WLE’s Resource Recovery and Reuse (RRR) program is striving to reduce urbanization’s negative footprint on ecosystems by safely converting human waste into a resource that benefits farmers, improves sanitation, and generates new business opportunities.
Finding ways to assess and manage trade-offs and opportunities - balancing human development and environmental preservation - may be the most important contribution made by scientists from WLE and its partners to the SDG process.
India has a new climate-smart cash crop: Sunshine. The sun increasingly is powering irrigation pumps on farms, and to avoid over-pumping of groundwater researchers have helped enable farmers to sell back surplus solar power to the utility grid.
Around 5,000 acres of farmland in arid and semi-arid regions are lost every day to damage caused by salt, according to a UN report with contributions from scientists at the International Water Management Institute and WLE.