From space, the Earth is a big blue planet covered 70 percent in water. However, a closer look reveals that only two and a half percent of that is fresh water, with only one percent being easily accessible to keep our 6.8 billion inhabitants alive and well. On TechKnow, we explore the possible solutions to address water scarcity through science, and explore the effect these new initiatives could have in the larger agricultural areas around the world. We also explore technological advancements that are having a quantifiable impact on conserving fresh water through innovation. More from TechKnow on: Twitter - https://Twitter.com/AJTechKnow Website - http://aljazeera.com/TechKnow Subscribe to AJE on YouTube - http://aje.io/YTsubscribe
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United Nations - What makes it so difficult for some people to have access to water? Why are there millions of people in the world without access to a toilet? Does this issue only affect developing countries? Water and Sanitation Expert Leanne Burney from UN DESA answers all these questions on Goal #6. Find out more about water and sanitation at http://www.un.org/sustainabledevelopment/water-and-sanitation/. For a list of all the goals see: http://ow.ly/Sj391 Produced by the Department of Public Information
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Water is a precious, yet finite resource essential for life, with no adequate substitute. Supplying and allocating water of adequate quality and in sufficient quantity is one of the major challenges facing society today. Such challenges are creating a giant market for water solutions. Watch our video goo.gl/6F2XJm to find out more about the challenges and opportunities that exist by addressing water scarcity.
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Les Lampe, Global Resource Practice Lead at Black & Veatch, explains the benefits of a reduce-reuse-recover strategy for a sustainable water supply. Learn more: http://bv.com/reports TRANSCRIPT One of the things that we are seeing from global perspective is that you have common challenges, although there are some variations from region to region around the world. There are very similar challenges and similar solutions. You are getting into ocean desalting, reuse of wastewaters, energy efficiency, just an overall sustainability, reliability component. We're finding that sustainability planning is becoming more and more of a standard for water utilities, not only domestically but around the world, as water supplies become more limited and they have to use waters of impaired quality. For forward looking utilities wanting to embrace the concepts of sustainability, we look at reducing the amount of resource you need, reusing what you can, and recovering every aspect that you can as well too. What that leads to is a theme of resilience. You are prepared for the unexpected, whatever that might be.
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Access to clean and sustainable water sources is under extreme pressure worldwide. To reduce the impact of pollution, overexploitation and climate change, ECDPM’s Hanne Knaepen suggests cultivation of indigenous vegetables, which require less water, or the use of rainwater for irrigation as potential solutions. Learn more about our work on sustainable food systems at ecdpm.org/sass
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Using Indiana as a model for regional and global solutions, this Grand Challenge will develop and demonstrate new technologies, data systems, and policy arrangements for sustainable management of water resources in support of human welfare and environmental quality. For more information about IU’s Grand Challenges Program visit http://grandchallenges.iu.edu/.
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We provide specialist geotechnical, environmental, hydrological, geological, and survey services which are integrated throughout the life cycle of a mine development, delivering a range of services from desk study, reconnaissance, exploration through feasibility, construction into operation, and closure.
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This video presents the vision for 2050 of the world water future. It represents the prologue of the latest edition of the World Water Development Report 2015, Water for a Sustainable World. The Report has been launched on March 20 in New Delhi, during the main celebrations of the World Water Day. It is the UN’s flagship report on water and gives an overall picture of the state of the world's freshwater resources, aiming to provide decision-makers with the tools to implement sustainable use of water. For more information: www.unesco.org/water/wwap Write to: [email protected] Twitter: @UNWWAP
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Two thought-provoking conversations on how corporate water management strategies are developed and implemented, featuring Tom Cooper, Corporate Water Programs Manager at Intel, and Greg Koch, Directer of Global Water Stewardship at The Coca-Cola Company. Moderated by Brad Gentry
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The IUCN Water Programme is a trusted partner for action and knowledge on sustainable water management. This animated video was made to launch our new water knowledge portal: www.waterandnature.org, your one-stop shop for IUCN’s knowledge on sustainable water management.
