“Drain the swamp!” It was Donald Trump’s campaign metaphor for purging everything bad in Washington DC. But he got his metaphor all wrong. Swamps are good. And, while Trump may not believe much in climate change, the UN climate conference

Editor's Note: This piece is co-authored by Arriana Spallone and Gaia Garofalo.  Following the Lehman financial debacle in 2008, Iceland experienced a de facto bankruptcy triggered by an economic crisis so profound the country appeared to be doomed to failure. Fast-forward

Water is life’s matter and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water. –Albert Szent-Györgi, 1937 winner of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine Water is known to be as plentiful as air and just as free. Most of

Water politics is the thirst for power through water. As water becomes an increasingly scarce resource, we will see its presence grow in global discourses, negotiations, and conflicts. Although water was considered essential for the realization of most human rights, it

Mismanagement of water resources around the world has meant that today more than one billion people lack access to decent water and risk their lives because of sanitation problems. Causes are multiple and include wasteful irrigation, water leakage, and theft

For millennia, in areas of low rainfall, surface irrigation has been utilized, requesting, however, an abundant water supply. Therefore, in many areas where perennial or annual crops are grown there is a need for supplemental irrigation for their growth and

Human resourcefulness possesses the capacity to apply innovation in limitless ways, as Japan-inspired Hungarian inventor Matyas Gutai has demonstrated with his brainchild; Water House. His revolutionary proposal involves eliminating the problems of energy storage through the construction of buildings that

Michael Klein is not the average academic, happy to live in an ivory tower. He is deeply concerned with the ultimate impact his work could have on society and is looking to make a “contribution to better public policy," as

In her 2010 Ted Talk, Sandra Postel succeeded in awakening my inner emotions and sensitivities when she divinely described our connection to all the water of the world beginning from something as simple as the tears we shed. These tears

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