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Jul 14, 2014 West-Slope Colorado Towns Restore Local Flows, Even as Thirsty Front-Range Lawns Drink From their Rivers
Jul 14, 2014 SW China, ADB cooperate to finance watershed protection
Jul 14, 2014 Envisioning Profit in Environmental Good Works
Jul 14, 2014 Berkeley County, SC, taking stock of lakes, forests and other green spaces
Jul 14, 2014 Texas ranks high among 6.5 million coastal homes at storm-surge risk
Jul 10, 2014 Natural capital helps businesses put environmental metrics into context
Jul 10, 2014 Yunnan tops in China for wetland biodiversity
Jul 10, 2014 Assessing Water Risk – A learning journey
Jul 08, 2014 It's slow going for businesses aiming to tackle Tanzania's water problems
Jul 08, 2014 China's arid north feeds water-rich south
Jul 08, 2014 Along the Rio Grande, An Innovative Water Market Restores Riverside Habitat
Jul 08, 2014 More people, less water mean rising food imports for Egypt
Jul 08, 2014 The Future of Agriculture
Jul 03, 2014 10 ways to use tech and smart business practices to conserve water
Jul 03, 2014 Senate Inquiry slams monitoring of environmental offsets
Jul 02, 2014 This Week In Water: Yorkshire Water Accounts for NatCap Impacts
Natural capital accounting receives another boost as a UK water utility becomes the first of its kind to develop an environmental profit & loss account. Payments for ecosystem services (PES) received a boost as well with passage of Peru's PES law that establishes a framework for compensation between providers and beneficiaries.
Jun 11, 2014 The Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Interlinked Solutions For Interlinked Challenges
In order to solve global freshwater scarcity challenges while providing enough food and energy for a growing population, the linkages between water, energy and food security must be fully understood. Here’s a look at how our demands for energy, food and water all drive each other, and how we can prevent them from driving in the wrong direction.
Jun 07, 2014 Peruvian Congress Passes
Historic Ecosystem Services Law
Six years in the making, Peru's new Ecosystem Services Law passed on Thursday, providing a comprehensive legal framework for the sticky issue of payments for ecosystem services (PES). It is one of the most advanced pieces of legislation of its type, but had been stuck in committee for five years. Here is the latest from Lima.
Jun 02, 2014 This Week In Water: Breaking Down Nexus Silos
Businesses embrace the water energy nexus with innovative water-saving techniques and energy efficient measures. D.C. based non-profit, the Chamber of Commerce Foundation, highlighted companies' success stories in a recent report and event that took place in May. In other news, H&M's water stewardship efforts in China face new challenges and the US West continues to practice water cooperation.
May 05, 2014 US Chamber Of Commerce Aims To Promote Food Security Through Sustainable Management Of Water And Energy
Global demand for both water and energy is spiraling upward, with long-term implications for food security. Several private-sector initiatives have emerged to promote more coordination of energy and water issues, and this week the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation will offer insight into what works and what doesn’t.