Re-Branding Nature: From Dismal Swamp to Constructed Wetland

Nature Conservancy - Science

Colonial Americans saw putrid waters teeming with alligators and disease. Thomas Jefferson gave encyclopedic advice to gentlemen farmers in Notes on the State of Virginia , but he never breathed a word about The Great Dismal Swamp or other vast wetlands. Constructed Treatment Wetlands.

Can Conservation Provide Water for Cape Town in a Time of Drought?

Nature Conservancy - Science

percent per year while its water supply shrinks. A recurring drought has made the water situation seem desperate. Billion in Water Treatment Annually. What Can Snails Tell Us About Water Quality? But a conservation tool can help address these seemingly disparate issues.

2017 87

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

If You Don’t Invest in Your Water Supply, Someone Else Will and It Won’t Be Pretty

Nature Conservancy - Science

Water purification systems at Bret Lake, Switzerland. Would you be willing to pay more for your water bill every month if it meant that there would be less pollution in nearby rivers? The good news is that our tap water is very clean and safe and relatively inexpensive.

2015 103

Water and Climate Change

Conservancy Talk

We can harness the power of Paris—notably the impetus it gives to climate change adaptation—to help tackle a related challenge: the water crisis. billion people live in areas of physical water scarcity, and about 2.4 Adapting our water and sanitation to climate change is thus critical.

7 Ways to Become a Water Conservation Hero

Green Living Ideas

Our Green Dude Segment was with Green Dude Antonio, who is a water purification expert with Pur2o. Anyway, that segment inspired this post about water and water conservation. She is also a water hero. I would also recommend the UN page on water statistics.

Clean Energy, Safer Rivers, More Fish

Conservancy Talk

Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive By Investing in Nature. Why, then, would The Nature Conservancy choose to work with the operator of the largest dam in the world?

An Important Step Toward Better U.S. Water Policy

Conservancy Talk

Senate passed S.601, the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2013. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) projects — like dams, flood control structures, navigation on inland waters, harbor dredging, and environmental restoration — to get funding and move forward. water policy.

Water 78

For Earth Week: Three Transformative Ideas to Save the Planet

Conservancy Talk

The environmental movement has a lot to be proud of—accomplishments ranging from a dramatic increase in protected areas around the world to critical legislation safeguarding our land, water and air. One of conservation’s greatest success stories in recent years stems from an unlikely collaboration. These relatively inexpensive investments lead to cleaner water, helping the city avoid more expensive investments in water treatment facilities.

Scaling-Up Agricultural Planning for Conservation in the Brazilian Cerrado

Nature Conservancy - Science

New research from Nature Conservancy and Dow scientists shows that landscape-scale impact mitigation in Brazil’s Cerrado offers significant benefits for conservation, without adding substantial cost increases for local commercial agricultural producers. By Nature Conservancy Magazine.

The Right Stuff for U.S. Water Resources

Conservancy Talk

This $13 billion program grew out of the Flood Control Act of 1928—passed in response to the “Great Flood” of 1927 – and brought forth a new “room for the river” approach that incorporated natural features such as wetlands and floodplains.

Water 66

UN Sponsors Global Wet T-Shirt Contest!

Green Prophet

It’s World Water Day today, relevant and necessary for the Middle East. . Raise an icy glass filled with clean water: it’s World Water Day. The first World Water Day made a splash in 1993. Drink in their facts: Why is water key to food security?

The Natural Choice for Our Water Resources

Conservancy Talk

There’s often this sense that we have a choice to make—a choice about whether to protect the environment or to focus on growing more food or getting clean water to more people. With more strategic thinking about how we manage water, though, we can truly see improvements in all of these areas.

Water 69

Nature Needs New Financial Solutions

Conservancy Talk

Giulio Boccaletti is Managing Director of Global Freshwater at The Nature Conservancy. At the same time, the fast-developing region has had to deal with the interconnected issue of water security, amidst its increasingly hot and dry climate.

The World’s New Megacities Must Be the Drivers of the ‘Smart’ Water Revolution

Conservancy Talk

Giulio Boccaletti is Managing Director of Global Freshwater at The Nature Conservancy. Water provision is particularly challenging at this scale. China’s ability to provide safe, reliable water for such megacities will be a core determinant of its development success.

Water 77

Massive Water Main Break Underscores Water Challenges – and Solutions

Conservancy Talk

Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy. A few days ago, a massive water main break just outside the Washington, DC city limits released 60 million gallons of water in a 30-foot geyser over the Maryland suburbs. Turn on the tap and the water will come.

Water 75

From Davos: Water Is a Valuable Asset – Let’s Treat It like One

Conservancy Talk

Tercek is the president and CEO of the Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune. Many communities around the world are running out of water. Let’s tap economic forces—the power of the market—to be smarter about how we use the water we already have. Mark R.

2016 83

The River Geronimo Knew

Conservancy Talk

There’s a place where tranquility reigns, where ruddy ducks and great blue herons share reflective waters, where pools harbor leopard frogs and native Yaqui fish. It’s hard to believe that only a decade ago, this wetland oasis did not exist. Water Conservation

Rivers 114

Why Is Family Farming Better for the Environment?


It is thanks to their ancient knowledge in sensible animal herding that soils, diverse grassland vegetation and scarce water resources remained healthy throughout the centuries. 4 Maximized application of water saving measures. Family farming, which broadly speaking means.

2019 71

Amazing “Atlas” tracks Arab world habitat destruction over time [video]

Green Prophet

Loss of natural habitat has been characterized by altered and shrinking coastal water areas, loss of wildlife habitats; and the impact of climate change in the UAE, the UN has found. For example, water scarcity is a key environmental issue in 19 of the 22 countries.

Curriculum & Resources: Water

The Green Changemakers

Education Connection Newsletter Read the newsletter: Lessons to celebrate and protect clean, fresh water From measuring your water footprint to understanding the breadth of the BP oil spill, here is a bounty of resources for your classroom of local and world citizens.

2010 63

Water Education Resources

The Green Changemakers

[link] [link] In support of EE Week's 2009 Be Water Wise! theme, we bring you these additional resources to assist in teaching and learning about water. Visit the Curricula Library for lesson plans on water and the Water Quality Testing page for resources on conducting water quality tests with your students. Take a room-by-room tour of the Water House , and find a variety of water conservation tips to help save water and money.

2009 40

Local Solutions to the Global Water Crisis

The Green Changemakers

Kevin Conway Water, covering 71 percent of Earth’s surface, gives our planet its distinctive blue hue when seen from space. Yet for all that water, an astonishing small amount is available for human use. If we were to imagine all the Earth’s water in a 1000-litre bucket filled to brimming, the fraction that is freshwater and not locked in ice is a mere 25 mL. Over the past 70 years, human numbers have tripled but our thirst for water has surged six-fold.

2010 48

Developing Agricultural Eco-Industrial Parks in China

The Green Changemakers

Youyong Zhu et al 2000) Chinese Ecological Agriculture projects have demonstrated success in increasing productivity, improving soil quality and water systems, using water more efficiently, reducing or eliminating use of chemical fertilizer and pesticides, and diversifying village economies. Water shortages on the North China Plain and "dry outs" of the Yellow River demand major increases in farm water conservation and practices for highly efficient water use and re-use.

2008 40