As the devastation of Hurricane Maria continues to plague Puerto Rico, citizens are stepping up and banding together by improvising in unusual ways. The impacts of Maria have been felt across the island and while phone lines, clean water, shelter and food are in scarce supply or simply nonexistent, survivors are working together to find […]
Increasingly intense storms in the United States might have an unexpected origin: Asian air pollution. Researchers from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory have found that aerosols from across the Pacific strengthen extratropical cyclones—a type of storm system that drives much of our country’s weather. Asia is home to the world’s 20 most polluted cities, but that dirty air doesn’t stay put, as the […]
Disasters occur when natural extremes encounter communities who are ill-prepared to cope with these forces. Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) strategies outline preventative measures to reduce the impacts of foreseeable hazardous events. Time and time again, such actions have been proven to save time, money, resources, lives and livelihoods of at risk communities. In February 2015 […]
Mickey Glantz talked about Water Resources Management and Waste water Management and Water Quality at the Post-2015 Development Agenda Consultation on Water, 27 February 2013, Geneva, Switzerland. This is the audio of the speech(1,577 kb in MP3).