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Ecocentricity Blog: Thirsty Lands

By: John A. Lanier
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In case you haven’t noticed, it’s the western part of the United States that is feeling thirsty right now. The combination of high temperatures and less rain than usual has been brutal, and the scariest part is that there is no end in sight.

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In case you haven’t noticed, it’s the western part of the United States that is feeling thirsty right now. The combination of high temperatures and less rain than usual has been brutal, and the scariest part is that there is no end in sight.

Reaping the Promise of Regenerative Agriculture

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by Craig Wichner, founder and managing partner of Farmland LP 

The Future of Water Is Now

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In more than one way, Asia is at the forefront of a changing climate – declining water quality, rising sea levels and adverse weather patterns causing persistent dry spells or flash floods with devastating consequences are among the many challenges posed by climate change. How are we helping our clients and partners mitigate these? 

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In more than one way, Asia is at the forefront of a changing climate – declining water quality, rising sea levels and adverse weather patterns causing persistent dry spells or flash floods with devastating consequences are among the many challenges posed by climate change. How are we helping our clients and partners mitigate these? 

Investors & Companies Use Climate Playbook to Scale Action on Water

Roughly half the industries in our economy face significant water risks.
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by Kirsten James, Director of Water at Ceres 

Our research shows that roughly half the industries in our economy face significant water risks. That’s the startling insight we uncovered when we analyzed the sectors represented in the four main U.S. stock indices. These risks, including dwindling water sources, pollution, climate change and increasing competition, affect industries across the board, from agriculture to utilities, apparel to oil and gas.

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).

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