Category: Water Conservation

New Water Fund in Mexico for People and Nature

Written by | September 18th, 2013

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The launch of the Monterrey Metropolitan Water Fund in Mexico is a great example of a triple win — a project that protects nature, meets people’s needs, and provides good returns on investment for businesses and governments.

The Right Stuff for U.S. Water Resources

Written by | September 16th, 2013

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George C. Grugett helped bring forth the “room for our rivers” approach to managing our water resources — and it’s one that should be used more often.

Could Markets Make Our Water Use More Sustainable?

Written by | September 9th, 2013

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Markets are not the solution to all water problems, but offer an example of the innovation needed for sustainable management of this precious resource.

It’s a Mistake for NGOs Not to Engage with Hydropower Companies

Written by | August 20th, 2013

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Hydropower may be controversial, but NGOs must engage with the hydropower community to ensure the impact is positive, says our managing director of global freshwater.

The Green Buzz: Monday, August 19

Written by | August 19th, 2013

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Apparently human females aren’t the only ones who like a multi-tasking male…

  1. Female frogs look for males who can do two or more things at the same time. Smart gals! (Science World Report)
  2. In case you missed it, scientists have discovered a new species of mammal! (National Geographic)
  3. 16 things you love that climate change is totally going to ruin. (Grist)
  4. In Texas alone, 30 communities could run out of water by the year’s end. (Mongabay)
  5. MNN has some great tips on how not to waste so much. Our fave? Move away from disposables. (MNN)

Clean Energy, Safer Rivers, More Fish

Written by | August 16th, 2013

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Why would The Nature Conservancy choose to work with the operator of the largest dam in the world? Read CEO Mark Tercek’s take on a new alliance to improve how dams on the Yangtze are designed.

The Green Buzz: Thursday, August 15

Written by | August 15th, 2013

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We’re buzzing over water wars, vegetarian fish and the greenest colleges in today’s green news.

  1. How do you save populations of “feed” fish from overfishing? Turn the carnivorous farmed fish who eat them into vegetarians, of course. (Washington Post)
  2. When you think of the military, do you think “environmentally friendly?” If not, you may want to think again. (MNN)
  3. Florida is suing Georgia over water. Let the water wars begin. (Bloomberg)
  4. Oldest petroglyphs in North America found in a dessicated Nevada lake. (National Geographic)
  5. The greenest colleges in the U.S. have been ranked – check them out! (Huffington Post)

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, July 31

Written by | July 31st, 2013

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We’ve got unexpected water pollution, animal “fashion victims” and more in today’s green news.

  1. New EPA head says fighting climate change will create jobs, is good for the economy. (Christian Science Monitor)
  2. Plastic debris collected off the coast of Hawaii could fill a big rig. (NBC News)
  3. Lawyer who beat Chevron in oil pollution case now has Chevron to fear? (The New York Times)
  4. That cashmere you’re wearing is making fashion victims of the already rare snow leopard. (The Guardian)
  5. Got microbeads in your cleansers? So do the Great Lakes. (MNN)

Nature Needs New Financial Solutions

Written by | July 25th, 2013

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When it comes to water, an emerging theme is beginning to play out: investing in nature is a smart development strategy.

Water Stewardship, Business Leadership

Written by | July 19th, 2013

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The world’s water crisis isn’t actually about water, says the Conservancy’s Global Freshwater Director. The crisis is really about us and our capacity to invest and manage water for the long term.

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