Between 1500 and 1545 GMT today we will hold our third webinar, titled Water and Food: Agricultural Flows and Water Markets. David Zetland, a noted Economist from Wageningen University, will discuss water scarcity and economic solutions that can help manage the problem. (Watch the 2-minute intro video) To register for the webinar, email your full name and preferred email id to firstname.lastname@example.org We will get back to you with details on how to attend.
TheWaterChannel @ the Second Global AgriKnowledge Share Fair
We’ve had a great couple of days so far at the Second Global AgriKnowledge Shair Fair in Rome. At a special session yesterday, we had the opportunity to discuss with participants from around the world how TheWaterChannel could maximize its contribution to knowledge management for sustainable land & water management. A specific takeaway was that reaching our products to the grassroots would be critical to impact. (View the presentation)
Transforming Landscapes, Transforming Lives: The Business of Sustainable Water Buffer Management: “….Investment in natural resource management makes business sense. Returns may not be immediate—but both the financial payback and economic dividend of investing in integrated landscapes are rewarding…” says this recent publication that takes forward the idea of Water Buffer Management through 3R (Recharge, Retention and Reuse), with 12 cases from 14 countries. Every chapter has QR codes linking to relevant videos on TheWaterChannel (Download a digital copy)
The book has been produced by a consortium of organisations of which TheWaterChannel is a part. It was formally launched yesterday at the Second Global AgriKnowledge Shair Fair in Rome.
Bow River: Settlers Wanted, Just Add Water
Climate-relevant Conservation: Water, Infrastructure and Institutions
News from our friends
Final 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
The Water Hackathon :Submit Ideas for Mobile Apps The event will take place in Bangalore, India between October 21- 23, 2011. A partnership between The World Bank, India Water Portal and Indian Institute For Human Settlements, it “aims to bring together software engineers and water experts to identify critical global challenges and project-specific problems in order to develop software to respond to them.” Click here for details about the event and how to participate.
Videos we like
Simon: Aceh Farmers: Back on the Land
Lenneke: Mphanda Nkuwa-We Fear the Unknown Future
Alida: Climate Change in Dordrecht: Global Changes, Local Actions
Francesco: The Ancient Ingenuity of Water Harvesting
Abraham: The Dove, The Duck and The Camel
Frank: A Water-centred, Land Use-guided Development Approach