Tag Archives: Water

Managing Water and Agroecosystems in Landscapes

Water is a resource on which we all rely, and yet continues to face increasing scarcity and degradation. Particularly for agriculture, which is one of the primary consumers of water, this problem is of growing concern both in terms of … Continue reading

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One Watershed at a Time: Improving Water Quality in the Mississippi River Basin

As we saw on Monday, the measuring, valuing, and mapping of ecosystem services has progressed in recent years, and new tools are emerging that can help decision makers account for the benefits landscapes provide and target areas that are most … Continue reading

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The Namibian Coast: A Land of Fish, Fowl, and Following the Rules

Rod Braby, project coordinator for the Namibian Coast Conservation and Management Project (NACOMA), answers a few questions about how his organization safeguards biodiversity through integrated management. The work of NACOMA will be highlighted today at Supporting Drylands through Integrated Management: The … Continue reading

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Water-Energy-Food Security Nexus: Multi-Sectoral Solutions for Sustainability

World Water Week has honed in on water issues related to cooperation and partnerships all this week. One of the key pieces of cooperation, and one particularly germane to a landscape approach, is across sectors. Today’s post, written by Katherine … Continue reading

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Mainstreaming the Payment of Watershed Environmental Services

By Luis Gamez Hernandez, Public Utilities Company of Heredia, Costa Rica As World Water Week continues to showcase research and experiences related to water, today’s post brings us back to the week’s theme of cooperation and partnerships. Luis Gamez Hernandez discusses … Continue reading

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Cooperating for a More Water Resilient World

Every year at the beginning of September, eyes turn toward Stockholm and issues related to water during World Water Week. This year’s theme, Water Cooperation: Building Partnerships, reflects the need for participatory and cross-sectoral processes to manage such a vital … Continue reading

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Disruptive Conservation: A Path to Landscape Resiliency

By Tim Gieseke, Founder and President, Ag Resource Strategies, LLC, USA As the Ecosystem Services Partnership conference draws to a close and we gear up for World Water Week beginning on Monday, our guest author today is bridging the topics … Continue reading

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Managing the Land for a Resilient United Kingdom

While discussion of resilience often focuses on the middle latitude regions of the world, more northern climes are also tackling the challenge of how to be responsive to change. The United Kingdom’s Adaptation Sub-Committee of the Committee on Climate Change … Continue reading

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Regreening Climate Change Resilience: The Case of Burkina Faso

“If you want to know how to grow crops in the face of climate change, drought, and land degradation, ask Ousséni Kindo, Ousséni Zoromé, or Yacouba Sawadogo—three farmers in Burkina Faso’s Yatenga region.” These words began an article yesterday by … Continue reading

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A Systems Perspective for Urban Agriculture: Food Security, Livelihoods, and Sustainable Environment

Mary Njenga, a researcher in urban agriculture and Nancy Karanja, Professor in Soil Ecology, Department of Land Resource Management and Agricultural Technology (LARMAT), University of Nairobi, Kenya. Mary Njenga also works on biomass cooking energy at ICRAF, Nairobi. For the … Continue reading

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