Tag Archives: Water Resources

Synergistic Solutions to the Water Energy Nexus

Managing the water-energy nexus in a climate change world

March 22 was World Water Day and the theme for 2014 is Water and Energy. Water and energy can be perceived as almost synonymous. Water is required to generate energy and water is also a major draw on energy. The fifth edition of the United Nations World Water Development Report (WWDR 2014) reiterates the point that water and energy are closely interconnected and highly …

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Netafim Winds Stockholm Industry Water Award

Israeli-based irrigation company Netafim was presented with the Stockholm Industry Water Award at World Water Week earlier this month. Netafim specializes in “smart drip” and micro-irrigation solutions targeted specifically for small and family-owned farms. In the mid-1960’s water engineer and Netafim founder Simcha Blass discovered the effectiveness of slow and steady drip irrigation for enhanced plant growth. Building on this realization Blass invented a drip-based tube …

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Video Friday: Philippe Cousteau Speaks on Water, Climate and Resource Challenges in the 21st Century

World-famous ocean and environmental advocate Philippe Cousteau Jr. speaks of the relationship between water and climate, and the coming challenges of the 21st century to address human population and  resource demand in a changing climate. “We have to fundamentally change the environment, with each other our economic and political systems that drive a lot of the challenges we face today, and build a sustainable …

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Study Shows Growth in Climate-Themed Bonds

“Bonds and Climate Change: The State of the Market in 2013,” HSBC Climate Change Centre of Excellence, Climate Bond Initiative

Some $346 billion of climate-themed bonds are outstanding in global markets, nearly double that of one year ago, according to an HSBC Climate Change Centre of Excellence-Climate Bond Initiative's 2013 study. Growth is expected to continue against a backdrop of stronger government policies and actions -- including President Obama's National Climate Change Action Plan and a possible 2015 international climate change accord, a long with growing investor activism for socially responsible investment..

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