Water in remote Central India is drying out fast, and plans for interlinking two rivers to deliver water without considering proper relocation for affected villages are not only ambitious, they are also abysmal, environmentalists say.
Powerhouses in urban technology, Singapore and France are building on their historical strengths to jointly develop new innovations in smart cities, energy management and mobility solutions. FRS looks at how French firms are breaking new ground in cleantech and urban solutions in Singapore.
and Jean-Michel Herrewyn –
Agent of change, commitment mechanism and sparring partner: These are roles that private operators can take on when it comes to water provision. Olivia Jensen and Jean-Michel Herrewyn explain, in the first of a two-part series.
and Tien Shiao, Morgan Gillespy, Kari Vigerstol and Alexis Morgan –
Water-related business risks are becoming more and more apparent. Here is how the private sector can become better stewards of this natural resource, explains WRI researchers.
Julie Mollins –
In South Asia, where population pressures pose a significant food security challenge, growing at least two crops per year boosts productivity, writes International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre's Julie Mollins.
Water is becoming an increasingly scarce resource and kindling for conflict in the climate change era. WRI researchers explain how water stress impacts national security, and what can be done to prevent resource wars.
Some 64 per cent of Asia will be urbanised by 2050 and national governments are joining hands with the private sector to leverage the opportunity for sustainable development, writes Schneider Electric's Tommy Leong.
By ditching traditional ideas of infrastructure development and implementing more integrative and place-based approaches, developing cities can become sustainable and resilient, says Tony Wong from the Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities.