Small Islands and Climate Change
The ongoing drought in Tuvalu is a grim reminder of the oft-repeated concern that small islands are going to bear the brunt of Climate Change. Is relocating from their homelands the only plausible option for inhabitants? What do other solutions look like? Is the rest of the world doing its part to stave off the worst effects on these communities?
This collection of videos from Carterets, Kiribati, Fiji and Palau highlights some issues that form the unique context of small islands facing rising seas and a changing climate.
New Video Feature: ‘Managing Groundwater Depletion...’
Groundwater depletion has been a subject of much concern worldwide. Cases of over-pumped, drying aquifers are increasing day by day, cited often as chapters in the Tragedy of the Commons. Less discussed, and yet more interesting, are various solutions that have worked in different parts of the world. Invariably, they involve institutions/ management systems wherein end-users participate actively in managing their groundwater resources.
Our new feature details this thought with videos from around the world.
Since our last monthly newsletter, we organised one more in our series of webinars, titled ‘Water & Food: Agricultural Flows and Water Markets.’ David Zetland from Wageningen University led a lively discussion on:
You can watch a recording of the webinar and related videos on TheWaterChannel.
News from our friends
IWWA Movie Challenge "Trace the journey of your drinking water drop!" Voting is now closed for International Water Week Amsterdam’s Water Movie Challenge. The top 10 entries will compete for the Water Movie Award 2011 and 1,000 Euros. The winner will be announced and awarded at a special event during the Water Week, on October 31. You can watch the movies here.
The Water Hackathon has officially started! Over the next few days, 800+ water and technology experts will be teaming up in cities around the world to create technological solutions to local and global water challenges. To stay connected, all locations will be streaming live video of their events as they unfold. Tune in to find out what it is all about.
Videos we like
Simon: Salmon is the main course
Lenneke: Marketing Madagascar
Alida: Saving Cambodia’s Great Lake
Francesco: Pakistan: Floods, Society and Sources of Resilience
Johan: China’s Water Challenge
Abraham: All-in-Auctions for Water
Frank: Mangroves and Livelihoods: Balochistan