Water

SUNY ESF
An insight into an often overlooked consumer of freshwater — the animal agriculture industry.

The Ganges river delta is the main source of drinking water for hundreds of millions of people. While satellites say the delta has had a net-loss of water storage over the course of most of the 21st century, climate models used to predict water scarcity into the future often say the region gained water. (Image courtesy of NASA)

Northwestern - Medill
New study lays groundwork for improving how we predict water scarcity into the future.
Stormwater and sewage are often spilled into creeks after heavy rains.
SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry
Traditional stormwater management practices often lead to local pollution and can negatively impact nearby residents. A research team in Syracuse, NY, is studying how rain gardens may help manage stormwater through green infrastructure.
University of Wisconsin Madison
I partnered with Clean Lake Alliance who helped me pursue my idea of keeping our lakes here in Madison, Wisconsin, clean.
Planet Forward
In mid-September 2017, nine students from seven universities traveled to the middle of the country and met in Lincoln, Nebraska, to begin the journey to the southwestern corner of the state. We were seeking stories about the environment, science,... Read More
Digital Media Producer, Planet Forward
The Ogallala Aquifer is the life source for farming in the High Plains of the United States, but its water levels are in a dangerous state

Farmer Roric Paulman talks with students about the challenges facing the aquifer, about 90 feet beneath their feet. (Planet Forward staff)

University of Missouri
In the face of a changing climate, the agriculture industry is increasingly figuring out how to produce more and use less.
Planet Forward
Our Hidden Water Footprint Salon earlier this month brought together farmers, businesses, and storytellers to discuss solutions to the global water crisis. 

Dr. Rhett Larson (right) is working to bring sustainable water solutions to the Middle East. (Ashley St. Thomas/ASU Walton Sustainability Solutions Initiatives)

Arizona State University
An ASU initiative is identifying communities that host large refugee populations and developing ways to make sure they have enough water capacity to assist with their swelling populations.
The Hidden Water Footprint of Food
The Hidden Water Footprint of Food
Digital Media Producer, Planet Forward
It takes a lot more than just sunshine, seeds and soil to produce the food we eat. It also takes a lot of water, and some foods are more water intensive than others.

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