We often have much more to share with you than a short NewsFlash will allow – news about new projects, events, competitions, new water-related resources… to name a few.
So we will now send out 3 short, weekly NewsFlashes (instead of 4), plus one (not very long!) NewsLetter in the last week of the month. This is the first in the series. (Do you think that’s a good idea? Please let us know.)
We are pleased to announce the next two in our series of webinars:
Click here for details about the webinars and the speakers. Participation is free. You can register on webinar.thewaterchannel.tv. This site contains learning material from previous webinars and announcements about upcoming ones.
Horn of Arica Drought: Looking at Ethiopia for Solutions
As policymakers and experts mull over long-term solutions for food security in the region, Ethiopia presents some interesting suggestions. Parts of the country (such as northern Tigray) have demonstrated the rationale behind ecological restoration as a means to boost agriculture and food security. (Read more in related article)
We recently produced a video (Land, Water and Livelihoods…) as a snapshot of the story in Tigray. And a series of presentations with insights from Ethiopian experts.
Spanish and French Navigation Options, on TheWaterChannel
To improve accessibility, TheWaterChannel now has menus and (part of the) content in Spanish and French as well. You can change your language option by clicking one of the flags in the top, right corner (just below the yellow people playing with water).
Monkey Cheeks Project (Kaem Ling) ; Fishermen Under Fire ; Knowledge Network: Sustainability, Climate and Energy ; Building Your Own Earth Pond ; Hydrology Seminars by CUAHSI (Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science, Inc)
News from our Friends
2nd call: IWWA movie challenge "Trace the journey of your drinking water drop!"
Where does your drinking water come from? And where does it go? Have you ever thought this through? If you have any interesting ideas, there is still time to put together a short video and enter the International Water Week Amsterdam’s Water Movie Challenge. Deadline: October 1, 2011
New book: Traditional Irrigation Systems & Methods of Water Harvesting
This is not a glossy coffee table book merely showcasing Yemen’s glory in days past. These techniques were developed in contexts of water scarcity- a stage many parts of the world have reached and many other heading towards. The book argues that we would do well to learn from them. The publication was supported by Government of the Republic of Yemen and coordinated by Embassy of Kingdom of The Netherlands in Yemen. It was produced by Levert Culture and Communication and MetaMeta. Both English and Arabic versions of the book can be downloaded for free
Videos we like
Simon: Au Peril de Sables
Lenneke: Climate Change Adaptation technology: Fanya Juu Terraces
Barbara: El Agua de la Tierra
Johan: Politicization of Water Boards
Abraham: Monks vs Mosquitoes
Frank: Crude (Trailer)