By Alfredo Zolezzi A few weeks ago we learned and celebrated an impressive historical event. Nine years after the start of one of the most ambitious NASA missions, and after traveling 4.8 billion kilometers, the New Horizons probe reached the most distant planet in our solar system: Pluto. Already in 2012 the Curiosity rover landed on Mars, where it still is exploring and … [Read more...] about After Pluto, what will be our next challenge?
A strategy for accountability in water and sanitation programs
Some ideas for a potential risk management strategy by Juanita Riaño and Marianela López Galdos, Office of Institutional Integrity Seguir a @jrl44 In our previous post we discussed the importance of understanding the vulnerabilities and weaknesses at the different stages of a water and sanitation program cycle. Here, we would like to look at potential strategies to help … [Read more...] about A strategy for accountability in water and sanitation programs
Risk management in water and sanitation
A first glance to integrity risk in the water and sanitation sector By Juanita Riaño and Marianela López Galdos, Office of Institutional Integrity Seguir a @jrl44 Every year weak governance and corruption siphons away millions of dollars intended to improve lives of individuals worldwide. Last year at an accountability and transparency panel, Ban Ki-moon, the U.N. … [Read more...] about Risk management in water and sanitation
WATER AND BIODIVERSITY
by Duncan Gromko* Spending a long weekend in Michigan kayaking, swimming, and fishing made me realize how lucky I am to enjoy the benefits of clean and abundant water. Since this year’s International Day for Biological Diversity has the theme of Water and Biodiversity, I thought it was the perfect opportunity to write about the connection between healthy ecosystems and water … [Read more...] about WATER AND BIODIVERSITY