Today, on World Water Day, almost one in eight people on the planet won't be able to secure even a glass of safe water to drink. More than twice as many people won't be able to experience the dignity of using a toilet.
Many of us, like me, who live in the western United States know that one big thunderstorm isn't going to solve the problem.
This week, the Global Opportunity Report proves that we have readily available solutions to some of the biggest risks, and that a new breed of change-makers might take the lead. Risk managers are old school.
California's multi-year drought grew dire enough in 2014 to prompt Governor Jerry Brown to declare a drought emergency in January. By the end of the year, California had experienced the driest and hottest 36 months in its 119-year instrumental record.
With the world's population rapidly expanding and our ecosystems under extreme stress, the field of engineering must focus like never before on sustainability and environmental repair.
That long-term data recorded on these missions, along with computer analysis tools, should help scientists get a better understanding of how the planet is changing -- and hopefully help come up with solutions that help balance some of the negative effects that have impacted our water resources.
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The Hoover Dam was the world's highest and most powerful dam when it was completed in 1936. It spurred the agricultural and industrial development of the US Southwest, and destroyed the Colorado River's rich downstream fisheries.
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Rather than reflect on icons we lost, this waterman would like to tip his lucky fishing cap to the bodies of water we've lost -- or are in danger of losing -- here in California as the drought was clearly the dominant story of 2014.
Let's be honest: It was a brutal year for human rights. But we still have victories worth celebrating.
2014 saw an unprecedented number of humanitarian crises around the globe. At the same time, this year's mid-term congressional elections brought partisan tensions to new highs inside the Washington Beltway.
Changing the infrastructure in a nation's capital, filled with historic landmarks and powerful, entrenched political interests, as well as heightened security issues, is tricky to start with.