This video provides an Introduction to Sustainable Water Resource options for the LA Zoo by Jennifer J. Walker, P.E., D.WRE, CFM, QSD, President of Watearth, Inc. For more information about future webinar opportunities or to receive a similar training for your team visit www.watearth.com or email us at [email protected]
New concepts for a decentralized water management for the Middle East are being developed in the international research project SMART (Sustainable Management of Available Water Resources with Innovative Technologies). The Middle East is one of the worst water shortage regions in the world. Together with colleagues from Jordan, Palestine and Israel, researchers from the Helmholtz Center are exploring ways to stabilize the water supply in this region. The main goal is to use scarce resources in the best possible way, therefore enabling the reuse of wastewater cycles, while at the same time taking into account religious provisions. A Film by Thomas Falkner & André Künzelmann
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hard engineering, mega dams, transfer systems, desalination, 3 Gorges Dam, China, South to North transfer project, Israel, Singapore, Gansu rainwater harvesting, top down, bottom up, technological fix
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In an exclusive interview to Pranab Prakhar- Editor in Chief, Vision TV World, Shri U. P. Singh - Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, highlights the urgent need of "sustainable water resource management" as the only way forward in the management and utilization of scarce natural resource-WATER. Anchor - Pranab Prakhar, Vision TV World.
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Sadhguru spoke at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, on the World Water Day, March 22, 2018. The event launched the International Decade for Action "Water for Sustainable Development" 2018-2028. Sadhguru was a panelist in the Panel Session on the "Contribution of the Water Decade to the implementation of water related SDGs: addressing challenges and seizing opportunities through strengthening cooperation and partnerships." The session was moderated by Mr. Sirodjidin Aslov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan. Courtesy: http://webtv.un.org Download Sadhguru App 📲 http://onelink.to/sadhguru__app Yogi, mystic and visionary, Sadhguru is a spiritual master with a difference. An arresting blend of profundity and pragmatism, his life and work serves as a reminder that yoga is a contemporary science, vitally relevant to our times. Subscribe to our channel here: https://www.youtube.com/user/sadhguru?sub_confirmation=1 Official Sadhguru Website http://www.isha.sadhguru.org Official Social Profiles of Sadhguru https://facebook.com/sadhguru https://twitter.com/SadhguruJV Free Online Guided Meditation by Sadhguru http://www.ishafoundation.org/Ishakriya Free Onlilne 5 minute Upa Yoga Practices http://isha.sadhguru.org/5-min-practices/
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Sustainable Living Episode 3 | Water: Consumption and Conservation. Follow Rob Greenfield's bike ride across the USA practicing sustainable living to the extreme. In this 5 episode series you'll learn how your daily actions with food, waste, water, transportation, and energy affect the earth, other species, and yourself. And you'll learn how you can be a part of the solution and live sustainably. In this episode Rob lives off a leaky fire hydrant in New York for five hot summer days to demonstrate how much water is waste. You'll learn about how your water usage at home impacts the environment, animals, and your own health. It covers how much water the average person uses around the world, how it gets to you, and where it goes after you use it. The video ends with the simple actions you can take to eat to use less water and reduce your environmental impact. Watch the full series here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHrhas5pE0W7qmPX35ykbb9dAMkBUBb48 To learn more about what you can do to live sustainably visit: https://www.RobGreenfield.tv/sustainableliving Rob Greenfield is an adventurer, activist, and humanitarian for a sustainable and just world. He donates 100% of his media income to grassroots nonprofits. His YouTube channel is a source for all things sustainable living, off the grid, simple living, zero waste, tiny house, grow your own food, cycling, and green. Find Rob Greenfield on: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RobGreenfield Twitter: https://twitter.com/RobJGreenfield @RobJGreenfield Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/RobJGreenfield @RobJGreenfield https://www.RobGreenfield.tv
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Water Management Systems is a Sustainable Water Management and Environmental Company with a focus on Water and Micro Climate. With Water Management Systems' management platform, water and the Micro Climate are monitored anywhere in the World via the Internet. Thresholds are established using the Internet with a mobile phone or other Internet enabled wireless device. The Company was incorporated as a Delaware corporation in 2004 and has offices in the United States, France Germany and Distribution in Australia.
