Infrastructure

How Can We Encourage Private Investment In Sustainable Water Projects?

8th May 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on Phys.org  “…Jennifer Wu, director of BlackRock Sustainable Investing, said that many investors are interested in investing in water-related issues, but they want to know more about the social and environmental effects their investments will have. The problem, said Wu, is that there are a lot of inconsistencies in how… [more]

Instead of More Dams, Communities Turn to Reusing Wastewater

2nd May 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Yale Environment 360.  “With the era of dam building coming to an end in much of the developed world, places such as California and Australia are turning to local and less expensive methods to deal with water scarcity, including recycling wastewater, capturing stormwater, and recharging aquifers.  When California’s Orange… [more]

Working to Protect Myanmar’s Natural Wealth

1st May 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment

This article was originally published on WWF. “…He, for example, wants investors to know nature matters so they think twice before funding projects to build roads through pristine forests that are home to tigers, elephants and other iconic wildlife. Or funding poorly-constructed hydropower dams in rivers that are the source of drinking water for hundreds… [more]

We Can Make Large Dams More Friendly to the Environment

24th April 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on Scientific American.  “We’re unlikely to tear them all down, but math can help us figure out how to reduce their ecosystem impact Large dams all over the world provide necessary services such as hydropower, flood protection, and water security. The iconic Hoover Dam, for example, generates enough hydropower to serve 1.3 million… [more]

If All 131 Mekong Dams Go Ahead, Lower Mekong Economy Could Be Set Back A ‘Staggering’ $7.3 billion Over Next Fifty Years

29th March 2018
Published under: Why Natural Capital?

This article was originally published on The Interpreter. “The great biodiversity and precious resources of the Mekong are increasingly endangered by the rush to dam one of the world’s great rivers. A total of 11 mainstream dams and 120 dams on tributaries are planned, which scientists warn will imperil the already fragile river system. Recent… [more]

Upper River Basin Watersheds: Sustainable, Equitable & Profitable Interventions

23rd March 2018
Published under: Enabling Environment,Why Natural Capital?

This report is a product of CGIAR. “The CGIAR Research Program on Water, Land and Ecosystems (WLE) has conducted innovative research in the upper watersheds of the Ganges, Mekong, Red and Nile river basins. WLE sought to identify how to improve people’s livelihoods in ways that are equitable, profitable and sustainable, while also improving ecosystem services… [more]