Browsing the "Water" Tag

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India’s Dangerous ‘Food Bubble’

India is now the world’s third-largest grain producer after China and the United States. The adoption of higher-yielding crop varieties and the spread of irrigation have led to this remarkable tripling of output since the early 1960s. Unfortunately, a growing share of the water that irrigates three-fifths of India’s grain harvest is coming from wells that are starting to go dry. This sets the stage for a major disruption in food supplies for India’s growing population.

December 4th

Sustainability in Israel: The Present and the Future

Israel, a country perhaps best known for its religious heritage and rich history, has quietly been taking steps toward a sustainable future. The country is not large, with an expected population of just 11 million residents by 2030 (from 8 million nowadays), but it faces some extreme challenges in terms of sustainability.

November 10th

10 Things to Know About Food on World Food Day

Today is World Food Day. It offers the opportunity to strengthen national and international solidarity in the fight to end hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. With falling water tables, eroding soils, and rising temperatures making it difficult to feed growing populations, control of arable land and water resources is moving to center stage in the global struggle for food security.

October 16th

When Water Kills [Infographic]

Water’s the source of all life, and yet it also kills tens of millions of people each year. More specifically, water contamination leads to disease and death, especially of children, throughout the developing world. Yet the technology for cleaning water is generally affordable and available; people affected by water contamination just have to learn about the practices and tools they need to protect their communities.

Water Proof: the History and Future of Water Conservation

For the developed world, water is a seemingly ubiquitous resource. Many Americans often take it for granted. Submerged in a culture of excess, it’s often difficult to keep one’s head above the waste. Water conservation is a murky subject for the average consumer. We’re often more likely to recycle than forgo filling our swimming pool. Thus, the history and future of conservation is worth examining.

August 5th

Ten Ways to Conserve Water and Paper

Water and forests are among the most precious natural resources on the planet. Unfortunately, they are consumed at an increasingly fast pace. Learning to reduce our consumption is crucial to the preservation of these vital resources. Here are a few simple tips to help you save on water and paper daily.