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On this video we have tried to grab everyone’s attentions over the sustainable resources of water which is getting lost or polluted for human needs. All these sustainable water plays very important role in our future life and which needs to be protected during our current time. We must alarm people for saving this natural resources as we can easily compare them with gold by looking at their efficiency and benefits
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A project of the National Research Programme "Sustainable water management" (NRP 61). Prof. Dr. Adrienne Grêt-Regamey presents the research work carried out in the scope of the project: Access to water of good quality and in sufficient quantity is essential to human beings. However, land use and climate changes challenge this water availability. Political and administrative decision-makers depend on a scientific basis on which to build, in good time, measures for the safeguarding of water resources. Water is used for drinking, for the irrigation of fields and for the production of energy; we relax by the water and also have to protect ourselves against floods. However, human activity and climate change affect the ecosystems, thus interfering with their functions. When less water is available, many branches of industry are endangered. Additional costs arise when certain branches can no longer function as desired. It is therefore necessary to develop measures which safeguard the availability of good quality water in sufficient quantity. The project takes into account the entire water resource supply chain, from the supply in the catchment area all the way to the use in the valley, based on the example of the Rhône in the Upper Valais. Basic national and international political conditions and their influence on water management will be taken into account, as will the changes associated with the climate. A model will be developed that combines the hydrological, ecological and economic aspects of water resource development and portrays these in various scenarios. The effects of climate change and land use on water resources will be depicted in maps. In this way, it will be demonstrated that certain areas react more sensitively to climate change and socio-economic development than others, and suitable adaptation strategies can be formulated for the local stakeholders. Tools will be developed that will help the decision-makers to develop regional measures, thus ensuring that high quality water is available in sufficient quantities. These measures can for example include exploitation modifications and financial incentive systems. The regional players will above all have to adapt to climate change. When it comes to modifications in land use, they will possibly be able to weaken negative trends. Informations: http://www.nfp61.ch
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Sustainable water resource development & management initiative in Wahegaon village of Paithan A short film by Aftab Films Aurangabad Mr. Sanjeev Chadha, President, Middle East and Africa, PepsiCo Inc .Annie Kishen Director - Corporate Communications & CSR PepsiCo India Pepsico India & ADI ChandigarhProject Mr. Sanjeev Chadha, President, Middle East and Africa, PepsiCo Inc inaugurated 13 check-dams, or Water Harvesting Structures in Wahegaon village Paithan Dist Aurangabad Maharashtra India After assessing several areas near our beverage manufacturing locations, PepsiCo determined that the creation of check-dams would be the best way to manage and rejuvenate the water supply. As an example, in Paithan we worked with the local Panchayat (municipality), as well as community members – mostly women – in planning and executing the project. This was key, as they assumed ownership of the maintenance of the 13 check-dams, or Water Harvesting Structures. At the project’s start, we expected that our efforts would bring economic benefits to farmers through increased crop yields. It turned out we were right. Not only have water levels significantly risen throughout Paithan, but also old, dry wells are no longer barren. Neither are the vast fields, which are now teeming with crops. In fact, in just three months following implementation, farmers began earning as much as an incremental Rs.6,000 an acre per month.
