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Applying Circular Economy Principles for Sustainable Water System Management

A New White Paper from Antea Group, ARUP, and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation
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Water crises are happening all over the globe and the current model of withdrawing, using, and disposing of water is unsustainable.

World Agroforestry Centre: Regreening Africa!

Land degradation, desertification and drought are widespread, affecting millions of livelihoods across Sub-Saharan Africa. A new project is setting out to reverse the trend.
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The United Nations General Assembly declared 17 June the World Day to Combat Desertification to promote public awareness on land degradation, desertification and drought. The theme for 2018 was “Land has true value. Invest in it”. The European Union has taken the slogan seriously and invested in an ambitious five-year project aimed at reversing land degradation and improving food and nutritional security in some of the most vulnerable regions in Africa.

The War Between Farm and Forest

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By Sofia Faruqi, manager, New Restoration Economy, World Resources Institute 

Hundreds of people have died in northern Kenya in recent months due to conflict between armed cattle herders and the wildlife conservation community. During my visits to this part of Kenya over the last two years, I was surprised to find livestock in a region renowned for wildlife. The grasslands are home not only to elephants and zebras but also to cows and goats.

Recycling Stormwater to Protect our Beaches

Working to divert, treat, and recycle stormwater to protect the beaches of Santa Monica, California
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Tetra Tech is using advanced water quality modeling tools to help increase drought resiliency in Santa Monica.

The Santa Monica Pier and Pico-Kenter project aims to protect the coastal beaches and ocean water quality in Santa Monica, California. Stormwater and urban runoff that flows into the 106-acre pier watershed contains pollutants, such as metal and bacteria that can affect the overall quality of the ocean water, as well as lead to potential health and environmental risks in the future.

Early Warning, Early Action: The Innovations Changing Food Crisis Management

By Richard Choularton
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Today, an estimated 795 million people are chronically undernourished. While undernutrition in developing countries has dropped significantly over the past 25 years, persistent and recurrent food crises continue in many countries around the world. The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Famine Early Warning Systems Network, or FEWS NET, predicts food crises during the first half of 2017 in all of the regions it monitors — East Africa, southern Africa, West Africa, Afghanistan and Central America.

California Water Action Collaborative Announces Drought Coalition

Environmental Leaders, Fortune 500 Companies Announce Collaborative Investments to Protect California’s Water Future
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SACRAMENTO, Calif., October 13, 2016 /3BL Media/ - As California enters its sixth year of record-breaking drought, twenty leading organizations today announced their collaborative support for critical projects designed to protect California’s water future. Together the groups form the California Water Action Collaborative (CWAC).

White House Lauds Ceres' Sustainable Water Initiatives at World Water Day Summit

Five major companies join Ceres’ Connect the Drops Campaign with collective commitments to save one billion gallons of water by 2020
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March 22, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Ceres’ Connect the Drops campaign in California and its climate-resilient water bonds initiative were both recognized at a White House ceremony today commemorating World Water Day.

New Survey Reveals Californians' Overwhelming Support for Recycled Water as a Long-term Drought Solution

89 percent of residents are more willing to use recycled water after learning about the advanced treatment processes used to make it clean and safe
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SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 14, 2016 /3BL Media/ – The severity and impact of the drought remains top-of-mind among Californians. They are eager for long-term solutions that can help the state to achieve a water-secure future.  California residents are overwhelmingly supportive of using treated wastewater, or recycled water, in their everyday lives, according to a statewide survey released today by Xylem Inc.

Financial Markets and the Making of Climate Resilience

The Huge Capital Shift That No One Saw Coming
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by Katie Hoffman, principal of the Resilience Collaborative, LLC, a firm working with investors and innovators to shift capital toward equitable and scalable climate solutions across sectors

An Ocean Friendly Makeover

Landscaping project in Huntington Beach was a community partnership The community project is a partnership that included SCE and Surfrider Foundation.
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Greg Goran grew up surfing the waters off Huntington Beach. Over the past 35 years, he has seen a noticeable change in the water — it’s much dirtier.

“Urban runoff is the No. 1 source of ocean pollution and a primary reason why the water is so much dirtier now,” he said.

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