In addition, changes in weather patterns in the Caribbean due to climate change are exacerbating existing water challenges.
Desalination is not new to the Caribbean, but extracting clean water from seawater is becoming an increasingly integral part of the region’s search for water security.
Since 2007, 68 new desalination plants have been built across the Caribbean, which now boasts an installed capacity of 782,000 cubic metres of purified water per day, according to the Caribbean Desalination Association.
Companies and public organisations like hospitals, still don’t focus on corporate water risks as largely external to the company.
However, with demand set to increase even further by 55% in 2050 (OECD Outlook 2050) and deteriorating water quality (OECD, Anthony Cox), companies are facing the need to expand their perspectives. Read More
Nr. 1 water stressed metropool Tokyo. Picture of the Skyline of Tokyo, with Mount Fuji in the backyard
Want to know which cities suffer from water stress? The Nature Conservancy has published a list of the top 20 of cities with water stress.
Over 500 cities around the world were investigated. In (big) cities like Tokyo, Shanghai and LA, a large number of people in a relatively small area puts a lot of pressure on water supplies, especially during times of drought. Read More
The Guarani Aquifer, located beneath the surface of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay, is one of the world’s largest aquifer systems of the world
The Guarani Aquifer, located beneath the surface of Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay, is one of the world’s largest aquifer systems. Of course this enormous reservoir is an important source of fresh water for the regio. The countries over the aquifer are also the original four ‘Mercosur countries’. Since 2010 they work together in managing the Guarani Aquifer System.
The Guarani Aquifer is named after the Guarani people, it covers 460,000 square miles.
Excellent works with community self-help groups in semi-arid Africa to improve their environment sustainably. Effective soil and water conservation enable improved water supply, food security, health and incomes. Find out more about Sand Dams here:
South America is running out of water and one of the main issues is deforestation of the Amazon: the hart and lungs of the world
The devastation to the Amazon jungle increased by almost one-third in 2012, according to studies made by the Brazilian government. This development represents a dramatic reversal of what was formerly seen as solid progress made over the prior decade in the fight against deforestation of the largest tropical rainforest in the world: The hart and lungs of the world.
Deforesting is a big issue for the world. Our ecological footprint causes lack of drinking water, climate desasters like hurricanes and an increasing desert area in South America
The Amazon River is like a heart, pumping water from the seas through it, and up into the atmosphere through 600 billion trees, which act like lungs. Clouds form, rain falls and the forest thrives. Antonio Donato Nobre explains the magic of the Amazon. it’s ‘The Garden of Eden’, and we are destroying it. Read More
SInce 1970 we lost 50% of our wildlife in the world
Since 1970, the number of wild animals halved worldwide according to the Living Planet Report 2014 by the World Wildlife Fund. Especially freshwater animals are in big trouble. The main causes of the decline are habitat destruction, hunting, poaching and overfishing. Especially in Latin America and South East Asia, the biodiversity is bad.
Florida has severe problems facing high tides issues
Southeast Florida has already begun experiencing the effects of the sea-level rising reality. With, or sometimes even without, severe downpours, sea-level rise — combined with ‘king tides’ — is already causing localized flooding in some areas of Miami-Dade, from Miami-Beach to Sweetwater.