Governments worldwide are under pressure to effectively manage challenges like climate change and urbanisation. Long-term planning is a key ingredient for success, says Singapore's Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam at the opening of the World Cities Summit.
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Water scarcity can spark bitter conflict, but effective resource management and resilience policies can help countries avoid water scarcity and boost economic growth, says World Bank Group vice president for sustainable development Laura Tuck.
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Pratt & Whitney vice president for environment,health & safety Mary Anne Cannon shares how the company saved 15 million gallons of water – the equivalent of 25 Olympic-sized swimming pools across its operations in Singapore since 2010
The mining industry is under ever-increasing pressure to reduce its environmental impact. Australian Diversified Engineering sales manager Eric Tomicek explores a technology which helps mines reduce water use and operate more safety.
While droughts, floods and increasingly rapid groundwater depletion are cause for concern, this year presents unprecedented opportunities to pursue better water management, says World Resources Institute Global Water program director Betsy Otto.
Unless water resources are managed with extraordinary care, the consequences could be devastating, say Prince El Hassan bin Talal, distinguished member of the Global High Level Panel on Water and Peace, and Sundeep Waslekar, president of Strategic Foresight Group.
With the world's population expected to reach over eight billion by 2030 and an increasingly prosperous middle class, Conservation International (CI) understands that one of the greatest global challenges is ...