Water

Putting China’s Water Pollution Action Plan into Action

While air pollution is serious in China, worsening water quality of lakes, rivers, and groundwater is perhaps a larger challenge. In April 2015, China’s State Council issued the Water Pollution Prevention and Control Action Plan—a comprehensive water policy with strict targets that aims to break down silos between government agencies to reduce water pollution, particularly from industries. 
 

Currently Seeking - Resource Efficiency Specialist - China Water Program, World Bank

International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, pursues its dual missions of reducing poverty and increasing shared prosperity by promoting private sector development through investment and advisory services. IFC looking to recruit an experienced operations officer to help implement various E&RE programs, including the China Water Program. 

Climate Change Adaptation and Population Dynamics in Latin America and the Caribbean - Perspectives from the Region

Latin America and the Caribbean face multiple risks from a changing climate, from sea level rise to glacial melt to extreme weather and disease. Recent population trends—particularly population growth and urbanization—will continue to be an important factor in influencing the region’s vulnerability and adaptive capacity. This policy brief shares highlights, key findings and lessons from a series of seminars on climate change adaptation organized by the Wilson Center and U.S. Agency for International Development missions across Latin America and the Caribbean.

Crossover - Urban Water, Urban Transport, Urban Energy: Transforming Municipal Services and Urban Infrastructure

Addressing urban challenges that lay ahead will require accelerating cross-sectoral learning within and between 21st century cities. Given the scale and costs associated with deferred  investment, cities must keep pace, finding more efficient ways to manage infrastructure and processes.

Peace, Conflict, and the Scale of the Climate Risk Landscape (WEBINAR)

The Wilson Center's Environmental Change and Security Program is promoting a five-session webinar series hosted by The Security and Sustainability Forum and the Global Security Initiative (GSI) at Arizona State University to facilitate a national dialogue about the global security implications of climate risk.

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As Beijing Prepares To Host Winter Olympics, Where Will It Get The Snow?

NPR's Melissa Block talks with Jennifer Turner, director of the China Environment Forum at the Woodrow Wilson Center, about water resources and environmental concerns in the extremely arid region.

Oakland’s Web of Waters Shapes New Economy, Civic Energy

Oakland’s Water Treatment Plant Generates Its Own Energy and Then Some

Christian Science Monitor Reported CEF Panel on Combatting Environmental Degradation and Poverty in Western China

In Western China, abundant but fragile natural resources are juxtaposed against lagging economic development. Citizens now can apply for micro-loans to get started in farming, provided they operate in ways that are not damaging to the environment.  These new sustainable models are quickly catching on, NGO leaders said at a panel hosted Monday by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington. 

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