By Eugenio Barrios | Policy and Development Director | WWF-Mexico Mexico, like the majority of countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, suffers from the overexploitation of its water resources in the most populated and most productivity relevant areas of the country. This causes loss of biodiversity and also poses a major challenge for water management, since it hampers … [Read more...] about Our most precious reserves: water
Brazilian water company case demonstrates return on investment for natural solutions *by Daniel Shemie, Timm Kroeger and Claudio Klemz, The Nature Conservancy Balneário Camboriú is both a famous Brazilian beach destination and a water supply management puzzle. The population of the city is just 170,000 year-round but swells to over 800,000 during the summer high season. Like … [Read more...] about BRAZILIAN WATER COMPANY CASE DEMONSTRATES RETURN ON INVESTMENT FOR NATURAL SOLUTIONS
A set of circumstances that included a persistent high pressure system and limited water re-circulating abilities (not to mention deforestation) have resulted in a painful extension of the worst drought in Brazil in at least 80 years. At the same time, California is facing one of the most severe droughts in 1200 years, leading the state to adopt controversial measures such as … [Read more...] about The same old drill ain’t working no more!
Eating Water part 2 | Comiendo agua parte 2 Follow @MarcelloBasani En español aquí In my teens, uncle Isaac opened my eyes to science fiction and virtual worlds, where the sun was red and the elements were robotic. As a consequence, when I first read about “virtual water”, I was naturally expecting a cloned cyborg-like flowing 3-D liquid. And indeed, there are people … [Read more...] about UNCLE ISAAC AND WATER CYBORGS
Op-Ed article by Crystal Fenwick and Fernando Miralles* With immense swathes of tropical and sub-tropical zones and a seemingly bountiful supply of freshwater, Latin America and the Caribbean is rarely associated with water scarcity. Indeed, according to the UN, Latin America and the Caribbean is home to one-tenth of world’s population while generating one-third of its water … [Read more...] about How Latin America and the Caribbean can help avert a water crisis