December 14, 2015
If Africa’s water, agriculture and energy security were a card game, the stakes would be high.  The continent will have a quarter of the world’s population by 2015 with a demographic boom that will bring 370 million youth to ...
November 20, 2015
For many rural farmers, fishers and communities, food, water and energy resources are not considered as separate issues, they are just part of daily reality and need to be managed accordingly. Yet, the conceptual separation and co...
October 7, 2015
How much does the urban water cycle contribute to the carbon emissions of a country? Typically countries report on emissions from water and wastewater utilities and numbers vary from 3 to 7% of total Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions...
September 24, 2015
China’s water problems are the stuff of legend. Decades of extraordinary economic growth have gone hand-in-hand with the mismanagement, pollution and overuse of the country’s water resources and ecosystems. Recognition of the ...
September 2, 2015
Good news for the sector: water is well represented in the newly launched Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This led to shared optimism during the World Water Week 2015 in Stockholm, this August. Not only is there a specific g...
August 26, 2015
From the most ancient civilizations to today’s modern cities, water has been a key element enabling human civilization to grow, prosper and flourish. The central role of water in the development of cities cannot be overstated. T...
Recent extreme droughts and floods have forced an evaluation of how water infrastructure impacts other sectors, highlighting the need for a multi-disciplinary, cross-sectoral approach to balance environmental, social and economic ...
April 15, 2015
The need to act on curbing greenhouse gas emissions to avoid a dangerous rise in global temperature is well known. While national governments are working their way to reach a global carbon accord in Paris later this year, much can...
April 14, 2015
Recognising the complex linkages between water-energy-food is not new, but more and more attention is being focused on how to optimize and promote inter-sectoral collaboration from the ministerial level, to water companies, to loc...
April 12, 2015
Whether unprecedented drought in California or devastating floods in Chile; concerns over water – too little or too much – have continue to pain the news in 2015. Floods and droughts are no longer isolated or extreme event...