What changes need to take place in order to make agriculture socially, economically and environmentally sustainable while also being productive? What role does research play in bringing about this transformational change?
How can investors in climate resilience know whether their support is having the intended effect? In an attempt to provide answers, WLE scientists have reviewed a suite of existing tools designed to assess livelihood resilience in the face of climate change.
Sustainability is not necessarily everyone’s top priority. For many business leaders, cost, risk and reward are still the main drivers of decision making. But is it possible to reconcile business objectives and sustainability targets?
The disasters at Chernobyl and Fukushima have left vast areas of tainted, uninhabitable land. Their respective governments' drastically different approaches have had a range of consequences for wildlife, farming and the future of those two landscapes.
Many large programs have failed to effectively clean this sacred but highly polluted river. One overlooked opportunity is to tackle septage and focal sludge pollution from smaller cities. WLE offers sustainable and cost-effective solutions.
People in poor, rural communities in the Sahel often have to make difficult decisions about how they use their limited land, financial and natural resources. Perhaps there is a better way to sustainably source livestock fodder from resilient ecosystems.
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.