Gary White

We have to make solving the global water crisis for the men, women, and children living and dying its daily reality a central priority. A child under the age of five will die from a preventable water-related disease before you finish reading this paragraph.

What's Your Water footprint? Water Security, Global Health and Chocolate Bars

Dr. Layla McCay | Posted 05.23.2012 | Impact
Dr. Layla McCay

Unless we're one of the (mostly) women and girls who spend 200 million hours a year fetching it from wells or rivers, we have no particular incentives to ration water -- and it's running out.

The Water-Energy-Food Security Challenge: America As The Global Savior?

Upmanu Lall | Posted 05.22.2012 | Impact
Upmanu Lall

Can the world support the aspirations for food and energy of 7 billion people? Will we meet the needs of the additional 2 billion people expected by 2050? The global water crisis is upon us, and it's time that the US played a direct role in sustainable development of the world's water and food.

Worldwatch Report Focuses on China's Green Future

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 10.19.2011 | Green
Danielle Nierenberg

China's environmental problems remain a cause for global concern, as climate change continues to reduce agricultural production and create instability in world food prices.

An Aspen Institute Dialogue on America's Water Infrastructure

Michael Deane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Michael Deane

Experts throughout the United States agree that our nation's drinking water and wastewater systems face increasing infrastructure replacement challenges over the next several decades.

Bigger Than Africa

Jonathan Greenblatt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jonathan Greenblatt

The water and sanitation crisis in many parts of the world as a whole is hard to fathom, and mainly because it is completely preventable.