Tag Archives: water scarcity

Water grabs

Land grabbing is a well-known problem. According to the World Bank, about ten million hectares were acquired from governments or local authorities between 2004 and 2009 in five African countries alone. At the genesis of this are a number of … Continue reading

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New soil-free farms reduce land and water pressure

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The Waseda University in Japan has developed an alternative technology which allows farmers to grow crops without soil. Not only does this offer the potential to reduce land use pressure (by negating the need for nutrient-rich soil), it also offers … Continue reading

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Wet wet wet: water quantity AND quality

At the OECD’s recent “Meeting the Water Reform Challenge” gathering, the need for water management reform was the focus of debate. With increasing challenges posed by rapid urbanisation, population growth and changing economic dynamics maintaining water quality and quantity will … Continue reading

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