The recent Singapore International Water Week 2018 featured a stellar line-up of speakers and a series of activities to mark its 10 years of excellence this year. Here’s a look at 10 highlights of the event.
Over the past decade, many firms including multinational corporations have sponsored the Singapore International Water Week and championed water technologies and solutions at the event. They share the reasons for their commitment.
Jessica Eise –
We’re fretting over papercuts while we’re hemorrhaging out of our leg. If weather changes wrought by climate change destroy crops or we run out of water, we will literally die, writes Jessica Eise.
and Cecilia Tortajada –
Technology can help tackle the world's water problems but will not work in isolation. Asit Biswas and Cecilia Tortajada explain why we need policies, governance and management working in tandem with innovation to solve water crises.
Wake up and smell the coffee: How you prepare your morning cuppa matters almost as much as how the coffee is grown when it comes to measuring its overall evironmental footprint, writes CSIRO's Maartje Sevenster.
Efforts to green cities may overlook the fact that nature is the world's original infrastructure, and solutions like planting trees can help address the biggest challenges cities face, says The Nature Conservancy's Pascal Mittermaier.
Moving away from narratives that spell fear of climate-related catastrophes, "Tomorrow" tells stories of how ordinary people -- from Icelandic volcanoes to Indian slums -- employ innovative ways to fight the effects of climate change.
Medilyn Manibo –
Women continue to show results in addressing climate change in urban and rural communities around the world. UN's Momentum for Change celebrates their efforts through this short video.