Statistics are worrying, but recognizing interlinkages between water and nutrition security, and their link to climate change, water pollution, and watershed degradation, could help accomplish both SDG 2 and 6.
Climate change, increasing demand and over usage is taxing our water resources more than ever. Smallholder farmers will be the worst affected and the most vulnerable. A new report from the Global Commission on Adaptation (GCA) shows us how to rethink about our water usage, our food systems, and our diets.
Originally published on the Daily Maverick: About half of municipal wastewater and water treatment works across South Africa are in a poor or critical condition. Many need urgent rehabilitation, and 11% are dysfunctional. Over three million people still do not have access to a basic water supply service. Self-supply in partnership with government could be the answer.
This month marks World Environment Day and the Stockholm EAT Food Forum, as we search for solutions on how to better manage our food systems and natural resources. Some of the best solutions will involve science, government, and business working together through cutting edge business models.
The lowlands of Afar, Ethiopia are characterized by alternating floods and droughts, making agricultural production difficult and putting local communities at risk. A deceptively simple solution is turning arid plains into green croplands.