Water

CEF Director, Jennifer Turner, was interviewed by CCTV America on China’s water solution

Water shortages are giving rise to the transformation of Chinese cities into what’s called ‘sponge cities’ where rain water is collected rather than allowed to run off. CEF Director, Jennifer Turner was interviewed by CCTV America on water solutions in China. 

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Climate Change and Vulnerable Watersheds in the Andes: A Decision-Maker's Discussion on Improving Governance and Institutional Capacity (Lima, Peru)

May 21, 2015
8:00am - 5:00pm

Cambio Climático y Cuencas Hidrográficas Vulnerables en los Andes: discusión entre tomadores de decisiones sobre la mejora de la gobernanza y la capacidad institucional (Lima, Peru)

21 mayo 2015
8:00 – 17:00

Climate Change and Vulnerable Watersheds in the Andes - Lima, Peru

Climate Change and Vulnerable Watersheds in the Andes: A Decision-Maker's Discussion on Improving Governance and Institutional Capacity (Lima, Peru)

May 21, 2015
8:00am - 5:00pm

Cambio Climático y Cuencas Hidrográficas Vulnerables in los Andes: discusión entre tomadores de decisiones sobre la mejora de la gobernanza y la capacidad institucional (Lima, Peru)

The Hans India Reported CEF Director Jennifer Turner's Visit and the Global 'Choke Point' Project

The government policies in India, such as free electricity and free water supply, have flaws and are resulting in wastage of the water, said CEF Director Dr. Jennifer Turner, at a Global “Choke Point” discussion in India. She believes rectified policies that promote new technology will be necessary for renewable energy and wastewater treatment.

 

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The Statesmen Reported CEF Director, Jennifer Turner's Seminar with the Indian Chamber of Commerce

India and China need to strike up a dialogue on common problems such as air and water pollution, CEF Director, Jennifer Turner said at an a seminar on 'Global Choke Point: Water-Energy-Food Confrontations in China, US and India' organized by the Indian Chamber of Commerce, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the neighboring country.

The Sahel Beyond the Headlines: Population, Environment, and Security Dynamics

Between the Sahara to the north and savanna to the south lies the semi-arid Sahel, a region stretching from Senegal to Sudan that has experienced desperate poverty, climate change, malnutrition, and violence. While every context is different, the Sahelian countries share some common challenges, including a pattern of recurring crises and fluid borders. Boko Haram’s reign of terror in northern Nigeria and Mali’s coup have both had cross-border components.

CEF Director, Jennifer Turner, quoted by Vice Sports on Water Scarcity and the Winter Olympics Bid

Is China's pollution crisis affecting its chances of winning the Winter Olympics bid?

CEF Director, Dr. Jennifer Turner was recently quoted in a Vice Sports article addressing the nexus between sports, water scarcity, and pollution. As global temperatures continue to rise, finding an appropriate location for the winter olympics will become increasingly hard. At the same time, allocating huge amounts of natural resources such as water towards the games is becoming increasingly controversial.

"Broken Landscape" Featured as an Editor's Pick at The Atlantic

Our short film "Broken Landscape" has been selected as an Editor's Pick over at The Atlantic. The film examines how a dangerous type of coal mining called "rat hole mining" has impacted communities and the environment in Northeastern India. The mines fuel the country's growing demand for energy, but pollute water supplies for downstream communities. Sean Peoples and Michael Miller - the film's co-producer and producer/director - were in the country when a national tribunal banned rat hole mining, sending reverberations throughout the region.

Canadian Hydropower and the Clean Power Plan

This summer the Environmental Protection Agency is expected to unveil its final rule for existing power plants as part of the Clean Power Plan. Hydropower, a zero-emission, dispatchable, base-load power source, makes up more than half of renewable electricity generation in the United States. In 2013, Canada exported more than 60 TWh of electricity to the United States, the vast majority of which is hydropower. Linked to the U.S.

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