Tag Archives: Water

Sustainability will remain a pipe dream until leaders understand ‘security’


Demand for resources has driven conflict throughout history. Now it’s time for a political rethink on land and water Let’s go back to basics – historically and conceptually. The cornerstone of security for all civilisations before the Industrial Age was … Continue reading

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Urban growth, climate change, and freshwater availability


From the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS): Nearly 3 billion additional urban dwellers are forecasted by 2050, an unprecedented wave of urban growth. While cities struggle to provide water to these new residents, they will also face … Continue reading

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The world can be powered by alternative energy, using today’s technology, in 20-40 years


If someone told you there was a way you could save 2.5 million to 3 million lives a year and simultaneously halt global warming, reduce air and water pollution and develop secure, reliable energy sources – nearly all with existing … Continue reading

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Water Shortages


2010-12-07 Environmental Research Letters Climate change will hit water supply hardest in developing countries Climate change is predicted to have a big impact on water supply, but to date there have been few estimates of the total cost of adaptation … Continue reading

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