Plastic bottles and other waste wash into the oceans, where they degrade and endanger marine life and ecosystems.
Sometimes art mimics life. Pictured are two plastic fish, each made of thousands of discarded water bottles, rising from Botafogo beach in Rio de Janeiro during the United Nations Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development in June. The document endorsed at the conclusi ... read more >>
The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) has identified Unsustainable use of land, water, and energy as challenges threatening food security of the poorest and most vulnerable around the world.
In its 2012 Global Hunger Index, “The Challenge of Hunger: Ensuring Sustainable Food Security under Land, Water and Energy Stresses,” hunger on a global scale remained serious with 20 ... read more >>
The article summarizes the history of Algae as an alternative-fuel. It is an interesting article that captures all the advantages of algae but did not mention anything about the water footprint and other pollution concerns, especially for a location of farming such as New Mexico. ... read more >>
Fukushima disaster could have been avoided, nuclear plant operator admits | Environment | guardian.co.uk
This article summerizes a recent report that declares that the Fukushima's disaster could have been avodided by adopting more extensive safety measures. The report added that these safety improvements were not adopted due to the fear from growing anti-nuclear lobby. ... read more >>
Singapore's innovative water solutions have been hailed as a success story.
Equally impressive, however, is the transformation of its water diplomacy. It has gone from bilateral engagement with Malaysia on water supply, to sharing the benefits of its water management experience with other countries.
Singapore's water diplomacy was in its formative years centred on relations with Malaysia. Due t ... read more >>
The development of new renewable energy technologies and other expanding sources of energy such as shale gas will be limited by the availability of water in some regions of the world, according to research by a US thinktank.
The study shows the reliance on large amounts of water to create biofuels and run solar thermal energy and hydraulic fracturing – a technique for extracting gas from unconve ... read more >>
the three phases of the industrial period (coal/steam/railroads, 1800-1930; oil/electrification/automobiles, 1930-1980; and computers/cell phones/Internet, 1980-present), the second yielded the lion’s share of growth. By the 1980s, electrification and car-buying had reached a point of diminishing returns in the industrialized world. Since then, spectacular new technologies have led to minor rates ... read more >>
The paper discusses the effects of groundwater decline on Riparian vegetation of semi arid regions with the San Pedro river as a case study. ... read more >>
David Burns sent this list to WaterWired.You can read a description on each book's WWW site. Some of these may be available as free downloads - mainly those published by IWA and governmental agencies.
I am pleased to inform you of several new books related to Water Policy & Governance from IWA (International Water Association) Publishing.
Review/inspection copies are available; please con ... read more >>