This year, my family and I decided to spend the holidays in the Caribbean: we spent our days under the sun walking on fine white sand enjoying the weather and delicious food. Everything was just like a postcard, except for one detail – trash on beaches. Although waste management may seem easy like child’s play, it is actually quite complicated! We are used to watching … [Read more...] about Garbage: As easy as child’s play?
Beating Zika through crowdsourcing
By Bruno Aracaty a brazilian entrepreneur, co-founder of Colab.re and Sin Zika, both citizen to government engagement platforms. Follow him at @Baracaty Crowdsourced data reveals that lack of water supply and infrastructure contributes to the development of the Aedes Aegypti and the Dengue and Zika viruses that it transmits. … [Read more...] about Beating Zika through crowdsourcing
THE HUMAN RIGHT TO WATER & SANITATION APPLIED BY THE IDB AND THE AQUAFUND
*by Gerhard Lair & Cristina López Mayher members of @BIDagua team Suma Qamara is the expression of life of the Aymara people in the Altiplano. The translation literally means to live in peace with oneself, in peace with other people, and in peace with the environment. The protection of the environment was at the cornerstone of the indigenous people of Latin America. … [Read more...] about THE HUMAN RIGHT TO WATER & SANITATION APPLIED BY THE IDB AND THE AQUAFUND
The same old drill ain’t working no more!
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!
KNOWLEDGE WITHOUT WISDOM IS LIKE WATER IN THE SAND
Ipsa scientia potestas est. Knowledge itself is Power, claimed Francis Bacon in 1597. Power to grow, to move, to hurt, to surprise, to change. Also, water itself is power. Power to quench, to refresh, to yield. To create energy, to provoke conflicts, to create life. Put together the two: Knowledge in the Water sector. It is indeed a powerful thing. … [Read more...] about KNOWLEDGE WITHOUT WISDOM IS LIKE WATER IN THE SAND