UN-Water has designated 2017 as the year of Wastewater and is releasing a report on World Water day, United Nations World Water Development Report 2017: Wastewater/The Untapped Resource. WLE/IWMI and FAO have co-authored a chapter on the risks and opportunities of using wastewater for agriculture.
Agriculture is the single greatest driver of biodiversity loss through habitat destruction. Precision agriculture could turn this trend around by maximizing production on the smallest possible parcels of land.
Businesses are becoming greener to attract consumers, but for some businesses that rely on natural resources to survive, becoming more environmentally friendly is not just a marketing ploy - it is a necessity.
Shared risks of natural and infrastructural disaster across the water, food and energy sectors are seldom recognized until after it's too late. Is there a way to develop solutions before disaster strikes?
In rural settings, women are not typically seen as political activists or public figures involved in front-line negotiations. Yet, a new CGIAR study shows they help resolve potential conflicts around land and water use.
Resettlement schemes are meant to improve the lives of those who are resettled, but sometimes this change brings about livelihood problems for relocated villagers. Considering the gender dynamics of the groups being relocated may help.
Gender dynamics are deeply rooted in value systems, history and social practices. A new participatory training helps communities unpack the root of these dynamics in order to improve understanding and encourage dialogue.
Irrigated agriculture can contribute to lasting deterioration of groundwater quality, preventing its use for drinking and endangering ecosystems and bio-diversity. If we're going to get global agriculture right, we'll need to promote good groundwater governance.
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.