Written by Adam Freed | March 13th, 2014
What are the challenges and solutions being used in cities to address water risks? A recent event bringing 300 leaders from more than 60 global cities offers a revealing snapshot, Conservancy blogger Adam Freed reports.
Written by Giulio Boccaletti | February 21st, 2014
As a balmy Sochi Olympics wraps up, other parts of the world grapple with droughts and the “polar vortex.” What does this mean for our water supplies? In this reality, writes Dr. Giulio Boccaletti, the role of nature in securing a sustainable water future becomes critically important.
Written by Giulio Boccaletti | February 3rd, 2014
As countries around the globe look to scale up water sustainability, Dr. Giulio Boccaletti argues that protecting natural infrastructure — lakes, aquifers and wetlands — is in many cases the most cost-effective option to provide clean water.
Written by McKenzie Jones | January 13th, 2014
Saving the radioactive cows, West Virginians soon to have clean water restored, and an attitude adjustment re: urban biodiversity in today’s green news.
- “Let the Cows of Hope Live!” is the call of a rancher seeking to save cows turned radioactive after the Fukushima power plant disaster. (NY Times)
- A West Virginia chemical spill, which left many residents without access to clean running water for five days, is thankfully nearing its end. (Huffington Post)
- Have US cities woken up to the value of urban wildlife? Some say the changes taking place look like the start of an urban biodiversity movement. (Yale Environment 360)
Written by Giulio Boccaletti | November 13th, 2013
As cities grow to tens of millions strong, accelerated urbanization coupled with concerns for water security is energizing the “smart” water tech market.
Written by Madeline Van Tassel | October 29th, 2013
Written by Sarah Davidson | September 19th, 2013
We should be considering natural infrastructure along with man-made structures like dams to help us manage our water resources.
Written by Giulio Boccaletti | September 9th, 2013
Markets are not the solution to all water problems, but offer an example of the innovation needed for sustainable management of this precious resource.
Written by Megan Sheehan | August 29th, 2013