Feeding a thirsty world: Challenges and opportunities for a water and food secure world, provides input into the discussions on water and food security to take place at the 2012 World Water Week in Stockholm. Authored by a dozen experts from SIWI, the Food and Agriculture Organizations of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) the report provides new evidence that shows how continuing current trends in food production could lead to increased shortages and intense competition for scarce water resources in many regions across the world.
What`s Happening? AWWA State Of The Industry Report Now Available
Since 2004 the American Water Works Association has been tracking issues and trends in the water industry. The Association continues to conduct this annual survey in order to identify significant challenges facing the water industry, as well as provide analysis to support water professionals as they develop and communicate strategies to address current and future issues. In September 2015, emails were randomly sent to a general list of AWWA members and contacts inviting participation in the 2016 study. A few of...
What Will be Driving Your Next Sustainability Report?
Sustainability in many automotive supplier companies has grown from a footnote or an appendix in an annual report to a fully developed, comprehensive strategy that drives meaningful business optimization and competitive advantage. The next generation of sustainability initiatives will likely contain increased focus on a vital area – the demands of The Customer. The automotive segment has long been a leader in driving environmental management and standardization, beginning with widespread adoption of ISO...
Investigating the management of unaccounted for water for Lilongwe Water Board, Malawi
Lilongwe Water Board (LWB) is currently unable to meet Lilongwe City's water demand as evidenced by low supply coverage (65%) and intermittent water supply in the city. One of the major challenges is high levels of unaccounted for water (UFW) reported at 37% (2012), higher than the recommended 23% for developing countries. This study, done in Lilongwe City (Areas 15, 18 and 28), investigated water losses and partitioned UFW into real and apparent losses. Data collection involved data logging for pressures and...
Leveraging the capacity of the informal water sector workforce
The global shortage of skilled professionals in the water sector is a major industry challenge, particularly in an era of growing water scarcity and increasing demand for water from agriculture, industry and domestic consumption. As utilities move to improve their performance in water service delivery, to meet the demands of both consumers and sustainable development, a fit for purpose workforce will be critical. The recent United Nations Water World Water Development Report on “Water and Jobs” has...
Ontario Horticulture Research Priority Report 2016
Sector Consultation The Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association partnered with Vineland to host a research strategy workshop in November 2014 with the goal of defining the top five research priorities for each crop group. Grower organizations were invited to nominate two representatives to participate on their behalf and a number of researchers from relevant fields were invited to contribute their expertise. The first part of the workshop agenda included a number of short presentations from research and...