How can the private sector help with fecal sludge management and resource recycling from this waste product? Initially published on the World Bank's Water Blog, this post looks at how business opportunities could make sanitation more sustainable.
It's cheaper to mine phosphorus than it is to recycle it: as a result there has been little incentive to reclaim phosphorus, despite its disastrous environmental effects. A new paper in Evironmental Science & Technology makes a new case for the recovery and reuse of phosphorus.
It is impossible to view any one of the Sustainable Development Goals as an isolated issue. The Water-Energy-Food Nexus platform takes an integrative approach, considering how water intersects with other potential challenges.
Although the total number of water-insecure countries in Asia has reduced from 38 to 29 in the last five years, water demand is going to increase by 100 percent by 2050. A new report from the Asian Development Bank, presented this week in Stockholm, outlines the implications.
A recent research publication covering two similar catchments in upland Laos and upland Vietnam found a striking different hydrological situation in each place. What accounts for the difference, and what are the implications for forest management policy?