Tag: Magdalena River

Nature’s Silent Currency

Written by | March 21st, 2013

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In a world of seven billion people – with three billion new consumers coming on stage by 2030 – finding a more effective model for water will require a suite of solutions. And nature is the common thread.

Traveling the Magdalena River: Last Stop, Dique Canal

Written by | December 23rd, 2011

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For our final stop along the Magdalena River, we sail along the Dique Canal, which connects Colombia’s interior with one of its most important ports: Cartagena.

Traveling the Magdalena: Day 3, Zapatoza

Written by | December 12th, 2011

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The team explores Zapatoza, the biggest freshwater marsh in Colombia, and spends a day talking to local fishermen about the loss of fish.

Traveling the Magdalena River: Day 2, Illegal Mining

Written by | December 8th, 2011

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Colombia wants to be a top mining country, but is this country really prepared to assume such challenge? We travel to an illegal mine to learn more.

Traveling the Magdalena River: Day 1, the Llanito Lake

Written by | December 5th, 2011

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The team goes fishing with a group of local fishermen at the Magdalena River’s Llanito Lake, where fishermen still practice the “corral” fishing technique, a more sustainable and collective way of fishing.

Traveling the Magdalena River

Written by | December 2nd, 2011

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Join a team of Nature Conservancy staff and scientists as they navigate Colombia’s Magdalena River and bring to life its rich communities and culture through this series of blog posts.

Teamwork Necessary to Manage the Floods of the Future

Written by | June 10th, 2011

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Thousands of lives and billions of dollars in infrastructure were spared during this year’s record floods along the Mississippi. But are we prepared for the more severe floods of the future?

Two Floods

Written by | May 24th, 2011

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Bob Bendick looks at massive damage in Colombia and the U.S. and wonders why only the developing nation is using science-based risk analysis to prepare for the next flood.

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