Five major companies join Ceres’ Connect the Drops Campaign with collective commitments to save one billion gallons of water by 2020
March 22, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Ceres’ Connect the Drops campaign in California and its climate-resilient water bonds initiative were both recognized at a White House ceremony today commemorating World Water Day.
89 percent of residents are more willing to use recycled water after learning about the advanced treatment processes used to make it clean and safe
SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 14, 2016 /3BL Media/ – The severity and impact of the drought remains top-of-mind among Californians. They are eager for long-term solutions that can help the state to achieve a water-secure future. California residents are overwhelmingly supportive of using treated wastewater, or recycled water, in their everyday lives, according to a statewide survey released today by Xylem Inc.
By Mark Edge, Water Efficient Maize for Africa Partnership Lead at Monsanto
Imagine if a lack of rainfall stood between you and your ability to feed your children.
For millions of families around the world, this is a daily reality. And for family farmers from Kansas to Kenya, drought and pests can mean the difference between a bountiful harvest and a meager one that compromises their ability to put food on their tables … and ours.
September 1, 2015 /3BL Media/ - A hail storm and freezing temperatures from July 5-7 destroyed crops in Agandugume District and surrounding regions in Papua, Indonesia.
The damage to the vegetation crops caused a food crisis for 26 villages in three central highland regencies. In response to this situation, PT Freeport Indonesia provided logistical support and supplies as part of the relief mission.
A total of 4.4 tons of food as well as supplies were provided to deal with the natural disaster.
Discussions about the West’s epic drought tend to focus on the need to cut back on residential and agricultural water usage. The importance of water conservation during this record dry spell notwithstanding, sound water management turns out to be about a lot more than just water use. Today on Sea Change Radio, host Alex Wise speaks with Abrahm Lustgarten of ProPublica, who is writing a multi-part series exposing unfortunate policies and practices vis-à-vis our most precious, life-sustaining resource.
Last week, in drought-stricken Fresno, California, a group of talented and innovative sixth grade students presented their vision for how technology can help create efficiencies in water conservation.
The team of five robotics students from Riverview Elementary School, nicknamed the “Fab 5,” wanted to improve the way people learn about water conservation. They researched, interviewed water experts, met with city officials and conceived an application to help local residents track their water use in real time using their mobile device.