Ecosystem Marketplace is at the One Water Leadership Summit in Los Angeles this week where everyone is thinking about the water-energy nexus. Meanwhile, Australia’s newly elected government reduces funds for Murray-Darling buybacks and Coca-Coca enters into a partnership with the USDA to protect US National Forests.
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25 September 2013 | In August, the Chinese leadership announced an
Why are we talking about carbon and coal in a newsletter about water? Well, because you can’t make meaningful progress on one set of problems without tackling the other. The coal industry in China uses as much as 20% of the country’s water. The country’s water crisis is putting tremendous pressure on its energy supplies, and
This is not a problem unique to emerging economies. This week, we’re reporting to you from the
The good news is that we have a choice between taking advantage of the energy-water nexus, or being trapped by it. A
The trick will be to advance major change in two sectors – water and energy – not known for their quick metamorphosis. Here in Los Angeles, just about every presentation so far has referred to “innovation” – whether in regards to roofing Californian aqueducts with solar panels or micro-hydro installations in water piping systems.
A good start might be in the articles below. This month’s Water Log briefing brings you a host of news on projects like incentives for better land management in China, Arizona, Peru, and Nepal, or new opportunities for business in the US clean water space. Like energy and water, these cases offer a “two-fer” – an opportunity to achieve interdependent goals like poverty alleviation and environmental protection, or water risk mitigation and business opportunities.
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