The water where baby fish are outnumbered 7 to 1 by plastic

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content Tiny larval fish in the nursery waters off the coast of Hawaii have a new and plentiful source of food, which has no nutritional value, is high in toxins, and can take decades […]

Water inequality used to be a developing world problem only. Not any more

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Will Sarni, Founder and CEO, Water Foundry It is far too easy to view scarcity and poor quality of water as issues solely affecting emerging economies. While the images of women and children fetching water in Africa and a […]

Indian cities are running out of water

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content India is experiencing one of the worst droughts in its history, with soaring temperatures threatening crops, livestock and people. Thousands of villagers have abandoned their homes in a desperate search for water as the […]

How water scarcity triggers the refugee crisis – and what tech can do to solve it

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Maxim Pasik, Executive Chairman, Watergen Most people assume that refugees are pushed to leave their homes because of violence and political conflict. While that is often the case, climate change and global water shortages play a much larger role […]

Water scarcity is a growing problem across the Middle East. Is this how we solve it?

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Ibrahim Al-Zu’bi, Chief Sustainability Officer, Majid Al Futtaim Holding “Leave no one behind.” This was the message championed by World Water Day this year. The plea to leave no one behind – a basic tenet of the United Nations […]

Your morning cup of coffee contains 140 litres of water

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content The next time you casually turn on a tap, fill a kettle and make a cup of coffee, take a moment to consider how important water is to your life. While we are […]

5 things you need to know about water

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Brett Walton, Reporter, Circle of Blue Securing adequate supplies of clean water in a changing climate is one of the world’s most urgent social, political, economic, and environmental challenges. World Water Day, an annual UN-sponsored event, calls attention to […]

Water is a growing source of global conflict. Here’s what we need to do

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Kitty Van Der Heijden, European Director, World Resources Institute & Callie Stinson, Project Lead, Water Initiative, World Economic Forum The most intensive drought ever recorded in Syria lasted from 2006 to 2011. Water scarcity hit households, businesses and infrastructure, […]

Tackling water scarcity: 4 ways to pull H20 out of thin air

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Emma Charlton, Writer You may remember studying the water cycle at school, following the path from oceans and rivers to the atmosphere and back again. Image: UK Met Office While clouds are the most visible form of water […]

Innovation can transform the way we solve the world’s water challenges

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Will SarniFounder and CEO, Water Foundry & Callie StinsonProject Lead, Water Initiative, World Economic Forum From an environmental and social impact perspective, this year has given the world much to worry about. On track to be the fourth […]

The EU Commission is lying to the “Right2Water” campaign

As expected, yesterday, the European Commission said ‘yes’ to the very first successful European Citizens’ Initiative, organized by the Right2Water campaigners. A ‘no’ reply was unthinkable, just sixty days ahead of the European election. On 1st April 2011, the EU Regulation No 211/2011, under the title of “European Citizens’ Initiative” (ECI), entered into force. According […]

Water supply a human right but Greeks to lose their functioning utilities

Since April 2012, when the European Citizens’ Initiative (ECI) introduced by the Treaty of Lisbon was actually launched, one of the more successful such efforts was the ECI “on water and sanitation as a human right”. A citizens’ initiative is an invitation for the EU to legislate in areas within its mandate. It has to […]

Trade surplus up production down in Eurozone

Despite the apparent slow-down of the world economy and the drop of external demand for Eurozone products the first estimates by Eurostat, the EU statistical service, show a hefty trade surplus of €13.7 billion for the 17 countries single money zone in November 2012. Not all news however was positive for Eurozone in November. Industrial […]