Last year, Shell released Signals and Signposts, which analyzed long-term energy scenarios and concluded that we are in an era of volatile transitions at the economic, political and social levels. The stresses building in our global systems, such as water, food and energy production, will make industrial and social transformations inevitable. We must (more…)
The U.S. and Mexico have reached an agreement on how to share water from the Colorado River, a five-year deal crafted to help both nations prepare for future droughts.
In recent years, there has been a lot of activity in the green movement. More and more people are beginning to realize that their lifestyle choices can make the difference between saving our planet and ruining it for future generations. Because of this, many people are altering their lifestyles to be more environmentally friendly. There is a big push to (more…)
In recent years, scientists and environmentalists have noted that wasteful human practices and shoddy public infrastructure has led to an unhealthy spike in overall water consumption. To amend this problem, many communities are turning to sustainable construction techniques – and rewarding households that implement them on a regular basis. (more…)
The Sea of Galilee (or “Lake Kinneret” in Hebrew), which, until recently, has been the main source of drinking water for Israel, is indeed drying up, but the “Kinneret College In the Jordan Valley” located on the shore of the Sea of Galilee is bursting with creativity and technology in the water arena, promising to become a source of innovation for the (more…)
An Italian designer has created an ingenious solution to the fresh water problem that many people in the developing world face. It’s called Eliodomestico, a ceramic solar still designed by Gabriele Diamanti as a way to produce fresh water with a product that could be made locally. For his ingenious, open-source design, Gabriele received a special mention at the Well-Tech (more…)
Water does weigh something; about 8.3 pounds per gallon. In research published this week, scientists from the National Oceanography Center and Newcastle University have proposed an idea that will assess the mass of the world ocean by weighing it at a single point. But there is a catch. Global sea level is currently rising at about 3 mm per year, but (more…)
Global leaders last week gathered in Stockholm, Sweden to discuss issues related to water usage, one of the great environmental challenges of our times. On the eve of the event, called World Water Week, the organization released the results of a research analyzing the benefits, risks and best practice (more…)
A new report predicts that global investment in water desalination projects will triple over a five-year period from 2011 to 2016, driven by improvements in technology and a surge in companies entering the sector.
According to Global Water Intelligence, investments in desalination plant installations will grow from $5 (more…)