While pollution of the Ganges appears to be an insoluble problem, demand for water – driven mainly by farming – is actually drying out certain sections of the river. Solutions exist but they require a complete rethink of current institutional frameworks and business models.
In response to problems that have come about related to water resources and ecosystem services in the Red River basin, one project has combined high level technical approaches, including remote sensing data, with citizen science in order to pilot more holistic solutions.
From the IFPRI blog: on World Water Day, Janna de la Paz and Ruth Meinzen-Dick explore the difficulties of equitably and sustainably managing freshwater resources for farming, and look explain how experimental games can help farmers understand and sustain groundwater resources.
Businesses are becoming greener than ever thanks to increasing consumer demands for fairer, more socially responsible corporate practices. And with the substantial purchasing power of millennials, who...