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What we have been taught: We all learn or should learn about the importance and value of water. Water Primer Video is on the value of water. For those who have not been fortunate for this learning experience in school, there are numerous stakeholder knowledge enhancement programs which are either conducted at ground level, field level, as stakeholders compound and more recently on the web via internet. What we need to Know and Appreciate: There is much more to know about water. Safeguarding the god given water is of prime importance for us to ensure global sustainability. Over 80% of the Sustainable Development Goals of UNESCO is dependent on the Sustainable Development of Water Resources. In a world where we press forward with new infrastructure development activities such as building of roads, buildings, water supply schemes, cities, dams, canals and irrigation systems, the most important factor is the sustainable development of water infrastructure. Well designed, implemented and maintained water infrastructure are the key to safeguard our precious water and the environment. It is time to find out what water infrastructure are, and what happens when water infrastructure does not support the sustainability of water and the environment.
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Praj Foundation, CSR wing of Praj Industries Ltd. is doing a commendable job for Sustainable Water Resource Development in the drought hit villages of Maharashtra. In last four years, joints efforts of Praj Foundation, Janakalyan Samiti Ahmednagar, Savitribai Phule Mahila Ekatmik Samaj Mandal Aurangabad and people’s participation from these villages has helped in overcoming the drought situation.
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WATER..A DROP OF LIFE Sustainable water resource development & management initiative in wahegaon village of paithan. Mr. Sanjeev Chadha, President, Middle East and Africa, PepsiCo Inc .Annie Kishen Director - Corporate Communications & CSR PepsiCo India Pepsico India & ADI ChandigarhProject After assessing several areas near our beverage manufacturing locations, PepsiCo determined that the creation of check-dams would be the best way to manage and rejuvenate the water supply. As an example, in Paithan we worked with the local Panchayat (municipality), as well as community members – mostly women – in planning and executing the project. This was key, as they assumed ownership of the maintenance of the 13 check-dams, or Water Harvesting Structures. At the project’s start, we expected that our efforts would bring economic benefits to farmers through increased crop yields. It turned out we were right. Not only have water levels significantly risen throughout Paithan, but also old, dry wells are no longer barren. Neither are the vast fields, which are now teeming with crops. In fact, in just three months following implementation, farmers began earning as much as an incremental Rs.6,000 an acre per month.
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The session highlighted that the major water demanding sectors around the globe are agriculture, industry, and domestic, with agriculture consuming 70%. The pathways leading to achieve SDGs related to water is an important issue that international and national policymakers should focus on. All the deliberations focussed on targets in the Goal 6 (sustainable management of water including water quality, water use efficiency, etc.) of SDGs and a linkage with Goal 12 (sustainable consumption and production). The speakers highlighted the challenges, such as those related to finances, lack of harmonisation amongst the different water governing bodies, etc., in achieving the SDGs. A global water governance platform, better cooperation among the water-sharing states/countries, and knowledge sharing were identified as Key Solutions for successfully achieving the water-oriented SDGs. Chair: Mr Shashi Shekhar, Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, India (Invited) Panellists: Dr Genevieve Connors, Program Leader, Water & Sustainability, India Country Office, The World Bank HE Mr Slawomir Mazurek, Deputy Minister of Environment, Poland Dr A Ravindra, Chairman, Centre for Sustainable Development & Chairman, Institute for Social & Economic Change & former Chief Secretary, Karnataka Dr SK Sarkar, Distinguished Fellow, TERI Ms Astrid Schomaker, Director Global Sustainable Development, DG Environment, European Commission Dr Alok Sikka, International Water Management Institute (IWMI) Country Representative, India -~-~~-~~~-~~-~- Please watch: "TERI Deakin Nanobiotehnology Centre: Nanobiotechnology solutions for sustainability" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4cGROrskvLM -~-~~-~~~-~~-~-
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At Smurfit Kappa we are committed to sustainability, it’s in everything we do and key to our business strategy. See what we achieved with one of our priorities – Water.
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Greg Gearheart P.E., with the State Water Resource Control Board welcomes attendees of the technology transfer session held in Arcata, CA on August 10, 2007. The objective of this one day workshop was to provide participants with an overview of the principles of sustainable water resource management and a hands-on experience with some tools to help the decision-making process. Ruth Ellen Boyle Videographer: Ruth Ellen Boyle Speaker: Greg Gearheart P.E.
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